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Focus on jojoba oil

2 May

One popular oil for hair is jojoba oil (pronounced hoe-hoe-ba).  This is yet another oil that I have to try!  It is derived from the jojoba plant found in the United States (California and Arizona) as well as parts of Mexico.  Jojoba oil is really popular in hair care because it is said that its chemical composition is very close to the oils produced by our scalps (sebum) making it great for dry and inflamed scalps.   It also contains myristic acid which has anti-inflammatory properties.

Some ways in which jojoba oil can be used:

  • Add a few drops to your shampoo.
  • Add a few drops and apply to the hair after applying a moisturiser.  This will seal in the moisture in the hair shaft.
  • Add a few drops to conditioner or deep conditioner.
  • Apply lightly to the scalp to protect against dandruff.
  •  Use as a pre shampoo treatment.
  • Use as a hot oil treatment.
  • It can also be mixed with other oils.

Jojoba oil can be found in health shops and some pharmacies.  I have seen the bottle pictured above in Clicks (South Africa).

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10 Responses to “Focus on jojoba oil”

  1. millie 02 May, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    intresting post and the way jojoba can be used…i just might try it also!!! thanx

  2. bj 02 May, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    Great info about Hoe-hoe-ba oil(lol)…but as a cold pressed oil shudnt we be taking caution about applying it directly on the scalp without mixing it in a carrier oil?I could be misinformed….please help …. I am a little confused?

    • Tendayi 02 May, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

      Jojoba is a carrier oil too. Its essential oils that you have to be careful of. They need to be diluted and cannot be used straight.

  3. aud 02 May, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    been using jojoba oil mixed with castor oil in my pre-poo and also to oil my scalp after DC I love it, its become a staple 🙂

    • Tendayi 02 May, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

      You make me want to try it Aud!

  4. Heldii 29 June, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

    Hi Tendayi 🙂
    Which Protein shampoo deep conditioner You use?
    Thyankx xoxo.

    • Tendayi 29 June, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

      for protein i use Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayonnaise as a deep conditioner. I don’t have a protein shampoo.

  5. Heldii 30 June, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    Thankx I will go buy it.
    Which moisture deep condition u use??

    • Tendayi 30 June, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

      I use Mizani Moisturefuse, Keracare Humecto, Organic Root Stimulator Replenishing Pak (it has a bit of protein but still very moisturising) and recently I have tried Creme of Nature Argan Oil Intensive Conditioning Treatment.

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