The UMA Oil Files: 7 Must-Have Oils for Hair
Often touted as miracle ingredients, argan oil and coconut oil have rapidly become household names. While it’s true that both of these oils are excellent natural beauty products, there are many new kids on the block that also deserve a moment in the spotlight. After some rigorous – and occasionally messy – experimentation, we’ve chosen our top 7 hair oils for taming your mane.
Agave oil is one of our favorite under-the-radar essential oils at the moment. It’s especially good for hair that is suffering from split ends or prone to frizz. This natural plant extract is lightweight and not as greasy as counterparts like coconut oil. It will leave hair looking shiny, and feeling healthy – and the light, sweet fragrance doesn’t hurt either!
Our scalp naturally produces oils to rejuvenate and cleanse the hair, but unfortunately the early stages of this process can leave hair looking greasy. If you’re not willing to put up with a few days of liberal dry shampoo application, Jojoba oil may be a great blemish solution for you. It mimics the qualities of the natural oils your body produces, and may trick your scalp into slowing down its oil production process. Jojoba oil not only offers deep moisture, but also works as a scalp cleanser and dandruff-fighting solution!
If your hair tends to be on the dry side, almond can give you a much need moisture boost. This sweet smelling oil is on the heavier side, which makes it ideal for sealing in moisture and protecting hair from the harmful effects of blow dryers and heated styling tools.
Avocado oil is rich in vitamins A, D, E and B6, meaning it is ultra nourishing for dry or over processed hair. The fatty acids found in this oil can penetrate the scalp and hair to fortify it and add a deep shine. We love how lightweight this oil feels, and how well it works across hair types!
Safflower oil is a great choice for those who suffer from a dry scalp or are prone to bouts of dandruff. Safflower oil is high in omega-6 and deeply penetrates the scalp to rid it of debris that can irritate skin and diminish shine. Compared to some of its peers, safflower oil is also quite the bargain!
Rosemary oil may not be as common as some of our other picks, but it’s an incredible tool for treating greasy scalps and hair. This oil has natural antifungal properties, and helps to cleanse your scalp of impurities and promote hair growth – with minimal greasy residue. We’re also in love with the fragrance of rosemary oil – it has our hair smelling almost good enough to eat!
Also known as Indian Gooseberry oil, Amlaa oil is much loved around globe and works well across hair types. It’s a great pick for deep cleansing the scalp, which will in turn promote hair growth. Long term users of Amla oil also swear by its anti-graying properties – and when it comes to avoiding chemical hair dyes, we’re all ears!
And of course, UMA's Intensely Nourishing Hair Oil contains all the oils you need for beautiful and strong hair.
Is oil a part of your hair care regimen? If so, what are your favorites? Find us on Twitter or Instagram @umaoils, and let us know!