Hi! My Name Is Kemi And I'm An Oil Junkie :)

Lol! I was staring at my dressing table one day and just shook my head laughing at myself. There was a time in my life when my dressing table would groan under the weight of my lotions and perfumes. These days, it's groaning under the weight of hair products - particularly oils!! I removed every single one of them and 'paraded' them on my dining table.

I sort of arranged them in categories of how I typically use them or what they are meant for. For instance pre poo, essential oils, carrier oils etc

So in the Pre Poo corner, we have:

1. Bringraj Hair Oil - Bringraj (Eclipta Alba) Literally translated to mean 'King Of The Hair' This herb has been used for thousands of years to grow, thicken and condition hair.

2. Brahmi Amla Hair Oil - This is a mix of 2 other popular Ayurvedic herbs. Brahmi (Gotu Kola) has been used for thousands of years to strengthen and add body to the hair and is known as Ayurveda's most potent hair vitalizer while Amla darkens, nourishes and strengthens hair at the roots to prevent excessive hair shedding. Great for conditioning, preventing split ends and enhancing hair growth.

3. Hair Trigger Explosive Growth Elixir with Cayenne Pepper - This as the name suggests is supposed to speed up your hair growth with a mix of potent growth stimulants. It contains Avocado, Castor, Sage, Jojoba and rosemary oils; Biotin, Silica, Black Tea, Cayenne pepper, Garlic and Onion. (yes garlic and onion lol) Garlic and onion are known for their high sulfur content which help to stimulate growth. A lot of ladies make their own onion and garlic juice and have reported good results. This product comes in different scents and this one is the Vanilla Pound Cake. It actually smells like toffee ( and is quite thick like melted toffee to be honest) As sweet as it smells, I found it a bit much and the oil, too thick.

4. Tropic Isle Strong Roots Red Pimento Hair Growth Oil: A blend of Jamaican red pimento oil, Jamaican black castor oil, Wheatgerm oil and Coconut Oil; this oil is used to stimulate growth and volume. While this was a gift I haven't used it yet...

5. Njoy's Long and Healthy Hair Growth Oil: Njoy is popular for her astounding growth from Shoulder Length to waist length in 18 month due to her daily use of her sulfur oil mix. She replicated this mix in commercially available bottles and has added a few other products to her line. I like this oil and with consistent use, you will definitely see a difference. My issue is you have to co wash the hair after use ( because of the sulfur content) and for best results you need to use 2 - 3 times a week.

Carrier Oils:

The 'usual suspects are well represented here:

 - Coconut Oil
 - Olive Oil
 - Avocado Oil
 - Sweet Almond Oil
 - Jojoba Oil ( Great for the scalp as its characteristics closely resemble the sebum our skin secretes)
 - Vitamin E Oil
 - Jamaican Black Castor Oil 'Hair Therapy' (mixed with black seed and black walnut oil)

And the not so popular ones:
 - Hemp Seed Oil (Great for patching up damaged cuticles as it is a ceramide  i.e. a type of lipid found in our hair's cuticle)
 - Emu Oil ( Great for dry skin conditions, and growing thinning hair areas)
 - Hibiscus Oil ( Conditions and helps to grow hair)
 - Palm Kernel Oil (see my last post on this)
 - Burdock Oil ( Used to improve scalp conditions and improve blood circulation in the scalp)
 - Rosehip Seed Oil

Essential Oils:

 - Rosemary ( Growth Stimulant as it stimulates blood circulation in the scalp)
 - Lavender ( Soothes scalp infections and helps to boost hair growthh)
 - Mandarin ( I got this just because I like the subtle aroma lol)
 - Cinnamon (Stimulates the scalp)
 - Ylang Ylang (regenerative for skin and hair. I find the aroma to be quite strong)
 - Jasmine (Antiseptic, strengthens hair at roots)
 - Peppermint  (this is actually missing in the pictures but is a staple for me - I need to purchase asap!)

Lately, I've started  mixing a bunch of carrier oils and a few drops of some essential oils in an applicator bottle that way, I get a potent, nutrient packed mix in one bottle. I will use this as a hot oil treatment, for an oil rinse, on my scalp or just to seal moisture in my hair.

Some oils I have used and don't particularly care for so they will probably be decorations on my dressing table till I find someone to send to as a gift.

I shall soon do a spring clean of my bathroom and see what goodies I have hiding there lol.

Till my next post



  1. Which oils have you not cared for?

    1. Hi Maureen, the Hempseed oil for one and the hair trigger....

  2. Kemi where can I get rose hip oil, nettle and horsetail extracts from.

    1. Hi! Not sure but check out Natural Nigerian, Olori.com.ng or Sizzelle.com

  3. Safflower and Wheatgerm are two other oils that are just as awesome!!!!

    1. Ah Sochique! Why are you encouraging me? loll

  4. Where can i buy black jamaican castor oil in kl ?

  5. Where can i buy black jamaican castor oil in kl ?