Monday, 29 September 2014

Hot Oil Treatments Part 2: The Best Oils To Use


By Evie of Urembo Asili

There’s always confusion about what oils one can use for a hot oil treatment. The options are many and the decision on what oil(s) to use is dependent on two things; how your hair feels and your preference:

Avocado:  If you have super dry and frizzy hair, avocado oil is one of the best ones for moisturising.  All those healthy fats are great for your hair.
Castor:  Castor oil is very thick and also good for moisturising dry hair.  But what a lot of people don’t know is that it can strengthen your hair if it’s thin and brittle.
Jojoba:  I love this oil — not only for hot oil treatments but for sealing in moisture.  The sebum that our scalp makes closely matches the makeup of jojoba oil.

Olive: This is probably the most popular oil used because most people have some of this around the house.  Olive oil is good for protecting your ends from splitting/breaking.
Sesame:  A great oil for shine and luster.
Coconut Oil:  Coconut oil can really help soften your hair.  If it’s in a hardened state, use the hot water/double boiler method to liquefy it. (DO NOT MICROWAVE OILS)
Argan This oil naturally hydrates your hair and enhances the elasticity.
Sweet Almond:  Great for smoothing the cuticle and it contains Vitamin E, which helps support optimal hair health.
So you can pick what benefits you desire the most and create your own mixture!
MBFA uses: Coconut Oil! My hair LOVES this stuff. It always feels sooo soft and has lots of slip. I use it for my prepoos and oil rinses too.

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