Which Oils Does My Hair Need?

There are many oils that are suggested to try on Instagram, Pinterest and even hair blogs. But how do you know which one works for your hair needs? People use oils for various reasons such as scalp issues, hair conditions, hair type, hair porosity and to moisturize their hair. Each oil has different purposes which will cause them to be used for different reasons. I will offer you a variety of oils to suit all your hair problems and needs.

Scalp conditions

These are issues being faced by our scalp that causes hair loss, slow or no growth at all, lack of sebum production and dry scalp. These conditions are normally solved or reduced by natural remedies such as essential oils. These oils once mixed with carrier oils help to mitigate these conditions. The oils should not be applied directly to the scalp unless mixed with a carrier oil because they will cause a rash, redness, burns, etc. They are deep penetrating that benefit your scalp which thus improves the overall health of your hair.

Dry Scalp – Essential oils needed for this condition are Tea Tree, Rosemary, Peppermint, and Lavender. These essential oils will soothe the itchy scalp, unclogs and strengthen our hair follicles, naturalize the scalp oils, conditions the hair and promote hair growth.

Hair Loss – Essential oils such as Rosemary, Cedarwood, and Clary sage are recommended for hair loss issues. These essential oils penetrate the hair follicles because it increases circulation to the scalp thus promoting thick hair growth. In addition, the oils help to balance the natural production of scalp’s sebum which moisturizes the new growth. Black Castor oil is a wonderful carrier oil for hair growth as it itself thickens hair follicles and promotes hair growth. 

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Kreyol Essence's Haitian Black Castor OIls will not only promote your hair growth but will fight scalp infections such as bald patches and alopecia. The oils also fights oxidative stress which is a common cause of hair loss with Vitamin E a natural anti-oxidant.

Dandruff – Essential oils such as cedarwood, rosemary, and tea tree oil help to get rid of dandruff. In addition, jojoba oil since it is the only oil closest to the natural oil produced by our scalp called sebum. These essential oils penetrate the hair follicles so that they can conduct regular operations for a healthy scalp. As well as, the jojoba oil helps the scalp to know what to produce as well as help with the production of the sebum.

Oils for each hair type 

Oils for Different Hair Types: Depending on our hair we may use different carrier oils. Although carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils they can just be applied to the scalp and hair by themselves. All these carrier oils may or may not work for your type of hair. This is common listing of oils liked by naturals with these hair types.


Hair types:

  • Jojoba Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Soybean Oil


  • Jojoba Oil
  • Marula Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Sweet Almond Oil 


  • Jojoba Oil
  • Almond Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Argan Oil




    Oils by Hair Porosity

     Yes hair porosity states how well your hair can absorb moisture but oils do play a significant role in retaining the moisture. In the LOC (Liquid, Oil Cream) we want to use oils that seal in the water/moisture we applied to our hair. Depending on if our hair isn’t porous or is porous we would want to use light or heavy oils to combat the moisture loss. Click here if you want to know your hair porosity (French link)

    High Porosity: Hair with this type of porosity will need ‘Heavy Oils’ to be applied. The hair shaft needs to seal in the moisture because of the gaps in the cuticle thus increasing moisture retention. Oils such as castor oil, coconut oil, hempseed oil, jojoba, and olive oil. These heavy oils penetrate the hair shaft and seal the hair like champions.

    Low Porosity: The cuticles on the hair shaft are tightly sealed so light oils are needed. These oils will seal in the moisture by absorbing into the hair shaft. Examples of these oils are grapeseed, argan, jojoba, apricot, pomegranate, and sweet almond oil. The fatty acids in these oils make it a great choice for low porosity gals since it won’t cause the hair to be weighed down.

    Oils do contribute to the overall health of our curls, coils, and kinks. I hope the listing of all these oils helped you to choose which oil to buy to suit your hair needs for a healthy hair journey.

     What do you think? What is your favorite oil?