Jojoba to the Rescue! 3 Quick Fixes for Hair Emergencies

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    Jojoba Hair Care

    Have you ever left the bleach on just a little too long, or thought you could handle a home perm? We’ve all been there, making a mess of our hair and not knowing what to do. Even if you’ve never gone that deep into home hair processing territory, no one is immune from regular hair emergencies like split ends and itchy scalps.

    Whether you want a beachy blonde look with loose waves or a sophisticated and modern pin-straight style there are tools and products to help your hair get there. Unfortunately, as we dye it, style it and load it with a bunch of products, our hair can become brittle and damaged.

    This is where jojoba oil can be a real game changer. Not only is it a fantastic natural moisturizer, but jojoba oil is also super lightweight and non-greasy. No matter if you have kinky curly coarse hair or baby-fine stick straight strands, jojoba oil can help bring your hair back from the brink of despair.

     

    Top Jojoba Oil Benefits for Hair

    Non-Greasy Moisturizer: Jojoba oil actually mimics the surface lipid film found in our skin and hair. This enables it to penetrate our strands, helping to condition them without leaving greasy residue behind.

    Rich in Vitamins & Minerals: One of the main hair benefits of jojoba oil is that it doesn’t just lock in moisture, but also nourishes and conditions hair to make it look and feel better. Jojoba oil is packed with antioxidants like vitamin C, B, and E as well as copper and zinc.

    Antibacterial: Antibacterial properties in jojoba oil help reduce surface bacteria on skin and scalp. This comes in handy when dealing with scalp issues like dandruff and when you’re making your own DIY natural shampoos.

    Good for Sensitive Skin: Additionally, jojoba oil has been found to be generally non irritating in studies. If you’re sensitive to synthetic shampoo and conditioners jojoba oil is a fantastic natural oil that may be just what you’re looking for.

    Mild Scent: The natural care struggle is so real. Some natural ingredients may be super beneficial for your hair… but come with a distinct odor that must be carefully handled. What’s extra great about jojoba oil is that it has only a very light natural odor, so it can be used alone or with any essential oils and other natural fragrances.

    Nourishing Carrier Oil: Jojoba oil is made by cold-pressing the seeds of the Simmondsia chinensis plant. This releases a natural liquid wax substance full of the fatty acids beneficial for skin and hair. Because these types of substances can be applied directly to skin and scalp, jojoba oil can be used as a carrier oil for using essential oils to further enhance your ‘do.

     

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    DIY Jojoba Oil Hair Rescue Recipes

    As mentioned above, jojoba oil is generally considered safe for topical use and gentle for all skin types. However, it’s important to remember that everyone’s body is unique and it’s impossible to predict individual sensitivities and allergies.

    Before trying any of the amazing jojoba oil recipes below, we recommend you do a small skin patch test with any new ingredients to check how your individual body responds. If you have color treated hair, you may also want to do a strand test, before applying any new products to your whole head.  

    Problem: Split Ends | Quick Fix: Jojoba Hair Serum

    Just picture it: You’re a little overdue for a trim and a blow out, but suddenly you’ve got last minute plans. No time to get to the salon, so what to do now? Whip up a quick split end serum that’s what!

    Jojoba oil is great to use for hair serums that won’t be rinsed out because it’s quick absorbing and deeply penetrates hair. If you need to tame flyaways, get those split-ends in check, and get out the door, this jojoba oil hair serum is for you.

    Ingredients & Supplies:

    • 4 Tbsp jojoba oil

    • ¼ tsp rosemary essential oil

    • Small dark glass bottle with dropper

    Instructions:

    • 1. Combine jojoba oil and rosemary oil in bottle. Cap tightly and shake until well mixed.

    • 2. Work 1-2 drops of your jojoba oil hair serum through ends of dry styled hair. Use 2-4 drops on damp ends before styling.

    Problem: Frizzy Dry Hair | Quick Fix: Jojoba Oil Hair Mask

    Over-processed, dry damaged hair can quickly turn into a frizzy mess. Over time, the damaged hair will of course will grow out and gradually be trimmed away, but who has the patience to wait for that!?

    If you’ve done some serious damage to your locks, but are unwilling or unable to chop of the damaged bits, it’s time to bring in the big guns. Jojoba oil and egg yolks combine to deliver a protein-packed, deeply hydrating hair repair mask.

    Ingredients & Supplies:

    • 2 Tbsp jojoba oil

    • 2 egg yolks

    • Bowl/Whisk

    Instructions:

    • 1. Combine jojoba oil and 2 egg yolks in bowl. Whisk until mix is smooth and creamy.

    • 2. Apply jojoba oil mask to damp hair starting at the ends and working your way up.

    • 3. Cover hair with shower cap and let sit 20-30 minutes.

    • 4. Shampoo and rinse hair with cool water. Style as usual.

    Problem: Itchy Dry Scalp | Quick Fix: Jojoba Bright & Fresh Shampoo

    Sometimes it feels like nothing is so irritating as a dry itchy scalp. The key to calming a dry itchy scalp is two fold. Firstly, cleansing bacteria and product build up and secondly moisturizing and soothing.

    Jojoba oil is the perfect natural oil to use for a dry itchy scalp because it reduces surface bacteria and also deeply conditions. Rosemary, peppermint, and lemon oil bring their own cleansing refreshing properties to this shampoo party so your scalp feels brand new.

    Ingredients & Supplies:

    • 1 cup distilled water

    • ½  cup liquid castile soap

    • 2 Tbsp jojoba oil

    • 2 tsp vegetable glycerine

    • ½ tsp rosemary essential oil

    • ¼ tsp peppermint essential oil

    • ¼ tsp lemon essential oil

    • 8 oz squeeze bottle

    Instructions:

    • Combine all ingredients in squeeze bottle, shake well to mix.

    • Squeeze a quarter size amount into hands, massage into scalp 2-3 minutes.

    • Work through hair from roots to ends. Rinse, repeat, and condition as usual.

    • Store in a cool dark place in between uses.

    The Takeaway

    We’ve all done stupid things to our hair. And even if we haven’t no one can avoid the occasional bad hair day. Luckily jojoba oil is your new secret weapon against bad hair blues. It’s an easy natural solution for all kinds of hair issues...and skin care too.

    Do you have a hair dilemma or a fantastic fix you’d like to share? Get at us in the comments!

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