Frugal Fro: Squeaky Coil Gets the Oil

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It’s officially fall and for most of us, that fluffy white stuff will be blanketing the streets very soon. As the seasons change, so should our hair regimen.

Dry winter air can wreak havoc on the scalp, leading to more hair shedding in addition to revealing unsightly flakes. Avoid having the wrong kind of winter flakes on your clothes with these tips and a few of my “wallet-friendly” oils that won’t break the bank.

When choosing oils, be sure to test the oil on the back of your hand. If the oil absorbs quickly then that’s the oil you want to put on your scalp and hair.


1. Eden Body Works Peppermint Tea Tree Hair Oil (4 oz) $9

Made with Coconut, Jojoba and Sweet Almond oils, this unique formula naturally strengthens your hair to prevent breakage. Peppermint and Tea Tree essential oils decrease dandruff and itchy scalp without oily buildup.

2. African Royale Hot Six Oil (8 oz) $5

Made from all natural plant herbs and oils. No animal fat or animal oils: Olive Oil, Canola Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Safflower Oil, Castor Oil, Sesame Oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Cyclomethicone, Sheep Sorrell, Yarrow, Slippery Elm Bark, Sage, Henna, Comfrey, Burdock Root, Ginseng, Goldenseal, Cherry Bark, Black Walnut, Chamomile, Alfalfa, Hyssop, Wheat Germ, Fragrance

3. Spectrum Naturals – Organic Coconut Oil (14 oz) $7

100% Mechanically (Expeller) Pressed Natural Refined Organic Coconut Oil

To melt coconut oil, it is advised to place bottle in hot water until softened.

You will get the most bang for your bucks if used sparingly.


Start by parting the hair into four sections, and then split each section into smaller sections. You want each section to be about an inch apart.

Apply the oil lightly all over the head. This is a great opportunity to give yourself a much needed scalp massage which increases circulation to your scalp.

Apply oil every day for three days. If the hair is retaining oil but not excessively, continue with this routine. If you find that your scalp is too oily, cut down on the amount of days you use oil.

Remember, if you are getting that tight, dry feeling in your scalp reach for relief by adding these oils to your regimen. Your tresses will thank you.

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Nixgolightly is a longtime beauty fanatic who loves (and lives) to experiment with natural hair.  Check her out on Instagram and Twitter.