Vegetable Oils That May Help Hydrate Your Hair

Many women suffer from dry hair. This is why we decided to share some vegetable oils that may help hydrate your hair. Read on to learn more!
Vegetable Oils That May Help Hydrate Your Hair

Last update: 21 November, 2018

Many factors can damage your capillary structure, such as the climate, hair dryers, dyes, gel products, stress, and a poor diet. This is why it’s good to know how to help hydrate your hair.

In this article, we’ll explain natural and cheap vegetable oils that can help hydrate your hair. Each one has its specific benefits. This will also keep you from using artificial products.

These oils are great for people who have dry or damaged hair. They’re also useful if you want to nourish your hair after the summer or every once in a while. People with oily hair should avoid them. People with dry and split ends can also use them, as long as they avoid their scalp.

A woman with silky hair.

Sesame oil

Sesame oil helps reduce your risk of baldness and dandruff. It’s very oily, which is why you should use to massage all of your hair and scalp only in cases of dry hair. This oil is highly antioxidant, rich in vitamins and minerals, and has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal properties.

Sesame seeds.

Linseed oil

The omega-3 in linseed oil help care for and deeply hydrate your hair. That’s why, besides consuming it, you can apply it topically. Linseed oil also contains vitamin E, mucilage, protein, and iodine, among other components.

It doesn’t have a very oily texture, which is why you can apply it to any kind of hair. We especially recommend it for ends that tend to get damaged and split.

Almond oil to help hydrate your hair

Almond oil is really cheap and well-known. It’s ideal for hair that’s really dry and broken. It may help make hair smooth and remove volume in staticky and voluminous hair.


Neem oil

This oil is not as known as the previous ones. However, it has very powerful properties that help keep your hair healthy. It’s been used traditionally in Ayurveda medicine with a lot of success. Nowadays, you can find it in many herbalist shops.

Neem oil contains vegetable sterols and essential fatty oils like omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9, as well as azadirachtin, a limonoid that’s especially beneficial as a germicide. Neem oil may help treat dryness, itchiness, dandruff, psoriasis, hair loss, and lice, among other conditions.

Coconut oil

Virgin coconut oil is what many women use to keep their hair healthy and beautiful. You can apply it to your hair and scalp before washing it, massaging it well so that it penetrates deeply.

It may help with dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, or general itchiness because it has antibacterial properties. If you have very oily hair, you can follow the same procedure but use coconut milk instead.

Coconut oil.

How to apply it

Apply the oil of your choice from the middle of your hair to the ends or from your scalp down if it’s very dry. Wash your hair like normal afterwards.

People with split ends can also apply a few drops after shampooing. If you have very dry and dull hair, we recommend putting two or three drops on the palm of your hand. Rub together and spread all over your hands. Then, comb and massage it through your hair.

Another option for people with hair that tends to be oily is to mix the vegetable oil with natural aloe vera gel in equal parts so that the natural mask isn’t as oily but still helps hydrate and nourish your hair.

You can also add the oils to masks, shampoos, or natural dyes like the henna-based kinds.

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