The Best 6 Oils To Use For Your Natural Or Relaxed Hair

2. Olive Oil – Penetrating

Olive Oil

A light oil that also penetrates the hair shaft. Main benefits include sealing, reducing split ends, strengthening hair from the inside out, and conditioning. Olive oil can be added to shampoo to protect the hair from getting stripped it is also great as a pre conditioning treatment before shampoo (prepoo).

Originally posted 2012-02-16 19:00:35.

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Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.


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Synamon Moore

Is Shea Butter not considered an oil? Please educate me.


I am suffering from Alopecia…start using Castor oil in Nov 6, 2013…I co wash, deep condition…hot oil treatment…very little fine hairs are growing in my crown…what suggestions do you have that help my hair grow back…I am 60 yrs old…Thanks


I am suffering from alopecia it in the crown what can I do for growing thanks

Lynette Sanchez

what kind of oil is that???

Tekita S. Hoston

I use them all but Grape seed is one of my staple oils

Angela Jenkins

Coconut oil is new to me..I will try it

Shantel Neckles

Coconut oil is my fave. Natural organic. And it smells sooooooo good lol

Laura Jehue Mabon

I use coconut & castor oil. Just ordered rosemary oil for greys & avocado & almond oil.

Kim Allen

Tea tree oil, organic jamaica liquify coconut oil, organic sweet almond oils, organic jamaican black castor oil.

Kaylyn Powell

Latorria I have castor oil… doesn’t help. Think ima go across tha water & start there. This Crowder is rough! Lol

Richards Richards


Syrinthia Haskell

coconut.tea tree/jojoba my fav


Hi i mix coconut oil and olive oil is that ok to do…and is it ok to mix a number of oils such as castor oil and grapeseed oils in also i actually would love to mix about 8 oils into one container

Raven Marie

Coconut and olive oil are amazing. I also like safflower oil after days without moisturizing.

Nicole Renee

at the moment i use jbco, jojoba oil, coconut oil, and grape seed oil….im thinking about trying advocado oil

Audreia Walker

I use Coconut, Castor, Olive, and Sweet hair absolutely love Castor.

Tamiko Ross

Where to buy all these oils at

Andrea Angie Tater

Great use indian hemp but not happy with the waxiness tangles my hair.

Chelle Johnson

Castor, almond, olive and coconut oils for me.

Shey Eagle

Olive oil does nothing for me

Shey Eagle

Argan oil pure works great for me

Brytnei Elle

Sweet bran oil is amazing!! Add cayenne pepper and it helps stimulate hair growth

Cameshia Le'chette Hall

Little known fact: coconut oil is best for treating psoriasis of the scalp as well.

Cameshia Le'chette Hall

@tamiko Ross. You can buy pure oils on amazon.

Denise N Raymond Sanders

Coconut Oil, Castor Oil and Olive Oil is what I use

Roxanne Pinkston

Argan oil n Virgin Shea Butter

Naomi Summage

Love it

Jamila Kelly

I used to use coconut oil, but I was using the bad kind you buy at pharmacy, not the organic kind that has nothing but pure coconut that you can buy In huge tubs at a natural grocers. I noticed the difference right away !
And you can use it to cook too :3

Lesa Anne

I use olive oil, coconut oil, aragon, macadamia oil, sunflower oil, jojoba oil and avocado oil!

Qwiet Storm

A lot of the oils can also be bought in stores like Whole Foods

Frankye Campbell

very nice information to know!!!!

Kimmie Vaughan

Coconut, balsam, grapeseed, shea butter all natural, jojoba oil, Aloe vera oil all natural great for skin as well

Jazmyn Yoshie Hilton

I have very course and nappy curl hair .. what oil will do best on my hair??? Any Suggestions???

Moraima Perez Salgado

Information please!!

Michelle Nesbeth

I use a mixture of olive, JBCO, Avocado, sweet almond, jojoba and Vitamin E. My hair loves that mixture.

Joy Wonderfully Made Rowland

Ahhh I am doing well. I have all of these oils and more n my cabinet!!! I notice a positive difference in my hair. Softness, manageability, shine and absolutely no breakage.

Joy Wonderfully Made Rowland

I get my oils in whole foods & food for less.

LaDonna George-Clinton

thank for the info nice to know when will you be getting it ?

LaDonna George-Clinton

and you have to still oil her scalp all the time, not just sometime and not just putting on her hair. and her hair must still be shampoo and conditioned all the time. and done all the time also. Love U hugs & kisses

Germaine Woodley

I would like to try

Germaine Woodley

Does this work for people who has dreads?

Hair world


TeeJay Mc

Castor Oil is working wonders here!

Michelle Hammonds

Use raw shea butter and mix in hemp oil, argan, jojoba. Just found on ebay organic oils you can order in any size you want. I am getting hemp, coconut & babassu (new to me so I googled it) They say it is better than coconut so I may just order the hemp & babassu.

Veronica Williams

What is good for all natural very thin hair I have Lupus and what’s is also good for washing and conditioning I have been natural for a year now and I have chunks of my hair come out when I wash and condition it. plz help

Alana Douglas-Glasgow

question do u mix the oils or use seperately

Marieme Sy

I love Olive oil, avocado oil and coconut oil


Hi my daughter’s are half native American and half African American. There hair is very fine and straight at the roots but curls, abd coils up on the ends. I’m trying to find a good regimen promote growth, as well as seal in moisture. I recently was told that u could mix a oil in with there moisturizing hair dress creme.. is that a good regimen.. I would like to start with the jojoba oil since I’ve
already introduced it to their hair.. im open to all suggestions. However please be mindful that my twin daughters are 2 years old.. thanks in advance!!!!!

Michelle Hammonds

Alana Douglas-Glasgow I mix mine with raw Shea butter..but I also add to my castle peppermint shampoo. You have to read up on the oil you want because some are carrier oils and those you would normally mix with something else. Then find what works for your hair. I been also daily dabbing flax seed and hemp in the top of my head.


Don’t forget argan oil! I love the one from pro naturals!