Oiling your hair should be an integral part of your hair care routine. Who wouldn’t want shiny, strong, lush locks?
And just like you use shampoos and conditioners formulated especially for your hair type, so should your hair oil be one that suits YOUR strands. Find out what oil you should be using!
List of Hair Oils For Every Hair Type
Read on to learn about the best hair oils for your hair type and how to use them:
1. For Dry Hair: Argan Oil
In Morocco, argan oil is hailed as liquid gold, and with good reason too! This oil for dry hair works like a charm to repair frizzy and dull locks. It is full of fatty acids and vitamin E, which help make your hair smoother and glossier and also deal with split ends. If you have been struggling with dry locks, we suggest you take a bit of pure argan oil and rub it through your hair. You should also massage your scalp with it to promote healthier growth.
POPxo Recommends: Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Penetrating Oil (Rs 689)
2. For Oily Scalp: Rosemary Oil Mixed With Jojoba Oil
Not all oils work on oily scalp and hair. A lot of them can end up making your hair look greasy and limp. A few drops of rosemary oil, however, when mixed with a carrier oil like jojoba oil or coconut, can be extremely beneficial for your oily scalp. Mix 4 to 5 drops of rosemary essential oil with two teaspoons of your base oil and use it to massage your scalp for 15 to 20 minutes. This will improve the health of your hair follicles and promote healthier hair growth.
POPxo Recommends: Aroma Treasures Rosemary Pure Essential Oil (Rs 190), Soulflower Jojoba Carrier Oil - Coldpressed (Rs 405)
3. For Very Dry And Damaged Hair: Macadamia Oil
Nut oils provide intensive treatments and macadamia oil is especially rich, making it perfect for damaged hair. If your hair has suffered due to heat styling and chemical treatments, replenish it with macadamia oil massages. Take some oil and heat it till it’s lukewarm and then apply it through the length of your hair. Wash it off with a moisturizing shampoo.
POPxo Recommends: Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment (Rs 450)
4. For All Hair Types: Coconut Oil
As Indians, we have all grown up with the blue Parachute bottle of coconut oil that our grandmothers gave us champi with. Coconut oil is practically liquid magic bottled up. You can use it for all hair types (even oily hair!), on your skin, on your body, for cooking, for removing makeup...the list is pretty long. Full as it is of vitamins and minerals, it makes your hair stronger, shinier and better.
POPxo Recommends: Parachute 100% Pure Coconut Oil (Rs 150)
5. For Thin And Fine Hair: Avocado Oil
If you have fine and thin hair, you need an oil that won’t weigh it down and make it appear limp. For such hair, avocado oil is perfect as it is so lightweight and hydrating. It will promote hair growth so that over time, your mane can grow thick and lush!
POPxo Recommends: StBotanica Avocado Pure ColdPressed Oil (Rs 399)
6. For Curly Hair: Babassu Oil
Curly hair is thicker and more voluminous, which means it needs a more heavy-duty oil too. Babassu oil, although it can be a little difficult to find, can actually make your curly hair more moisturized and manageable.
POpxo Recommends: Babassu Oil 100% Pure Organic Cold Pressed (Rs 2,466)
7. For Dandruff: Almond Oil
You can eat almonds for brain health and apply almond oil on your hair for a dandruff-free scalp! To reduce scalp irritation and dandruff, massage almond oil on it a few hours before you shampoo. The goodness of this light nut oil really helps deal with flakiness and itchiness.
POPxo Recommends: Herbal Roots Pure Almond Oil (Rs 719)
8. For Promoting Hair Growth: Baobab Oil
Want Rapunzel tresses but your hair won’t grow beyond a certain point? Try Africa’s beauty secret - baobab oil! It’s chock-a-block full of fatty acids, vitamins and minerals that promote hair growth and cell regeneration. This oil for hair growth will actually increase the length of your tresses!
POPxo Recommends: Shea Terra Organics African Baobab Oil (Rs 5,455)
9. For An Unhealthy Scalp: Tea Tree Oil
Whether your hair is excessively dry or excessively oily, tea tree oil can help correct the imbalance. Mix 2 to 3 drops of tea tree essential oil in a carrier oil like coconut and massage your scalp thoroughly. Do this two times a week to see a healthier scalp and hair.
POPxo Recommends: Aroma Treasures Tea Tree Pure Essential Oil (Rs 190)
10. For Colour-Treated Hair: Marula Oil
Marula oil is fast-absorbing and rich in Vitamin C and E, making it perfect for colour-treated hair that has been subjected to various chemicals. It locks moisture in and gives your colored locks the lush treatment they need!
POPxo Recommends: Pure Marula Oil (Rs 395)
11. For Thin Hair: Ghost Oil
Zap frizzy and thin hair weighing your hair down or leaving it greasy with a smooth moringa blend. This integrated moringa oil treatment enriches the hair shafts with essential nutrients that promotes radiant shine and control frizz. Use 2-3 drops on damp hair after shower for extra heat styling protection or to add smoothing shine.
POPxo Recommends: Ghost Oil (Rs 1,137)
12. For Fine Hair: Abyssinian Oil
Another oil for fine hair is Abyssinian oil. This natural seed oil promises to improve manageability, moisturisation, shine and protect your scalp against irritants. It’s an excellent oil to include in your deep conditioning treatments as it mimics the effects of silicone due to its high omega-9 content.
POPxo Recommends: Abyssinian Oil (Rs 550)
So go ahead and get an oil that works for you and your hair, ladies!