Or in this case, fat with fat. But it is true, with jojoba oil you can in many cases make your oily hair grease a lot less quickly and more.
Jojoba oil or jojoba wax?
Did you know that jojoba oil is not oil at all? It is a wash! Surprise! Jojoba oil has an entirely different structure than other fuels (which are oils). And now I’m going to tell something complicated that you can forget again. For example, waxes are in fact esters of long chains of fatty acids that are linked to fatty alcohols, while in fats and oils the fatty acids are linked to glycerol/glycerin molecules (triglycerides). The reason that jojoba wax is often called an oil is probably that it is liquid at room temperature.
A substitute for tallow
But even for a wash, jojoba has an exceptional composition: there is no other oil, fat or wax in the world that looks so much like our skin oil: tallow. And because of this, you can use it for many problems that are caused by a shortage, but even with too much sebum such as oily hair.
The components of Jojoba oil
According to the Aromecum – an extensive encyclopedia in the field of aromatherapy – jojoba oil consists mostly (90-98%) of the monounsaturated fats eicosanoic acids (70%), oleic acid (12%) and docosanoic acids (17 %). Also, it contains around 3% of saturated fats, including palmitic acid. Jojoba oil also has small amounts of vitamin E and minerals.
Too much washing leads to greasy hair
Nobody wants to walk around with oily hair, and so we quickly switch to shampoo. This helps in the short term, but in the long run, you only make it worse. Because your scalp dries out if you wash it too often and wash with a strong cleansing shampoo, your scalp will produce extra sebum to compensate. Over time, the sebaceous glands are so used to working overtime that this becomes routine and before you know it, you are washing your hair every day because it gets so greasy so quickly.
By applying jojoba oil, you can break the routine: you fool your scalp. Because jojoba oil is so much like sebum, your scalp thinks: “Hey, there is enough sebum already present, we don’t have to make so much extra sebum at all.” And voilà: your scalp is less likely to become fat. This, of course, does not happen after one time, but you must continue to apply it consistently. You should notice a definite difference approximately after six weeks.
Instructions for use
The best way to apply jojoba oil for this purpose is to massage your scalp in the evening before going to bed with jojoba oil (also grab your dots right away) and use it the next morning during a shower to wash out. If you can’t get it out with shampoo, take your bottle of conditioner; this soaks the oil off your hair without damaging your hair.
If you prefer to shower in the evening, apply it a few hours in advance if you can.
It is best to apply the jojoba oil on dry hair and dry scalp.
The liquid gold, as jojoba oil is also called, is unfortunately not the panacea for anyone with oily hair. Sometimes your hormones are the culprit of your quickly greasy hair, or you naturally have oily skin, and the oily hair is not washed too often. Still, jojoba oil can provide a somewhat lesser degree of improvement in terms of fatness, and luckily you can also use it for a lot of other things:
– Softening a dry scalp
Prevents dehydration of hair – Prevents split ends
– Protects your hair
– For soft and shiny hair
– For a smooth, healthy scalp
– Against itching and dandruff
– Against skin irritations
– Sun protection
– Promotion of hair growth