Expert Advice

Oils and their Benefits

Susan Johnston | September 1, 2011 | 10:11 AM

Abyssinian Oil is a natural vegetable oil that contains a high percentage of unsaturated C22 fatty acids and produces a natural radiant luster. It will form a light continuous lipid layer to help detangle the hair and lock in essential moisture.


Amla Oil is considered one of the world’s oldest natural hair conditioners. It is marketed to stimulate hair growth and pigmentation and prevent premature graying of hair and dandruff, while increasing the strength of hair follicles.


Argan Oil hydrates the hair, penetrating into the hair shaft and enhancing elasticity. It is especially good for uncontrollable and unmanageable hair, restoring and repairing damage.


Avocado Oil is a perfect oil for dry hair, and is full of vitamins such as A, E, D and potassium. This oil is typically added to other carrier oils for a deep treatment.


Castor Oil is rich in ricinoleic acid (triglyceride of fatty acid), and is marketed as nourishing to the hair and good for preventing a dry scalp. When added to hair care products, castor oil can seal in moisture, as well as soften and thicken hair.


Coconut Oil helps in the lubrication of the hair. It softens hair and conditions the scalp, and provides the essential proteins for nourishing damaged hair. Also good for dandruff.


Hemp Seed Oil brings gloss and manageability to hair as well as relief from dry scalp or hair damage caused by blowdryer heat, chemical perms, color or sunlight. It contains moisturizing and replenishing essential fatty acids.


Jojoba Oil is great for all hair types, and has an ability to inhibit excess activity of the sebaceous glands making it the perfect choice for people with oily scalps that still need conditioning.


Kendi Oil is a source of multiple essential fatty acids (Omegas 3, 6 and 9). The oil repairs and maintains hair’s natural lipid layer while its anti-oxidant powerhouse Tocopherol ghts free radicals, protecting hair from future damage.


Macadamia Nut Oil allows for absorption and rapid penetration into hair and skin. Macadamia includes a rich concentration of essential fatty acids, natural antioxidants and vitamins, which penetrate, smooth and coat the hair shaft, improving elasticity and strength, leaving hair nourished and revitalized.


Olive Oil strengthens and nourishes the hair. In addition to adding shine, olive oil smoothes the cuticles and is great for frizzy hair.


Rosemary Herbal Oil is very useful for aky dandruff problems. Rosemary oil is known to help stimulate follicles.


Vitamin E Oil is a well-known antioxidant, and acts as a rejuvenator to protect scalp and skin.


Some of the Hottest Oil Products, include:

Avlon Keracare
Macadamia Natural Hair
Alterna Bamboo Collection
Mizani Supreme Oil
Aquage Silkening Oil Treatment
Amika Obliphica Collection
Agadir Hair Products
Orofl uido Beauty Elixer
Rusk DeepShine Oil
Rejuvenol Argania Oil

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