The following products are among the best oils for black hair and are brilliantly suited to your lovely tresses. Additionally, most of these oils are multi-purpose; some of them can be used as a body moisturiser and some of these oils can even be used in the kitchen.
Nature’s Way Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil (£14.99)
A natural energy source, can be used as a dietary supplement used for cooking and baking, used for skin care and used for hair care.
The chemical structure of coconut oil allows it to penetrate the hair strands, strengthening and moisturizing it from within.
Look for organic varieties of this oil including Hemp seed oil, castor oil & Argan oil.
Satin Natural Organic Jojoba Oil Vegan and Cold Pressed (£19.99)
Pure premium product, to incorporate a natural high quality moisturiser into your daily routine.
One of the most attractive qualities about jojoba oil is that it makes an ideal oil for scalp massages and it works extremely well as a sealant over water-dampened hair.
Kirkland Signature Extra Virgin Olive Oil (£25.99)
Olive Oil isn’t just for cooking. This variety has little processing or refinement done to it, so it retains many of its nutrients. Olive oil nourishes dry scalps; anyone plagued by an itchy scalp may find relief with gentle olive oil massage.
NOW Solutions Sweet Almond Oil (£8.95)
If you’re looking for a lightweight oil that won’t weigh down fine strands you will probably like sweet almond oil. It works well as a light sealant, and you can use it for dry ends or as an oil rinse.
Tropic Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil (£13.99)
This oil is incredibly thick, so use sparingly; otherwise, your hair will be weighed down and sticky.
Jamaican Black Castor Oil has really come into its own. Otherwise known as JBCO, this variety gets its dark color and nutty scent from the ash content derived from roasted castor beans. It’s believed that the ash helps with hair growth. People who swear by JBCO say it helped regrow thinning edges and made their hair grow faster overall.
NOW Solutions Grape Seed Oil (£14.95)
Like sweet almond, this one is a lightweight oil perfect for those who don’t want heavy hair. Unlike olive oil, it doesn’t have a strong scent, so that’s another plus if you don’t want to mask the smell with essential oils. Dandruff sufferers may find relief from regular grapeseed oil scalp massages. It’s a versatile oil also suitable to moisturise sensitive skin.
NOW Solutions Avocado Oil (£12.49)
Rich, thick, and nourishing, avocado oil is fast becoming a popular oil in hair care. Used in everything from conditioners, styling products, and DIY hair masks, this one is full of emollient properties that make hair feel softer, smoother, and healthier.
Satin Naturel Organic Argan Oil (£12.98)
One of the pricier oils to grace this list, argan has grown in popularity in recent years. Look for 100 percent argan or 100 percent Moroccan argan oil if you want the full benefits of this frizz-fighter and extreme shine-booster. Because of the cost, you may want to add small amounts to your shampoo or conditioner to boost their softening properties instead of using the oil by itself.
Now Essential Oils 100% Pure Tree Tree Oil (£6.67)
Tea tree oil is packaged in much smaller containers than other oils listed here because it should always be mixed with a carrier oil or other product before applying to your hair or scalp.
tea tree oil is very potent, and a little dab goes a long way. It helps with dandruff and itchy scalps, as well as helping remove product buildup that can inhibit hair growth.
Nurifi 1KG Organic Shea Butter unrefined (£9.95)
Not technically an oil, shea butter can be melted down into oil if desired, but its thick, buttery properties are the reason a lot of people love it.
It’s a wonderful sealant and mixes well with other oils on this list, making it easier to apply. Shea butter also provides some sun protection if you’re outdoors a lot, and with all of the fatty acids it contains, it softens dry tresses extremely well.
Carol’s Daughter Monoi Oil Sacred Strengthening Serum (Currently Out of Stock)
Monoi oil comes from Tahitian gardenia extract and coconut oil. This is technically a serum with the same powers of oil that’ll revert dry and heat-damaged natural hair back to its best state. Gently massage this silicone-free formula into your scalp and along your hair shafts.