What Oils Are Good for Hair Health

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Do you ever get lost looking at all the hair miracles on the market? With all of them promising to change your hair dramatically, how do you know which ingredients to trust? There are things you shouldn’t take shortcuts with, that includes your health and beauty. That’s why we look to mother nature for naturally nourishing oils that work to repair, restore, strengthen, and boost shine to reach your hair goals! 

Let’s break down some of our favorite natural oils:

Moroccan Argan Oil

One of the most widely known and raved about oils is plush in nourishing properties for the skin and hair. A prized ingredient stemming from the fruit of the Argan tree found in Morocco, “pure argan oil has been used for centuries for cooking and as a home remedy for health and beauty, including hair loss or thinning hair.  It is exceptional for hydration due to the abundance of Vitamin E, and essential fatty acids like oleic acid, and linoleic acid.  These components work together to create a protective layer of fatty coating on the scalp and hair. This prevents moisture from evaporating, which causes dryness and frizz. 

Argan oil is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, helping to soothe itchy, flaky scalps and be useful in alleviating dandruff. Due to its healing and protective properties, argan oil is one of the best oils you could use for overall hair health. WOW Skin Science’s Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo can help deliver all of these benefits--gloss and shine, reduced breakage, and no harsh chemicals or sulfates that can dry out hair. 

Being a highly sought after ingredient has skyrocketed the demand for production of this oil. Due to the exclusive locale of Morocco in which the argan fruit is grown, this hair oil is quite literally liquid gold!       


Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has been a staple for centuries, featuring multipurpose benefits known in the health and beauty world to naturally hydrate. One key difference is that coconuts are grown and harvested in many parts of the world, making it more accessible and affordable than Moroccan argan oil.  That’s not to say it is any less powerful. Coconut oil also relies on its fatty acid and vitamin content to restore and seal frizzy hair follicles, and repair damage. By nourishing your scalp and penetrating the cuticle of the hair, coconut oil can aid in promoting healthy hair growth for thicker, longer, and stronger hair, no matter the hair type.  

The soothing effects of coconut oil can be used on dandruff ridden or itchy and dry scalp, especially when diluting an antibacterial or antifungal essential oil. One of the most appealing aspects of this super ingredient? The intoxicatingly fruity smell of it. The naturally sweet-scented aroma of coconut provides an extra level of pleasure in your at-home spa day. 

There’s nothing this superfood can’t do, especially when it comes to hair care, which is why WOW Skin Science developed a range of coconut milk and coconut oil infused products to help you reap the amazing nutritional benefits. 

As a gentle yet effective moisturizer, coconut oil is truly a jack of all trades when it comes to optimal hair health, especially when paired with other nourishing oils like avocado in WOW Skin Science’s Coconut and Avocado Hair Conditioner. 

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is a widely-used ingredient in beauty for its ultra-nourishing properties. Extracted from the jojoba plant found in desert environments, it is a proven moisturizing miracle packed with beneficial nutrients like vitamins C, B, and E, as well as copper and zinc. It works to hydrate, protect against dryness, and strengthen hair to help reduce breakage and split ends. By nourishing the hair follicles, you're promoting hair health to fight hair fall. Try it out in WOW Skin Science's Onion Black Seed Hair Oil! 

Avocado Oil

A lesser-known, foodie turned beauty booster - avocado oil has defied many predisposed notions about its effectiveness beyond a topping for toast. With this renewed love for avocado, many people are won over by its exceptional health benefits. It is full of healthy omega 3 fatty acid benefits, to strengthen your hair's protective layer and keep moisture in.  As with any oil, it provides much-needed hydration to reduce and relieve dryness, including dandruff and flakiness on the scalp. It also helps prevent breakage by “coating the hair with a thin layer of oil which can make it more flexible.”  Because of the slick nature of avocado oil, it makes an especially useful detangler.  Similarly to olive oil, avocado oil is best used to boost conditioning treatments, like in WOW Skin Science’s Coconut and Avocado Hair Conditioner


Sweet Almond Oil

This silent, but potent oil is a key ingredient in a lot of beauty and hair products. It packs a powerhouse punch of essential vitamins and nutrients, such as Vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, phospholipids, and magnesium to nourish and strengthen hair.  The unique features of sweet almond oil include its higher monounsaturated fat percentage, allowing for easier saturation into the hair shafts, making it a popular and effective ingredient among the best hair care products


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While we deep dive into more natural sources of nourishment, it’s easy to write off these oils as food trends that don’t matter in your beauty routine. The reality is, mankind has been harnessing these valuable oils for thousands of years, and now the beauty industry has taken notice.  Modern science has unveiled the true nature of these potent oils, that can provide much-needed conditioning, restoration from damage, protection from free radicals and UV rays, and scalp soothing from dandruff or irritation.  

We at WOW Skin Science believe in the power of natural beauty, and appreciating its place in our haircare routine. These products are not only helpful for overall hair growth, but your hair health too by sealing in moisture, and keeping out harmful outside irritants. 


Sources:

  1. https://www.healthline.com/health/argan-oil-for-hair-growth#overview
  2. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321606#benefits
  3. https://www.wellandgood.com/almond-oil-for-hair/

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