5 Best Light Oils for Natural Hair

by Dr. Phoenyx Austin

5 Best Light Oils for Natural Hair

Far be it from me to discourage anyone from investing in quality haircare products because, truth is, oftentimes you get what you pay for. Despite that fact of life, you don’t always have to go “high maintenance” or break the piggy bank for the good stuff. Sometimes the best products are actually very basic, reasonably priced, and can even be found in your kitchen cabinet. What are these hair products? Well, they’re natural oils. Why should you use natural oils on your hair? The answer is simple: Oils are “sealants,” which means that oils work to “lock-in” moisture, thus preventing dryness and breakage. As a natural haired woman and fitness professional, I know first-hand how amazing natural oils are for your hair and your body. Also, being that I exercise daily (and sometimes twice a day), I’m particularly fond of “light” oils because they’re less likely to cause rapid buildup and weigh hair down. In fact, I stan for oils so much so that I even dedicated an entire chapter to natural oils and butters in my bestselling book, If You Love It, It Will Grow: A Guide to Healthy, Beautiful Natural Hair. I’ve been using natural oils for years to make my hair softer and even stronger, and I’d definitely recommend checking out my book if you’re looking for a fun, easy to understand guide to natural hair care! OK, so now that we’ve briefly covered natural oils and why we use them, let’s check out a few of my top picks for light natural oils:

Avocado Oil

Avocado oil is loaded with nutrients, amino acids, essential fatty acids, as well as vitamins A, B, D, and E. It’s excellent for moisturizing, deep conditioning, improving hair strength, and boosting shine.

Coconut Oil

I LOVE coconut oil. This oil’s great for promoting healthy hair growth, strengthening hair, and preventing damage. And here’s a BIG BONUS: Coconut oil isn’t just great for hair, it’s also great for boosting metabolism and burning belly fat!

Rosemary Oil

Rosemary oil is often touted for its stimulating effect on hair follicles, as well as its ability to treat dandruff, strengthen hair, and boost shine.

Safflower Oil

Safflower oil is very light (which I love), and also works to protect hair and nourish hair follicles, while also promoting healthy hair growth. This oil is also touted as an excellent remedy for dry, chemically treated hair.

Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet almond oil works to improve hair strength, boosts shine, nourishes hair follicles, and promotes healthy hair growth.

Ever tried any of these light natural oils? Which are your faves? − Doc

Dr. Phoenyx Austin is a physician, fitness expert, , creator of advanced nutritional supplements BeautyElite & BodyElite, and the #1 bestselling author of If You Love It, It Will Grow: A Guide to Healthy, Beautiful Natural Hair and And That’s Why You’re Fat: Health & Fitness Mistakes to Stop Making. Dr. Phoenyx’s passion is fitness and her goal is to help others achieve their best bodies. For tons more fitness tips and inspiration, check out her website. Also find the Doc on Facebook,  Twitter,  Pinterest, and Instagram

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