“What’s so great about using JBCO?” Well, don’t you know you can use castor oil* for massaging your scalp as well as help to lay down your edges, if you don’t want to use gel or edge tamer. “So what’s so great about extra virgin olive oil*?” You can use this oil to deep condition your hair. “And coconut oil?” Well coconut oil* can be used for practically everything!
Seriously, when I first starting my healthy hair journey, I heard about all the benefits of using natural oils in your hair for it to be and remain healthy.
After a while, my notebook was filled with different oils and recipes and I was completely confused. Supposedly every single oil has it’s own purpose that it can be use in a hair regimen.
So I learned my own hair and purchased my oils based on my hair needs instead of purchasing oils that I had no idea about nor how to use them. With that said here are 6 ways to use oils in your hair regimen:
Detangling your hair
Detangling is a very important step of healthy hair care. This may seem scary and torturous for some, but it doesn’t have to be so hard to do. Always detangle your hair before washing and after a protective style to rid your hair of the shed hair, so your hair won’t be matted and tangled even more.
Coconut* oil tends to be one of the best oils to help detangle the hair and to remove the shed hair quite easily. It is a great one to also softens the hair, moisturize your hair strands, prevents any damage to your hair, and can go right into doing a hot oil treatment after detangling. It’s a win-win-win situation right here.
For those with fine, natural hair coconut oil* would be a great oil to help detangle your hair in a less stressful way. Be sure to warm it up by rubbing the oil in your hands before applying.
Avocado oil* is another oil to help detangle your hair. It’s pretty light weight, which allows this oil to seep easily into the hair to help melt the tangles away and to help fight breakage.
Hot oil treatment
A hot oil treatment adds extra conditions benefits for your hair before washing. This is awesome for those who are trying to combat dry and damaged hair because of heating tools, hair chemical, and even the environment (humidity, blazing sun, blistering cold, etc).
Hot oil treatments tend to work best with conditioning oils, that are high in fat and are nourishing to the hair, which adds moisture and strength as well.
Coconut oil tends to be a big winner for hot oil treatments, but the colder months do cause the coconut oil to solidify (under 76 degrees).
Olive oil* is the next best oil to those who may be allergic to coconut*, will deeply penetrate the hair shaft to strengthen it, will stimulate hair growth, soften hair, and will prevent damage to the hair from the sulfate-shampoos and heavy protein treatments.