Around the world, people are unique and diverse in their own way. You can most times tell one’s native region by their appearance. One factor that gives off race and origin is hair. A hair type so unique it can morph into other hair types is the Afro Natural hair. This hair type is unique to a lot of Africans and the black race in general. Afro natural hair is thick and has the curl patterns that depend on its hair type. It may feel soft by the touch of a hand, however, a comb is its worst nightmare. Afro hair takes a lot of strength and patience to maintain, it shrinks, stretches, curls up and more, therefore it must be well taken care of. In a bid to have straighter hair or relieve one’s self of the stress, a lot of people have turned to chemicals such as relaxers to had softer and straighter hair. The use of wrong and harsh products could damage this hair thus causing them to make the big chop. Afro hair can be maintained easily with natural products and products best suited for its texture and regional climate. A mix of oils and gels can help you achieve this. Here are some essential oils for afro hair, the best for natural hair growth.
Jojoba Oil Extract
Jojoba oil helps prevent dandruff and control hair loss by ensuring hair growth is just as or more rapid than your daily hair loss. Sebum buildup and its eventual blockage of hair follicles is a major cause of little or no hair growth. Jojoba oil is easily absorbed through these follicles to break down the sebum build up to aid easy hair growth. Natural hair gets dry quickly and jojoba oil is a remedy for that. The oil moisturizes the hair reducing its tangling tendencies. Also applying jojoba oil to your hair before wash prevents shampoo from stripping off your natural hair oils.
Castor seed oil
Castor oil is significantly used to prevent hair loss. Its natural antibacterial and antifungal properties keep the hair free from scalp infections and dandruff. Castor oil is high in Vitamin E, minerals, proteins, and Omega 6 and 9 beneficial fatty acids which is also good for not just the hair but the skin as well. This oil’s ricinoleic acid repairs the scalp from damages caused by harsh chemicals and rejuvenates natural oils in the head. It stimulates circulation to the scalp thus increasing hair growth. Hair contains keratin and castor oil contains antioxidants, these two together support faster growth of stronger and smoother hair.
Olive oil is rich in moisturizing properties. When mixed with lemon, olive oil can help dandruff battles. In cold, winter weather, natural hair tends to get frizzy, dry and give you split ends. Olive oil protects your hair from the harsh weather temperatures. Olive oil is rich in vitamins A and E and antioxidants which protect keratin in hair, lock in moisture, adds weight to your hair and gives it a healthy shine. Natural hair is a commitment on its own, imagine unhealthy hair. Olive oil makes natural hair more manageable and soft reducing tangle tendencies.
Coconut oil actively stimulates hair growth, it is an old hair care ingredient and still serves its purpose to date. Coconut oil can be rubbed and massaged into the scalp daily. This oil is can be used effectively for antifreeze treatment. Coconut oil also serves as a natural conditioner to moisturize and condition your hair.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is an amazing oil that helps in preventing head lice and dandruff. This oil is good for hair treatment, it unclogs hair follicles, nourishes your hair and stimulates longer and thicker hair growth. This oil is an easy remedy for an itchy scalp. However, this oil must be diluted with carrier oils such as olive oil, almond or coconut oil.