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If you haven’t already figured it out, Dr Locs Yaya Oil is finely packaged with the best oils to keep your locs and scalp hydrated and looking first rate. This carefully curated oil is hand made by the ones who know locs best. Yaya Oil include grapeseed oil, apricot oil, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, argan oil, sea kelp, chamomile oil, and vitamin E. We’re going to break down each of the ingredient for you, so you can know for yourself just how much your locs will enjoy this natural product made especially for locs.
Grapeseed oil is typically used as a preferred carrier oil, as it is much lighter than other carrier oils such as coconut oil or olive oil (which is why it’s listed as the first ingredient in Dr. Loc’s Yaya oil). Additionally, Grapeseed oil has high levels of Linoleic acid (omega 6) which helps lock the good oils inside the hair shaft by acting as a sealant. Grapeseed oil can work at alleviating dry and itchy scalp, and prevents breakage, thinning, and frizz along the shaft.
Next up on the nutritious loc list is Apricot oil. Apricot oil is rich in beta-carotene, fiber, protein, vitamins like A, K, and E, and unsaturated fatty acids which softens and nourishes the hair. Besides for all of the precious vitamins this sweet oil carries, it is also loaded with tons of great minerals like, magnesium, manganese, copper, and potassium. Apricot oil is said to stimulate hair growth, reduce dryness and therefore minimize breakage.
It’s safe to say that almost everybody loves avocados (except for those freaked out by the texture). Avocado oils not only upgrade every meal, but also work at conditioning your scalp and hair. Avocado oil loves her amino acids, essential fatty acids, and vitamins A, B, D, and E, which all work together to naturally strengthen roots and locs. Avocado oil is also said to stimulating hair growth.
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet almond oil is most typically used in natural hair care products for its sealiant and protective qualities, which will moisturize the loc from its safe inner world to its boisterous outer world. Sweet almond oil was added to Dr. Locs Yaya oil for its silky shine that it naturally provides to locs and will also repair and protect your locs from heat damage.
Jojoba oil has pretty much become infamous within the natural community. It is an awesome light oil that works wonders on hair, skin and scalp, so of course Dr. Locs couldn't resist adding this enriching oil to her most heroic product. Jojoba Oil (which is actually a wax, but nevermind) keeps our scalp and hair in perfect harmony since its genetic makeup is almost identical to our very own naturally produced sebum. This oil will boost elasticity while also extending the shelf life of your natural mixture, all good stuff all around.
Argan Oil is another famous oil that has been added to all hair care product lines, natural or not. Argan oil is rich in fatty acids, vitamin E, that will moisturize locs preventing both breakage and frizz. And let’s not forget about that added shine (which is why most hair care lines fell in love with this oil).
Sea kelp as you may have guessed, comes from the very bottom of our beautiful oceans and seas. It is an algae (sounds gross, but we swear it’s not) loaded with minerals, amino acids, vitamins, iron, potassium, iodine, vitamin A and niacin. The iodine is a killer mineral that works at treating dandruff, while the other minerals like iron and zinc work at curbing hair loss and thinning and will strengthen the scalp, root and hair. So, if you’re not keen on eating sea kelp, adding it to your hair care oil is ideal.
Chamomile oil, as you may have guessed, works at soothing your scalp while adding nutrients and moisture to the loc from the inside outward. Chamomile oil is great for dry skin and scalp and can help soothe and nourish dandruff or a damaged scalp. Also, it smells sweet and delicious, but that’s just an added bonus.
Vitamin E oil, also known as tocopherol (probably just by scientists and chemist), strengthens and moisturizes hair. Vitamin E oil is a little heavier than the other oils mentioned above and should be used sparingly, but is another one of nature’s best for treating dry scalp and dry hair. This oil doesn’t have a very long shelf life, but you can tell by the smell of it if it has gone rancid.