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Types of Oil and Their Benefits for Hair

JAKARTA – Having hair problems is troublesome. Especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, it was not possible to do hair care at the salon. But don’t worry, there are natural ingredients that can cure hair problems without the need to go to a salon.

Oil for hair has several variants, including coconut oil, argan oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, olive oil, and even oil. chia seed. Reporting from various sources, it turns out that this natural-based oil has different properties.

For example coconut oil. The content of carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals in coconut oil can protect hair due to heat and repair damaged and broken hair. In addition, coconut oil can also keep hair moisturized so that hair looks shiny.

There are various kinds of coconut oil on the market, ranging from types refined, unrefined, and extra virgin. Coconut oil is suitable for all hair types, especially hair that is dry, damaged, or dull.

Furthermore, argan oil or known as Moroccan oil. Derived from the nuts produced from the argan tree, this oil is rich in fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamin E.

Not only makes hair look beautiful, argan oil can protect hair from damage caused by ultraviolet rays and heat. This oil is suitable for dry, brittle, frizzy, coarse hair, or hair that is frequently styled and exposed to heat.

Then there is the jojoba oil which is produced from the jojoba plant. It has the same characteristics as sebum, an oil that is produced naturally in the scalp, so its use will not disturb the natural balance of the scalp. This oil easily seeps into the hair shaft and follicles.

Regarding its benefits, jojoba oil is good for moisturizing hair, preventing dandruff so it is ideal for use on dry, damaged, dull hair, and those with dandruff and dry scalp problems.

There is also almond oil which comes from almond seeds. The content of vitamin E, fatty acids, protein, antioxidants, and magnesium can reduce hair damage and help hair growth in those who have problems with long hair growth and hair loss.

Using it regularly can help your hair be longer and stronger. Not only used on hair and scalp, almond oil can also be consumed.

Olive oil. This versatile oil comes from, as the name implies, pressed olives. Olive oil is useful for coating the hair shaft and protecting keratin so that hair health is maintained. When used regularly, olive oil can be a substitute for using conditioner because it keeps hair moisturized and gives a healthy look to damaged and broken hair.

Before deciding to use hair oil, make sure you know what your hair needs. Use a good quality oil and make sure to always read the label of the ingredients used as there are some products that add other ingredients to natural oils. (Gemma Fitri Purbaya)