Jojoba oil is a wax like substance extracted from the seeds of plant called Simmondsia chinesis. It is commonly known as Jojoba. The oil has next to no side effects and can be safely put into use by all people.
Benefits of Jojoba oil
Jojoba oil has the unique feature of being the only oil that has the molecular structure similar to that of sebum (the oil that our scalp naturally produces). The nutrient rich oil is readily acceptable by the scalp because of this. This helps maintain the natural balance. Jojoba oil is 98% mono saturated fats and 2% saturated fats. This structure gives it the penetrative ability to reach the follicle and strengthen it from within.
As the oil hydrates the scalp, it reduces hair fall when your hair is dry. The amazing oil is an emollient. Thus, it helps in preventing breakages and split ends. Since the oil has antibacterial properties, it can help in treating dry scalp and dandruff problems. Jojoba oil helps in increasing shine, elasticity and softness in the hair.
Following are a few ways you can use Jojoba oil for your hair:
Use it as a leave-in treatment
You can use Jojoba oil as a leave-in treatment. Apply the oil to your scalp and leave it for a while before washing it off. You can use Jojoba oil as a carrier oil and mix other essential oils as well if you wish to. The penetrative quality of the oil helps your scalp from within and enriches the cuticles. You can either apply the mix for 20-30 minutes or even leave it overnight before washing everything out. You can try both and decide on what best suits you.
Mix it with your shampoo or conditioner
You can add 2-5 drops of Jojoba oil to your shampoo or conditioner to get better results. You can use it as a substitute to coconut oil and this is extremely beneficial for people with thick hair. Doing so will benefit you by reducing dandruff, breakage, dryness and split ends. Using it with the conditioner will improve the shine and elasticity as well.
Apply it on your hair ends
As you take care of your hair for better growth, you should not forget about your hair ends. You should apply jojoba oil to them to avoid breakages and split ends. This makes hair strong by giving it multivitamins and nutrients. It makes sure that your hair receives all the nutritional care and gains strength.
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