Oils VS Healthy Hair Growth
If your hair kinky, curly, or wavy your strands are most likely shaped in a S-shaped or a Z-shaped formation. These formations of shapes hinder your scalps natural oil from reaching the tips of your hair. Straight hair makes it easier for sebum oil to navigate its way down the shaft to evenly distribute oil unlike trying to travel down spirals, zigs, and zags.
with coily or curly textured hair must apply natural oils to over compensate for the lost of moisture. Although Afro- texture hair needs to be infused with moisture, to much oil could hinder your growth. To much oil over an extended period of time can block and suffocate the pores on your scalp ,and can eventually lead to hair loss and unhealthy shedding.
The glands in the scalp naturally produces its own sebum oil. These glands, are based at each one of the hair strands and produce sebum, an oily secretion that normally keeps your scalp moisturized and makes your hair shiny so, it is not necessary to overindulge in dressing the scalp.
So how much does your scalp need to become moisturized? A very small amount should be used to oil your scalp after dividing the hair up in 4-6 sections, 1 dime size amount for each section is just the right amount to prevent clogging your pores, shedding, itching, irritating the scalp, stunting growth, and preventing health oxygen and blood flow from fulfilling its natural purpose, which is healthy hair growth.