Contrary to popular belief, coconut oil is not every natural girl's best friend. Different porosity levels require different oils. Carrier oils can be combined with essential oils to help penetrate your follicles. 

Low porosity hair requires lightweight oils that can be easily absorbed. Using heat with these oils will allow the cuticles to open and penetrate the hair. I recommend using our deep conditioning heat caps to stimulate absorption.


Jojoba Oil  Avocado Oil  Sweet Almond Oil  Argan Oil

The great thing about medium/normal porosity hair is that it can use both low and high porosity oils. Therefore, the type of oils you choose for your hair is completely dependent upon what works for you and your hair. If your hair is on the lower normal spectrum, try more oils associated with low porosity hair. If your hair is on the higher normal spectrum, try oils associated with high porosity hair. Other good oils are:

High porosity hair requires heavier oils that will better hold onto the strands of your hair.

Castor Oil    Coconut Oil   Olive Oil

To increase the benefits of these oils, they can be combined with these essential oils

Rosemary oil  Peppermint oil  Tea Tree  Ylang Ylang

TIP: A great combination for hair growth is pumpkin seed oil and peppermint oil. 

Which oils have worked for you and which are you going to try? Leave us a comment. 

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  • Jamie: June 22, 2022
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    Argan oil and tea tree oil have worked pretty well for me in the past. I have medium porosity 3C hair (although I think it tends towards low porosity). Recently I’m trying to avoid oils actually as my hair is dry, but once I’m able to get new hair products I’ll probably go for those again! Might try peppermint oil since it’ll smell nice

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