Every African lady loves healthy and long natural hair, and this can only be achieved by properly taking care of your hair and the scalp. Application of natural products to your natural hair is the best way to achieve desired results.
In this post today, I will be sharing with you simple natural oils you can apply for the purpose of having a healthy hair growth especially when you have this hair type. It is very important to know your hair porosity so as to know what type of oil or mixture of oils to apply to your hair.
Choosing best oils for your hair requires you to know the preparation and functions of some of this natural oils.
1. Neem oil
Neem oil is one of the best oil that helps in promoting proper and healthy hair growth as it contains special properties such as vitamin E, which are essential for the scalp. It also helps in getting rid of baldness and hair loss by stimulating the hair follicles. This neem oil is a perfect oil for getting rid of hair lice and restoring hair edges.
How do you make this oil at home
It is necessary to know that neem oil can be made from neem leaves, seeds and other parts of neem tree. We will be making use of neem leaves and olive oil in making the oil.
1. Wash you leaves thoroughly, add two to three spoons of olive oil and blend to smooth puree.
2. Pour the blended oil in a small bowl and add more oil. Place it in a boiling water for 30 to 45 minutes, you will notice that the oil would have turned into green color.
3. Pour this paste in a cheesecloth and strain out the oil.
You neem oil is ready for use.
Direction of use
Apply this oil directly to the hair and massage your scalp thoroughly. Allow it to sit for 1 to 2 hours. And then wash with mild shampoo and hair conditioner.
2. Moringa oil
Moringa is unique tree which is popularly used for several purposes due to it's medicinal properties as it is rich in antioxidants, and other vital vitamins that the hair needs. It's oil, is one of the best oil that can be used in nourishing the hair and the scalp thus promoting hair growth. It also helps in moisturizing and treating the hair.
How you can make homemade moringa oil.
Moringa oil can be made from both its leaves and seeds. To make a homemade moringa oil that will be very effective, it is important to use more than one type of oil.
1. Rinse your moringa leaves in a clean water, spread it where is will be easily hair dried.
2. Pour your oils in a bowl (such as castor oil, olive oil, coconut oil and/or grape oil) depending on how you want it to be.
3. Add you leaves into the oil mixture but make sure the oil covers the leaves.
4. Place the bowl containing the leaves and oil in a boiling water which is placed on a medium heat. Leave for about 45 minutes. But ensure you stir at intervals.
5. After the leaves are well infused in the oil, remove from the heat. Carefully drain out the oil and transfer into a bottle.
It is ready for use.
This oil can be used as perfect moisturizer especially for high porous hair and it deals mercilessly with dandruff.
Apply this oil on your hair and massage your hair thoroughly overnight. And wash it off the next day with mild shampoo and hair conditioner.
3. Olive oil
Olive oil is the most popular oil people use as beauty product. This oil is easy to come by and it works perfectly for all hair type especially for low porous hair. It contains vital minerals that the hair needs for healthy and fast growth.
It's a perfect remedy for dry hair as it helps in preventing hair from breakage and helps in fighting fungi and other hair problems.
Note: To achieve perfect result, you must follow regular hair routine such as weekly or twice a week application.
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