OIL FOR~BEARDS~BRAIDS~DREADLOCKS~FACE~TATOOED SKIN~TWISTED STYLES~
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When I started growing my hair, I soon noticed that it was hard to keep twisted and braided styles up for more than a week or two. My hair would either flake up very badly with dandruff, or start to smell bad as if I was doing a lot of sweating. This was because I love hair oils that smelled really good but those scented products would sour my scalp very quickly in the heat. Eventually, I would have to wash the desired style out. Because of this, I wanted an oil for my hair that did not have a artificial fruity smell that would sour my scalp within a week. I wanted a scent free oil that would not only moisturize my hair and scalp but also the skin on my face as it makes it's way down naturally throughout the day and still not break me out or clog my pores. I desperately needed an oil that would naturally cure my dandruff issues in my hair and beard. I needed an oil that could control the dry skin behind my beard and still make it shine. There is something natural to help every issue we have, so I researched the benefits of different natural oils and from this created my own hair and scalp oil for myself:
Olive, Sunflower seed, Grape Seed, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Rose oil, Witch hazel, and Peppermint oil (optional).
Once you understand the individual benefits of each oil, you will then realize how important they are to the oil I created.
After you read the benefits of each oil individually below, then you will understand why it was a must that I make a body oil as well.
Outside of the witch hazel solution in the hair oil, all of these oils are 100% natural, edible and may be consumed in your kitchen. Since I started using this oil a year ago I have not seen one flake of dandruff and I get compliments on how healthy, shinny and moisturized my hair looks and feel daily. I can go more than two weeks without washing my hair with no oil buildup or sour odors from the scalp. The skin oil leaves my skin so moisturized that I feel like a baby by the end of the week. I highly suggest using the skin oil as a replacement to lotion in the summer or warmer seasons.
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WHAT'S IN THIS STUFF?
Rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, olive oil has a unique chemical composition used to strengthen your hair follicles, have a soothing impact on the scalp and even stimulates hair growth. Olive oil acts as a great moisturizer and prevents dryness. It contains all the necessary nutrients that are required to provide your hair with the right nourishment and conditioning. Olive oil has a very soothing effect on your scalp, thanks to its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Its moisturizing effect helps reduce itchiness, deals with the dryness, fights dandruff and unclogs the clogged follicles. Yet another benefit of olive oil is that it keeps your hair voluminous and thick by keeping a check on the breakage. Its strengthening and conditioning effect on the hair as well as the scalp helps improve the texture and complexion of it.
Coconut oil is known to be beneficial for skin and hair. The wonder oil offers the best benefits, most of which are unknown to use of it. Virgin organic coconut oil is said to act as a natural moisturizer for the skin. It helps increase hydration and reduces water loss in dry skin. Not only does coconut oil moisturizes your skin, but it also conditions your hair. Apply some oil on your scalp and hair and leave it overnight. Wash your hair the next day and see the result for yourself. Coconut oil is the most abundant source of lauric acid, a fatty acid known for its antimicrobial, moisturizing, and hormone-balancing properties. Aside from its anti-aging and skin-healing abilities, it also stimulates the production of collagen, and its vitamin E content protects the skin from sun damage. Because of its moisturizing effect, dry and combination skin types greatly benefit from its use. This is because its hydrating moisture directly treats dry skin and indirectly suppresses overactive oil-producing glands. When it comes to hair, using coconut oil helps maintain moisture and prevent protein loss from combing damage. That’s great news if you’ve been plagued by dry, itchy scalp, dandruff, hair loss and even frizz.
Sunflower Seed Oil
Sunflower oil provides your scalp and strands with the nutrients needed for shiny, strong hair. Its hydrating, promotes scalp and hair health and can even help with making hair thicker. If you have dry hair or damaged strands, dandruff, frizz or thinning hair you should be using sunflower oil. Sunflower oil is packed with high amounts of essential including Vitamin E and reduces bacteria that contributes to product build up and dry scalp. It also reduces the occurrence of thinning hair, early hair- loss, male and female pattern baldness and alopecia areata. Moisture is the key to natural hair growth. Sunflower oil acts as a natural moisturizer because it’s unfused with several vitamins and minerals, including high levels of Vitamin E that produces healthy hair growth.
Witch hazel naturally draws moisture to your hair and is an excellent ingredient to remove the build-up of excess oils, sweat, products and dirt. Additionally, the astringent properties of witch hazel also help in promoting better blood circulation to your scalp, which allows the nutrients and vitamins to reach your scalp unhindered. These benefits help in stimulating dormant hair follicles and allowing your hair care products to penetrate your scalp to show better results and improve hair growth over time. Thanks to the astringent properties of witch hazel, it helps in soaking away any excess oils from your scalp. Scalp inflammation can be really annoying. Not only does it manifest itself in the form of itchiness, flaking, redness and scaling, but if left unattended, it can even lead to hair fall. But using witch hazel-based hair care products really helps in dealing with this problem. The antioxidant and astringent benefits of this ingredient helps in calming irritation and reducing the signs of inflammation with regular use. Witch hazel is one of the best natural remedies to reduce flakiness from the scalp and prevent dandruff caused by scalp inflammation. The anti-inflammatory properties of witch hazel helps in eliminating dandruff by reducing flakiness and product build-up that can sometimes clog the follicles.
Rose oil is what is known as an emollient, meaning it has moisturizing properties and essential vitamins and nutrients that help it moisturize the skin and hair on contact. On your hair, rose oil can help strengthen each individual strand by nourishing it with vitamins that help smooth over frayed ends and prevent breakage. On skin, its natural emollient properties and vitamins make give it the ability to help the skin appear more supple and plump. Rose oil can help provide antibacterial properties that prevent blemishes and acne from appearing. . Because rose oil has the ability to provide nourishment and moisturize dry hair, it also increases the appearance of shiny, healthy hair. In the same way that you would want to exercise to promote circulation throughout your body to keep your heart healthy, you want to use products that promote circulation around your face and scalp to keep your skin healthy. Studies have shown that good circulation can keep your skin looking young because it stimulates the turnover of new skin cells and promotes good digestion and detoxification that prevents toxins from coming out of your skin as acne. While rose oil does not contain enough vitamin A to replace a retinoic acid product in your skin care routine, it can help treat the fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes without irritating them in the way that retinol would.
Grapeseed oil contains a potent combination of vitamin E, flavonoids, polyphenols, and linoleic acid, which all promote healthy hair growth and scalp health. It is also known for its anti-aging and moisturizing properties that can help keep the scalp hydrated and strong, in turn making it a good foundation for healthy hair to grow from. As we age, our scalp naturally decreases its production of sebum, an oily substance that helps with hair shine and health. Adding your own oil can counter that, especially grapeseed oil, which contains natural conditioning agents that work from the inside out to add luster. Plus, for a temporary shine boost, oils coat each strand, letting the light bounce off your hair. By nature, grapeseed oil locks in moisture by working as a sealant, since it has a lower amount of monosaturated lipids—fats that can penetrate each piece of hair—and higher amounts of linoleic acid, which are fats that sit on top of individual hairs. That combo covers all the bases. Plus, grapeseed oil contains vitamin E, which naturally adds moisture. That means it’ll even help restore shine to dull, thirsty locks.