Oil for your curls
In one way or the other, all curls love oil, especially the certified organic kind. You can solve a lot of curly hair issues with the right oil in your routine cause it fits into any stage of your curl hair routine.
Here are the basic curl routine stages where you may add an oil:
SCALP & CURL TREATMENTS
Adding a hot oil treatment to combat the effects of dry, brittle hair is the job of certified organic oils like Jojoba or Castor. Treatments like this provide your curls with the protection needed from harsh shampoos that often strip your hair from natural oils and moisture.
BOOSTING THE PROPERTIES OF A CONDITIONER
If your conditioner doesn't have much slip (detangling properties), adding a nourishing certified organic oil like Shea or Castor will boost your conditioner’s capacity to have slip as while providing strength for your curls.
Curly hair is generally drier than other hair types, which is a majour cause of breakage. (Why? Well, the natural oils that would nourish your curly hair from the scalp just take longer to go down your hair strand because your hair is so curly - these oils reach the whole hair strand of a straight girl easier). One of the aims of a curly girl routine is to combat dry hair. To do that, add a light certified organic oil like Jojoba to clean damp hair. If your ends are extremely dry, a heavier duty oil may be required, something like Shea Oil or even Shea Butter.
NOURISH YOUR DRY SCALP
If you have a dry itchy scalp, the right certified organic oil will combat the cause or symptom of your scalp issue.
Where exactly does a hair oil fit into your routine? I SAY THEY FIT IN ALL STAGES, you choose what that stage is:
Boosting a cheap conditioner
Nourishing a dry scalp
Sealing in the goodness of moisture
Treating a scalp issue
Helping with the detangling process for those intense knots