Jojoba (ho-ho-ba) oil, is actually a kind of wax derived from the bean seed of the Jojoba plant. The plant is found in California, Mexico and Arizona. Jojoba was used by Native American tribes on cuts and sores and to heal damage to the skin. It is shown to help fight wrinkles and promote new cell growth, due to its anti-bacterial properties.
Nutritional Content: Vitamin A, D and E, and Antioxidants
5 Benefits of Jojoba Oil on Your Natural Hair
Regulate sebum production
Since the scalp is the root of the hair, the length at which you hair can grow to will be affected by the health of your scalp. One of the functions of the scalp is to produce sebum (natural oil) which helps to moisturize the hair to keep it healthy. When the scalp doesn’t produce enough sebum, it can lead to dull and dry hair, resulting in split ends and premature hair fall.
On the other hand, when there’s an over production of sebum, it can lead to a flaky scalp and greasy hair. To help to control sebum production, especially in the events that your scalp doesn’t produce enough, you can massage a few drops of jojoba oil on your scalp on a regular basis to help keep the scalp moisturized.
Keeps the scalp clean and healthy
When the scalp produces too much sebum, the excess sebum can harden and turn into wax overtime which can clog the follicles and hinder hair growth. To avoid this, just apply small amounts of jojoba oil on your scalp to loosen and remove hardened oil/wax from the scalp. This will help to keep the scalp clean and healthy so that it can grow healthier-looking hair.
Fights scalp infection
The antioxidant properties in jojoba oil helps to fight bacteria and other fungal infections on the scalp that might inhibit hair growth and cause hair damage. A clean and healthy scalp is not only hygienic and comfortable, it also helps to ensure that your hair remains in it’s optimal state.
4. Treats dry hair
Jojoba oil is not only good for the scalp, it is also good for the hair as well. The vitamins in jojoba oil are hair nourishing properties which helps to condition the hair, restore luster and shine, while sealing in moisture into the hair. Jojoba oil can also be applied on the tips of the hair to help minimize split ends and breakage.
5. Promotes Hair Growth
When the hair and scalp are kept in a healthy state, the obvious result will be increased hair growth and maximum length retention. It is also used topically to encourage the regrowth of hair in people who are balding.
Because jojoba oil has properties which is similar to the sebum on your scalp, it works just like the natural oils on your scalp to help to make sure that your hair grows to it’s full potential and that it stays healthy after it has grown out of your scalp.
Benefits of Jojoba Oil on the Skin
Luckily, the tiny molecular structure of jojoba oil allows it to easily penetrate the skin. When applied directly on the skin, it has been known to help treat acne, psoriasis, sunburn and dry skin.
How to Use Jojoba Oil on Your Hair
There are many ways to use jojoba oil on your hair to maximize hair growth.
- Regular hot oil massage: warm a few spoonful of jojoba oil in a warm water bath. Then, massage onto scalp in a circular motion for about 5 minutes prior to shampooing your hair.
- Growth: mix a few drops of Jojoba oil with coconut oil, olive or almond oil. Apply a few drops on the scalp and massage it in. Do this on a regular basis, especially in the evenings.
- Add a few drops of jojoba oil into your DIY hair spritz, which normally contains a leave-in conditioner, water and oil.
- Add a few drops of jojoba oil into your deep conditioning treatment for added nourishments and for hair repair
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