Today we are delving deeper into the lovely world of hair oil! This is because it is a necessary component to not only healthy hair in general, but also hair growth period. Something that most of us if not all of us are trying to achieve.
Nevertheless, what type of hair oil you use is just as important as how you plan to actually use it. Moreover, another often ignored aspect of this particular subject deals with hairstyling. Think about it for a moment, how do you normally style your hair? How you choose to do your hair on the regular will help to determine what type of hair-oil you should be using.
Why Use Hair Oil
Moisture is a major key to growing and encouraging healthy hair growth. That’s important ladies and gents, so let me repeat that one more time.
Moisture is one of the keys to getting more healthy hair.
If you tend to wear your hair naturally or curly, you will want to opt for products that will infuse your strands with serious hydration. When product shopping always flip a potential product over and do a quick scan of the ingredients label. If the first ingredient listed is “Aqua” or “Water” you are in great shape.
Hair requires moisture in order to maintain elasticity without breaking. This basically means your hair will have the ability to stretch.
One of the biggest reasons people feel that they’re hair is not growing is due to breakage. Your hair is always growing, it’s doing it right now as you read this post. However, if your hair is dry, dull and lacks elasticity, it will most likely split or break off. Therefore, any growth achieved is negated because you have essentially lost length too.
So then, water is a hair’s best friend and you can add it in a cinch. Buy hydrating leave-in conditioners and apply generously. You want to ensure that you are thoroughly working the product into your strands.
Furthermore, black hair tends to be drier, so canned user directions telling you to use only a dime size amount is complete bull. As I always like to say, “Saturate to truly activate.”
Now you’re probably saying okay I’ll use more water based products, but what does that have to do with hair oil? Oil is what brings the natural haircare picture altogether. It has the ability to lock in the moisture so that it can penetrate your strands and keep them healthier. With that being said that is also why you should apply leave-in conditioners first and then hair oil to literally seal the deal.
Hair Oil and Hairstyling
Do you like to rock bone-straight sleek strands like supermodel Naomi Campbell? Or perhaps you prefer to let out your spiral natural curls side like Yara Shahidi? Either way you’ll need a hair oil to keep your strands looking pristine.
Best Hair Oil Treatment
Let’s start with straight hair. Straight hair requires a lighter hair oil. A heavier one can weigh down strands way too much and even cause some textures to become very stiff. Remember those days when your grandmother applied too much oil (grease) to your press and when you lowered your head all your hair stuck straight up? Yeah, that’s pretty much an example of oil overdose. Use a lighter oil such as ISO PLUS Hair Oil or Moroccan Argan Oil that is 100% Pure & USDA Organic to give your hair vital nutrients and shine.
Natural hair needs an oil that is a little heavier. Think along the lines of a Coconut or Olive Oil. This will help to fight against shrinkage by weighing down curls. Also, it takes water longer to travel down coils, so a heavier oil will do a better job at locking in moisture so that it can reach all through every strand.