One of the great things about baby oil is that adults can also use it. It contains no harsh chemicals and it’s gentle for skin and hair. Besides being cheap, baby oil is also an excellent moisturizer that softens the hair and makes it shine. Baby oil can also help hair grow longer and faster.
Baby oil ingredients
Baby oil is made with different ingredients depending on the brand you buy. Most commercial baby oils have mineral oils as their main ingredient. This includes the well-known Johnson’s Baby Oil. For other baby oil, the main ingredient is an essential oil like lavender or rose. Aloe is as popular as jojoba oil, vitamin E oil and almond oil. Read the label to see the list of ingredients when you buy baby oil.
How the baby oil works
The hair is made of keratin, a form of protein, and for many people it only grows half an inch per month. But since hair is dead, you can only make it look better. The hair root follicles are alive, and a good nutrition and a healthy diet can help hair growth. You can prevent dry, cracked and broke hair if you use baby oil.
Add an amount equal to a 5-cent coin in your palm and apply it through your hair. This is best for people with normal or dry hair. The oil moisturizes the hair, which greatly reduces breakage. Another use of baby oil is to massage the scalp. A gently massage with baby oil stimulates the scalp and increases circulation. This brings nutrient-rich blood to the follicles and enhances hair growth. Massage also increases the production of natural oils of the scalp, which is great if you have dry hair.
For those with oily hair
Although the baby oil will not damage your hair at all, if you already have oily hair, adding more oil can cause difficulty on washing it. If you really have oily hair, a wise decision is to use baby oil only at hair tips.