The 5 Best Natural Oils for Your Top Hair Concerns

BY Nancy Twine · May 10, 2016

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Natural oils are just about the best thing you can use on your hair. They’re packed with nutrients that strengthen, repair and condition both the hair and the scalp. They’re natural too, so you can apply them without worrying about harsh chemicals or toxic additives. Plus, they’re completely customizable, each targeting a different hair concern. Whether you have thin and brittle hair, frizzy hair, or dry and itchy scalp, see which oils you should be adding into your hair care routine.

Best for Thin, Weak or Brittle Hair: Avocado Oil 

Avocado oil is a miracle worker for thin hair because it’s lightweight and rich, with reparative and hair-strengthening properties. Like avocados themselves, avocado oil is made up of fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamin E and proteins—all essential nutrients for healthy hair. Thin hair tends to break easily, especially when exposed to heated styling tools like blow-dryers and curling irons, so adding an oil that helps repair breakage and strengthen the hair shaft is ideal. Plus, vitamin E promotes hair growth as it increases blood circulation and boosts oxygen supply to the scalp.

To get your dose of avocado oil, try Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Cleansing Shampoo.

Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Cleansing Shampoo

 

Best for Frizz and Flyaway: Argan Oil 

Argan oil is a common ingredient in many hair care products because it’s loaded with deep conditioning properties that help soften hair and fight frizz. The oil itself is made up of fatty acids, vitamin E and antioxidants which, when applied to the scalp directly, nourish and strengthen the hair. It’s also lightweight and can be used on dry hair as a styling agent, giving the hair a subtle sheen and taming flyaways.

Best for Dull Hair: Sweet Almond Oil 

Sweet almond oil contains a high concentration of proteins and vitamins A, B, D and E, all of which help add shine to otherwise lackluster hair. It’s also lightweight, making it a great resource for leave-in protection and extended shine. Also, because it has emollient properties, it enhances the softness and manageability of the hair, giving it an overall healthy, more lustrous appearance.

Find this oil in Briogeo Don’t Despair! Repair Deep Conditioning Mask.


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Best for Damaged Hair and Maintaining Scalp Health: Coconut Oil 

Coconut oil really promotes healthy hair; there’s nothing this powerhouse can’t tackle. It’s comprised of antioxidants and nutrients like vitamin E, vitamin K and iron, which helps combat and eradicate dandruff. It also contains antifungal and antimicrobial properties that keep the scalp and hair clean and protected. Using it as a deep-conditioning mask is the most effective way to strengthen the hair and mend the ends. Just heat it on the stove until it’s warm, massage into the scalp and hair, cover it with a shower cap and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with shampoo as normal and feel the difference!

Best for Dry Hair and Itchy Scalp: Rosehip Oil 

Rosehip oil absorbs quickly, making it a fast solution for dry hair and flaky scalps. It also locks in moisture without weighing the hair down or causing it to look greasy. Those suffering from eczema or an itchy scalp will also find comforting results with rosehip oil because it’s rich in omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids that soothe and moisturize.

Find it in Briogeo Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray.

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Nancy Twine

Not many people would consider taking the leap of faith from a high-paying Wall Street career into the risk-laden world of a natural beauty entrepreneur, but Nancy Twine, ‘green beauty expert’ and founder and CEO of Briogeo Hair Care, did just th... Read More >