Jojoba oil is a cult-favorite for both dry and oily hair types. It balances sebum production so that your scalp knows to stop over-producing oil while keeping it moisturized and nurtured. It has been known to help dry skin conditions such as dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema. Since jojoba oil is mostly made up of fat, it forms a protective barrier around the hair to keep it soft, shiny, and nourished.
Jojoba oil can be used as a leave in conditioner to keep hair soft and shiny from root to tip. Apply by massaging the scalp with the oil and running the leftover oil over your strands. It keeps the scalp hydrated and softens the hair strands. It contains fatty acids as well as antioxidants like Vitamin E to keep your hair glowing.
Jojoba oil is known to be an anti-inflammatory that soothes the irritated scalp. It is also noncomedogenic, so it won’t clog your pores or irritate your scalp more. Unlike tea tree, which is another favorite for itchy scalps, jojoba oil is a carrier oil, which means it doesn’t need diluted and is gentle enough for regular use. However, adding a few drops of tea tree may help to remove dandruff and flaky skin from your scalp.
To use jojoba oil in the shower, apply to damp hair and massage to your scalp and allow to sit for 10-20 minutes before shampooing. Make sure to use lukewarm water, as overly hot water can dry out your hair even more. For a true deep conditioning treatment, you can leave the oil on for a few hours or even overnight, just make sure to shampoo thoroughly afterward.
Radha Beauty jojoba oil is 100% pure, which means that it doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals like sulfates, phthalates, or parabens. It also means that it is vegan, cruelty-free, and has a low risk of allergic reactions, although you can always patch test to be cautious.