Essential Oils vs Carrier Base Oils on Sisterlocks

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What are Essential Oils & Carrier Oils?

Essential oils are distilled from plants & roots, as you may know, most essential oils comes in a concentrated form, and have a very strong aroma. Carrier oils on the other hand, are pressed from the fatty material such as seeds, nuts, and kernels, they do not carry a strong aroma (and if they do, then they are NOT pure carrier oils). Carrier oils can go bad over time, while essential oils do not, but essential oils do lose its benefits as it age.

Because essential oils are so strong, you do need to dilute it, before adding them to your sisterlocks or hair in general. The most popular way of mixing essential oils is by mixing it with carrier base oils. I know most of the sisterlocks community dilute their essential oils with water, but I fear that it is not as potent as mixing it with a carrier base oils. Please note: If you going to use oils as a moisturizer you will still need to add water to distribute it evenly through the hair, but if you going to use it on your scalp for dandruff or thinning hair control, then I don't recommend adding water. Adding the carrier oil to your essential oil(s) will work much better on the scalp. Remember, moderation is the key, and only put these oils on your trouble spot, since your scalp does produce it own oils.

Benefits of Essential oils & Carrier oils

Now you wondering, why you need to know this information, the simple reason is this. I truly believe you need to know in detail, what works for you, and what doesn't, especially when dealing with hair care.

Below are issue that can be solved if you do your own research, on what essential oils and carrier oils are, and what situation they can be used for. Below I listed examples of what average women face every day.

1. Hair Loss or Thinning
2. Dandruff
3. Mildew Locks
4. Very Dry Locks

I do believe trying a natural remedy can help or alleviate whatever ails us (even our own hair issue). For example: If you are experiencing any hair thinning or lost, adding a little rosemary to carrier base oil (avocado oil) will help slow or even grow back the hair that is experiencing thinning. Another example is if you experience major dandruff (shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp) you can use Jojoba oil with Tea tree essential oil to combat that. If you are adventures and what to make your own oils, you will need to know what carrier base oils vs. essential oils are. You also will need to know each oil uses and what mixture will work best for whatever ails you.

Now there are many carrier oils and essential oils out there, but I'm going to list the common ones for hair and hair related issues.

Essential Oil
Tree Tea Oil
Control Dandruff & Dry Scalp
Rosemary OilHair Growth - Reduce Hair Thinning & Hair Loss
Sage Oil
Prevent Dandruff - Strengthens the Hair Follicles
Peppermint OilCooling effect to the head - Removes dandruff & Lice.
Cinnamon Oil
Thicken the Hair - Scalp Circulation
Carrier Base Oil
Jojoba Oil
Light Moisturizer - Fungicide - Mildew Controller
Avocado Oil
Heal Scalp - Hair Nourishment - Hair Growth
Olive Oil
Control Dandruff & Dry Scalp
Coconut Oil
Softens Hair - Conditions Scalp
Castor Oil
Hair Growth - Reduce Hair Thinning

Above is the most common oils that are used, and each oils has its own benefits. The key is to find out what works best for you. The oils that work for me and my hair are Jojoba, Avocado, Rosemary, and Sage. If you have been following me, you will notice most of my product contain some form of these oils. My suggestion is to learn and research about each individual oils and find what works for you.

Final note: I understand sometime we want to try to do things on our own. I highly recommend if you experience any hair lost, hair thinning, and major dandruff to go see a Dermatologist.

P.S. Comments are welcome as always. If you have oils that you have used in the past or is currently using, please leave a comment and let us know about it. Stay blessed ladies and gentlemen.

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  1. Thanks so much for posting all this helpful information. My question is I want to mix tea tree oil with jojoba oil and water. How many parts water, jojoba and tea tree oil do i combine? I've had my sisterlocks installed for a week now and the dandruff have taken over. I need to wash them tonight. I will be spraying seebreeze on my scalp immediately after washing, but i need something for maintenance and dryness.

    1. I would put around 50% water then 20% tea tree and 30% Jojoba. I'm assume this mixture is for a hair spray. If you doing a scalp mixture, skip the water and just do 70% Jojo and the rest would be tea tea.


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