3 Best Oils for Natural Hair


3 Oil That Penetrate Hair

There are 3 oils that anyone with natural hair can’t live without. 3 Best Oils for Natural Hair are oils that penetrate the hair. These oils are avocado oil, olive oil, and coconut oil. They will enter the inner structure of the hair.This makes them more moisturizing than other oils.  They also help to strengthen hair by preventing damage.

We will discuss the benefits are all three and why every woman should keep these wonder oils not only in their kitchen but also in their personal beauty supply store they call a bathroom.

Avocado Oil

NOW Solutions Avocado Oil, 100% Pure 16 fl oz $15.99

Avocado Oil is an effective moisturizer for dry, brittle, damaged hair. It is packed with healthy hair vitamins such as vitamins A, B, D, and E. It also has protein, amino acids, iron, copper, magnesium, and folic acid. All nutrients that make it ideal for use to help prevent damage to the hair.

The vitamins help protect the scalp and feed the hair follicles while the amino acids promote healthy cell growth to maintain or restore scalp health. Avocado oil is also loaded with fatty acids which help to make hair feel soft and imparts shine. It is a light oil that absorbs easily into both the scalp and skin. It is said to closely resemble the oil naturally produced by the scalp or sebum.

According to Urban Bush Babes, it has natural humectant properties adding and locking in moisture. It acts as a natural SPF. It’s also great for deep conditioning, strengthening hair, and adding shine. The vitamins, amino acids, and high fat content promote healthy cell growth and are great for maintaining and restoring scalp health (dry, itchy scalp). Avocado oil can be added to shampoo, used as a deep treatment, or used as a sealant.

Avocado oil is usually found in heath food stores more frequently than your local grocery store unlike Olive Oil and Coconut Oil. Its a little pricey in comparison to the others.  4 oz of Avocado Oil is about $6.99 (Wholefoods) or $7.68 (Amazon) or buy 16 oz for $12.00 (a bottle this size will last you 6 months or more). The price is the reason I use it more sparingly than the other two. I may add a small amount (maybe an ounce or two) to my olive-coconut oil mix for a extra boost of vitamins.

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Tamara is the Founding Editor of Natural Hair Rules!!! Natural Hair Rules (NHR) was originally created as her personal hair journal. Since its creation in 2008, it has grown to one of the top natural hair/beauty blogs online today.

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  1. I am newly natural, and I have to say that extra virgin olive oil works miracles. If you dont put it on heavily, its light and a great moisturizer. Could easily be the only moisturizer i need. Probably the best and cheapest you will find. My hair already visibly looks longer and healthier.Oh and jamaican castor oil as well. And if you want other great products try miss Jessie’s baby buttermik and miss Jessie’s coily custard, also great. Thank you for this article.

    • maat da ruler says:

      I learned to stop taking advice from black women about hair growth it seems they recommend things that break your hair and keep the good growth aides like t444z a secret.

  2. Oils by sayblee handmade naturals hair care lime scalp nourishing oil is the best I’ve come across. reduces itchy scalp issues big time! https://www.sayblee.net/14-oils

  3. Sarah Samuel says:

    Hi Tamara,
    I feel terrible for saying this but olive oil makes my hair feel crispy and brittle, it just sits upon the hair and then drips off. Coconut oil breaks the hair as soon as it touches it, in rather big clumps. It has been a journey caring for natural hair in this instance, but I think I’ve finally got to know what products my hair will tolerate. It seems only light oils like Argan, Castor oil (not Jamaican), Macadamia, Peach & Advocado are the oils that can be readily used and mixed with Shea butter for the LOC method, and the hair is thriving in it’s own naturally beautiful way. When this journey began I could attest to having curl patterns 4a,b & c in various areas of the scalp, but have since tried two oils mixed together with a leave-in moisturizer and now the curl pattern seems to have disappeared, now that was confusing since I had added extensions to the hair prior to crochet braiding, and everything seemed to be straight so it was hard detecting my own hair from the extensions. Loving crochet braids as it prevents the constant hand in hair syndrome, yes I am guilty of that also, so could relate when that blog was posted.
    So, although I would ideally love to enter contests for products, I cautiously do not, as most of them contain coconut oil which the hair is ‘allergic’ to.

    • It's Just Me says:

      You are so right. I tried Blue Magic Organics Castor Oil and it made my hair break off within hours. Coconut is a main ingredient of it. My hair does not like coconut oil. I’m considering trying almond oil, but over the years all the suggestions from natural hair wearers have caused my hair to break. My hair seems to break using those “natural” oils.

  4. Hiiii Tamara,
    My name is Fazal & I m 25years.my hair color is black & so silky and its not good & not growing well.please reply me which oil is best for my hair.plz reply me fast.

  5. Tried coconut and olive oils. And now, after reading this post, I am eager to try those avocado oil! Thanks for the suggestion. Enjoy your day! :)


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