Jojoba for Hair and Scalp

Jojoba is a fantastic natural product for your hair because it conditions hair and scalp, prevents dryness, boosts shine, conditions and strengthens the hair follicle, and restores manageability. It’s non-toxic and safe for the entire family, in fact it will relieve cradle cap (see this post for more specific info on this use).

jojoba for healthy hair

Jojoba is often listed on shampoo and conditioner labels as an ingredient because it is so beneficial for hair and scalp. Manufacturers include jojoba in their formulations because it is safe, stable, and mixes well with other ingredients. It gives their products a silky feeling and is known to be good for the skin. However, such formulations do not include sufficient amounts of jojoba to penetrate the hair follicle and scalp. Thus it is best to apply jojoba directly to the scalp and hair prior to shampooing or in very minimal amounts afterwards.

jojoba for healthy hair

Each of us has unique hair and scalp conditions. We suggest the following routines using jojoba for scalp and hair (including facial hair):

  • Massage a teaspoon or more jojoba into scalp and hair, letting it soak in for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight, then shampoo. The feel of your hair will tell you whether you wish to lather up once or twice.

  • For deep conditioning: Warm jojoba to body temperature, massage it into damp hair and scalp, towel-wrap hair, maintaining warmth and permitting jojoba to penetrate prior to shampooing.

Jojoba for healthy hair

  • If you have very thick hair, apply jojoba after shampooing and toweling dry and leave in. One or two drops of jojoba will be sufficient for use after washing. Start by massaging jojoba into ends of hair and then move up towards scalp. Applying jojoba after washing will also help eliminate frizz and calm static.

  • During the day, thoroughly rub a drop of two of jojoba into your hands and then pass your hands through your hair and scalp paying particular attention to ends.

  • Jojoba is also great as a beard conditioner (alone or mixed with essential oils). We have recipes for Stress Less Beard Oil and Gin & Tonic Beard Oil and on the blog.

If your hair feels greasy or oily after using jojoba it is because you are using too much jojoba. A little goes a long way, start with a drop and work up. If you want to get started using jojoba on your hair & scalp, we recommend an 8oz pump bottle

Stay tuned to the blog for an essential oil mix just for hair.

Category: 

Add new comment

HobaCare

Starting at $2.50

HobaCare Organic

Starting at $4.50

HobaCare Baby

Starting at $10.75

Your customer service is impeccable and goes above and beyond. It is so refreshing!

Melody

I've been a masseuse for eleven years and your jojoba extract is the best stuff I've ever used! It's economical, clean, and every one of my clients like it.

Genie Robinson, RMT

I've ordered jojoba before and your jojoba is leaps and bounds above any other. I could immediately feel the difference in the way it looks, smells & feels on my skin. The first thought in my head was that this is truly an elegant product. I'm glad I purchased it.

Robyne Lopez

Your product is amazing and I couldn't be happier with it. It is high quality which is what I strive for in my own practice.

Julie Paus

The results were instant! My hair not only had sheen, but totally eliminated the friz!
I threw away all of the other goopey hair gels.

Terri Swain

I did a lot of research on what to use on my skin and then where to get it. I know I made the right choice.

Jackie

Fabulous, fabulous stuff!

Sarah L.

After few days of using it, I must admit that the product has proved itself beyond my expectations! My 4 year old son was suffering from a red bottom due to frequent wetting. Since I've used the Jojoba, his skin is bright, clean, and with no signs of red. I'm very grateful to you.

Orit Vainer

Every one of your claims are true - the lack of staining and smell, the affinity with the skin, and my clients love that they don't get up from the table feeling like greased pigs (my words). Of course, as a massage therapist, none of that would matter if the grip and glide weren't perfect... and they are.

Sara Garvin, LMT

I also feel good that by using your product I'm doing everything I can to protect the new mother and delicate new life in my care - no chemicals, preservatives, or pesticides here, thank you very much.

Sara Garvin, LMT