Hey HAWTies, In case you didn’t notice but Fridays are dedicated to NAPURAL Hair. I appreciate the likes & the reads I truly do HAWTies. I thank you all for the support through this journey. We all need support through our Nappy Journey. So please let me know if there is anything that you all want to discuss in the following weeks to come, because the more support out there, the more we will see beautiful locks of NAPURALS running around.
This Friday I’m going to piggy back off our last informational NAPURAL Post. When Pre-pooing the most important part is the ingredients that you use. I wanted to inform you all & myself of the different oils that you can use in your pre-poo’s & what they are good for. This isn’t a complete list of items I wanted to bring you to you HAWTies but we will start here & add as we go on this journey of OURS…….
There are 2 types of oils you can use on your hair HAWTies, essential & carrier oils. Essential oils are fragrant oils that are actually the concentrated essence of the plant. Essential oils are light and do not feel like an oil, but they also evaporate quickly, they are usually added to carrier oils for them to be added to our hair. Carrier oils are oily in texture and can be oil from a seed, fruit, vegetable or nut.
Choose the highest grade essential oil available. Try to purchase complete oils or genuine Grade A oils for the most natural oil with the least amount of chemicals and additives. Lavender, chamomile, and rose oil are all essential oils used in hair treatments. Some other essential oils for the hair include:
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is beneficial for the hair because it can treat the symptoms of a dry scalp as well as problematic oily hair. The oil has been used to treat dandruff, and has a unique astringent smell that is suitable for male or female use.
Sandalwood has many properties that make it good for the hair and scalp. The oil is an astringent, an anti-inflammatory and an antiseptic. Use sandalwood oil to soothe a dry and irritated scalp.
This invigorating and vibrant smelling essential oil aids the hair by regulated the production of sebum, the hair’s natural oil.
Safflower oil protects hair, nourishes hair follicles, moisturizes, and stimulates blood circulation to promote hair growth and thickness. And it is extremely beneficial for natural as well as dry chemically treated hair.
Rosemary oil is great for stimulating hair follicles for hair growth, preventing hair loss and greying, preventing dandruff, strengthening hair, and boosting shine.
also known as tea seed oil, is high in vitamin E, an essential vitamin for healthy hair and quick hair growth, according to “The Science of Hair Care” by Claude Bouillon and John Wilkinson. Camellia oil can be applied to the hair as often as you desire, though treating the hair twice a week with the oil is sufficient to help stimulate hair growth for most people.
Choose high grade carrier oils with essential oils for conditioner combinations that will help moisturize dry hair. Carrier oils can be used in conjunction with essential oils or on their own to treat the hair. Olive oil, almond oil, and castor oil are all carrier oils suitable for hair care. Other carrier oils for the hair include:
Jojoba oil is useful for the hair because it closely resembles the hair’s natural oil called sebum. This oil can be used by itself as a hot oil treatment, or mixed with a different carrier oil for a specialized conditioning treatment.
Avocado oil is full of vitamins your hair needs like vitamins A, E, D and potassium. Avocado oil is not heavy even though that avocado has the heaviest amount of protein in any fruit.
Grapeseed oil is popular because it is odorless and full of minerals and vitamins that help strengthen your hair. It is an odorless oil, and can help add shine and moisture to your hair. Grapeseed oil is known for having a high content of linoleic acid, an important fatty acid that supports cell health.
Coconut oil is great for preventing dandruff, promoting hair growth, moisturizing, strengthening hair, thickening hair, and preventing damage.
Olive Oil (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
Which is also referred to as the “godmother of hair oil,” is great for moisturizing, deep conditioning, improving hair strength, eliminating dandruff, and also has powerful antioxidants that can help fight hair loss.
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet almond oil works great as a “sealant.” This means that it “locks-in” moisture. Sweet almond oil also nourishes hair, smoothes hair cuticles to control shedding, promotes hair growth and thickness, prevents hair loss, and boosts shine.
Castor oil thickens hair, promotes hair growth, prevents thinning, moisturizes, helps reduce split ends, helps to tame frizz, and prevents scalp infections.
Mustard oil is another natural ingredient that has been used for hair growth. Individuals who are interested in mustard oil for the hair should boil the mustard oil, allow it to cool, and then massage it into the scalp. According to the book, “Food Culture In India,” mustard oil is used in western India to promote hair growth
I know that I cannot wait to get in the kitchen this weekend & concoct up some good hair food!!! Next week I think we may touch upon the benefits of of Shea Butter For Your Hair. HAVE A HAWT WEEKEND HAWTies!!!