Going natural isn’t just for your hair. As American women become more health conscious and aware of what they put in and on their bodies, natural beauty products are becoming more prevalent in the market. Natural hair and beauty remedies are now sold in mainstream grocery stores and among the many oils and butters one may happen on jojoba oil.
Jojoba Oil (pronounced ho-HO-ba) is a natural vegetable oil that comes from the jojoba seed. Many natural beauties love jojoba because it mimics the sebum that our skin naturally produces. Sebum is produced to prevent dry hair and skin and the fatty acids in sebum are molecularly similar to those in jojoba oil. This makes an allergic reaction to the oil very unlikely.
Jojoba Oil is great for use as a cleanser. I have found that traditional face washes tend to dry my skin and applying moisturizer after washing isn’t always enough. When cleansing with oil, one can choose to use only jojoba oil or mix it with castor and other oils. Simply apply a small amount of oil on the skin and massage into the face and rinse off with water. I have found this method extremely helpful for my dry skin and I don’t need an extra moisturizer afterwards.
Jojoba Oil is also great for use on the hair. Just as many natural haired woman use coconut and olive oil, they also incorporate jojoba oil into their regimen. Jojoba is great to be used as a pre poo treatment before washing: simply apply throughout hair before washing and then rinse and style as usual. I have also used jojoba oil to seal moisture into my strands. The process is very much the same as the pre poo but occurs after washing and conditioning.
Most surprisingly, Jojoba Oil is great as an aid to shaving cream and an after shave. As someone who is prone to razor bumps, I have to take extra care with my skin while shaving. I have found that applying oil to my legs before shaving helps prevent skin irritation. The results are always extra smooth and touchable legs.
So tell me, do you use jojoba oil? What are your favorite uses for this product?