Jojoba Oil: The Secret to Lustrous Healthy and Dandruff-Free Hair

We expose our hair to many irritants daily that affect their quality. There are pollutants, everyday styling, sprayers, shampoos, and extreme weather conditions that damage our locks. Brushing your mane to remove tangles could also damage them. You should also not comb them while wet because it leads to breakage. 

How can you keep your locks lustrous, healthy, and dandruff-free? Besides eating healthily, jojoba oil is the solution to your problem. 

Jojoba Oil The Secret to Lustrous Healthy and Dandruff-Free Hair
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What is jojoba oil?

The oil comes from extracting the jojoba plant. Since the 1970s, manufacturers have been adding the oil into cosmetics, food, and many others. Out of its many uses, the most popular is for cosmetics. It is found for use mostly in hair, skin, and nail products.

According to "The official 1992 scientific safety" review, the jojoba oil is safe to use. Even though the study was more than two decades ago, changes in its safety are minimal. The researchers tested the oil on a human and animal skin. They found that there were few instances of an allergic reaction. 

They also found that the oil is safe for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. To be safe, use the oil sparingly if applied directly. Make sure to check for sensitivity first before you use it daily. 

Jojoba Oil The Secret to Lustrous Healthy and Dandruff-Free Hair
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Use for healthy hair

Because of its oily composition, jojoba oil is suitable for use as a moisturizer. It moisturizes hair, so it prevents breakage, dryness, and split ends. It also helps moisturize the scalp so it could help treat dandruff. 

The oil is rich in vitamins and minerals to keep your locks healthy. It contains zinc, copper, and vitamins B, C, and E. By moisturizing the hair follicles, the jojoba oil prevents excessive loss, resulting in the thicker mane. 

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In the recent patents, the oil is a staple ingredient found in most shampoos and conditioners. Arguably, it is an important microemulsion for products promoting hair care. Microemulsions are essential because they carry the active ingredients of a product. Some of the common microemulsions are carnauba wax, beeswax, and esparto grass wax. 

How to use jojoba oil

Apply directly

Warm the oil on a stovetop or microwave. Use about one or two tablespoons depending on hair length. Coat every strand starting from roots but avoiding the scalp, then leave for about 20 minutes. Shampoo, condition, and then rinse as usual. 

If you will use to treat dandruff, apply thinly directly to the skin. Use only one to two drops for scalp application. 

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Mix with other products

Add roughly three to five drops to a dollop of your shampoo or conditioner before use. Rinse as usual after application. 

Buy products with jojoba oil

One of the easiest ways to apply jojoba oil into your daily routine is to buy products that contain the active ingredient. Some shampoos and conditioners contain it as one of their natural ingredients. 

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