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The Benefits Of Jojoba Oil For Hair

Written by Jeanette Nkwate

Wondering how to use jojoba oil for hair? Want to learn what the benefits are for your hair and how to use jojoba oil to gain the best hair ever? Then you’ve come to the right place! Read on to discover all the facts… 

What is Jojoba Oil?

Jojoba oil (pronounced differently depending on the growth region; 'ho-ho-ba', 'jo-jo-ba' or 'yo-yo-ba') is waxier than many other typical oils used in beauty and health; and is widely within the beauty and haircare industry for its fantastic properties.

Jojoba oil is a golden translucent colour, extracted from the seeds of the jojoba plant (part of the Simmondsiaceae family), and a native the southwest deserts of the United States, currently growing in Mexico, southern California, and Arizona.


Jojoba Oil For Hair: 4 Benefits

Jojoba Oil is a great ingredient to consider in your skin and hair regime due to its substantial resistance to oxidative degradation AKA the damage and degradation of quality. It is, therefore, a rather stable ingredient to incorporate into your routine with brilliant benefits. But what benefits does it lend to haircare? Let’s explore the four key benefits…


1. A Great Scalp & Hair Barrier

Did you know that jojoba oil is similar to our sebum? Sebum is an oil our skin produces to help moisturise and protect our skin. It’s a vital part of skin health and aids in maintaining skin health and protecting the skin barrier. Jojoba oil features wax esters, which are also found in sebum. 

Therefore, due to its likeness to sebum, jojoba oil can be great to include in your routine to enhance and help protect the skin barrier.


2. Makes Hair Softener & Shiny

Being a lightweight oil with moisture-filled capabilities, jojoba oil can be a great way to add shine and moisture to tresses. 


3. Locks In Moisture

Hair lacking in moisture is likely to be prone to breakage and overall damage. Ensuring your locks contain the proper moisture level is arguably one of the most essential parts of your natural hair routine. Due to the unique sealant properties of jojoba oil, it can ensure moisture is locked into the hair to keep breakage to a minimum.

4. Prevents Hygral Fatigue

When the hair follicles are in repeated states of swelling and deswelling, hygral fatigue can occur due to excess hydration penetrating the internal cortex of the hair shaft. 

Hygral fatigue may lead to brittle, dull and undefined curls.However, adding jojoba oil to your hair routine can help lock in moisture and stop curls from taking in further water and over-hydrating by forming a barrier until your next wash day


Editor’s Tip: Want to try adding jojoba oil to your hair routine? Why not try some of Afrocenchix’s hair and scalp oils like Seal, Nourish and Soothe


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