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Jojoba Oil For Your Hair: Everything You Need To Know

16 March 2018
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Jelani Addams Rosa

Jelani Addams Rosa

Associate Editor, Hair.com

As an employee of L'Oréal, Jelani brings her knowledge and passion for hair care to Hair.com. Before joining the Hair.com team, she spent time at Celebuzz, Seventeen, and Cosmo for Latinas.

Coconut oil was unofficially dubbed the absolute best hair for oil a few years ago and we’ve been drowning our hair in it ever since. Some shampoos, conditioners, and hair serums are formulated with coconut oil. People even put coconut oil directly on their strands. We’ve spent so much time discussing this one oil that the rest of the oils have been pushed to the back burner. While we love coconut oil, we think it’s time another one of our favorite oils got some time in the spotlight. Jojoba oil is a coming for coconut oils crown.

Never heard of jojoba oil before? No worries. We’re breaking down all of the benefits and uses of jojoba oil for hair.


Before we get into the benefits of jojoba oil, we want to be sure you know how to pronounce it. Despite the misleading double j’s, jojoba is actually pronounced ho-ho-ba. If you’ve ever taken a Spanish or Latin class, you should get the pronounciation down in no time.

Jojoba oil is primarily known for its moisturizing ability. The oil is often recommended by dermatologists to help soothe extremely dry skin. Just like skin, hair can benefit from the moisturizing properties of jojoba oil. Dry, brittle hair is one of the major causes of breakage. Lovers of jojoba oil suggest incorporating it into your hair care routine to help your hair look and feel more moisturized.


If you want your hair to reap the benefits of jojoba oil, there are several hair products on the market formulated with the oil. If you’re dealing with extremely parched locks, consider picking up a deep conditioning treatment formulated with jojoba oil.

If you’d rather purchase the oil it its purest form, consider using it as a pre-shampoo treatment. Massage the oil into your scalp and strands and allow it to sit for 10 to 20 minutes before shampooing your strands.

Now that you know everything there is to know about jojoba oil for hair, you can be sure your using the oil to its fullest potential.

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