Oils for Natural Hair: Essentials You Need to Soften Your Strands

Miriam Herst | 13 July 2017
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A one-stop product for all your hair oil needs.

We’ve read and written about the different kinds of hair oils many times but we know that when it comes to hair care (and beauty in general), one size does not fit all hair types. If you’re searching for the best oils for natural hair then you’ve come to the right place. Natural hair tends to be coarser and thicker and may require a little something extra when it comes to softening your strands and taming frizz. Today, we’re highlighting two of our favorite oils for natural hair as well as some of our best tips on how to use it.

Oils for Natural Hair

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This 6-in-1 product is the answer to your hair prayers.

Finding the best oil for natural hair comes down to finding an oil strong enough to penetrate your strands to enter the inner structure to truly make a difference in both the health and feel of your hair. We suggest the Nexxus New York Salon Care Oil Infinite Hair Oil for both of these qualities and a few additional bonus effects, too.

The Nexxus New York Salon Care Oil Infinite Hair Oil is infused with six different oils and each one serves their own purpose. A quick search for the best oil for natural hair will list these six oils along with a few others. This Nexxus oil combines Amazonian Babassu oil and African Marula oil (both known for their nourishing properties) with four others as a one stop shop for all the essential oils for natural hair. Despite the formula containing multiple ingredients, it remains lightweight and won’t weigh down your hair. This oil will nourish and repair the surface layer of each strand of your natural hair to reduce frizz, add softness and make your strands infinitely easier to manage.

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NEXXUS OIL INFINITE NOURISHING HAIR OIL

This product also works for every season as it adds moisture to dry wintry strands and tames frizz in hot and humid weather. It can be applied to damp hair for a smoother air-drying process or on already dry hair to add some shine and a glossy finish.

Another favorite is the TRESemmé Botanique Damage Recovery Elixir, a lightweight spray that combines the benefits of nourishing and smoothing of an oil and the weightless shine of a spray.Infused with macadamia oil, wheat proteins and avocado, this oil works to repair rough cuticles, making your hair smooth, healthy and glossy. Bonus: it’s safe for color-treated hair!

TRESemmé BOTANIQUE DAMAGE RECOVERY OIL ELIXIR
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TRESemmé BOTANIQUE DAMAGE RECOVERY OIL ELIXIR

Do you want to learn more about hair oils for natural hair? Read all about oil treatments for natural hair

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