8 Benefits Of Jojoba Oil
For Skin And Hair Plus How To Use it
We can all agree that choosing one of the dozens of oils to add to your beauty regimen is not easy to figure out. We
have coconut, rosehip, grapeseed oil, argan oil and many others, and they all contain unique properties that can
impressively benefit your skin and hair.
In case you don’t know, another oil deserves a humble brag—Jojoba Oil. Jojoba oil is derived from the seeds of
the Jojoba shrub, a perennial native to the North American deserts. The oil is made from 50% of Jojoba seeds, extracted by cold pressing, a process that helps maintain the rich nutritional value of the oil.
Like other skincare oil, Jojoba oil contains loads of vitamins, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, but what makes it unique is that Jojoba oil is technically not an oil but a Wax Ester. Anytime you shop for Jojoba oil, make sure it’s 100% pure organic, cold-pressed and unrefined by checking the ingredient list because processed oil contains preservatives and some other ingredients, which can irritate the skin and cause adverse side effects such as eczema and allergic reactions.
If “Jojoba” is listed as the main ingredient, you are getting an adequate amount of the product that can fulfill your
desired skin and hair needs. Below, see eight benefits of Jojoba oil for your skin and hair.
(1) DELAYS SIGNS OF AGING
Jojoba oil contains Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps the skin defend itself against anything that can cause premature ageing and skin damage. In addition, Jojoba oil is also rich in amino acid, a building block of collagen which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improves skin texture, tone and elasticity when applied to the skin.
To use, apply a few drops of Jojoba oil to freshly cleansed skin, or better still, you can use it to boost the efficacy of
your go-to anti-ageing products.
(2) STOP PREMATURE GREY HAIR
Many factors contribute to the hair’s premature aging, including exposure to pollution, dust, stress, and so on. Jojoba oil can safeguard your hair like a strong shield. Including Jojoba oil in your hair care regimen can prevent premature greying of your hair.
For usage, apply Jojoba oil to your scalp and hair using your fingertips; we suggest slightly heating the oil before applying it leave the oil on your scalp for 20 minutes, and wash your hair using a mild hydrating shampoo and conditioner.
(3) SOOTHE DRY SKIN
Jojoba oil helps in soothing dry skin and irritated skin. Its anti-inflammatory benefits help balance your complexion while providing the hydration it needs to restore itself. Because Jojoba oil is more or less like a humectant, it helps in forming a protective seal over the skin to prevent future moisture loss.
Use a few drops of Jojoba oil straight after a shower, or mix it into your moisturiser to increase its effectiveness and super hydrate your skin.
(4) REPAIRS DAMAGE FROM HEAT AND STYLING TOOLS
Jojoba oil helps treat hair damage caused by heating tools and chemical treatment. Once applied to your hair, it creates a protective shield and fights against heat damage. This happens because, unlike other oils, Jojoba is not permeable.
For usage, apply Jojoba oil to your hair after a curling and straightening session.
(5) IT HELPS IN CONTROLLING DANDRUFF
Jojoba oil should be your go-to when looking for a natural dandruff solution. Jojoba oil helps in restoring the scalp’s natural pH balance. Once you apply Jojoba oil to your hair helps regulate oil production by sending a message to the hair follicle that there is enough moisture on the scalp, which in turn helps lessen greasy dandruff flakes that result
partially from excessive oil on the scalp.
Apply Jojoba oil to the hair above your scalp, then work down evenly to the hair tips. We suggest slightly heating
the oil before applying it to ensure better absorption.
After applying it to your hair, leave it in your hair for about 20 minutes, and then shampoo, condition and rinse.
(6) TREAT ACNE
Jojoba oil contains antimicrobial properties that can ward off certain bacteria, making it an excellent choice for
acne-prone skin. For usage, you can apply a few drops over your face with a cotton round after cleansing and
toning. Better still, you can use it as a carrier for other acne-fighters, such as tea tree oil.
(7) IMPROVE HAIR MANAGEABILITY
Jojoba oil can be used to manage tangled hair, reduce splits ends and moisturise the dry scalp of the hair. For usage, add a few drops of jojoba oil to your shampoo or conditioner to enhance its effectiveness.
(8) HELPS IN COLD SORE TREATMENT
Jojoba oil is an undercover cold sore preventative that really works. A cold sore emerges from the virus moving up the nerve shaft and feeding on oxygen. So when Jojoba is applied to the area, it will quickly mix with the skin sebum and block the flow of oxygen to the virus, which retreats back into the nerve shaft.
If Jojoba oil is regularly applied, the virus can never get the oxygen it needs to kick off.
For the usage, apply a few drops of Jojoba oil on the area with cotton wool after cleaning.
Dorcas Akintoye is a dedicated writer with more than 2 years prolific experience in writing articles ranging from food, entertainment, fashion and beauty. She has a National Diploma in Mass Communication from Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin. She loves writing, listening to music and playing scrabble. She is a highly-skilled, enthusiastic, selfmotivated professional writer.