When it comes to locs and hair care one of the most common questions is “what should I put on my hair and scalp for [insert concern]?”. Well, I’m glad you asked. Your hair products are just as important as the food you put into your body because they feed your hair. So, let’s talk about the top 5 oils for locs as they relate to hair and scalp treatments.
Top 5 Oils for Locs
When you have dry locs, a Hot Oil Treatment is great way to help them retain moisture. When performing a hot oil treatment I absolutely love using the Lite Hair Oil by Nuade. This oil is packed with nutrients, smells great and leaves the hair feeling conditioned.
If your locs are thinning at the roots or if you’re experiencing hair loss, first it is important to identify the cause(s) of the thinning. After the thinning has been identified, if you’re looking for an oil to apply what will promote hair growth, I recommend the Alikay Naturals Essential 17 Hair Growth Oil— NOT jamaican black castor oil. From personal experience, I can attest to the effectiveness of the Alikay Naturals Essential 17 Hair Growth oil AND the benefit of it not clogging the hair follicles like jamaican black castor oil.
If you’re experiencing dry scalp, first it is important that you understand why you’re experiencing dry scalp so that you know how to best treat it. After the cause has been identified, I prefer to use the Fabulocs Dry Scalp Oil along with a steam treatment. The ingredients in Fabulocs Dry Scalp oil are very effective at helping to retain moisture and soothe the scalp.
There are several factors that can contribute to dull locs; one of which is too much product buildup. After a thorough Detox Treatment on your locs, and to help prevent any additional buildup I recommend using the Mane Radiance Oil by NuGrowth Essentials. The Mane Radiance oil is light enough for everyday usage without causing buildup, and rich enough to keep the locs feeling nourished with an immaculate shine. I love using the Mane Radiance Oil because you see immediate results and the scalp can breathe.
When your locs are properly hydrated and healthy, it is important to maintain that state. One way to maintain healthy hair is by not suffocating it product, which is why I like using the Yaya Oil by Dr.Locs. The Yaya Oil is really lightweight and helps to maintain the fresh clean feeling of your locs and scalp!
What About Plant Oils?
I do understand that not everyone can use oils that are formulated by brands. Maybe you’re allergic to a specific ingredient, can’t afford it, or just prefer to make your own oils. I am a huge advocate for creating customized blends of botanical oils to specifically address hair and scalp care needs. However, not all plant oils and essential oils should be used on locs because of the potential product and lint buildup. Did you know lint is attracted to heavier oils?! If you’re interested in learning which specific oils benefit locs, you should grab the “Botanical Oils for Healthy Locs” guide!