If you’re thinking about going naturally curly or are already rocking your natural locks, you might have heard about carrier oils. Used in a variety of ways, carrier oils can help lock in moisture, combat dandruff and minimize frizz. This is a list of the best carrier oils and how you can use them in your curls.
Argan Oil : This oil is the darling of naturalistas everywhere and it’s often used in curl care products to add extra moisture and shine. It will help add extra moisture to dry, damaged hair, works to repair split strands and combats frizz.
Sweet Almond Oil : If your scalp is sensitive or prone to dryness, flakes or breakouts, this oil is a great option. It’s great for even the most sensitive of skin types. When rubbed directly onto your scalp can help increase blood flow, which results in longer, healthier curls.
Fractionated Coconut Oil : While you may have used coconut oil for cooking, you should only use Fractionated Coconut Oil as a beauty product. If your curls are dry and in need of a little TLC, this oil is for you. It quickly penetrates into damaged curl shafts to add much needed moisture and shine.
Emu Oil : While a lesser known oil, this product has a high fat content, which means it’s absorbed more slowly. If you’re prone to greasy or oily curls, you may want to avoid using this oil. However, for dry, stressed curls this is an excellent option. It will help heal a distressed scalp and fortifies hair to help it grow.
Jojoba Oil : Another oldie but goodie in the carrier oil world. When applied to curls, this oil adds instant moisture. You can also apply it from shaft to ends of your curls to help increase shine and reduce split ends, which helps minimize frizz.