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Like bacon and eggs, music and lyrics, Taylor and her scarf, hair and oils very much go together. In a healthy state, the scalp produces natural oils called sebum, which protects it from dryness and gives hair luscious softness and shine. While it’s true that too much oil can make your hair look greasy in between washes, you don’t have to avoid getting other kinds of oil on your hair. An extra helping of nourishing hair oils could do your locks a whole lotta good. Here are five oils to look for in your shampoo.

Virgin Coconut Oil

Virgin coconut oil is handy to have around the house for many reasons — using it on your hair is one of them. A study published in the National Institutes of Health discovered that virgin coconut oil can effectively protect hair from protein loss. This study notes that this is because the chemical makeup of virgin coconut oil allows the hair shaft to absorb it better. You can apply it on your strands as a mask before shampooing (avoid your scalp to prevent grease buildup).

Rescue damaged tresses with Love Beauty and Planet Hope and Repair Shampoo, which has locally sourced virgin coconut oil and ylang-ylang extract. This formula replenishes hair with much-needed moisture while strengthening each strand and leaving it with an intoxicating floral fragrance.

Tea Tree Oil

This rejuvenating and refreshing antiseptic oil isn’t just good for healing acne and inflammation. It’s also excellent for scalp care. is known to help with various ailments, such as treating dandruff and hair loss. The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology states that using a shampoo that contains tea tree oil can help reduce scalp greasiness and itching from dandruff, consequently minimizing hair fall. Five-percent tea tree oil diluted into your favorite shampoo is enough. You could also mix it with a carrier like almond oil at a 1:10 ratio.

If you love the refreshing effect of tea tree oil, try Love Beauty and Planet Radical Refresher Shampoo, which also has an invigorating vetiver scent. This is a deep cleansing, volumizing formula that is perfect for greasy hair and scalp. 

Jojoba Oil

Because of its thicker composition, jojoba oil is an effective moisturizer for hair. Hair conditioners typically feature jojoba oil because it provides added protection against dryness, breakage, and split ends. It can also be applied to the scalp to ease dryness, flaking, and itching. This super oil is also rich in vitamins C, B, and E, which aids in strengthening the hair and hair follicles to prevent hair loss.

Argan Oil

If you want to accelerate the growth of your hair, use a shampoo that has . This widely used oil has oleic and linoleic acids, which help maintain the hair’s moisture levels and lubricate the shaft. It’s also rich in , which helps prevent frizz and boosts shine.

Because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, argan oil can also improve scalp health and address conditions that can cause hair fall, such as seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, and dandruff. Moreover, a 2013 study in the National Institutes of Health found that it can also protect hair from UV damage.

Relax your mind and your hair with Love Beauty and Planet Argan Oil & Lavender Smooth and Serene Conditioner. The argan oil in this nourishing formula smooths out frizz and boosts shine, while the French lavender aids in relaxation. If you and your tresses are stressed out, this is the hair oil and shampoo for you.

Build your arsenal of hair oils starting with these essentials to improve the condition of your hair and scalp.