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Righteous Roots Oils and Its Benefits

March 30, 2018


Verna Meachum

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I’d like to think of myself as a little bit of an oil connoisseur. I love trying new oils and experimenting with different blends, especially when it comes to my hair care routine. I use them for everything from cooking, skincare, and hair care. They are versatile and can be used in so many different ways.

In today’s blog, it’s all about Righteous Roots Oils.

I’d like to think of myself as a little bit of an oil connoisseur. I love trying new oils and experimenting with different blends, especially when it comes to my hair care routine. I use them for everything from cooking, skincare, and hair care. They are versatile and can be used in so many different ways.

Today I will be talking about the benefits of using Righteous Roots Oils.

I was introduced to this brand a few years ago and I have been loving their oils ever since. I love using it to massage my scalp, as a pre-poo treatment, and as a hot oil treatment. It has a really calming scent and helps me unwind after a long day.

If you’re looking for an all-natural, high-quality oil, then Righteous Roots Oils is the brand for you. Their oils are affordable, versatile, and best of all, they work wonders on all hair types.

The oils in Righteous Roots Oils are broken down as follows.

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil

Packed with rich medium fatty acids (caprylic, lauric, capric), vitamins, antiviral, antimicrobial, antifungal properties and rich in antioxidants. The molecules are quite small which helps with absorption for conditioning and moisturizing benefits.

If you have dandruff or dry hair, the fatty acids in the coconut oil help improve these conditions. When coconut oil is used on the scalp it helps fight infections, fungus, and supports hair growth.

According to the Journal of Cosmetic Science, coconut oil out performs sunflower oil and mineral oil and is the only oil that reduces protein loss. The lauric acid has a low molecular weight and is able to actually penetrate the hair shaft.

Coconut oil also helps to tame frizz by penetrating into the curls.

Ricinus Commmunis (Jamaican Black Castor) Oil
Many of castor oil’s benefits come down to its chemical composition. It’s classified as a type of triglyceride fatty acid and is a mixture of several different fatty acids.

The major component is ricineic acid with the remainder being comprised of oleic, linoleic, stearic and other acids.

Castor oil is known for its emollient and lubricant properties as well as film-forming capabilities. The chemical structure helps it act as a humectant, so that it attracts water to the hair.

It contains antifungal, antibacterial properties that can clear up dandruff and scalp infections. It also contains omega-6 fatty acids to make hair shine.

Oleacea (Olive) Oil
It has omega 3 fatty acids, alpha-linoleic acid, vitamin E (an antioxidant and lipid protector with the ability to keep strands moisturized) oleic acid, palmitic acid and squareness. These are all emollients which are compounds that make hair soft.

Researchers have found that olive oil plays an important part in protecting hair from physical damage.

Persea Americana Mill (Avocado) Oil

It contains polyunsaturated fatty acids (linoleic acid), plant sterols (betasitosterol), palmitic acid (emollient properties). It helps to soften hair without a greasy or sticky residue, promotes the growth of shiny hair).

Stearic acid (has cleansing properties that purge dirt, sweat, and excess sebum from hair and skin, condition, and protects hair from damage).

Oleic acid maintain softness, suppleness, stimulates growth, eliminates dandruff.

Alpha-linolenic acid, archidic acid and gadoleic acid have emollient properties.

Beta-carotene, lethicin, minerals and vitamins A, C, D, B6 and E.

It also strengthens, nourishes hair.

Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil
Researchers have discovered that this oil can help defeat the hormone dihydrotestosterone(DHT), which stops the hair follicle growth cycle. It can help stimulate hair growth.

Contains more vitamin E than olive oil. Its components are: Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Stearic acid, Palmtic acid, Omega 6 and 9 fatty acids.

Oleic acid, Linolenic acid, Flavonoids like oligomeric procyanidin (primarily known for their antioxidant properties).

Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Oil
It can help retain natural hair color and minimize hair loss. It can also prevent premature graying. It helps circulate the blood in the scalp and thereby promotes hair growth.

It’s also highly penetrative which helps heal chemical damage and supplies nourishment to your hair shaft and follicles.

The anti-bacterial effects of the sesame oil can help eliminate pathogens or foreign bodies than can attack your scalp or hair.

It helps relieve dry scalp, dandruff and hair loss. It has high levels of antioxidants.

It’s components include minerals such as:

  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus
  • Protein that strengthen the hair from the root and deeply nourishes
  • Vitamins
  • Phytosterols
  • Polyunsaturated fatty acids
  • Topcopherols and unique class of lignans such as sesamin and sesamolin

Properties found in sesame oil have been shown to protect scalp and hair from up to 30% of UV rays (

Simmondsia Chinesis Seed (Jojoba) Oil

Its unique characteristic is that it closely resembles sebum so it acts as a natural conditioner.

This oil can seep into the hair follicles and dissolve sebum build up, clearing up blockage and facilitating the growth of new hair.

It contains vitamin E, vitamin B complex, antifungal and anti inflammatory properties.

Replenishes the moisture and improves the texture of hair.

Treats dry scalp and gets rid of dandruff.

Adds shine and softens hair.

Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil

Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamin E and other vital nutrients.

Packed with antioxidants, omega 6 fatty acids and linoleic acid.

When applied externally, tricopherol from the vitamin E helps to boost cell production while promoting healthy skin and hair.

It also helps to tame frizz and fly-ways.

Mentha Piperita (Peppermint)Oil

A native plant to Europe. It is shown to increase blood flow to the area where it is applied.

Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil

Helps stimulate hair growth. According to Dr. Josh Axe, Rosemary oil is one of the top essential oils for hair thickness ad growth.
It’s used to increase cellular metabolism which stimulates growth.
Research shows that Rosemary oil appears to work as well as minoxidil.
Other benefits include, slowing the graying process, and treating dandruff and dry scalp.


Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf (Tea Tree) Oil
There are approximately 327 scientific studies to support the antibacterial power of this oil alone. Tea tree oil has been proven to be very beneficial for the hair and scalp. It has the ability to soothe dry flaking skin and remove dandruff.


How to use Righteous Roots Oils?

Whether you’re looking for an all-natural oil, a pre-poo treatment, or hot oil hair treatment there are plenty of ways to enjoy your new Righteous Roots Oils.

Here is a list of suggested uses:

Hot Oil Hair Treatment – After soaking the bottle in hot water for a frew minutes, apply the mixture to your hair (make sure it’s not too hot) and cover with plastic cap for 20 minutes. Wash and condition as ususal.

You will be amazed at how soft it leaves your locks feeling!

Massage scalp oil – Rub onto dry scalp for relief of dryness and itchiness (use daily or as needed)

Add a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner

Pre-poo treatment – Apply to dry hair before shampooing. Let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour, then shampoo and condition as usual.

Scrunch out the crunch – Use the oil to break a gel cast. Apply a few drops to your fingers and scrunch out the crunch using an upward motion, until the gel cast has broken.

Can I use Righteous Roots oils if I have color-treated hair?

Yes! Righteous Roots Oils are perfect for color-treated hair.

Is Righteous Roots Oils cruelty-free?

Yes, Righteous Roots Oils is cruelty-free.

Is there a scent to the oils?

Righteous Roots Oils are unscented, although, the smell comes from the natural ingredients in each oil and should not linger after application.

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Comments +

  1. Hispaneek says:

    I saw so many peeps in Instagram using this oil, but what pushed me over the edge to get it was once I saw you used it! I said to myself "Well if Verna uses it and believes in it, it must be great! Gots to get now!" I did and LOVE it! Thank you Verna!

  2. Vanessa Villalona says:

    Love this oil. Use it to pre poo every wash day! I subscribed to your blog IG handle – Veex2

  3. Angie says:

    I love this oil so much! It has helped me grow my surgery spot a lot. My IG handle is crownedgoddess and I subscribed to your YouTube channel.

  4. Rachel says:

    Such valuable information. Thank you Verna x
    ig handle: racheljcx

  5. Gisela Gonzalez says:

    I just won a giveaway gron roots, can’t wait to try it, I eould love to win the Devacurl products my IG is @gisell.glez

  6. Yesenia Perez-Algarin says:

    Thank you Verna for this great breakdown of oils and their benefits! I still haven’t jumped on the bandwagon because I was skeptical about the product about a year ago but I trust your reviews so my husband is using it for his bald spots but he’s not consistent enough with it to see the benefits :(. My IG is @curly_girl_jess

  7. Tariana Rodriguez says:

    Righteous Roots is my absolute favorite!
    Tariana_R on IG

  8. Amber says:

    I’m still hesitating to try this out but I have seen some amazing growth results from other people. I guess I’m still on the fence because I haven’t used any oils in such a long time and my scalp tends to be pretty sensitive to certain essential oils. Thank you for all of the wonderful information that you work so hard to put together! My IG handle is floridianamber.

  9. Peggy Dickerson says:

    My favorite oil, really helps my hair to grow healthy! Also just entered the give away! @peggy7096

  10. Kacie says:

    I can’t wait to get my Righteous Roots oil! I have some being delivered this week! Thanks for hosting the awesome giveaway on IG! @eyedoc_kacie

  11. Shawna says:

    Interesting information. Very informative. (I haven’t used righteous roots… yet!) IG: curlzeeq2

  12. Rhaina says:


  13. Carly Johnson says:

    Been wanting to try this! Can’t wait! IG: @carly.johnson

  14. Rebecca says:

    Thank you so much for this product review. I really want to try this and you made me understand it a lot better. Thank you love your blog.

    IG: @beckywiththegoodcurls

  15. Ivette Plasencia Navarro says:

    I would like to try this product so much, I can’t find it!!
    IG: @ivyplasencia76

  16. Matt Martin says:


    IG: @mtt.mrtn

  17. Waleska says:

    I started using this product because of you. I have thin hair and have been losing it due to my medical condition but this right here has saved me. Love it!
    Ig: waleskaramos

  18. Mia Casas says:

    Ordering my prepoo and RX oil today! @princesaa_mia

  19. Jasmine Ortega says:

    (@jasminexuniverse) this oil is the bomb!!

  20. Jalukha M says:

    This oil has really changed the way my hair was.In love with this oil ❤️ My IG-@curlymissj

  21. Cindy Velasquez says:

    I’m so happy I follow you! I also purchased this oil on ur recommendation and I love it already! Thank you for all you do for is curly girls. My Ig for the contest is @madame_poison 🤞🏼

  22. Aryam Hurui says:

    I just got a bottle in the mail. I can’t wait to experience what it brings. (IG Curlyheadweirdo711)

  23. Alondra says:

    Thanks for the info just waiting on mine to arrive ig: alndrv_

  24. Safana says:

    The perfect all in one

    IG: Safanaalamin

  25. Eddie says:

    Love Righteousroots

    IG: @spartarican

  26. t says:

    I use this brand while deep conditioning. Love it!!

    IG: @kangikiss

  27. Meredith says:

    This is helpful I’ve just recently started the curly girl journey and I’ve seen this oil all over! Mseeley31 🙂

  28. Sarely Tejeda says:

    This oil saved my hair!!!

    IG: @Sariland1227

  29. Cassie says:

    I found you on Instagram. I love your blog! So informative and you can see how much you research and pour into it! This is my bonus entry for your giveaway. My insta handle is @cassranai

  30. Naiomi says:

    I’ve been following you on Instagram for a while now, I love love love your hair & informative posts. Thanks to you my hair has been growing with your helpful tips. Many blessings! IG: @curls__galore

  31. Aide says:

    Thank you so much for this review. I really need to try this in my hairroutine. I follow on IG as @momnursestudentfoodie

  32. I came here from your IG giveaway, but cannot believe what I’ve been missing out on! Just this one article is so thoughtfully well-written and informative.
    I have a question – can RR rx oil be used as a pre-poo treatment with similar benefits as their pre-poo oil? I have a couple of bottles of rx and was wondering if this a good use of it or just wasteful (given that the shampoo will wash away all RX goodness)?
    Thank you for doing what you do. I subscribed to your website and can not wait to read more interesting content. My IG handle is @tamali2009

  33. Jadah says:

    Honestly about to buy this! Ig handle @curlyhairmagicinc 💕

  34. Catherine says:

    Thanks for this review! It definitely helped me out! catheriineeee___

  35. _catheriineeee____ says:

    I love this !!!! Thank you! You are amazing!

  36. Jalonna says:

    This information is incredibly helpful! I keep hearing about Righteous Roots and need to try them!! Thanks for researching and sharing 🙂 @jalonna.krueger (IG handle)

  37. Catia says:

    Hello, @wavesorcurls from IG here!! 🙂

  38. Zonobia Wright says:

    Is this product for curly hair only? I have thinning hair and would like to use the product for growth

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