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The Best Hair Oil for Your
Hair Goals

We all love oils and regardless of your hair texture oils can have a tonne of benefits and help unleash the hair of your dreams.
Our hair type is all due to genetics. Genetics plays a huge factor in determining how the density, the curl pattern, the thickness and colour of your hair but also how long and fast it grows too. However the condition of our hair is a result of what we do to it and its environment. Damaged hair has become very commonplace in societies all around the world. People apply all sorts of products to their hair which may be drying them out, damaging their hair or leading to a continued damaged state. In addition to the damage incurred every day as a result of UV ray exposure, the friction from hair brushes, and the heat from hair dryers, the level of damage has skyrocketed since the advent of bleaching, dying, and perming the hair in the last decades.

Our philosophy at That Good Hair is that healthy hair stems from a more holistic attitude to haircare, which includes natural and organic ingredients in haircare products. Oils can be a great natural source of vitamins and moisture for our hair and many cultures practice Hair oiling or use oil on the hair and scalp to increase moisture, luster, and shine.
Hair Growth
I'm not sure about you but hair growth is always a major goal of mine and I swear by oil scalp massages for my hair growth. Hair oils can help to nourish and protect the hair and stimulate the scalp to encourage growth. The ends of your hair are the weakest and need the most care so if you are trying to grow your hair, you will find apply oils to the ends as well will make a big difference. The best hair oils for hair growth are Coconut oil, Castor Oil and Avocado Oil. Coconut Oil is best known for its ability to penetrate the hair and it has a high affinity for the proteins in the hair. It also has a low molecular weight and straight linear chain (which most polyunsaturated oils don't) so it can penetrate into the cortex itself. Once it gets there, it can prevent the loss of protein from the hair. Avocado Oil contains vitamins and minerals such as copper, iron, vitamin A, B6, D, and E and has the ability to deeply nourish and strengthen both the hair and the scalp which in turn can create the perfect environment for improved hair growth. As these are carrier oils, a great essential oil to add would be Lavender Essential Oil. Lavender has properties that can generate the growth of cells and reduce stress, researchers on one animal study found that this oil was able to generate faster hair growth in mice. The power of oils can be enhanced by Ayurvedic Herbs like Hibiscus Powder to stimulate thicker hair growth and to prevent premature greying.
Damaged Hair
Split ends are the worst, and while you may need to trim them off, you can still use hair oils to help reverse and reduce hair damage. Hair damage can be caused by something extreme like chemical processes hair dye and heat or something simple like over manipulation or the wrong tools. To keep damage at bay, these are the best hair oils for damaged hair, Passion Fruit Seed Oil, Brazil Nut Oil and Buriti Oil. Treatment of the hair using these oils reduced the formation of split hairs. The oils also reduced the 'force' of combing when the hair was wet – in other words, they made it easier to comb the hair. This reduction in combing forces can be attributed to the lubricant effects of the oil. The essential fatty acids in these oils are excellent at maintaining elasticity, protecting from physical damage and heat/UV damage. These oils are very good detangler agents when used on wet coily and curly hair. As these are carrier oils, a great essential oil to add would be Lemongrass Essential Oil which has healing properties and works to strengthen your hair follicles and soothe an itchy and irritated scalp.
The essential omega-3 fatty acids nourish hair at the follicles, where each strand connects to your scalp and can help strengthen the hair reducing breakage and dryness.
Paris Reveira
IAT Certified Hair Practitioner
Dull Hair
If you struggle with dull fine hair, the best hair oil for you are Sunflower Oil, Argan Oil and Abyssinian Oil. Sunflower oil does not penetrate beyond the cuticle as it is bulkier and contains double bonds. For that reason, it doesn't reach the cortex, but instead forms more of a 'film' on the surface of the cuticle. Abyssinian oil is very lightweight, making it a brilliant option for thin, fine or greasy hair that can easily become lank if overloaded but will still give a nice shine. Lastly, Argan oil is a lightweight oil that helps with frizz and styling. Regular use of Argan oil, your hair can look shiny, silky, and healthy. As these are carrier oils, a great essential oil to add would be Chamomile Essential Oil. Chamomile oil is a great essential oil for hair because it adds shine and softness to your hair while soothing your scalp. It can even be used to naturally lighten your hair.
There are countless oils out there with a range of amazing benefits that target specific problems. Give these oils a try and learn more about them from our Ingredients Glossary. It is all about understanding your hair and what it needs to stay healthy.