Top 10 Miracle Oils for Healthy Hair
Every time you look at those air brushed models with their hair radiating out health and shine, it’s always a constant reminder for you to take care for yours. Let’s admit it, who doesn’t want thick, shiny mane? It does uplift the beauty of the face.And the first step to this would be properly nourishing the scalp with the right kind of hair oil. So below are the 10 best hair oils which would make you a step closer to making your hair look like those you see on the shampoo commercial (Yes, the ones which makes your green monster come out for a split second), because every once in a while EVERYONE faces hair problem.The trick is to treat it right.
10. Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil, an essential oil, is found in the forests of Australia and has been used for hair nourishment for over 3000 years. Its anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties keep bacteria’s and fungi at the bay. Tea tree oils helps in unblocking the sebaceous glands in the scalp and this results in proper circulation of the natural oils in the scalp. It also removes dead skin and keeps dandruff away. So ladies, here’s the answer to a clear and dandruff free scalp.
9. Chamomile Oil
Hair styling is inevitable these days and so is the damage for all the chemicals and heat that we expose our hair to. But ta-da, here’s the Chamomile oil. It revitalises the hair and brings back lustre and shine which constant exposure to chemicals tend to take away. The skin cells which have been damaged due to harsh weather or chemicals are treated with Chamomile oil. It’s also recommended for oily scalp as it cures the dandruff problem.
8. Rosemary Oil
Hair fall! Yes the very word is defeating. But rosemary oil can give some soothe here. The sweet fragrance and the properties for promoting hair growth makes it a favourite of many…It contains vitamin B, iron and calcium which helps fight brittle.fine hair. It stimulates the hair follicles and makes the hair grow longer and stronger. Yes, exactly like the Garnier shampoo “long and strong” advertisements we see.Oh, here is another catch to the rosemary oil. Research says that it has proven to prevent premature greying of hair. (YAY!).
7. Lavender Oil
The smell of lavender is the first thing that pops into one’s head.But there is more to its sweet,herbaceous smell of lavender oil. It has antibacterial properties, along with its gorgeous smell (*bonus*), which helps prevent infection in the scalp and also keeps hair lice away. It prevents hair fall and gets rid of dandruff and itchy scalp. Lavender oil is also used to re-growth of hair as it nourishes the hair follicles and promotes growth.It improves blood circulation in the scalp and prevents the dreaded shredding of hair.
6. Avocado Oil
Avocado oil,from the king of fruits “Avocado” ,contains every nutrient that your mom has always asked you to eat so that you can have healthy hair. It has everything that you’re hair needs starting from vitamin A, B6, D and E, proteins, amino acids and the friendly fats. Avocado oil is best for deep conditioning of hair; it repairs the damage in the hair cuticles, prevents breakage and brings hair into its healthiest best state.
5. Castor Oil
Agreed that Castor oil is very thick but let’s look at its pros. It is rich, yes stinking rich (literally) in nutrients which helps hair growth and results in thicker hair. So say bye-bye to hair thinning problems with castor oil. It moisturising the scalp and fixes problems like fizzy hair and other scalp problems. It has Omega-9 fatty acids that locks in moisture and prevents the scalp from drying.It stimulates hair growth,The best method is to apply castor oil and leave it overnight for it to penetrate and do its magic.
4. Almond Oil
Almond Oil, loaded with Vitamin E, D, calcium, iron and other nutrients, had been a favourite ingredient of our grandmother’s prescribes hair packs. The nutrients in almond oil penetrates deep into the roots and helps in hair growth as well as provides shiny, lustrous hair (Yes, exactly like our favourite celebrities).It reduces inflammation in the scalp which results from constant expose to chemicals and various styling products,oh and not to forget the polluted environment we live in. So the one stop solution to hair problems would be an inclusion of almond oil in your routines.
3. Argan Oil
Omega3,Vitamin E,fatty acids,iron,anti-oxidants.Check.Everything you need to fix damaged,lack-lusture hair is there is Argan oil.It is the most expensive oil amongst the oil mentioned in the list here but again Argan oil is nothing short of a spectacle.Yes,the results it brings makes it worth all the money. It acts like a seal and absorbs and retains the moisture in the hair. It repairs damaged hair follicles and nourishes them. It retains the lustre in the hair and helps prevent dryness. All these properties and what next? It is absolutely non-greasy so it doesn’t give the hair a limp appeal when used.
2. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil treats hair like a princess and is an important ingredient in hair care products. It is high in nutrients and other acids like lauric and capric acid which have antibacterial powers. This prevents hair the scalp from dandruff, hair lice and other infections. Coconut oil moisturizes the scalp and removes the dead skin which can possibly clog the hair follicle.Hence, keeps the scalp clean. It also adds strength to the hair shaft and reduces breakage and hair fall. Its saturated fats, Vitamin E and K help in re-growth of damaged hair and adds smoothness and shine to the hair. So a coconut oil massage once a week and you can bid good-bye to all your hair problems.
1. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Yes, that same olive oil bottle that has been lying in your kitchen, the same one which you use for salad dressing can be your hair’s best pal. It is the best hair conditioner for the hair, given its anti-inflammatory nature. The scalp remains healthy and dandruff free.
So what is this “extra-virgin” olive oil? This label ensures that this oil has been derived from freshly harvested olives. It is pure and devoid of chemicals, something that will be best for your hair. Olive Oil is rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E and acts as an oxidant. It moisturises, protects and nourishes hair, and all this in one go. For permed, straightened or any other styles of hair, which requires exposure to chemicals, olive oil is the answer. Its anti-oxidants get rid of the chemicals and promote healthy growing hair. It also puts an end to hair loss problems by preventing the production of the DTH hormone which makes the hair follicle shaft to decreases.
Phew! And there is more. The hair cuticles become strengthened by regular application of olive oil. It also makes them smoother and lustrous. Result? Great healthy hair which you can flip side to side.
So bring it on. Go for the oil that meets you hair oil requirement and give your hair that weekly dose of massage and relaxation.Ah, who know you might just feature in the next hair care advertisement ? No harm in dreaming when you know you are in right path, isn’t it?