Just as we can use plant oils on our skin as face or body oils, our hair can benefit from oils applied to it too. And, as with our skin, some oils are better than others and will depend on your hair's condition.
Several terms appear when we study haircare; smoothing, detangling, shine enhancing, conditioning, and strengthening. By choosing and applying suitable plant oils, you can help dry and lifeless hair.
A light oil coating can smooth dry, frizzy hair without weighing it down. Shine is another benefit when using oil on the hair.
The haircare industry uses silicones to smooth dry, frizzy hair and create shine while detangling and giving the hair strength. - but silicones are synthetic, and many people seek a natural alternative.
The plant world's alternatives to silicones are oils with long-chain fatty acids that act similarly to the synthetic version, smoothing and yet being natural and plant-sourced oils.
These oils have an unusual structure for the hair - and skin - they are soft, smooth, and protective for both skin and hair.
4 Cabbage Family Oils for Haircare
Broccoli seed oil
Daikon Radish seed oil
Cabbage seed oil
Arugula seed oil
These natural oils coat the hair and help eliminate snags, tangles, abrasion, and damage to the hair shaft.
And notice anything about these oils? They are all related botanically. The cabbage or Brassica botanical family creates oils with these exceptional very-long chains that benefit the hair.
When using oils on the hair put a small amount on the tips of the fingers and work into the hair ends.