From the luxurious argan oil to the rare jojoba oil, and the nourishing properties of coconut oil, avocado oil, and shea butter, each natural oil brings its unique benefits to the table. In this guide, we unravel the secrets behind incorporating these oils into your hair care routine.
The variety of natural oils that exist today each offer unique benefits for the hair;
Shea Butter: Extracted from the nut of the African shea tree, the fat deeply moisturizes the hair, softening it and preventing it from breaking. The butter also reduces frizz and promotes overall hair health.
Coconut Oil: Appearing as a white solid fat or clear thin liquid oil in warm temperatures, this edible oil reduces protein loss, strengthens weak hair strands, can help manage a dry, itchy scalp, as well as promoting hair growth.
Argan Oil: This light plant oil is produced from the kernels of the argan tree. It has numerous benefits for the hair, including taming frizz, adding shine to the hair, reducing breakage and split ends, and keeping your scalp healthy.
Jojoba Oil: A lightweight oil, jojoba oil is definitely worth trying if you’re looking to boost your hair’s health. Jojoba oil can soothe an itchy scalp, prevent hair loss, strengthen hair follicles, and promote hair growth.
Olive Oil: Not restricted to its use in the kitchen alone, olive oil can offer benefits like hydration, reduced frizz, and increased softness for the hair.
Castor Oil: Pressed from castor beans, this oil nourishes the hair and promotes growth, especially for eyebrows and eyelashes.
Almond Oil: A natural emollient, almond oil contains essential fatty acids that help in moisturizing the scalp and hair, adding shine and strengthening it.
Grapeseed Oil: This oil has a light texture which makes it perfect for daily use. Regular use promotes shine, helps combat dandruff, strengthens weak or brittle hair, and promotes hair growth since it contains vitamin E.
You can enjoy the benefits of some of these natural oils, such as shea butter, avocado oil and more in our Livara hair products. Check out our haircare range here.
Beyond their use in massage and skincare, essential oils can be beneficial for hair, offering various benefits. Here are some popular essential oils for hair care and how they can nourish your hair.
Peppermint Oil: With its pleasant smell, peppermint oil stimulates blood circulation in the scalp, promotes hair growth, and provides a cooling sensation, especially to an irritated or inflamed scalp.
Rosemary Oil: Popular for combatting and preventing hair loss, rosemary oil also stimulates blood circulation in the scalp, encouraging hair growth.
Tea Tree Oil: Known for its anti-fungal properties, tea tree oil helps with dandruff and can help soothe an itchy scalp.
Natural oils offer so many benefits for your hair, from enhancing shine to preventing conditions like dandruff.
By understanding how to use them properly and incorporating them into a well-balanced routine, you can unlock the full potential of these botanical wonders for a head of healthy thriving hair.