Saturday, 29 August 2015

The Importance of a Natural Hair Oil Mix

The Importance of a Natural Hair Oil Mix African Naturalistas DiscoveringNatural
By DiscoveringNatural

Let me first say, OIL IS NOT A MOISTURIZER. Many times, people mistaken the use of oils in their hair care regimen as a moisturizer. This is wrong. Oil should be used as a sealant, and when coupled with a liquid and moisturizer, it can aid in the retention of moisture in the hair.

Oil can also be used to cure a lot of scalp ailments. For example, dandruff, hair loss, itchiness, and so much more. Click here for some remedies for itchy scalp. It can also be used for a scalp massage to promote hair growth.



In addition, you can use this as pre-shampoo treatment or a hot oil treatment.




CREATING AN OIL MIX
When creating an oil mix, you should always do your research to make sure that oils that you mix together do not conflict with each other. Always start with having a carrier oil such as Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Avocado oil, Grapeseed Oil. Although Extra Virgin Coconut oil is a carrier oil, I do not mix it in our daily oil mix, I use it separately, because it has a tendency of solidifying in colder temperature. After adding your carrier oil, which should be the larger amount than any other oils added, include some essential oils that have purpose. Always create oil mix depending on what is going on with your hair.


WHAT IS OUR OIL MIX
When I create an oil mix for my girls and I, I make enough to last the month. Here is a sample of what is in our oil mix. Sometimes, we do not add all these oils, it depends on what is going on with our hair.


EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
nourish, condition and improve the strength and elasticity ...
CASTOR OIL
growth and thickness
JOJOBA OIL
shine, dry scalp, penetrating oil
GRAPESEED OIL
heat protectant
SWEET ALMOND OIL
fights breakage
LAVENDER, ROSEMARY, PEPPERMINT OIL
hair growth
EUCALYPTUS OIL
lice prevention
MORINGA OIL, VITAMIN E OIL
anti - aging properties


Share what is in your oil mix and how you use it.

9 comments :

  1. The truth is when I started using oil mix to seal my hair, I have seen a great improvement in the health of my hair, no jokes. Although using oil as prepoo didn't really do so much for me, so I went back to deep conditioning before wash. Right now, in my oil mix, I have palm kernel oil, olive oil, and moringa oil. I just basically add any oil I find lying around at the bottom of a keg or bottle, and add to the mix. I have fallen in love with my hair again.

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  2. My oil mix consist of olive oil,coconut oil, kernel oil, few drops of tea tree oil.
    I use my mix for my scalp and sealing. And hair feels better since I started it. I haven't used it as a Pre poo treatment and don't think I will.

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  3. My oil mix consists of Olive oil, Coconut oil, Jojoba oil, and sometimes Argan or Castor oil.

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  4. My using Palm Kernel oil started out as a mistake - It was sold to me as Coconut oil (adin agbon) but my dad said I'd been scammed. That didn't stop my hair from liking it though there's still inconclusive evidence for its properties on the hair (as at the last time I checked)
    That been said, I use jojoba oil, extra virgin olive oil, palm kernel oil, some drops of eucalyptus oil, glycerine and then coconut oil. Let's just say I'm a mixologist!!! ����
    Quick question- what class does shea butter fall into coz I just whipped a new batch mixed some of my oils?

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  5. Castor oil and tree tree for me! BTW please be cautious when using rosemary oil if u dey get belly, it apparently aids in miscarriages.

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  6. I just read about the Indian oiling method. Looks like I might just make an oil mix.

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