Many women are turning to the use of natural oils to treat their hair and skin.
Essential Oils are known for their therapeutic and medicinal properties. They are used commonly as pure and natural therapeutic treatments offering an effective natural alternative to everyday medications and beauty products commonly found in stores.
These oils contain natural plant materials from which they are derived offering a soothing remedy for many common human ailments. These natural oils are volatile and are obtained by a steam distillation process.
100% pure natural essential oils
are known to be most effective. However, you must be very knowledgeable about the use of these oils and their combinations in order to begin using them. It's best to consult a knowledgeable essential oil/aromatherapy doctor prior to considering using and combining these oils.
Note: You should not apply the undiluted essential oil on your body as these are very concentrated and you may experience discomfort. These oils should also never be taken internally.
NATURAL HAIR OILS FOR DREADS AND NATURAL STYLES:
It's usually hard to find the right hair oil for ethnic and multi-ethnic women. Many products claim to be "everything" but really offer "nothing".
When looking for a good
essential hair oil
, opt for the natural hair oils (like the ones listed below). Try to stay away from petroleum, waxy oils or petrolatum. What these man-made products do is cause build-up on the hair and scalp. They don't allow the hair and scalp to breathe which can be detrimental to proper hair growth.
To keep your curls healthy, try the following natural essential oils:
Patchouli Oil - Adds moisture and sheen to dreads.
Sage Oil - Stimulates growth and is said to kill bacteria.
Rosemary Oil - Adds sheen to hair, stimulates growth is said to be good at fighting dandruff.
Sweet Almond Oil - Great for fighting a dry, itchy scalp. Contains vitamins E and F. Also good for itchy scalp.
Primrose Oil - Conditiions and moisturizes hair.
Jojoba Oil - Great for adding moisture to a dry scalp. Jojoba oil smoothes and conditions hair.
Avocado Oil - Contains vitamins A, D, and E.
Birch Oil - Great anti-dandruff scalp soother.
Calendula Oil - Light astringent. Is said to soothe the scalp and eczema problems.
Olive or Extra Olive Oil - An excellent leave-in conditioner.