Curly hair can often be a bit more difficult to handle and, up until the boom of the natural hair movement a few years ago, it was difficult to find information about how to care for naturally curly hair (and how to keep those curls poppin').
But, from one curly-haired person to another, let me tell you something: Hair oils are amazing. They can solve a myriad of problems and will help you maintain your style until your next wash day. And there are so many different kinds, all with their own unique effects on your hair. You can use them various ways; as a pre-poo, as part of the LOC/LCO method, or you can even add some to your leave-in conditioner for an extra boost on the days between washes.
As for why they work so well? "Hair with a curl is naturally drier so an oil coats the hair and absorbs for a smoother cuticle," said celebrity hairstylist Bobby Eliot to the Huffington Post.
So which oils are best to use? Coconut oil, jojoba oil, olive oil and Jamaican black castor oil are four very popular ones, but even avocado oil, argan oil and almond oil are trendy too. You basically can't go wrong, but to help you out, we've chosen a few of our favorites. Keep on reading for the best hair oils for curls.
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Full of omega-9 fatty acids, this oil helps to promote healthy hair and skin. There's a reason castor oil has been used in East African countries as a beauty product for years — it'll have your locks flowing in no time.
Filled to the brim with ingredients like vitamins A, B and E, as well as a whole host of antioxidants, this nourishing hair oil is great for restoring moisture to dry, brittle hair.
This will help you fight frizz, smooth fly away hairs and really keep your curls dreamily soft.