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Did You Know This About Oils?

There are many different types of natural oils with many uses, which people utilize for health, beauty, and fitness reasons.

Many of these natural oils have been featured on the website over the years. 

However, there is quite a lot of misinformation on natural oils, how to use them, and their best benefits for hair.

The Natural Oils for Hair and Health website focuses on researching and testing out oil, writing about them and the best way to use them, and helping to dispel any myths about natural oils.

5 facts everyone should know about natural oils

5 Facts About Natural Oils Everyone Should Know

1. Natural Oils Fall into 3 Categories

There are three types of natural oils – Fatty oils like castor that have large molecular weight and sit on the surface of the hair shaft without penetrating it.

Semi fatty oils like almond and avocado, which are absorbed more easily, and dry oils like grape seed and coconut, which are light and disappear into the hair shaft without leaving behind a residue.

2. Only 3 Oils Can Penetrate Hair

Only 3 oils have the ability to penetrate into the hair shaft and moisturize hair – olive oilalmond oiland coconut oil.

3. Heating Up Oils Helps

Warming up the oil before massaging it into your scalp fixes a great variety of scalp problems such as dandruff.

However, not all natural oils do well with heating so check the full profile in the article before heating up the oil. 

4. Works for Every Hair Type

No matter your hair type, there is at least one type of oil that is suitable for it.

5. Can Fix Most Hair and Beauty Issues

Most natural oils can be used to address many hair and skincare issues once you pinpoint exact problems.

All that remains is developing a proper regimen and solution to use natural oils effectively.

Browse the archives to find out more about the different types of natural oils and how you can use them for your hair and beauty needs.

Over 80 natural oils have been featured on this website with many more to follow. 

Want to know more about how to use natural oils for specific purposes to get more effective use out of them for healthy hair care?

Have a look at the Healthy Hair Care Series; natural hair care books for black women. The series is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 on Amazon, Etsy and Goodreads.


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Abi is a curly hair expert who delved into the world of natural oils after severe hair loss issues. Through her research, study, and testing, she was able to regrow her bald spots & a healthy head of hair. She is the founder of Healthy Natural Hair Products & Ade Ori Hair Care, and the author of the highly-rated Healthy Hair Care Series. She continues to study hair science, Ayurveda, and natural and healthy solutions for hair and skin. Learn more about our Editorial Guidelines

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