Best Oils for High Porosity Hair

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by Mary Wolff

Hair needs moisture to stay healthy and beautiful. If you have high porosity hair, your strands may be able to absorb moisture without an issue. The real challenge for your hair is keeping that moisture locked in place. This is where oils come in since they offer a concentrated dose of moisturizing properties and seal the cuticle to help keep moisture locked in. How do you choose the right oils for your hair porosity? With this list of the 5 best oils for high porosity hair, of course!

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Try These DIY Conditioners For Curls


by Mary Wolff

When it comes to caring for your curls, you may feel more comfortable creating your own products. Maybe you just don’t have the time to run to the store to pick up another bottle. Whatever the case, there are a ton of easy-to-make ideas for a DIY conditioner for curls. They use natural ingredients you probably already have on hand in your kitchen! Here are a few of my favorite recipes for a nourishing DIY conditioner for curls.

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Try One of These Olive Oil Masks to Restore Dry, Damaged Hair

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by Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.org

Olive oil has been used for centuries as a tool for beautiful hair, skin and nails. Olive oil is often used for hair care because of its natural conditioning and hydrating properties and is especially helpful in repairing damage to dry, brittle hair.

While the smell can be quite off-putting, the one downside pales in comparison to the several benefits it brings to dry, thirsty strands. This is a great natural oil for dandruff and dryness and ideal for hot oil treatments. If you suffer from dry hair – then these 3 hair masks are perfect for you.

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The Benefits of Olive Oil for Natural Hair

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Olive oil and its production have been with humankind since ancient times and the olive tree has played an integral part in the life of the people of the Mediterranean basin since about the time of the third millennium B. C. Olive oil is the fat obtained from the fruit of the olive tree or Olea europaea. The tree has a life span of around 300 to 400 years. The method of producing olive oil has not changed in thousands of years. The olives are ground into a paste and then the oil is extracted through centrifugal motion with stainless steel. The first extraction creates extra virgin olive oil, where the oil retains the flavor, color, and nutritional value of the original fruit with the exclusion of chemicals and heat.

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Adding Oils to Your Natural Hair Regimen



by Alicia James of MsAliciaJames.com

I could talk about my love for using oil on my natural hair all day long. I've personally had a long term relationship with extra virgin olive oil, but I don’t discriminate when it comes to coconut oil, avocado oil, grapeseed oil, etc. I've used extra virgin olive oil as a part of my regimen consistently for nearly three years. Before I used any type of oil, my hair looked dull, dry... no excitement at all. Once I started to use oil, my hair came to life, it was bouncy and over time developed a beautiful natural shine! Oil will always be one of the most important parts of my regimen.

Here are three ways I use oil to add shine to my natural hair:

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How to Use Olive Oil for Natural Hair



by Kala G

Dry curly hair is the WORST! But olive oil can be your best friend when it comes to preventing natural Type 4 hair from getting dry and crunchy? Whether it’s a pre-poo treatment or the secret ingredient in your whipped shea butter, olive oil could be your ticket to healthier looking and feeling hair.

1. Whipped Shea Butter

A store bought or homemade whipped shea butter is a coily's best friend. It’s great for softening, protecting and sealing in the moisture for your twist and braid outs. Remember that a little goes a long way and to rinse well or clarify to prevent build up on your wash days. Here’s a simple recipe with olive oil that will give your butter that whipped effect:

Ingredients-

  • raw shea butter - 4 ounces
  • coconut oil - 4 ounces
  • extra virgin olive oil - 3 ounces
  • essential fragrance oil - a few drops

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