How to Care for Hair With Jojoba Oil

by Contributor

How to Care for Hair With Jojoba Oil. If you want to add softness, shine and moisture to your hair, consider using jojoba oil. It's a great moisturizing and healing natural oil for all hair types. Derived from the jojoba plant found in California, Arizona and northern Mexico, jojoba oil works especially well on dry, brittle or frizzy hair. Use one or more of the steps below to add this intense moisturizer to your hair.

Items you will need

  • Jojoba oil
  • Hot oil treatment
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
Step 1

Mix together a combination of 50 percent jojoba oil and 50 percent over-the-counter hot oil treatment to make a pre-shampoo, deep conditioner. Apply to hair, one inch below your scalp and work down. You can leave the mixture in for 15 minutes or wrap your hair on top of your head in a towel for an hour.

Step 2

Add about 2 tsp. of jojoba oil to your regular shampoo to enhance moisture.

Step 3

Use as a daily conditioner by adding a few drops into your regular conditioner. You also can place a few drops in your hand, rub hands together and run your hands and fingers through your hair before conditioning.

Step 4

Put a few drops of jojoba oil into your hands, rub them together and work the oil into the ends of your hair before blow drying. This method helps keep split ends and frizzing in check.

Step 5

Rub a few drops into your palms, rub your hands together and smooth the jojoba oil over dry hair to keep frizzing down and to add shine.

Step 6

Apply a few drops of jojoba oil to hair tangles to help work them out without hair breakage or damage.

Warnings

  • Don't add more than a few drops of jojoba oil at a time to your hair. A little goes a long way; otherwise, you get a greasy look.