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After many years of wearing weaves, experimenting, and battling with dry scalp, I have come to learn what products enable my actual hair and scalp to remain healthy and thrive underneath my weave. One of the most important steps in my hair and weave care regimen is massaging a serum into my scalp while rocking a weave. Below, I give you the quick and dirty rundown of the top 3 scalp oils I use while wearing weaves (and in general).

These are my favorite oils because they:

  1. They have a nice light scent;
  2. They aren’t too oily (i.e. they won’t weigh down my weave);
  3. They contain all natural ingredients for the most part; and
  4. They are pricey and fairly inexpensive (yes, at the same time) because a little goes a long way

Please Note: These products are not listed in any particular order. Click product name to get directed to an online store to purchase. Also, I use these products even when I’m not wearing a weave.

THE PRODUCTS

1. Jane Carter Solution Scalp Nourishing Serum

scalp nourishing serum

Price: Between $9 – $16

Size: 1oz

Description

Scalp Nourishing Serum heals and soothes your scalp using all natural essential oils, botanicals, and vitamins.

Designed to nourish and reduce inflammation on the scalp, the combined ingredients penetrate the scalp. When combined with heat and massage, this Serum will increase scalp circulation resulting in a healthy, supple, well-nourished scalp.

When used daily, it will help reduce itching, flaking and control dandruff.

Directions

Part hair and apply a small amount directly to the scalp and massage. Use 3-4 times per week to promote healthy scalp. Can be applied to hairline to stimulate hair growth.

Ingredients

Carthamus Tinctoriu (Safflower) Oil, Cedrus Atlantic (Cedarwood)*, Citrus Grandi (Grapefruit)*, Caqnaga Odorat (Ylang Ylang)*, Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa)*, Rosmarinus Officinali (Rosemary)*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E). *Essential Oils

How I use it

I use it about 1-3 times a week depending on how dry my scalp is. I apply tiny droplets all over my scalp, paying close attention to dry patches. Then, I massage my scalp with the pads of my finger or I use my Luxe Therapy scalp comb, which allows me to distribute the oil evenly and gently massage my scalp with a struggle.

2. SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen Grow & Restore Hair Serum

shea moisture strengthen and grow

Price: $10.99

Size: 2oz

Description

An intensive serum perfect for those who regularly color, straighten, perm or heat style their hair, as well as kinky, curly, or wavy natural styles. It nourishes the scalp and hair. Revives dull, damaged or chemically treated hair. Promotes growth by strengthening and conditioning hair, increasing resistance to breakage. Rosemary Oil stimulates the scalp to help support healthy hair growth.

Directions

Massage a few drops gently into scalp as often as needed. Do not rinse out. Style as desired. For a restorative hot oil treatment , masage gently into scalp and hair. Cover with a plastic cap and apply medium moderate heatfor 5 to 15 minutes depending on your hair’s condition. Shampoo and condition after treatment. Style as desired.

Ingredients

Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil

How I use it

Same as above, except I use a dropper instead of the applicator bottle it comes with. I found that too much product comes out (or I apply too much product) if I use the applicator bottle the product comes in. So, to gain some control I opt to use a dropper. Please note: I do not wash this out as instructed.

3. DIY Scalp Serum

DIY scalp serum

Please forgive me for the two-third filled bottle. I’m low on ingredients right now so this is what I have to work with.

Description

All natural serum that reduces breakage, stimulates the scalp, and eliminates dryness.

Ingredients

Castor oil, coconut oil, grapefruit essential oil, ylang-ylang essential oil, and peppermint oil (sometimes). Please note: The peppermint oil has a strong scent so sometimes I don’t use it because it can be overpowering and prefer smelling my perfume rather than smelling like Christmas (LOL…JK).

How I use it: Same as above

Hopefully, these products can help you the way they help me! Xoxo...