Hair oilSometimes used as a pre-wash treatment to strengthen and soften hair, and sometimes used after hair washing as a conditioner to hold moisture, natural hair oil is extremely popular for anyone wanting healthier hair.

However, with so many different hair oils on the market, how do you choose which oil you should use for your hair? The truth is there really isn’t one oil that is better for everyone’s hair.

Different individuals may benefit more from the properties of one oil over another, or find that a combination of oils is actually better for their hair. Understanding more of what different hair oils do for your hair’s health will help you decide which hair oil might be best for you.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has long been used for healthier hair. It protects, cleans, and nourishes while helping prevent the loss of proteins in your hair. It is a great way to replace the natural oils your hair has lost.

Coconut oil is often used as topical massage helping to treat the scalp as well as your hair. It can also be used as a pre-wash and post wash treatment to help keep your hair looking soft and silky.

Argan Oil

Argan Oil is the ideal hair oil for people who want frizz free, smooth and shining hair. It works as a natural sunscreen and heat protectant, protecting from the harmful rays of the sun and damage that can be caused by hair dryers or curling wands.

Argan oil is known for helping prevent hair breakage and repairing the scalp.

Olive Oil

Olive oil is a good hair oil for people who have exceptionally dry and brittle hair. It is also used by people wishing to prevent hair loss since it actually helps to block DHT, which is one of the causes of hair loss.

It contains powerful anti-oxidants and stimulates blood circulation in the scalp. When choosing olive oil for treating your hair, organic extra virgin oil is the best olive oil to use.

Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet Almond Oil is an excellent oil for people who have scalp problems as well as those who want healthier hair. It is used to remove buildup of dead skin cells and reduces scalp inflammation while actually strengthening your hair strands.

Sweet Almond oil is a good choice for those who want to improve their overall hair and scalp health.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is a very versatile oil. Not only can it be used to treat dry hair but also oily hair. Jojoba oil moisturizes and conditions the scalp deep down and seals in moisture while balancing pH levels.

It can be used by itself or mixed with other oils as a hair treatment. In addition, it is used in shampoos and conditioners to help keep your hair healthy.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree oil is known to fight fungus, bacteria and viruses, therefore it is ideal for people who want to deal with dandruff and heal their scalp. It is also good for unclogging pores and is effective as  a head lice preventive.

Tea Tree oil works well in shampoos and conditioners (you can add a few drops to your current shampoo or conditioner or massage it into your scalp if you mix it with other oils first.)

Avocado Oil

Your hair, just like other parts of your body, needs vitamins and minerals to stay healthy. Avocado oil is a great way to ensure that your hair gets many of the vitamins and minerals it needs to get nourished.

Rich in vitamins A, D, and E as well as several of the B complex vitamins and a wealth of minerals, avocado oil helps to prevent hair from breaking and holds in moisture.

It can also be mixed with olive oil and used as a hot oil treatment prior to washing your hair, mixed with brown sugar and used as a scalp scrub, or mixed with beer and used as a rinse out hair conditioner to soften your hair and add shine.

Castor Oil

Castor oil has anti bacterial and anti-fungal properties and is great for stimulating the scalp while protecting the hair against damage.

When massaged into the hair and left for a few minutes, it works its way into your hair strands, strengthens and thickens the strands while softening your hair. The result is a healthy scalp and stronger healthier hair.

All in all, any and all of these oils can have benefits for your scalp and hair. Which oil you should use to improve the look and feel of your hair is a simple matter of finding the right oil to help deal with your specific hair needs or issues.