One of the best things about deciding to go natural is that fact that you are taking control of your hair. It requires a strong commitment and a lot of patience to be successful at managing natural hair. All and all, it’s something that one must not go into lightly because that plunge into the world of the natural hair movement is no joke. It is, nonetheless, worth it.

Just as with most other things, you have to learn your hair and in the case of the natural, you have to learn a lot. From when to wash it, what to wash it with, how often to moisturize it and which protein treatment works best for your type hair, you have your hands full. With that, knowing the best kind of oil to use is paramount to achieving your hair goals. There are some that just work better than others. Wouldn’t it be nice to know what some of them are as you journey down the natural hair road?

Well of course it would! So here are a few of the best oils that many women have used on their hair with excellent growth and strengthening results.

Lavender Oil

Not only does this oil smell absolutely amazing (it has the best aroma in my opinion) but it also is great for stimulating circulation of the scalp. That, of course, promotes growth and gives your hair fabulous nutrients starting at the root, which makes it stronger. Furthermore, lavender oil’s anti-bacterial properties fight against infection and fungus. It’s a winner all around.

Sweet Almond Oil

If you are looking for something to bring great softness to your hair, then sweet almond oil is it. With both vitamins E and D, it boasts calcium and magnesium as well, which are ideal deterrents from dry and brittle hair. And we all know that if you hair is dry and or brittle, breakage is soon to follow.

Black Seed Oil

Some people refer to black see oil as a miracle worker. It is used to treat numerous ailments and originates in the Middle East. Many people have spoken about its hair growing properties, which users report have helped regrow receding hairlines and bald patches. The benefits it offers is more than likely a result of its amino acids and other natural ingredients like zinc and calcium. Black seed oil is a great anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant agent that protects your hair follicles.

Peppermint Essential Oil

This is one potent substance. Created from peppermint leaves, it is one of the best things you can use to grow and thicken your hair. It has a wonderful smell and leaves your scalp feeling clean and refreshed after use. It’s that tingling sensation that stimulates your hair by revitalizing latent follicles all while strengthening the weak parts of your hair.

Jamaican Black Castor Oil

For those with thinning hair, Jamaican black castor oil is a perfect product to have. It is known to help reverse alopecia with its thick consistency and healing properties. You can combine it with another oil like olive oil (also a great one to use) to maximize your efforts too.

When it comes down to it, having the right kind of oil is one of the most important things you can have in your hair arsenal. Try these out to see what works for you and make sure to keep them on hand at all times. You never want to be without the good stuff.