The Amazing Benefits of Jojoba Oil for Scalp and Hair

Last Updated on December 31, 2022 by Gaga

People with oily scalps and hair are often reluctant to use hair oils. This could be a mistake, especially when it comes to Jojoba oil. This oil can help balance sebum production and solve a problem with oily scalp. Jojoba oil is a miracle remedy for people with oily scalps and dry hair.

When applied to your scalp, jojoba oil rapidly soaks into the skin and sends a message to your oil glands: “Stop unnecessary sebum production, there is already enough moisture!” At the same time, jojoba oil keeps your scalp moist and nourished while preventing sebum accumulation in the pores.

If your hair is dry, you can use jojoba oil as a leave-in conditioner before blow drying to keep your hair moisturized, healthy, and lustrous. Unlike most commercial personal care products, this miracle oil doesn’t contain any chemicals that can harm your skin and hair.

a young woman applying jojoba oil to her hair

Uses of Jojoba Oil

In its purest form, jojoba oil has a wax-like structure, light golden color, and a subtle nut-like smell. Refined and bleached jojoba oil is a clear and odorless liquid that may have less active compounds. Jojoba oil is a rich source of potent nutrients that are highly beneficial for your skin and hair. Those nutrients include essential fatty acids, vitamin E, biotin, niacin, ferulic acid, silica, zinc, copper, and many other important antioxidants. Thanks to its amazing moisturizing and nourishing properties, this oil is one of the most important natural oils used to make beauty products.

Jojoba oil is highly resistant to oxidation and has less tendency to become rancid than other plant oils. It can be stored for at least 2 years before starts to degrade. Jojoba oil in a dark amber bottle has a prolonged shelf-life of up to five years.

1. Jojoba Oil for Hair Growth

Excessive buildup of sebum on the scalp can clog pores and block the opening of the hair follicle. This can cause hair to fall and interfere with normal hair growth. As a scalp cleanser, jojoba oil dissolves sebum deposits and removes the buildup created by hair products, leaving the pores clean. Clean pores allow nutrients to enter hair follicles to improve their functionality and stimulate hair growth.

Jojoba oil also may help with conditions that can cause hair fall such as scalp dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema.

Jojoba oil closely resembles human sebum which gives it the ability to penetrate the scalp deeper than other oils and cleanse the blocked follicles that prevent hair from growing.

A scalp massage with jojoba oil boosts blood circulation in the scalp area. Increased blood supply to the scalp rejuvenates hair follicles and stimulates hair growth. Rub the oil between your palms, then apply it to the scalp and massage gently for several minutes, focusing on the areas with thinning hair. Leave the jojoba oil sitting for about 10-20 minutes before shampooing. You can also leave it in the hair overnight. Repeat the massage at least twice a week.

Add a few drops of jojoba oil to your regular shampoo to fight dullness, reduce breakage, and stimulate hair growth.

a cute girl applying jojoba oil to her long hair

2. Remedy for Dry Hair

Jojoba oil can be used to compensate for decreased sebum production due to aging, preventing hair from becoming dry, brittle, and dull. Jojoba oil forms a thin, protective layer around the hair shaft to help your hair retain moisture. This gives your hair a smooth texture and instant shine. Since jojoba oil is very similar in composition to human sebum, it is readily absorbed by the skin, which keeps your scalp from drying out.

This oil can be used as a leave-in conditioner when applied to clean, towel-dried hair. If your hair is dry and damaged by repeated coloring and bleaching, put a few drops of Jojoba oil into your hands, before blow drying, and run your fingers through your hair. Turn your head upside down and apply 1-2 drops to the ends of your hair. This will mend split ends much better than silicone-based serums, while adding shine and a velvety feel to your hair.

3. Jojoba Oil for Healthy Scalps

In addition to shampoo or lotion prescribed by your doctor, Jojoba oil can help with common scalp problems. This oil is often used to moisturize dry scalp, balance sebum production, and relieve problems related to clogged pores and blocked hair follicles.

Jojoba oil is non-allergenic and non-comedogenic, which means that it will not irritate your scalp or clog the pores. Due to its anti-inflammatory and mild antiseptic properties, this oil has a soothing effect on the irritated scalp.

If you suffer from a dry, itchy, and flaky scalp in the winter, massage the oil into the affected areas. To control scalp acne, massage jojoba oil into your scalp and leave it in for 10-20 minutes, and then clean it with shampoo.

a woman applying jojoba oil to the scalp

Jojoba oil helps balance sebum production and can be used to eliminate oily scalp problems. When applied to the scalp, it balances the level of sebum on a dry, as well as on an oily scalp. Due to its similarity to human sebum, the application of jojoba oil to the scalp causes overactive oil glands to produce less sebum.

The most common cause of “greasy dandruff” is excessive sebum secretions and accumulation on the scalp. Since jojoba oil is similar in structure to sebum, massaging the oil onto the scalp can effectively dissolve and clear the encrusted scales created by sebum over-accumulation, providing relief from dandruff.

Since Jojoba oil is an excellent scalp cleanser, people with psoriasis benefit from using this oil as a remedy for an itchy and irritated scalp. Putting the oil on scaly patches of skin helps clear the layers of dead skin cells, providing relief from soreness and itching.

4. Jojoba Oil for Beard Care

Jojoba oil is the perfect addition to a man’s beard routine. It helps the beard grow, keeps it soft, and eliminates dry, flaky skin. This oil also helps soothe painful, itchy feelings during early beard growth after a shave.

Apply a couple of drops of oil to your beard after showering to keep your beard feeling healthy and soft and to give it a nice shine.

How to Buy the Best Jojoba Oil?

Select 100% pure, unrefined, cold-pressed oil, because in such form it retains all the vital nutrients and beauty benefits. A dark bottle helps preserve the product for a very long period. The presence of the dropper will make the application easier and more hygienic.

The bottle of Jojoba oil

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Gaga is a blogger and founder of the Softer Hair website. She often says that insomnia is to blame for her first blogging attempts. Being the night owl, she hated the morning alarm. She left her office job and returned to what she loved most - writing.


5 thoughts on “The Amazing Benefits of Jojoba Oil for Scalp and Hair”

  1. My husband loves to use Jamaican Black castor oil in his beard. Would he have similar or better results using Jojoba oil?

  2. You can use jojoba oil before washing your hair or along with the shampoo. Most scalp and hair treatments with jojoba oil take up to 20 minutes, then you are supposed to shampoo your hair. Since jojoba oil is harmless, you can leave it overnight if you wish. You can use jojoba oil as a leave-in conditioner if your hair is dry, damaged, or frizzy.

  3. I just want to take some time to say, thank you for giving us such great advice, and dropping some valuable gems.

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