Jojoba Oil, what is it? February 28, 2013 20:32
Organic Jojoba Oil Good or Bad?
Jojoba Oil has many know benefits. And its versatility and benefits make it one of the most used ingredients in hair and other cosmetics products like shampoos and conditioners since the ban on whaling back in the 60's. Its influence in the cosmetic industry is still growing stronger and stronger. There are multiple reasons why jojoba oil is used so extensively in all kinds of hair products. Below you will find a few reasons to use Jojoba oil for your hair.
If you constantly have dull and dry hair, jojoba oil is definitely the way to go. Also, if your hair is weak and brittle, it can also help by strengthening the follicle shaft. Since it’s 100% natural, you can reuse it over and over again without the danger of harsh chemicals further irritating your scalp.
Your scalp needs to be moisturized well just like your skin. Dry scalp is usually mistaken as dandruff, causing flaky and “tight” skin and also severe itching. Using jojoba oil moisturizes your scalp deep down to its pores and doesn’t evaporate, unlike other water-based moisturizers, thus sealing in the moisture. This causes an effective, deep and lasting moisturizing effect and balances the pH levels of your scalp.
It prevents hair from looking greasy or oily
Oily scalp problems are hard to deal with, especially if you have long hair. Most of the products that promise you grease-free hair usually ends up over-drying them instead. Shampooing also doesn’t help, as it dries out your hair and makes it look dull and unhealthy, and conditioning may make your hair greasier than ever. What’s the solution? Jojoba oil helps control the sebum production of the scalp, which was already mentioned in our acne blog. It helps to balance the sebum production in the scalp and helps promote a healthy shine to your hair and also regulates the flow of sebum in clogged pores. This way, it balances the amount of oil on your scalp perfectly.
Jojoba oil prevents and stops hair loss and thinning of hair
Porterspa Organic Jojoba oil helps stimulate and promote new hair growth by encouraging the development of new hair cells and helps improve micro-circulation in the scalp.
Hair loss is actually often caused by blocked hair follicles, which causes it to break off. Hair growth can also be adversely effected if too many pores are clogged with sebum. As stated above, jojoba oil can dissolve and clear these blockages which in turn reduces hair loss. Conditions like psoriasis and scalp dematitis which may cause hair loss can also be treated with jojoba oil because of its antifungal properties.
Below are some tips on how to use jojoba oil for your hair.
Prior to shampooing, add a few drops of jojoba oil to one's hair and then rub it into your scalp. The Longer you leave it in the better the results. However, leave it in for at least 30 minutes or so. Then you can start shampooing with your favorite shampoo product. If your shampoo doesn’t contain jojoba oil already, you can mix it with a teaspoon of jojoba oil and thoroughly but gently scrub it on your scalp and hair. After a few minutes, rinse off carefully with a towel. Do not re-shampoo or it will dry out your hair. For better results, apply one or two drops to your hair after this to get a healthy shine.