As we continue our Ingredient Spotlight Series, it's time to learn about jojoba oil. It turns out that the answer to dry and damaged hair isn't a fancy synthetic hair product after all... it's just natural ingredients! This is what you should know about jojoba oil...
First of all, we know it's spelled with a J, but it's actually pronounced "ho-ho-ba" oil! (More than one NaturAll Club Team members have made the mistake at one point in our lives.) This oil is derived from the jojoba plant, native to the Southwest region of the United States as well as Northern Mexico.
Although it's called an oil, it's really more of a plant wax than an oil. This is important because jojoba oil's composition is actually extremely similar to that of sebum, a natural oil that moisturizes the scalp and hair. Since they are so similar, your scalp will absorb and drink jojoba oil right up, just as it would natural sebum! This means jojoba oil replenishes the sebum on your scalp if it's depleted, but it doesn't leave a greasy residue or clog your pores. It also brings balance to your natural oil levels, making it a great product even if your scalp is too oily.
In addition, jojoba oil is an emollient- it soothes the skin, unclogs pores, and prevents skin irritations. It treats dry hair and dandruff, eliminates frizz, and adds shine and softness to your hair.
If that weren't enough, jojoba oil is also used as a natural treatment for alopecia, a hair loss condition! Combine jojoba oil with essential oils (like we do in our Growth Serum) to moisturize and protect your hair.
Jojoba oil is so powerful, it's no wonder we include it in our Growth Serum! Together with Jamaican black castor oil, Vitamin E oil, and essential oils, jojoba oil makes the perfect remedy for your hair.