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When to use jojoba? 101 Ideas - Part 3

September 04, 2017

When to use jojoba? 101 Ideas - Part 3

Perfect Heels and Hair – Step into Spring

Start pampering your feet now so they are sandal ready for spring. Here is how to fix cracked heels and a no fuss way to keep hands and cuticles looking beautiful.

Jojoba is also naturally perfect for hair care – goodbye dandruff and split ends.  And for the guys there are tips on maintaining a smart, perfectly groomed beard.  

Treating Cracked Heels Naturally with Jojoba Oil

Cracked heels can be really painful and don’t look great. Skin on our heels should to be very supple and ‘stretchy’ so it can expand to absorb pressure from walking and standing (particularly when you’re pregnant).  If heels get dry and thick, they lose their elasticity and literally ‘crack’ under pressure.  With regular foot care you’ll get smooth, flexible pain free heels. Pamper yourself with this home treatment.

Jojoba Skin Care Heel Pamper  

  1. Soak your feet in warm soapy water; add a few drops of jojoba oil to begin loosening tough skin. Gently rub with pumice stone (don’t rub dry skin – it causes more damage). Now pat feet dry:
  2. Massage jojoba oil all over feet— focus on very dry heel area. Put on a pair of socks to lock in moisture (and stop you from slipping).
  3. Jojoba benefits skin cracks and splits because it’s naturally anti-fungal, antibacterial and analgesic (reduces pain).
  4. If you have particularly stubborn calluses apply jojoba oil at bedtime, and cover with socks.

Treating Dry, Cracked Cuticles:  When to use jojoba oil 

Split, cracked and bleeding cuticles are most often caused by very dry skin. Regular washing in harsh detergents, nail polish remover, and dry weather strip moisture from cuticles.  To heal and prevent more damage do two simple things: Protect and Moisturize.

  1. Wear protective gloves when doing housework or gardening. Apply jojoba oil to cuticles then wear cotton gloves under your rubber ones. This is the ultimate protection for hands. You’ll have baby soft, smooth hands after hours of housework.
  2. Skin on the top of your hand is much thinner, so add an extra layer of jojoba oil here for added protection

What is Jojoba - Naturally High in Vitamins A & E

  1. Jojoba is good for your skin because it naturally contains a balance of vitamins A and E. These are known as skin healing vitamins, helping produce enzymes that are used in collagen production. Your body uses collagen in skin repair.

Healing Split Cuticles

Painful cuticle splits and cracks need to be protected until completely healed. Cracked skin is where bacteria can enter your body and cause more serious problems. Use gloves and moisturize often until skin is back to normal – then keep using them to prevent flare-ups. 

Remember, chronic cuticle infections or nail discoloration may also be a sign of an underling fungal or bacterial infection. A doctor can diagnose and treat this.

What does jojoba oil smell like?

  1. Natural jojoba has no strong smell and is very quickly absorbed by your skin. It’s an ideal hand moisturizer when handling food, as you won’t transfer nasty chemicals or perfumes onto your snacks.

Natural Remedies for Dry Scalp & Dandruff

One of the most common causes of flaky dandruff is dry skin; another is a yeast-like fungus called malassezia. It is naturally occurring and only a problem when out of balance causing excessive shedding (flakes).

Stop Dry Scalp Flaking  

  1. Use a gentle shampoo, add a few drops of jojoba oil (naturally anti-fungal) to shampoo for added moisture
  • Wash your hair less frequently to avoid stripping natural oils
  • Use low heat settings when blow drying
  • Avoid styling products that contain alcohol and don’t rub products directly onto your scalp
  • Always condition after shampooing, especially if you colour hair regularly

Dry Scalp – Intense Moisture Treatment

As you age, your scalp produces less oil and hair gets drier and duller. Try an intense jojoba oil hair treatment for deeply moisturising hair and scalp. Jojoba is naturally rich in vitamins A, D and E, and is naturally anti-fungal. The oil helps flatten hair cuticles, creating shine.

  1. Rub a small amount of jojoba oil onto your scalp and hair. It’s quickly absorbed and will loosen flakes. Leave-in as long as possible, next very lightly shampoo hair, without scrubbing scalp. 

Leaves scalp soothed and hair intensely hydrated and glossy.

Stopping Split Ends

Avoid split ends by very gently combing hair when wet: avoid tugging or pulling as wet hair is weaker and more likely to split.  Colouring, curling irons and blow drying also create split ends. Minimise the damage and:

  1. Smooth down flyaway ends by rubbing a small amount of jojoba oil into ends.

Better Shave and Beard Care  

Most men will get a razor rash at some time; with sensitive skin you’re more prone to it:

- Stinging

- Itching

- Red, or inflamed skin

Naturally Preventing Razor Rash  

Moisture is key to a good shave — Before - During & After you shave.  Jojoba is called oil, but it’s actually a jojoba wax. Non-greasy, very quickly absorbed, with no strong smell, it’s perfect for guys who like to keep skin care simple.

Tips for a Close Shave, Smooth Skin Minus Red Bumps

  1. Apply a very thin coat of jojoba oil to skin before shaving, it softens bristle and adds a protective layer

-Don’t use a blunt blade, replace blades regularly

- Never run a blade over dry skin

-Double blade razors are harsh on sensitive skin – try a single blade

- Use a mild shaving cream or soap

-Always shave in the direction hair grows, not against

  1. Pat dry skin and apply jojoba as post-shave face oil. Soothes and reduces redness.
  2. Jojoba oil is naturally antibacterial protecting against in-grown hair infections

Best Beard Moisturizers – Natural Oils

For a beard to look smart, neat and smell great it needs a fair bit of TLC.  Avoid ‘beardruff’ (beard dandruff) with regular moisture, brushing and cleaning.

Replace Lost Moisture

Natural sebum oil coating our skin and hair keeps a beard nourished in the early stages.  As your beard gets longer, the naturally occurring sebum is going to need a boost to cover all that area.

Chemical Free Beard Care

‘Beardruff’ shouldn’t be treated with harsh chemical dandruff shampoos. Try oils that are tree or plant based, and a much gentler option for sensitive skin. Jojoba oil is fragrance free and is the only oil that mimics our own natural sebum; the closest thing to a natural skin moisture boost.

  1. Rub a small amount of jojoba oil into beard to condition hair and skin
  2. Soften and smooth hair with jojoba oil before combing and brushing beard
  3. Rub a small amount through beard before washing to loosen dirt and tangles
  4. Rub jojoba oil under beard skin for deep moisturizing, stops flaking and ‘beardruff’
  5. Jojoba balances facial skin, evens out moisture for skin not protected by beard
  6. Apply beard oil to tame a fuzzy beard. Remember to only use a pea size drop; you don't want it looking greasy
  7. Apply small amount to beard combs and brushes to loosen grime. Wash well in soapy water & rinse. Conditions brushes.
  8. Apply very thin layer of jojoba oil to beard and leave overnight for intense treatment. Rinse & comb as usual for a healthy, luscious beard.

More Jojoba Tips

If you missed parts 1 & 2 of our ‘101 Uses of Jojoba’ check it out here. We looked at age defying jojoba youth potions’, natural baby skin care, soothing skin conditions/allergies and more. Your answers to common skin concerns are waiting.


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