There are many hair oils on market shelves containing pure extracts, carrier oil mixes, and complete concoctions for hair growth, it gets hard to stay knowledgable about hair oil options. Oils aren’t all the same they range from vegetable based, to plant based, nut based, and much more.
However, not all oils are allergy safe. Allergies are a huge concern for consumers, with one of the most common allergies being nut related. Allergies don’t only affect the body’s internally but also affect the scalp skin. Thus finding safe nut-free hair oils is a must for the curly hair community.
With Jojoba oil raining supreme in popularity, other oils get pushed to the side and undiscovered. But in this article we’re going to talk about 4 Nut-free Oils for Curly hair.
Safflower oil comes from the pressed seeds of the Safflower plant, which closely relates to the Sunflower plant. Safflower Oil is colorless and usually used in cooking and cosmetics. GoodHealthAcademy says Safflower oil is rich in Oleic acid, a fatty acid naturally occurring in humans and animals, and provides necessary nutrients to the scalp and hair. Safflowerseedoil.com deems Safflower oil beneficial for hair in regards to providing the hair strength, nourishment, improved hair quality, and a lustrous sheen. Safflower oil is great for dry, damaged, and colored hair, containing a light texture making penetration to the scalp skin easier. After scalp penetration Safflower oil widens the scalps blood vessels for increased circulation and healthy growth promotion. Safflower oil is great for retaining moisture, as it is high in vitamin E which also contains antioxidants that prevent hair and protein loss.
Grape seed oil
Grape seed oil comes from the pressed seeds of grapes. Grapeseed oil has the ability to restore the cell membrane of the scalp, reduce hair loss, and strengthen the roots of the hair preventing brittleness. Containing the natural ability to moisturize the hair, Grapeseed Oil benefits by providing needed cuticle sealing and preventing split ends. Light in texture and also used as a carrier oil, Grape seed oil contains vitamin E, omega fatty acids, and antioxidants beneficial for the health of the hair. Though it provides a lustrous shine NaturalLivingIdeas says Grapeseed oil is odorless and non greasy, great for those with scent sensitivity and a finer hair texture.
Jamaican Black Castor oil
Castor oil is a vegetable oil produced by pressing roasted Castor beans, which come from the Castor plant. Castor Oil contains a distinct scent and is even used in perfume and soap. Jamaican Black Castor oil is thick making it great for conditioning the hair and providing anti-dandruff benefits to coarse hair textures. Jamaican Black Castor oil is dark due to the addition of the roasted castor bean ashes added to the oil. GoodHealthAcademy states that Castor oil contains Ricinoleic acid, an essential amino fatty acid. It provides nourishment to the hair enabling hair follicles to retain length and restore the growth cycle. Castor Oil also has the ability to restore the scalps pH level, just like my personal favorite product Aloe Vera Juice.
Rosehip Oil is made from pressing of the rose bush seeds, these rose bushes are located in Chili. Rosehip oil immediately absorbs into the scalp skin and contains Essential Fatty Acids, making it perfect for high porosity hair, fine hair, and as a carrier oil. Rosehip oil is a light antiseptic oil that can treat scalp conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Oilypedia reveals that Rosehip oil is composed of vitamin A and heals scars and burns on the skin and the scalp. As always talk to your dermatologist about scalp abrasions and burns before treating at home.
Keep in mind this is not a complete list of nut-free hair oils, we will discuss many more in time. If you liked any of the oils mentioned in this article, please click the photo descriptions to be directed to a purchasing page where you can add these into your curly hair routine.