Curly Hair Oils – Why You Need to Use Them
Everyone knows that curly hair is extremely dry. Using curly hair oils is one of the best ways to combat the dryness and frizziness that often accompanies having curly hair.
- It can be used to help bring out your hair’s natural shine.
- Helps protect your hair from damage caused by heat styling.
- It helps to combat frizz
- Moisturizes dry hair
- Boosts hair growth
- Can help with dandruff and psoriasis.
You can use hair oil as a styling tool as well. You can section your hair and put the oil on the sections. It will help hold it in place and boost the effectiveness of any other styling products you may decide to apply to your hair.
If your curls need refreshing, you can take a few drops of oil, rub it in your hands and smooth it on your hair. It will help with the flyaway strands and livens up dull hair.
You can add oil to conditioner and it will make it that much more effective. Another idea is to add some oil, conditioner and water in a spray bottle and use it as a homemade detangler.
Curly hair oil also makes a great protectant from heat styling, such as blow dryers. You can also use it after blow-drying.
Many times I have used an oil as an overnight conditioner. I simply apply to my hair before bed.
Some Everyday Oils
It sounds surprising, but you can also use oils that may be stocked in your kitchen pantry on your hair. Extra Virgin Olive Oil — cooking oil- is great for your hair. Several beauty products containing Olive Oil do not actually have Olive Oil as their primary ingredient. Think about it…if it is pure enough to put in your body, it is pure enough to put in your hair.
Another wonderful oil to use is extra virgin coconut oil. You can use coconut oil as a deep conditioner or as a leave in conditioner. It is great as an overnight conditoner. You can put a cap on your head and sleep on it and rinse it out in the morning.
Using the LOC Method
LOC stands for leave in conditioner, oil, and cream. It simply applies to the order in which you apply the products. The oil is sealed into the hair by the conditioner and styling cream. Some women also like to change up the order in which they apply their products, such as LCO. You will have to experiment and find which method works best for your curls. I think LCO works best for me.
- Step One: Leave in conditioner
- This can be a detangler as well. Carol’s Daughter has several good spray based leave in conditioners, which serve as a good base for this method
- Step 2: Oil
- There are several oils on the market. You can also use a serum as well.
- Step 3: Cream
- Any cream based styler you have. This includes hair milks and hair butters. Not only will this moisturize your hair, but you will have the added benefit of keeping your hair in place.
The Reward of Healthy Shiny Hair
It is fun to research and experiment to see what works best for your hair. Yourreward will be hair that is healthier as well as stronger. Just as it feels good to put lotion on dry skin, putting oil on your hair feels wonderful. Give it a try today!