Every so often it’s a good idea to take stock of your beauty cabinet. We all have that tendency to hoard beauty products both new and old while continuing to purchase trendy products without really considering what we already have on our shelves. 

While a natural hair care regimen might require several different products, we believe in simplifying your routine and keeping things as easy as possible. For instance, instead of using three separate products to achieve a desired look why not find a formula that does all those three things in one? 

We love a multi-use formula that can save you time, money, and space on your bathroom shelf. One of our favorites for beautiful natural hair is African Pride 5 Essential Oils. This unique blend of vitamins and nourishing oils strengthens and protects your unique curls and coils, restores your hair’s natural oils, fights breakage and damage, promotes natural growth, and so much more. 

Not sure where to begin using this multi-faceted product? There are so many ways to reap its benefits and today we’re highlighting five hair-changing ways to use this versatile oil. From healing a dry scalp to perfecting your LOC method, let’s explore our top tips to get the most out of your Moisture Miracle 5 Essential Oils. 

Why You Should Use Oil On Your Hair

Of the many natural hair care products on shelves, hair oils are possibly one of the best tools for achieving healthy scalps and happy hair. With numerous benefits and tons of different types, hair oil is a staple in our natural hair care routine. 

Hair oils have a multitude of benefits that help promote good hair and scalp health. Some of these benefits include increased shine, softness, and manageability, added hydration, locked in moisture, growth and length retention, soothed scalps, and replenished hair. Another great thing about hair oils? They are extremely versatile and can be used as a 

pre-shampoo, deep conditioner, sealing agent, curling cream, and more. Plus, they can be used on wet or dry hair, making them super easy to use. 

What Oil Is Right For My Hair Type?

Despite popular belief, when using a quality oil formula your hair won’t feel heavy or weighed down. Instead, it will almost instantly feel hydrated and healthy. Many people shy away from using oils on their natural hair based on this fear but we promise, if you use oil the right way your hair will thank you.

That said, you may need to adjust the method, amount, or frequency you use hair oil based on your unique hair type and texture. For example, coily type 4 girls will likely need more moisturizing effects as coils tend to dry out more than type 3 hair. This means coily hair would benefit greatly from deep conditioning hot oil treatments while type 3 hair might benefit more from oil styling and sealing.  Not sure which oil and method is right for your hair type and goals? Learn more about Choosing The Right Oil For Your Hair Type.

About African Pride Moisture Miracle 5 Essential Oils

Our entire Moisture Miracle collection was formulated with hydration in mind. We only use effective natural ingredients in our products and never include harsh chemicals, parabens, silicones, or sulfates. Our 5 Essential Oils is one of our favorite products for its versatility and incredible hair-changing properties. In addition to being packed with vitamin E, let’s take a closer look at each of the essential oils that make up this miracle product. 

Argan oil:

Extracted from the kernels of Argan fruit, Argan oil fights frizz and adds a boost of shine to dry, tangled, or damaged natural hair. Argan oil contains natural antioxidants and Vitamin E which makes it great at restoring and renewing damage caused by chemicals, heat, or over styling. 

Also find it in our Argan Oil Curl Mousse.

Castor oil

Black Castor oil comes from the seeds of the tropical Ricinus communis called castor beans. The beans are harvested and pressed, sometimes with chemicals depending on the manufacturer, creating a thick oil rich in Vitamin E and fatty acids.

These fatty acids help stimulate circulation in the scalp which leads to increased hair growth. Castor oil is also an effective humectant, as it moisturizes and conditions naturally. It locks in moisture and shields strands from dust and dry air, making it ideal for keeping your wash-and-go hair hydrated in warm temperatures.

Black Castor Miracle Take Down Moisture & Detangling Masque

Also find it in our Black Castor Miracle collection.

Coconut oil

You are likely familiar with this ingredient. Coconut oil is so popular due to its ability to protect the hair and reduce protein loss. The fats that make up Coconut oil are mostly lauric acid, a fatty acid which gives coconut oil the ability to penetrate the hair shaft, allowing its many nutrients to be easily absorbed into the hair. It moisturizes, adds shine, encourages growth, and its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties are incredibly nourishing, especially for drier scalps and tighter hair textures. The unique structure of coconut oil allows it to deeply penetrate hair strands, allowing intense moisture to hydrate curls and coils better than most other oils.

African pride honey chocolate and coconut oil conditioner

Also find it in our Coconut Oil Shampoo and Coconut Oil Conditioner.

Grapeseed oil

Extracted from the seeds of grapes, this oil contains powerful antioxidants that have deep moisturizing properties and help prevent premature aging. With a silky feel, this oil provides shine, softness, and moisture. Plus, dandruff sufferers may find relief from regular grapeseed oil scalp massages.

Olive oil

This common kitchen staple originated in ancient Egypt who discovered the power it possessed in beauty and hair care. Rich in nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin E, and fatty acids, Extra Virgin Olive Oil  nourishes dry scalps, seals in moisture, and helps prevent breakage.

Anti-Breakage Creme

Also find it in our Olive Miracle collection. 

5 Hair-Changing Ways To Use It

The LOC Method

This easy 3-step process of applying leave-in conditioner, oil, and cream, is one of the best ways to give dehydrated hair of all textures and types a lust boost of moisture and shine. When it comes to the ‘O’ step in the LOC method you want an oil that won’t just sit on top of your hair but will penetrate the hair follicles. This helps natural hair maintain much needed moisture.

Moisture Miracle Essential OIls

The coconut oil and olive oil found in our Moisture Miracle 5 Essential Oils are great at binding with internal hair proteins to fully nourish your natural curls and coils. Plus, the coconut oil will also help to reduce protein loss during your next shampoo. To get the best results apply a thin layer of the oil blend to each section of your hair until you coat your whole head.

Scalp Massage

Suffering from dandruff, an itchy scalp, or stalled hair growth? The answer is simple: a relaxing scalp massage. It might surprise you but for almost immediate dry, itchy scalp relief nothing beats a nice massage. It delivers that much needed moisture quickly and increased hydration. 

To experience the benefits apply Moisture Miracle 5 Essential Oils to palms and then gently rub into the scalp with your fingertips in a gentle, circular motion. This is not only therapeutic, alleviating stress and giving you a moment of relaxation, but the massaging movement stimulates the production of your hair’s natural oils, kickstarting it so that it can continuously provide more moisture. 

The unique blend of 5 Essential Oils also gives natural strands a restorative boost that soothes irritation, calms itchiness, and replenishes lost nutrients. 

Hot Oil Treatments

Is there anything better for natural hair than a nourishing deep conditioning hot oil treatment? (Answer: no!) It’s one of our favorite ways to nourish dry, damaged hair, fight frizz, and give curls and coils a little TLC. 

Consistent deep conditioning treatments will pack an extra punch of moisture that is key in the continuous prevention of dry scalp in the future. You can do this two ways. One, apply the oil using the bottle tip applicator to the entire head, cover with a cap and sit under a hooded dryer (or use a regular hair dryer on low heat). Two, put a generous amount of oil in a microwave-safe bowl or bottle, apply to your entire head and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse out.

Finishing Touches

It’s wash day! You’ve shampooed, conditioned, and detangled and your natural hair is looking and feeling healthy. The next step after your hair is either damp or completely dry is to put it into a protective style. To lock in all that good moisture and shine lightly apply a few drops of oil to strands before manipulating hair into your favorite style. 

Over the next few days (or weeks) until the next wash day your scalp and strands are going to dry out. You can repeat this step as needed to maintain your curls bounce, shine, and moisture.

Edge Care

Whether you’re looking to maintain soft edges or trying desperately to bring them back to life, a nourishing oil blend can help in multiple ways. For instance, anything you might do to help your hair grow or stay moisturized will apply to your edges too. 

Giving your hair a comforting oil massage (like we mentioned above) is a great way to care for your scalp and stimulate growth. Our Moisture Miracle 5 Essential Oils blend is perfect for this as it helps reactivate hair follicles to support growth and prevent breakage. It also utilizes Vitamin E, a thickening agent, to repair hair follicles. 

Simply applying the oil will protect and strengthen hair, but actually massaging it into your edges will stimulate blood circulation and encourage growth. The increased circulation also helps more nutrients reach the hair follicles on the hairline. This is also a great way to help condition your edges when making the transition to going natural.

Whether you want increased hair growth, extra hydration, or an easy way to keep hair shiny and fresh in between wash days, there is a life-changing way to utilize hair oils. With such versatility it doesn’t necessarily matter whether you have tighter coils or fine curls, hair oil will make every type and texture of natural hair look and feel its best.