7 Best Oils for Natural Hair

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By Dr. Phoenyx Austin

You don’t always have to buy fancy, big name hair products for your hair. Sometimes the best products are actually very simple and found in your local Whole Foods store. What are these simple hair products? Well they’re natural oils. I’m a natural haired woman and know first-hand that natural oils are amazing for hair. They work wonders on my hair. And I’ve been using natural oils for years to make my hair softer, shinier, and even stronger. Basically hair needs oil. So be sure to check out these 7 fabulous natural oils for natural hair.

Avocado Oil

Avocado oil is particularly great for natural hair. It’s loaded with nutrients, amino acids, essential fatty acids, as well as vitamins A, B, D, and E. And it’s excellent for moisturizing, deep conditioning, improving hair strength, strengthening hair, and boosting shine.

Castor Oil

Castor oil thickens hair, promotes hair growth, prevents thinning, moisturizes, helps reduce split ends, helps to tame frizz, and prevents scalp infections.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is great for preventing dandruff, promoting hair growth, moisturizing, strengthening hair, thickening hair, and preventing damage.

Olive Oil (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

I LOVE using olive oil. And olive oil, which is also referred to as the “godmother of hair oil,” is great for moisturizing, deep conditioning, improving hair strength, eliminating dandruff, and also has powerful antioxidants that can help fight hair loss.

Rosemary Oil

Rosemary oil is great for stimulating hair follicles for hair growth, preventing hair loss and greying, preventing dandruff, strengthening hair, and boosting shine.

Safflower Oil

Safflower oil protects hair, nourishes hair follicles, moisturizes, and stimulates blood circulation to promote hair growth and thickness. And it is extremely beneficial for natural as well as dry chemically treated hair.

Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet almond oil works great as a “sealant.” This means that it “locks-in” moisture. Sweet almond oil also nourishes hair, smoothes hair cuticles to control shedding, promotes hair growth and thickness, prevents hair loss, and boosts shine.

Ladies, which of these oils do you use? And which are your favorites?

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I created BGLH in 2008 and I've mainly been behind the scenes since then. I'm hoping this forum is a way for me to connect more with my readers, and share my life and hair journey :)


226 thoughts on “7 Best Oils for Natural Hair

  1. had anyone ever heard of applying chilli in your hair…?
    well m serious Chilli contains capsicin and capsanthin which are used for various disorders and to cure disease.. including Artharitis.. many of pain balm contain capsicin and this capsicin is also used to cure allopecia… if your hair fall is realy bad.. try to use chilli
    boil 5,6 of chilli with half liter of coconut oil…this will dilute the concentration… now it is realy ready for use.
    yes it will create some what ittchiness but you will get use to it of frequent use ^_^

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  2. You forgot Mustard Oil! It really helps with my thinning hair, and it also promotes growth. Ever since I went all natural with my hair, including cleansers (i dont use shampoo, I use different types of all natural soaps, i.e Auromere Ayurvedic, Nubian Heritage), and use oils for conditioning and overnight masks, no coloring or treating, the occasional straightening and drugstore hair products (by occasional, I mean once every 2 months )
    One piece of advise, never use hot oil treatments on hair, it will only dry it out further. Capsicin (red chili), Castor and Mustard oils can be used as root stimulators, but only on the scalp as they can dry out the rest of the hair. Coconut, Amla, Olive, and Almond oils are the best for conditioning. I would suggest alternating every other day with the above mentioned oils combined and massaged into scalp for about 10 minutes, but dont use them every day as it will mess with your natural scalp pH. Also, never use hot water to cleanse hair, use lukewarm, and try to wash hair every other day no matter what your hair type, even if its without a cleansing agent, scrub it clean with your fingers, no soap required.
    Now if only I can start eating all natural! Hopefully!
    Good luck to you all on your healthy hair journey!

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  3. I love and use all the above oils I also use napa Valley grapeseed oil. I also use natural henna to color my hair once a month. I believe the henna help with growth more then anything. Ck out hennalab.com

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  4. I just recently started using coconut & castor oil in my hair.. just a week now I’m going to wash my hair later this week. now as for a deep conditioner i want to combine all of these oils and add yogurt to it. leave it in for about 30mins then rinse out. how one ever mentions how much of these oils to use and if we can combine them like i stated? but i suppose its a judge meant call. hopefully in 3 months i will have a success story :)

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