5 amazing (natural) oils used in hair masks for dry hair

Are you struggling with dry hair and split ends but wondering what ingredients to look for in a hair mask for dry hair? Is aloe vera really such a magical ingredient and what can olive oil actually do for your hair? Don't worry, we've got you covered in this article!

Louise Hansen

Beauty editor

Louise previously worked as a hair dresser but chose to pursue a different career path after some years. Today, Louise works as a freelance beauty editor with an educational background from the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Copenhagen.Read more about the author.

A hair mask based on vegetable fats is, generally speaking, a magic source of a beautiful and moisturized hair all year round. Especially in the cold months of winter, it is even more important to care for the hair by utilizing a fatty hair mask specifically targeting dry hair. When the cold weather leaves the hair dry, frizzy, and lifeless, a good hair mask can do wonders. In this article we have combined some of the most amazing vegetable sources to overcome damaged and dry hair.

Coconut oil

Nothing beats coconut oil when it comes to combating damaged and dry hair. Coconut oil is the best natural source of medium-chain fatty acids, which are fatty acids with antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Coconut oil is very nutritious for the whole body, and not just as a hair mask for dry hair. Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which supports the production of protein in the hair and can penetrate deeper into the hair compared to other oils and fats in the market. That's why you'll quickly feel and see improvements when using coconut oil in a hair mask. When choosing a coconut oil for your hair, Make sure that you find one, which is produced specifically for being added directly to the hair, especially if you have a natural tendency for having oily hair and scalp.

Argan oil

This oil is a very popular choice when choosing a hair mask dry hair, and for that reason it does not need much of an introduction. Argan oil comes from the Moroccan argan tree and is used in hair products and hair masks for dry hair, but also in skin moisturizer. Argan oil contains large amounts of beneficial nutrients, vitamins, and fatty acids. The high content of, among other things, Vitamin E in argan oil can help promote healthy hair growth, since it contains antioxidants, which help stimulate both blood circulation and the hair cells, and stimulates them to produce new and healthy hair. In addition, a good argan oil hair mask can act as a moisturizer for the scalp and reduce dandruff and problems with dry hair and scalp.

Avocado oil

Avocado oil is a thick and delicious oil, made from the fatty avocado meat. This beautiful fruit is rich in antioxidants, minerals, biotin, and essential fatty acids, and is therefore very useful for treating injured, slowly-growing, and dry hair. In addition to being a great ingredient in a hair mask for dry hair and skin, avocado can also help nourish the hair follicles and thus promote hair growth. We use avocado oil in our Hair Growth and Repair Conditioner due to its rapid ability to penetrate the hair. If you are suffering from dry hair, avocado oil sure is an ingredient to look for when buying a hair care product.

Olive oil

If you experience problems with split ends or frizzy curls, then olive oil might help you by softening your hair and making it more elastic. Olive oil is rich in Vitamins A and E, as well as antioxidants, which help maintain a healthy production of the hair's natural building block, keratin. Olive oil is used in hair products and hair masks to remove the build-up of sebum that prevents the formation of new hair follicles and healthy hair growth.

Aloe vera oil

Aloe vera contains something called proteolytic enzymes, which repair dead skin cells in the scalp. A hair mask for dry hair based on aloe vera oil can leave the hair both moisturized and shiny. Aloe vera oil is said to promote hair growth, prevent itchy scalp, and reduce dandruff and typical scalp problems. If you want to read more about how to best treat your hair, there is lots of useful information in our article about which vitamins are good for your hair.

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