What is jojoba oil?

For anyone trying to find a useful solution for long-term hair care, jojoba oil is definitely an oil we recommend looking in to. This oil substance has been taken from the seeds of the jojoba plant. Used for centuries, jojoba oil has regularly grown in desert-like regions including in Arizona, California, and across Mexico. It’s used for various positive purposes, and has become a major substance of consideration for those in search of a general health tonic and a great hair product.

If you are looking to find something to use in your hair to help make it better, you might wish to try and use jojoba oil. We’ll be breaking down some of the most crucial benefits below so that you can see why jojoba oil for hair is such a fantastic oil. 

Jojoba Oil For Hair: Benefits

Like many natural oils, the use of jojoba oil in our hair has become increasingly popular. Many people see it as their ideal solution to improving general health, too. However, in the context of our bodies and our hair in particular, some of the long-term benefits that you could derive from using jojoba oil includes the following:

  • Jojoba oil is a fine source of Vitamins B, C, and E; all great for restoring our hair health.
  • Jojoba oil is also rich in zinc and copper; two ingredients that healthy hair craves. 
  • It’s a powerful and natural moisturiser, which can help to prevent dry hair and split ends.
  • It’s also a great scalp moisturiser, meaning that you can keep your scalp free from dandruff.
  • Some studies link jojoba oil with boosting hair growth, as well. 

Jojoba Oil Side Effects

Jojoba oil has long been seen as a safe substance to use on your hair and it’s become a major part of general hair care. However, please note that jojoba allergies do exist. As such, you should look to get checked out for the potential side-effects that can come from taking in too much jojoba oil.

Excessive use has been linked to both issues with blood flow and issues with heart damage. As ever, seek out medical expertise and advice before you commit to using jojoba oil in any way, shape, or form. 


Written by Jordan Prichard. Medically reviewed by Dr. Shane Jackson, MBBS. Last modified on 20/05/2020. 


Dr. Shane Jackson a UK based doctor, working within the NHS for 9 years. With experience in both Medicine and Surgery, his time is now spent mainly in Elderly care and Rehabilitation. Outside of his clinical work he has a strong educational presence, teaching undergraduates and foreign doctors wishing to work in the UK. He is passionate about the dissemination of healthcare for all, providing consultancy for health, well-being and biotech startups worldwide. Dr. Jackson is the founder of Acrosophy, which helps school leavers applying to medical, dental and associated courses at the top universities in the country. 

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