Jojoba oil is produced from seeds of a plant called “Simmondsia Chinensis” also referred as Jojoba plant.
It is a shrub which grows in Southern California, Arizona, and northwestern Mexico.
Unrefined Jojoba oil is slightly golden in color. When refined it loses its color and odor.
Unlike other vegetable oils such as grape seed oil and coconut oil, it lacks in triglycerides that is the reason it is shelf stable as compared to other vegetable oils.
Major fatty acids present in Jojoba oil are 11-Eicosenoic acid and docosadienoic acid.
Technically, it is a wax ester, not oil. This wax ester is very similar to the sebum of our skin.
Other names of Jojoba are Deer nut, Goat nut and Simmondsia californica.
The jojoba oil nourishes and revitalizes skin. It contains almost all the vitamins and nutrients that are essential for healthy skin. It is also used in psoriasis, acne, skin, hair loss, and sunburn.
Along with many health benefits of jojoba oil, following are top 11 benefits of jojoba oil for hair that you need to know if you care your hair.
1. Hair conditioner
Hair conditioner is a viscous liquid which changes the texture and color of hair. And the essential fatty acids of jojoba oil make it a good hair conditioner.
It is very effective for the dry skin. It improves the texture and color of the hair. Many doctors prescribe it for dandruff. It also adds shine long with making your hair more soft and flexible.
2. Good For oily hair
Excessive production of sebum is also not good for hair.
Jojoba oil regulates the production of sebum and maintains the quantity of oil in our hair.
3. Curly hair
If you have curly hair then adding some drops of Jojoba oil makes combing easier.
4. Unclog hair follicles
It will unclog hair follicles and prevent hair loss.
5. No side effects
Because of its molecular structure, it is identical to sebum (waxy material produced by glands that lubricate the hair), it doesn’t cause any harm or side effects to the scalp.
It also has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that is a reason it is also found useful to treat dandruff.
7. Strengthen hair fibers
It consists of monounsaturated fats, which allow it to penetrate hair follicles and strengthen hair fibers.
8. Add shine to the hair
Jojoba oil adds shine and elasticity to the hair.
9. Encourage hair growth
Recent studies have shown that massage of jojoba oil on the scalp also increases blood supply to the scalp which encourages hair growth.
10. Repair damaged hair
Everyday hair follicles and fibers are damaged due to certain environmental factors. Its regular use repair damaged hair fibers.
11. Thickening of Hair
It adds some volume to the hair and makes them thicker.
Above benefits suggest that jojoba oil can be beneficial for hair growth. If you have tried jojoba oil for hair growth or anything else you can share here.