Since the weather has been cold, I’ve been asked what do I use on my hair that allows it to look so shiny and unaffected by the weather? Most individuals feel that they can be lazy with their hair when it is in a protective style, but that is not the case. Moisturizing your hair while it is in a protective style takes more effort than when it is not because you are more liable for breakage and dry scalp. Currently my hair is in Senegalese twists and I defiantly don’t want it to look dry and flaky, so it is my mission to keep my twists looking fresh and healthy. I have three very important oils that I use that I would like to share with you, but before I start I must say water is the best moisturizer for your hair. If you have a spray bottle, combine water with all the oils I will discuss and spray your hair every day.
1. Tea Tree Oil
I love using tea tree oil on my scalp especially when is it tends to be itchy. Tea Tree Oil strops issues such as dandruff, hair loss, lice, and even cuts. Kathi Keville of HowStuffWorks.com says this oil is often called a “medicine cabinet in a bottle” and is “effective against bacteria, fungi, and viruses and stimulates the immune system.”
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is truly my favorite oil to use because it is awesome for moisturizing, deep conditioning, shine, and relieving dry scalp. “When using olive oil for your hair, make sure it is extra virgin oil. If the olive oil is not extra virgin, it means that it has undergone some form of chemical processing, which takes away from the quality of the oil.”
3. Castor Oil
Castor oil also like the others promote hair growth, prevents breakage, give the hair moisture and shine, and prevents dandruff. I just started using castor oil and I already see wonders. “Regular use of castor oil also conditions the scalp and hair. Well conditioned hair means healthier hair and better texture. Healthy hair strands appear thicker as compared to unhealthy hair strands. This hair oil must be used by those having thin hair.”