Olive oil, avocado oil and coconut oil most readily come to mind because of their ability to penetrate the hair shaft. While those oils are excellent and are tried and true, there are also other more exotic oils that are highly beneficial for natural hair, but they are not so often spoken of and also deserve favorable mentions. These include: babassu oil, kukui nut oil, and daikon radish
As we all know, natural hair and oil are pretty much the perfect match. When it comes to Type 4 hair, particularly 4c, this match becomes especially important. Oil can be used for a multitude of purposes for natural hair, including: Prepooing Detangling Hot Oil Treatments Scalp Massages/treatments Adding to conditioners/deep conditioners Adding to your spray bottle mix Sealing in Moisture 1. Coconut Oil
Maintaining healthy natural hair doesn’t require you to purchase all those fancy products from the hair care store. Some of the best hair care products can be found at the grocery store or the whole foods store. I have used each of these oils and they work wonders in maintaining shine and making my hair soft. So, if you want to save some money while
As we conclude our discussion of oils and how to incorporate them into your regimen I need to mention that while in general oils alone are not moisturizers, there are a few oils that will penetrate the hair shaft and soften the hair from within. Coconut, olive and avocado oils are high in saturated fats meaning that their molecules are small enough to be absorbed.
More than likely oils will be the first products you are introduced to as a new natural. Some will swear that you can’t go natural unless you apply oils to your hair and scalp. I believe this is a remnant of the days when we were taught that the proper way to care for our hair was to keep the hair and especially the scalp