5 Best Natural Oils For Strong & Healthy Hair
Turns out, grandma was right — very often, we do need some major hair rescue. Sometimes, oils are the solution and you can fix all sorts of damage with the right one.
I’m listing out 5 oils that are natural, safe, and great for your hair. Just make sure you’re buying either cold-pressed or the most natural versions of these oils.
Unfortunately, many brands (especially mass manufacturers) don’t sell pure oils. So check the ingredients label and opt for the purest form of the oils.
When applying, massage the oil into your roots at room temperature or warm it up slightly. Then put on a shower cap and let it soak in for an hour or more. As you are massaging, don’t rub too hard or pull at the roots. It should be a gentle massage that works the oil in without pulling your hair out.
1. Coconut Oil
We all know that coconut oil can solve any problem, right? Consume a spoonful a day for great digestion. Massage it into your hair to tackle frizz and dryness. You can also rub the leftover on our skin for instant moisture. Make sure you opt for the extra virgin option. The Vitamin E rich oil will give you shiny, strong hair.
Figaro Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Rs 193)
2. Olive Oil
Again, extra virgin is the purest and best option. You don’t want too many other, extra ingredients in your hair or scalp. Plus, extra virgin olive oil is what you should be using in your kitchen too. It’s great for salads and dressings, not so much for cooking, due to its low smoke point. Olive oil, like most oils, has many uses and is a cost-effective way to get great hair. It fights of bacteria and gives you soft, smooth hair.
3. Rosemary Essential Oil
If you’re obsessed with essential oils, like I am, then rosemary oil is great to store in your bathroom cabinet. It contains Vitamin B, iron, and calcium that can help thinning hair and hair fall. Add a little bit of olive or coconut oil too, because essentials oils can be too strong on their own.
4. Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil is actually not an oil. It is the melted wax of a shrub that originates from northwestern US. Jojoba oil can repair skin and hair damage, making it a great oil to massage into your hair and skin. It’s rich in Vitamins A, E, and D. In fact, some makeup artists use this thick oil as a primer by dabbing just a drop under the eyes (areas where major creasing occurs).
5. Almond Oil
Almond oil is packed with omega 3 fatty acids and magnesium that are great, once again, for skin and hair. Use pure almond oil in your hair and eat almonds as well, to get rid of damaged hair and treat hair fall. One to 2 drops of almond oil can also be used as a serum to de-frizz your strands.