Taking care of your natural hair can get difficult during winter. These cold and dreadful months can leave your hair more dry and damaged than ever. Try these oils and butters to combat the harsh weather.
1. Shea Butter
Shea Butter is heavier than most butters, but it works wonders for damaged and brittle hair. It also repairs breakage by strengthening your strands from root to tip. Shea butter can also protect your hair from harmful UV Rays and prevent sun damage. Apply this butter to wet or damp hair to lock in moisture.
2. Jamaican Black Castor Oil
JBCO works to moisturize and strengthen your hair. It treats a dry, flaky scalp, and soothes eczema and scalp irritations. It has other beneficial factors such as giving fine hair a thicker appearance, it’s filled with nutrients to feed your hair follicles, and it increases hair growth due to its stimulation of blood flow in the scalp.
3. Muru Muru Butter
Extracted from the kernel of the fruit that bears the same name, Muru Muru butter is light and slightly nutty. Being rich in omegas, it helps soften the hair, promotes elasticity, shine, and locks in moisture. This butter also helps control frizz and define curls.
4. Sapote Oil
The exotic sapote oil is a miracle for those suffering from dry, itchy scalps or scalp conditions such as dandruff and eczema. This light and non-greasy oil helps reduce skin flaking and patches. In addition, it is full of vitamins that help balance sebum production which can help with excessively oily or excessively dry scalps.
5. Mango Butter
Packed with fatty acids and other vitamins, mango butter is great moisture-rich food for your hair. Its benefits include softening the hair and preventing environmental damage. Mango butter is perfect for tresses that need the ultimate moisture and hydration. Plus, it smells like sweet heaven!
6. Babassu Oil
Just like mango butter, babassu oil is a natural emollient that strengthens the hair and leaves it moisturized and refreshed. It serves as a great solution for irritated, flaky, or a damaged scalp. Due to its restorative properties, it is ideal for sensitive skin and great for soothing eczema. Also, it’s light and non-greasy.
7. Olive Oil
Olive oil is perfect to use during the winter when your hair is prone to dryness. It penetrates the cortex of your hair adding sheen and long-lasting moisture to dull, parched strands. Olive oil contains fatty acids that protect your tresses from damage and frizz, prevents dandruff, and softens the hair.
8. Cupuacu Butter
Cupuacu butter is an amazing hair moisturizer that possesses water absorbing abilities. This butter helps strengthen hair and promote a healthy scalp, all thanks to its abundant nutrients and minerals. It’s definitely, perfect for your winter regimen.
9. Avocado Oil
Avocado oil is unique being that it one of very few oils that can actually penetrate your hair shaft. Packed with vitamins and amino acids, this oil can strengthen your hair and add luster. Its great for dry, damaged, or weak hair.
P.S., avocado oil works well on all hair types so do share with any of your friends!