Hair has three distinct layers. The outermost layer produces natural oils, which make hair look healthy and shiny, and protects it from breaking. This layer can break down as a result of living in a dry climate, chemical straightening or perming, or using hot styling products. When the outer layer of the hair breaks down, it will feel dry and look dull. In this post, I have shared carrier oils that helps to treat dry and damaged hair.
Hailing from a family that owns coconut farms, applying coconut oil onto my hair is not an align or new thing for me. My mum used to apply coconut oil infused with curry leaves and hibiscus petals on every other day. My hair used to be soft and thick. Even though I have access to exotic oils for hair, I always use coconut oil whenever my hair needs some TLC.
Coconut oil repairs damaged hair and breakage, helps to prevent hair loss, as well as aids in hair growth. Because of its moisture retaining properties, It penetrates inside the hair shaft instead of sitting on top of the shaft, making it one of the most effective hair treatments.
HOW TO USE COCONUT OIL ON DRY HAIR
Take 3 spoons of coconut oil and 1 spoon of castor oil in a bowl and warm it using a double boiler method. Gently massage it all over your hair strands and scalp. Rinse it off with your shampoo after 2 to 3 hours.
Olive oil does indeed have rich, moisturizing properties that are amazing for your hair. Like coconut oil, olive oil also contains vitamin E and fatty acids. In addition, it has softening emollients like squalane and oleic acid, which make hair super soft. It is one of the best carrier oils for dry and damaged hair.
Olive oil is a rich source of antioxidants that help promote scalp health while neutralizing free radicals that can have a damaging effect on your scalp and hair.It strengthens your hair and improve its elasticity. This may help prevent issues, such as breakage and split ends.
HOW TO USE OLIVE OIL ON DRY HAIR
Warm required amount of olive oil using double boiler method. Gently massage it all over your hair strands and scalp. Rinse it off with your shampoo after 2 to 3 hours.
Avocado oil is high in fat, minerals, and antioxidants, all of which are essential for strong, healthy hair. Fatty acids can help repair dry or damaged hair by protecting the scalp from environmental damage. Avocado oil on hair is likely to undo severe hair damage, but it may help to prevent further breakage by lubricating the hair strands.
I always give myself a good avocado oil hair treatment whenever I use heat tools on my hair which is rare(Once in 40 or 50 days).
HOW TO USE AVOCADO OIL ON DRY HAIR
Warm required amount of Avocado oil using double boiler method. Gently massage it all over your hair strands and scalp. Rinse it off with your shampoo after 2 to 3 hours.
Castor oil comes from castor beans and is great for hair growth, because it has vital qualities like vitamin E, minerals, and proteins. It also contains antioxidants, which support the keratin in hair, making it stronger, smoother, and healthier. It offers other great benefits such as controlling hair loss, fighting scalp infections and dandruff (due to its anti-fungal properties), conditioning and moisturizing the hair, and preventing split ends.
HOW TO USE CASTOR OIL ON DRY HAIR
Take 3 spoons of coconut oil/ olive oil/ sweet almond oil, and 1 spoon of castor oil in a bowl and warm it using a double boiler method. Gently massage it all over your hair strands and scalp. Rinse it off with your shampoo after 2 to 3 hours.
Applying 1 or 2 drops of castor oil to the ends keeps split ends at bay.
SWEET ALMOND OIL
Sweet almond oil is filled with omega-9 fatty acids (which can add shine and potentially even stimulate new hair growth), vitamin E, and protein that can strengthen hair and prevent breakage. This nut-derived oil softens hair with its emollient qualities that protect and moisturize hair.
HOW TO USE SWEET ALMOND OIL OIL ON DRY HAIR
I have already shared a blog post titled,5 ways in which you can include sweet almond oil in hair care routine. Click here to read the post.