You may have seen jojoba oil listed as an ingredient on many cosmetic products. One of the main reasons why many hair care and beauty products contain jojoba oil is for its moisturizing qualities. This week’s post will focus on jojoba oil and what it is, along with its beneficial properties and contribution to overall hair health.
What is jojoba oil?
Jojoba oil comes from the seed of the jojoba plant also known as the Simmondsia Chinensis plant, which can be found in Arizona, California and Mexico. Although jojoba oil has the word “oil” in its name, it is actually a form of liquid wax. This substance serves as a great addition for cosmetic products such as lotions, moisturizers, shampoos and conditioners, as it replenishes the hair and skin with the ample moisture they need and deserve.
How does jojoba oil work?
While jojoba oil can be found in hair care products such as shampoos, conditioners and serums, it can also be applied to the hair directly as a hair and scalp treatment because of it’s ability to easily penetrate the skin. According to acne.org, jojoba oil is very similar to the oil/sebum naturally produced in our scalp, which may help to create an even moisture balance.
Jojoba Oil Benefits
Adds Moisture: As previously mentioned, jojoba oil contains moisturizing properties. Therefore, when applied to the hair, jojoba oil can reduce the feeling and appearance of a dry and flaky scalp while simultaneously replenishing the hair. When jojoba is used as a means to improve hair health it actually develops a protective barrier on the hair shaft and scalp to seal moisture in. This seal then protects them from damaging external factors.
Strengthens Hair: Jojoba improves hair elasticity by deeply penetrating the hair follicle from the outside in. This increase in elasticity then reduces the chance of future damage and breakage.
Noncomedogenic: Jojoba oil is considered to be noncomedogenic which means that it does not clog pores. This is very important not only for avoiding pimples, but you also won’t have to worry about jojoba oil blocking your hair follicles which can affect healthy hair growth.
Encourages Hair Growth: According to Livestrong.com, jojoba oil is considered to be one of the best natural oils to encourage hair growth. With its ability to easily absorb within the skin, jojoba oil can remove crusty build up on the scalp, which has been shown to block hair growth.
Whether you purchased a conditioner with jojoba oil or you choose to massage your scalp with a jojoba oil treatment, you are sure to notice a difference in your hair and scalp health over time. By adding jojoba oil to your haircare routine you will be able to say “goodbye” to damage and dandruff, and say “hello” to healthy, strong, shiny and voluminous hair.