Best Oils for Natural Hair Growth.
(ThySistas.com) The natural hair movement is a powerful one. No longer do black women have to make excuses for their natural hair or try to hide behind relaxers and weave to achieve a European standard that never applied to us. For those who embrace the natural hair lifestyle, they proudly wear their tresses as they were given to them- chemical free.
There is nothing wrong with weave or relaxers because it all comes down to choice. If you are natural, one of the things you probably have discovered is that there is a process to keeping strong, natural, healthy hair. And it all starts with what you use on it.
Oils are a cornerstone for the natural. They moisturize our hair, smell great and make us feel like we are doing something good for ourselves (we are). All oils, however, are not created equally and there are some that work better for your hair than others.
So let’s take a look at five really great oils and what they can do for you.
Sweet Almond Oil
This is a great one to soften your hair. It smells amazing and has vitamins E and D, calcium and magnesium. All of these ingredients work wonders to combat dry and brittle hair. Nobody wants that.
Another nice smelling oil, it is great at stimulating the scalp and is good for increasing blood circulation. That naturally promotes growth and strengthens your hair with much-needed nutrients from the root to the tip. It is also anti-bacterial and fights against infection and fungus. You can’t go wrong with this one!
Peppermint Essential Oil
Yes to this one all around. Peppermint leaves your hair feeling refreshed and relaxed so who wouldn’t want to use this on their hair? Created from peppermint leaves, this essential oil grows and thickens your hair. It also works to stimulate your scalp and revitalizes latent follicles all while strengthening your tresses.
Jamaican Black Castor Oil
This is a powerful one and can be found in many natural hair care products. If you are experiencing hair loss from reverse alopecia (the loss of your edges) or severe thinning, Jamaican black castor Oil has been known to heal your hair. You can combine it with another oil like olive oil to maximize your efforts and its effectiveness.
Black Seed Oil
This is considered by many to be a miracle worker. It is used to treat countless ailments and has its roots in the Middle East. It has amazing growth properties, which is more than likely why so many look to it for hair care. It has reportedly regrown bald patches and receding hairlines. With powerful amino acids and other natural ingredients like calcium and zinc, anyone can see why this anti-inflammatory oil is a go-to for the natural.
In life, you have to learn what works for you and what doesn’t. If you are new to the natural hair movement or have been in it for a while, one thing is for sure; there is a lot of trial and error that goes into maintaining your hair. These oils are effective additions to any hair care regimen.
Staff Writer; Rasheda Abdullah