As you look to use more natural products on your hair in the winter, using natural oils is really the best place to start. They offer so many benefits for your hair, including:
- Giving you much needed nutrients to improve the health of your hair.
- Strengthen hair strands and follicles to reduce hair breakage
- Condition your hair to reduce dryness and frizz
- Reduce the frequency with which you use bottled hair conditioners with added ingredients
Here are some of the best oils you can use on your hair:
The first natural oil is one you’re probably familiar with, coconut oil. Coconut oil has so many uses, from natural beauty to holistic health and even in healthy cooking. For your hair, its strength lies in how well it moisturizes. What makes coconut oil so special is that it softens and repairs hair without weighing it down. It’s great for a hair mask, whether you leave it on for 10 minutes or overnight for intensive conditioning.
Coconut oil contains vitamin E, which really helps repair hair, reduce frizz and dryness, and restore some shine to hair.
Next up is argan oil, which you can use on its own or find in many hair care products. If you want to use this healthy oil for your hair but prefer to buy products in the store, look for conditioners and deep conditioners with argan oil on the label. This type of oil is rich in nutrients that also help repair your hair while making it silky and shiny. It contains the essential acids omega-3 and omega-9, as well as vitamin E and important antioxidants that your hair needs to be as healthy as possible in winter.
Another natural oil you may often see on natural beauty products is jojoba oil. While it’s more commonly found among skin care products, there are also some benefits to using it for your hair. Jojoba oil is rich in nutrients, including vitamin E as well as vitamins A and D. The great thing about this oil is that it is suitable for all hair types without making hair greasy or weighed down.
While it may not seem like an oil you would put in your hair, it does contain a lot of protein and nutrients that your hair needs in the winter. Avocado oil has healthy fats, along with proteins and vitamins B3, E, A and D. You can significantly reduce frizz by reducing breakage to prevent too much hair loss in the winter. Consider making a hair mask with avocado oil and other healthy ingredients.