Since I began my journey as a naturalist one thing I have had to bear in mind is that there are oils that are good for my natural hair but bad for my extensions (or wig).

I have always thought that since they are good for my natural hair I could as well use it on my extensions (wigs), I didn’t know that my extensions would only absorb the oil and that oils can dampen the extensions and cause them to clump up.

Here are 5 oils that are good for your natural hair but damage your extensions:

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil comes from a seed of the jojoba plant. Jojoba has a semi-sticky and slightly dense texture. Due to its density of Jojoba oil, you need to be careful when using it. It is potent enough to be used once or twice a week. Although Jojoba oil is excellent for multiple things, it can be damaging to extensions when used too much, or too often.


Olive Oil

Olive oil is a multifacet oil, enriched with vitamins that moisturize. When using olive oil on your hair, it is essential to use the natural and organic olive oil. Although olive oil isn’t as heavy as the other oils, it is thick. Olive oil can damage extensions by infusing at the weft or clip-in of the extensions and damping them down. And if you apply too much of Olive you can always use dry shampoo or conditioners to wash it out


Jamaican Castor Oil

It consists of omega-9 fatty acids which make the skin and hair healthy. Jamaican castor oil as anti-fungal and antibacterial properties and can help reduce hair loss and treat problems like dandruff. However, it is a thick, unadulterated or unprocessed oil that should be used mainly on your natural hair, if you must use it on your extensions dilute 3 drops of the Jamaican castor oil with other oils.

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