Our friend the groundhog did us a favor on Groundhog Day when he informed us of our early spring! Just in the nick of time if you’re a curly girl battling winter dryness for your natural hair. If you’re looking to combat dryness and up your natural hair’s shine factor before spring, then you may want to look into the benefits of nourishing oils for your natural hair.
Nourishing oils can be great for preventing breakage, rebuilding and strengthening hair, preventing dryness, sealing in moisture, and giving your natural hair that brilliant shine that all curly girls want. Here’s the low down on a few of the best nourishing oils, and a few application ideas for curly girls like you.
Olive Oil – Olive oil has long been praised for its numerous health benefits and is a staple in most kitchens, but olive oil is great to put on your hair as well. Olive oil is great to use in the dry winter months to combat breakage and split ends that tend to plague us in the winter. Olive oil is rich in Vitamins A and E and contains antioxidants so in addition to sealing in moisture, promoting shine and manageability, olive oil can promote the overall health of your natural hair, decrease breakage and help to combat a flaky scalp.1
Moroccan Argan Oil – Moroccan Argan Oil, as the name implies is derived from the seeds extracted from Argan nuts, grown only in southwestern Morocco. These Argan nuts are harvested by locals, or goats (that’s another story) and the oils are extracted by a labor intensive process, making Argan oil scarce, and expensive.If your natural hair appears dull, dry and lifeless, Argan Oil might be just the answer you’ve been looking for. Argan oil is rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants, so it’s great for rebuilding, strengthening and protecting hair while promoting manageability and brilliant shine.
How To Use Oils
If your hair is fine or wavy, you may find that oils simply weigh your hair down or give it a greasy appearance. If this is the case, then you might try using oils as a pre-poo. If you use oils for your pre-poo, do your hair a favor and allow the oils to penetrate by leaving them on your hair, up in a cap for 30 minutes prior to washing. This is also a great method of delivering oils to your scalp if your scalp is dry or flaky.
Add oil to damp hair
Add a little oil to your leave-in conditioner after you dry your hair with a microfiber towel. Put a few drops of oil in your hands and rub together vigorously to warm. Apply oil to your hair’s most dry areas, typically mid-shaft to ends. Using an oil treatment like our Argan& Olive Oil treatment can provide curly girls the great shine factor they want, and the protection and strengthening they need with its nourishing combination of ingredients like olive oil, argan oil and omega 3.
So there you have it! If you’re looking for natural oils to improve your natural hair this winter, look no further. Give these natural oils a try, and you’ll be rockin’ your shiny, healthy, manageable locks out on the patio this spring.