Disclaimer: What works for my hair may not work for your hair. When will we learn this. The product that has helped my hair to recover while in transition, and damage from bleach, plus continues to help my hair thrive is raw oils! There is always someone trying to put down oils for hair.
Oils That Penetrate Vs. Coat the Hair — The Mestiza Muse
Do you know if the oil that you are currently using is penetrating your curls or just sitting on top of your hair? This could be the difference between dry and brittle hair and soft and moisturized curls. As a naturalista I can admit that oils have been a consistent part of my regimen. I use them as pre-poos, hot oil treatments, scalp and hair moisturizer, and sealants among other things. Natural plant oils such as coconut, olive, and sunflower are emollients used to soften our curls and create pliable hair, but they are used mainly for their wide variety of benefits. But one of the main problems that we run into as naturals is that we sometimes end up with greasy, dry or dull hair. This is due to the fact that we tend to use oils that are not penetrating the hair, but just sit on top of it.
Hair oils will greatly depend on the current needs for your tresses such as its texture, how the oil will be used, and even the season. With the many oils and various oil concoctions, a natural girl can never go wrong with selecting a penetrating hair oil, also known as carrier oils. To get the most out of these amazing benefits be sure to try out our 5 easy ways to use oil for your natural hair!
Natural oils that penetrate the hair shaft promote growth and overall healthy hair. There is some confusion about selecting oils for hair loss prevention, sealing in moisture, and skin absorption. Oils that penetrate the hair shaft are ucuuba butter , avocado , and one of my favorites is coconut oil. These natural oils specifically penetrate the hair shaft and moisturize the hair.