Red palm oil is a type of palm oil that works just magic when it comes to natural hair maintenance. The oil can protect your hair and make sure it grows stronger with well-split ends if correctly applied.
You must now be asking yourself the big question, “what is palm oil?” Well, palm oil is obtained from palm trees. You get it from palm fruit, kernel, or the stone smack in the middle of the frit. Its demand is increasing day by day as more people get to learn of this new “gold.”
We can thank the thousands of YouTube vloggers who have contributed to its hair-use popularity. The following are reasons why you should consider using palm oil for your hair.
It moisturizes and smooths hair
For those keeping natural hair, red palm oil is the real deal. The oil successfully maintains hair when applied as advised. Applying the oil from the roots to the ends of your hair will have a moisturizing and soothing effect on your hair.
It works as a conditioner and hair protector
Palm oil is used as a leave-in protector. All you need to do is to apply a small amount of red palm oil to the ends of your hair. You apply the oil at the ends to help in protecting it from splitting ends and frizziness. However, this is only advisable for people with naturally thick hair as those with light hair might have it color their hair.
Presence of carotenoids in the oil
Red palm oil is made up of carotenoids, making it a good option for keeping your hair healthy and shiny. All women love to have their hair looking all shiny and healthy; if you are on that list, this is the way to go. The oil has been used on hair for over 5000 years and has a rich history.
Note that different people have different hair; so every person needs to test what hair products work best.
European Palm Oil Alliance (EPOA) advocates for clean palm oil production. Purchasing uncertified palm oil products contributes to the pollution of the environment. The Alliance is dedicated to ensuring that only the best product gets to the market. You, too, as a consumer, have a role to play in palm oil sustainability, ensure that what you buy is certified. Conserving the environment is a communal thing that we all need to participate in actively.