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How to make Black/Afro hair Stronger and Longer using Natural oils

 

 

If you are not using natural oils in your hair care regime, you could be missing out on an easy way to add strength, promote growth, retain hair length and moisturise really dry hair.The reason why natural oils are so good is due to the essential fatty acids and minerals they contain. These are extremley useful for acheving and maintaining healthy hair. When a natural oil is applied to the hair, with addition of heat these vital nutrients are driven into the hair shaft, which results in stronger well conditioned tresses. Most natural oils, when applied to the hair, will benefit it in some way.  Here are some ways to incorporate natural oils into your hair care regime. The methods disussed are suitable for all black hair types Natural, Relaxed and Transitioning.  

 

Increasing Black/Afro hair Strength with natural oils

Coconut oil is particularly recommended for use in this way, the beauty of coconut oil is that it fills in the gaps in your hair and makes it stonger, this in return makes it more resistant to combing damage. Do consider using Extra Virgin Coconut oil as it contains more nutrients due to its unrefined nature. One way to gain the benefit of the nutrients contained in the oil, is to do a Hot Oil treatment, the details of how to to this are detailed futher below. Other oils which are ideal for strengthening your hair are  Mustard oil, and Sesame Seed oil.

 

Natural oils to use

Extra Virgin Coconut oil

Mustard Seed oil

Sesame Seed oil

Getting Longer hair and Increasing hair growth with natural oils

Massaging your scalp promotes hair growth due to the increased blood flow to the hair follicles. Using a natural oil that stimulates circulation increases the benefit of the massage, as it works with the massage to supply your hair follicles with the nourishment they need. Nourished follicles   promote, and produce better hair growth. The oils that you can use in this way are, Rosemary oil and Mustard oil both of these oils increase circulation. Hair growth can also be stimulated by using unrefined oils to massage your scalp, they contain higher levels of nutrients which are good for your hair. Jamaican Black Castor oil otherwise known as Virgin castor oil is a particularly beneficial oil to use for growth. Ordinary castor oil is also good for growth promotion. As plain castor oil is a very thick oil, you may want to blend it with a lighter oil such as Almond oil. Ultimately, for scalp massage to be really effective, it needs to be done on a weekly basis for 10mins at a time, over a 3 month period for you to see results.

  Natural oils to use

Jamaican black castor oil

Virgin castor oil

Mustard Seed oil

Rosemary oil

 

 

How to do a Hot Oil Treatment

A Hot oil treatment can be done on wet or dry hair and then shampooed out. To treat wet hair simply warm the oil by pouring it into a bowl or an old squeezy applicator bottle. Place the bowl or bottle in hot water to warm . Apply the natural oil to your scalp and hair, massage it through. Ensure you test before hand, that it is not too hot. Cover your hair with a plastic cap and wrap a hot towel around your head, or sit under a hooded dryer for 20 – 30mins. Shampoo out. For a dry hair treatment heat the oil, apply it to your hair and leave in overnight, shampoo out in the morning. 

 

 

Retaining Afro/Black hair length using natural oils

Black hair whether it is natural or relaxed is very dry, this dryness can cause the hair to break. Applying a natural oil to “seal” in moisture, is an effective way to stop dryness and therefore retain length. To stop your tresses drying out use your usual hair moisturiser (not hair pomade). Then apply a small amount of natural oil over the top, such as coconut oil, camellia oil, almond oil,  and extra virgin oilive oil . The moisture has now been trapped into your hair. More moisture = Less Breakage... do this on a daily basis for the best effect.

Camellia oil

Extra Virgin Coconut oil

Extra Virgin Olive oil

Almond oil

Moisturising Afro/Black hair with natural oils

A simple and yet effective way to hydrate very dry black hair is to add a natural oil to your deep moisturising. Castor oil and  unrefined shea butter  are awesome hydrators. To maximise the effects of your deep conditioning always deep condition with heat. Just combine ¼ oil to ¾ deep moisturising conditioner. (Feel free to adjust the amount if you wish). Apply the mix to your hair. Cover your hair with a plastic cap and wrap your hair in a hot towel or sit under a hooded dryer for 20 – 30min. You will then see that your hair softer and more manageable.

Unrefined  Shea Butter

Virgin Castor oil

Castor oil

Extra Virgin Olive oil

Avocado Oil

Getting the best out of Natural Hair oils

Don't be afraid to blend natural oils together and use them as detailed above. Also if you do not want to blend your own there are many pre-blended scalp massage oils and hot treatment oils on the market that you can try.  

 

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