Your natural hair is dependant on oils if you want to keep it nice and healthy. Particularly you need carrier oils and essential oils to have your hair grow and stay strong.

Here’s difference between Carrier Oils and Essential oils and how to use them on hair.


Carrier oils


Another name people use to refer to these oils is sealing oils. Here are a few examples jojoba oil, olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, castor oil and many others.  These oils are naturally obtained from the fatty part of a plants like kennels, nuts and seeds. You can get these oils in most grocery stores, beauty supply stores and online.

  • These oils moisturize, strengthen and nourish hair.
  • Massage oils such as coconut oil, castor oil, avocado oil, amla oil at least once a day on your scalp to repair your thinning edges.
  • Many people use extra virgin coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil because they are easily available at home.  Add them to your homemade deep conditioners for softer and moistened hair.  Also use both for hot oil treatments and pre poos.


Coconut Oil For Hair


  • Keeps hair strong.
  • Has a high moisture retaining capacity.  It does not let moisture escape. It keeps hair moistened and soft.
  • Gives hair a nice shine and great for any natural hair style.
  • The fatty acids in coconut oil serve as a very good anti-dandruff agent.
  • Nourishes hair and skin.


Olive Oil For Hair


  • Rich in natural conditioning agent.
  • Infuses moisture to hair and scalp.
  • Great for hair treatments, scalp massages.
  • Repairs damaged hair.
  • Works really well in hair when its warm.


Castor Oil


Cleanses impurities from the scalp, nourishes, thickens and moisturizes dry strands while promoting hair growth, helps tame the frizz and helps reduce split ends. Great for thinning edges.


Vitamin E


A great antioxidant that enhances blood circulation on your scalp and it promotes the growth of healthy hair.

Here is a hot oil treatment that will deep condition natural hair.  You can use the recipe as a Pre-Poo if you are going to shampoo your hair.




Peppermint, tea tree and lavender oils are great examples.  These are liquids that are steamed from leaves, stems, flowers and roots of plants.  Essential oils have to be diluted before they are used. You can get these oils in most grocery stores, online and vitamins stores.

  • Tea tree oil is great for the getting rid of dandruff on your scalp.
  • Get a nice fragrance in your carrier oils by adding a few drops of essential oils.
  • Essentials oils are commonly used to treat scalp conditions.
  • You can use these oils as a preservative when making your hair DIY mixtures.


What hair oils do you use to nourish your natural hair? Let me know in the comments below


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