Get Your Healthiest Hair With Three Natural Oils

Transform your hair with these natural oils that could even encourage hair growth.

| April 3rd, 2012
Get Your Healthiest Hair With Three Natural Oils

Harmful hair treatments and harmful chemicals constantly put our hair in danger. The shampoos, conditioners, styling gels and even the simple act of combing and blow-drying can leave curls looking and feeling dull, lifeless and damaged.

Now you can return to nature and use these miracle natural oils to transform your hair. Some of these oils can even be used to enhance hair growth.

1. Coconut Oil

Not only does the sweet smell of coconut oil instantly transport you to a tropical island beach, it also has incredible benefits for transforming your hair.

  • Coconut oil is a natural emollient meaning it locks moisture in to each individual hair strand to restore body and shine.
  • It’s also a rich source of vitamin E, one of the most important vitamins for healthy hair growth.
  • Microbial action on the scalp and roots is one of the biggest causes of hair loss. Lauric acid and capric acid are both compounds found in coconut oil that act as antimicrobial agents making coconut oil an effective hair loss treatment.
  • Coconut oil is packed full of saturated fats which penetrate deep into the scalp to prevent flaky skin and reduce dandruff.

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The most effective way to apply coconut oil is to massage it into the roots and scalp and then run your fingers all the way through to the tips of your hair approximately 30 minutes before you shower. Rinse out with warm water and a natural shampoo.

2. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

We’ve all used olive oil for cooking and dressing salads, but did you know that extra virgin olive oil can also transform your hair?

Much like coconut oil, olive oil nourishes, moisturizes, conditions and strengthens your hair while also minimizing hair loss and dandruff.

Try this simple olive oil treatment for achieving beautiful hair at home.

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  1. Half fill a cup with extra virgin olive oil and a few drops of an essential oil of your choice, such as lavender or rosemary oil. Shake or mix well and allow to stand in a cool dark place for 24 hours.
  2. Pour one tablespoon of the olive oil mixture into the palm of your hands and rub your hands together to warm it up.
  3. Starting with your scalp, massage the oil into your hair in a circular motion using your fingertips. Finish by massaging the tips of your hair.
  4. Secure a plastic bag around your hair and leave for 30 minutes.
  5. Finally, rinse your hair as usual and shampoo.

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