Question: Do I Need to Oil My Scalp?
This scenario may sound familiar: A child sitting between a mother’s knees, as the mother parts and oils the scalp in preparation for hairstyling. Many of us remember this ritual from childhood. Maybe you had that ubiquitous jar of Ultra Sheen (blue or green) sitting in your bathroom; maybe your mom used something different. That was the rule back then: to oil the scalp.
It’s really up to you whether or not you want to oil your scalp, but Strong hair begins at the scalp. For some people, it just feels good to apply a light oil to your fingers and massage the scalp before styling the hair. But I oil my scalp everyday with almond oil and this has been wonderful for my hair, it has grown and its so soft.
You don’t always have to buy fancy, big name hair products for your hair. Sometimes the best products are actually very simple and found in your local Foods store ” Grønhandler”. What are these simple hair products? Well they’re natural oils. I’m a natural haired woman and know first-hand that natural oils are amazing for hair. They work wonders on my hair. And I’ve been using natural oils for years to make my hair softer, shinier, and even stronger. Basically hair needs oil. So be sure to check out these 7 fabulous natural oils for natural hair.
Avocado oil is particularly great for natural hair. It’s loaded with nutrients, amino acids, essential fatty acids, as well as vitamins A, B, D, and E. And it’s excellent for moisturizing, deep conditioning, improving hair strength, strengthening hair, and boosting shine.
Castor oil thickens hair, promotes hair growth, prevents thinning, moisturizes, helps reduce split ends, helps to tame frizz, and prevents scalp infections.
Coconut oil is great for preventing dandruff, promoting hair growth, moisturizing, strengthening hair, thickening hair, and preventing damage.
Olive Oil (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
I LOVE using olive oil. And olive oil, which is also referred to as the “godmother of hair oil,” is great for moisturizing, deep conditioning, improving hair strength, eliminating dandruff, and also has powerful antioxidants that can help fight hair loss.
Rosemary oil is great for stimulating hair follicles for hair growth, preventing hair loss and greying, preventing dandruff, strengthening hair, and boosting shine.
Safflower oil protects hair, nourishes hair follicles, moisturizes, and stimulates blood circulation to promote hair growth and thickness. And it is extremely beneficial for natural as well as dry chemically treated hair.
Every black girl with natural hair should Thank god for almond oil. Almond oil works great as a “sealant.” This means that it “locks-in” moisture. Sweet almond oil also nourishes hair, smoothes hair cuticles to control shedding, promotes hair growth and thickness, prevents hair loss, and boosts shine.
Sheabutter is the new black, everyone is talking about it. But what does sheabutter do.
Shea butter, also known as karite butter, is made from the nuts of the karite tree. These trees are native to Central and Western Africa, and grow only on mature trees. Shea butter is sometimes called “women’s gold” because its harvest and production provides jobs for a huge number of African women. Shea butter is a prized natural hair treatment that especially benefits curly, dry and damaged hair.
shea butter is particularly effective on dry, coarse hair that has been stripped of moisture due to over-processing treatments like relaxing, which is common among African women. It is often used on African hair because this type of hair tends to be drier than other types of hair.
You can buy sheabutter from 20 kr at akuawood.