Though it is called an oil, it’s really a liquid wax with properties similar to sebum produced by the skin. The oil has been popular in cosmetics since the 1970s but started getting more attention in the personal hair care world in recent years.
Jojoba oil adds great lustre to hair and aids in regulating the level of sebum production when administered topically. There are two hair care issues you can use jojoba oil for – dry hair and scalp problems. Let’s examine individually: –
As a treatment for dry hair, jojoba oil helps to moisturise and smoothen the hair strands. Use it to seal the length of your hair, minus the scalp, after applying your regular leave in and other products. Apply sparingly as overuse can attract dust to your hair when you go outside. If there’s any residue in your hands after sealing, then you have used too much.
Jojoba Oil for Scalp Problems
By massaging jojoba oil into your scalp, it disintegrates flakiness and build-up on the scalp that can block hair follicles and hamper hair growth. Due to its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial purposes, it can also prove effective for scalp conditions such as psoriasis and dermatitis. Other anti-fungal oils, which are good for this purpose, are castor oil and jasmine oil.
It’s not a good idea to leave jojoba oil on your scalp as it can clog your pores. Wash it out after you have used it for scalp massage purposes. Alternatively, you can add it into your shampoo and conditioner to incorporate regular use in your regimen.
Regular use of jojoba oil improves overall hair quality and resolves scalp conditions, which aids in hair growth.
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