What are the best oils for African hair?

African hair doesn't produce as many natural oils and it is more prone to damage from outside especially during the Winter season. What are the best oils for African hair?


1. Argan oil (Frizzy hair)

Argan oil has rich in vitamin E, which provides a strong layer to your hair and scalp that may help prevent dryness and can help reduce dizziness and boost shine.

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2. Grapeseed oil (Oily scalp)

Grapeseed oil adds strength, holds in moisture long, adds shine, improves hair growth, and may prevent hair loss.


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3. Macadamia oil (Extremely dry)

The macadamia oil, rich in fatty acids, making the hair instantly shinier, softer, and surprisingly lighter, while vitamin E left.

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4. Sweet Almond oil (Flaky scalp)

Almond oil can fill in gaps in your hair at a cellular level. That makes your hair feel smoother. Once almond oil is incorporated into your hair care routine, you may also notice that your hair is easier to comb through. Using Almond oils to treat hair can make it less prone to breakage and diminish split ends.


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5. Olive oil (
Boosting growth of hair)

Olive oil is known to make the hair thicker and shiny. Also, olive oil is very well not only for the black hair but for the scalp as well, facilitating an atmosphere for great hair growth.


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6. Peppermint oil (Refreshing hair)

Peppermint oil imparts a tingly sensation on the skin and scalp. Menthol also gives peppermint its taste, smell, and cooling sensation.



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7. Jamaican Black Castor oil (Intoxicating hair)

Jamaican Black Castor oil made by roasting the castor beans. Jamaican Black Castor oil is a natural humectant used to promote hydration.  



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8. Coconut oil (Preventing fatigue of hair) 

The coconut oil reduces protein loss in all hair types and especially African hairs. Because the oil is rich acid and penetrates inside the hair and it is great to use as a conditioner. 


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9. Avocado oil (Essential fatty acids of hair)

The avocado fat content, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and minerals also make a great ingredient for your hair. 


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10. Jojoba oil (Nourishing hair)

Jojoba oil is rich in vitamins and minerals that nourish hair with vitamins C, B, E. The oil moisturizes the scalp.



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11. Sunflower oil (Preventing hair breakage)

 Sunflower Oil contains Gamma Alpha-linolenic acid which proven to aid with hair loss and baldness. And the sunflower oil also contains vitamins A, C, D, and E that Preventing hair breakage.


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12. Vitamin E oil (Supporting hair growth) 

Vitamin E is the best known for supple, strong hair. Also, vitamin E has known as magic oil for hair as well. And Vitamin E oil support dry hair to voluminous, nourished hair.


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