Top 5 Oils that work for Curlies
If you have curly hair then you know there are some oils that are bad for your hair and some that work amazing. However, with so many oils out there, it can be hard to know which one to choose, let alone what to actually do with it. Find out about the go-to oils for most curlies and how these popular oils can work for you.
Coconut Oil is a highly nourishing and moisturizing oil and is great because its molecules can actually penetrate the hair shaft, giving your hair a boost of protein and strength. If you’d like to try it out yourself, you can leave it on your hair overnight and shampoo it out the next day. Make sure you use unrefined coconut oil, it is the least processed out of all the types of coconut oil, so your hair gets the most coconut benefits.
Hemp Seed Oil is a wondrous oil that is cold-pressed from the Cannabis sativa plant. Hemptress has been used since ancient times to first produce cloth and paper. While cannabis is on the news daily for other reasons, hemp seed oil is gaining a lot of popularity for the amazing benefits for our bodies but also for hair, skin, and even nails. Many steered clear of it for obvious reasons despite the oil and not containing THC or the chief psychoactive compound in Cannabis. Hemp seed oil increases your hair’s elasticity and volume making it a great curl definer thanks to its balanced concentrations of Vitamin E and omega fatty acids. (MY FAV)
Avocado Oil Is excellent for your curls, especially when protecting them from damage. This oil contains Vitamin E which adds softness and sheen to your hair, while keeping your scalp super healthy with antioxidants!
Jamaican Black Castor Oil This oil is derived from the castor bean, and you might be surprised to learn that it’s not actually all that different from regular castor oil. The main difference is the color — the ashes from roasting the beans are added to JBCO, and they are not added to regular castor oil. Although the differences are minimal, Jamaican black castor oil is far more popular than its regular counterpart. It is nearly synonymous in the curly community with hair growth. It is high in ricinoleic acid, which is anti-inflammatory and aids in maintaining a healthy scalp, which can help your hair grow. It is great for scalp massages, and many people use it on their eyelashes and eyebrows as well!
Sweet Almond Oil This light, all-purpose oil is great for all hair types and offers many benefits to naturally curly hair. Sweet almond oil works great as a sealant, so apply a small amount on top of your moisturizer to lock in the moisture in that curl. It is also great for improving manageability by smoothing the hair shaft.