Some great oil treatments that you can try on black hair are moisturizing oil treatments, hair elasticity treatments, hot oil treatments, essential oil treatments, and leave-on oil treatments.
Black hair has some characteristics that make it different from straighter hair styles. For one, black hair has a unique structure which usually makes it more prone to breakage. The kinkiness of the structure of black hair makes it hard for the scalp to moisturize all strands of the hair, so dryness becomes a common problem. There are many natural products like Argan oil for hair and oil treatments that are great for improving the overall health and appearance of black hair.
Moisturizing oil treatments
Moisturizing black hair can be rather tricky, as over-moisturizing can cause the hair to become soft and spongy. On the other hand, under-moisturizing causes split ends, breakage, dryness and brittleness. It is advisable to use natural oil like grape seed or olive oil for sealing moisture in your hair. Apply a quarter-sized amount of the grape seed oil or olive oil after treating your hair with the moisturizing product of your choice. Pour the oil into your palms and slather over the hair. Make sure to evenly cover your hair, especially the tips.
Hair elasticity treatments
Your hair’s elasticity helps prevent breakage and fall-out. Use oils that help make your hair more pliable and soft. Sweet almond oil or jojoba oil are two light natural oils that are great for moisturizing the hair and making it softer. You can choose to include these oils into your daily hair care routine or every 2 days.
Hot oil treatments
Hot oil treatments are great for conditioning the hair and softening it as well. Heavy natural oils like coconut oil, avocado oil or olive oils are great for hot oil treatments. You can use a microwave or a double broiler to warm the oil of your choice before slathering it over your hair and massaging it deeply into your scalp. Make sure to cover your hair from the root to the hair tips. After applying the oil, use a warm towel or a shower cap to cover your head and sit under the drier for 15 minutes.
Essential oil treatments
Essential oils such as rosemary oil can help stimulate the oil circulation and secretion in the scalp which will help your hair become softer and naturally moisturized. Rosemary oil can also help darken hair that is graying. You can add essential oils to your hair care routine or to your hot oil treatments.
Leave-on oil treatments
There are also several natural oils that you can leave on your hair without rinsing after the application. Natural oils like sweet almond oil, jojoba oil and grape seed oil are great for leaving on the hair because they are naturally light. Leave-on oil treatments are great for daily applications and for people who do not want to spend hours applying an oil treatment before washing.