Sometimes, we struggle way too much with our hair and skincare issues that nobody understands the torture we face daily. Several issues keep us on our toes at all times. While at the same time making our skin and hair look rough, brittle, and lifeless. 

Ultimately, we have to resort to investing in expensive skin and hair care to eliminate of all our problems. However, there is no guarantee if these expensive remedies could help us with our problems or not. People often resort to natural and organic skincare products. Which work slowly, but indeed do work at the end of the day. 

We shall be talking about one such popular skincare and hair care product known as Jojoba Oil. 

What Is Jojoba Oil?

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This Jojoba oil is extracted from its parent plant. Which is a shrub found to occur freely in the North American areas. [1]

Jojoba oil is mainly extracted by cold pressing the seeds of this plant. So that all its goodness remains embedded and instilled within the oil itself. [2]

This oil is packed with several vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and micronutrients. That give it its characteristic properties of helping all the people who use it in countless ways. [3]

The jojoba plant is a tough, perennial plant native to North America. It not only thrives in harsh desert climates that would kill most living things. But it also produces a nut with numerous medicinal properties.

The nut of the jojoba plant can be converted into oil. Jojoba oil is mild enough to be used as a carrier oil when combining essential oils. It can also be used on its own [3].

Benefits of Jojoba Oil 

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For a very long time, we have always heard people talk about the wonders of this oil. And how it helps keep the skin and hair of people healthy, but only for those who use it constantly. 

The application of jojoba oil on the skin has the same beneficial impacts that it has on the application of the hair. However, it is important and equally interesting to explore how it helps keep our skin and hair healthy. And if it is a real winning deal for everyone or only a select few with particular occurrences. 

So, without any further delays, let us explore the miraculous wonders of this nutrient and benefit-packed oil! 

It Is The Best Remedy for Acne! 

Undoubtedly, this effect of Jojoba oil has made it a clear winner among the majority of people. Especially the ones who suffer from acne. Jojoba oil is found to have the same consistency and function. As the sebum that is naturally produced by the skin. [4]

However, there are many people whose skin cannot synthesize and produce sebum in normal quantities. Due to different conditions and diseases. [5]

Therefore, for such people, Jojoba oil can be used as the perfect alternative. Because the properties of both these substances are so similar that even the skin can not recognize the difference that easily! 

Moreover, in the context of acne, Jojoba oil can actually help the skin keep away these comedones! When applied, it helps the skin prevent the excess production of sebum. Which is one of the major causes behind the development and occurrence of acne. [6]

When people learn that Jojoba oil is similar to sebum, they often fear the worst – is Jojoba oil comedogenic too? Or more – does Jojoba oil clog pores on our skin too? Well, for all those people – no, you do not need to worry at all. If anything, Jojoba oil will help prevent the frequency of breakouts on your skin. It is also a non-comedogenic oil. So there is no need to worry about it destroying the oil balance on your skin. 

It Helps Fight Cold Sores

Old sores are ‘evil’ little blisters that are most commonly seen around the area of your lips. They may arise suddenly and without any notice, and the pain that they cause sometimes becomes unbearable. 

These cold sores often appear because of the Herpes Simplex virus (HSV). In contrast, sometimes, it often gets triggered due to different reasons. Such as stress, fluctuating hormone levels, and weakened body immune responses. [7]

Under any of the circumstances, it is quite common for people to resort to using natural remedies and treatments. To get rid of these blisters rapidly. The most common remedy is using or applying essential oils. Such as tea tree oil and peppermint oil over these blisters. [8]

However, these oils are not just applied directly over cold sores. Because doing so will get their most concentrated forms exposed to the skin. And the skin may get irritated from all of this. So instead, they are almost always applied under the influence of Jojoba oil as a ‘carrier oil’. So that there is a cover that does not let them get exposed directly. When done this way, it is seen that cold sores get less painful and resolve quicker than on normal days. [9]

It Can Act as the Best Conditioner! 

Jojoba oil’s benefits for hair can be seen when they are viewed in the context of performing the same function as sebum. Here too, they work similarly to the function of sebum for the hair. [10]

When applied to the hair, Jojoba oil helps moisturize and lock the moisture within each individual strand, which makes the hair appear smoother, softer, and more supple than ever. 

This is indeed a miraculous benefit for the people who struggle with dry, dull, and damaged hair because this way, they can finally get to experience what it feels like to have healthy, heavy, and fine-quality hair. [11]

In fact, people with all types of hair should try Jojoba oil to experience its benefits that help lock all the goodness and moisture inside. 

It Helps Fight Dandruff and Premature Gray Hair

Owing to some of the best and helping nutrients present in Jojoba oil, it is very easy for this oil to help you fight off premature graying hair and dandruff. These problems are among the most prevalent problems that both males and females, unfortunately, have to face. [12]

The palmitic acid and stearic acid contained in the Jojoba oil help fight off a dry, itchy, and flaky scalp. In addition, both these acids help in hydrating the scalp, which is undoubtedly the first step in helping the scalp stay free from dandruff. [13]

Moreover, Jojoba oil is particularly rich in copper content. The deficiency of copper was one of the major reasons hair often starts to go gray, even when the person has not grown too old. So automatically, when a person starts using Jojoba oil routinely, they will experience that the rate at which their hair turned gray has indeed slowed down. 

How to Use Jojoba Oil For Hair?  

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It is obvious that anyone who would have loved hearing about these benefits would want to get their hands on this amazing concoction that could help put an end to all their hair-related problems! 

If you want to try out the wonders of this oil, you should go on and apply it in a direction that goes from the hair above your scalp towards the tips. Doing so will help moisturize and hydrate your hair the correct way! 

It is recommended that the oil should be left in for 20 minutes max and then rinsed. You should also not apply the oil anywhere directly on your scalp as it may clog your pores. 

How to Use Jojoba Oil for Your Face?

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Similarly, there is also a particular way of using Jojoba oil for your face. For doing this, you may either use a cotton ball or your fingertips to let the magic of Jojoba oil be unleashed. 

After mixing it with different creams, serums, or moisturizers, you can also use it to enhance its powers and get the most out of the combination. 

Jojoba Oil Side Effects

It turns out that it is the benefits that you should be keeping your eye on and the side effects that Jojoba oil might have. 

The most common side effects that a person may encounter due to its usage are rashes and allergies, and that too due to the excessive usage of this oil. [14]

People with sensitive skin can also experience similar symptoms but at an increased frequency that would further make them avoid using this oil for good. But when it is used within a safe limit and with precautions, it will leave a lasting impact on your hair and skin that you will also enjoy, no matter what! 

Conclusion – Is Jojoba Oil Worth Trying? 

Jojoba oil is definitely worth trying! It is packed with several nutrients and minerals that will leave a long-lasting and beneficial impact on your hair and skin. 

Jojoba oil is undoubtedly one of the best products to add to your skin and hair care regime, and the results that will appear in no time will speak for themselves about how perfect your choice was for selecting this oil for your skin and hair concerns.

However, it is recommended that you do a patch test before going full way in to apply this oil to your hair and skin. This is because it can be slightly problematic for people with sensitive skin, and that is why it is always better to be safe than sorry!   

Disclaimer: This article is only a guide. It does not substitute the advice given by your own healthcare professional. Before making any health-related decision, consult your healthcare professional.


  • Dr Andleeb Asghar, Pharm.D

    Dr Andleeb is a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) graduate with real-life experience working in health and wellness-related companies. She has also published various research papers in the health and medical field. Currently, she takes joy in creating health-related content for a wide range of audiences, which is a craft she has been perfecting for over five years. She enjoys diving deep into published research papers and journal articles to source helpful content for her readers. LinkedIn


Dr Andleeb is a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) graduate with real-life experience working in health and wellness-related companies. She has also published various research papers in the health and medical field. Currently, she takes joy in creating health-related content for a wide range of audiences, which is a craft she has been perfecting for over five years. She enjoys diving deep into published research papers and journal articles to source helpful content for her readers. LinkedIn