There are many benefits to using hair oil. It is a simple method that keeps your hair healthy and shiny. How do you know how to do it properly on your own?
Women increasingly appreciate natural, homemade treatments. No wonder, for several years now, hair oiling has become increasingly popular. The benefits of oil treatment for healthy, strong and shiny hair are endless
Hair Care: The Benefits of Oiling Your Hair
Before you decide to oil your hair, it is worth knowing why you should do it at all. It is a very simple procedure, which every woman can do herself and the benefits it brings are enormous. There is a reason why Cleopatra herself is said to have used this method
Hair oil perfectly moisturizes your hair and scalp. It is a completely natural method without any unnecessary chemicals, which may cause irritation or allergies. Oil treatment is also suitable for frizzy hair that is difficult to manage. In addition, it strengthens the hair and makes it more resistant to external factors
How Should you use oil for your hair?
There are several ways to use hair oil. Choose the one that suits you best because each method is effective. However, the most important rule here is regularity. Hair should be oiled regularly. Only then will your hair’s condition improve
- Dry oiling is the fastest method. Apply a few drops of oil to your palms, rub them together and run them through unwashed hair (it is important that the hair is not loaded with styling products such as hairspray). Leave the oil for 1-2 hours unless your hair requires strong hydration – then even for the whole night. Then wash the hair thoroughly with shampoo and apply conditioner.
- Wet oil ing – this is where oil is applied to wet hair. Apply oil all over the hair and put a cap or a towel on your head. This allows the oil components to better penetrate the hair. Leave the oil on for about half an hour (up to a maximum of 2 hours in the case of damaged hair) and wash it out.
- Applyoil on conditioner – here we can use different methods – either first apply conditioner and then oil, or vice versa. When it comes to proportions, we apply the same amount of conditioner as always and add a few drops of oil
- Broth-based styling is a slightly less popular but equally effective method. Pour very warm water into a bowl and add a few drops of oil. The next step is to immerse your hair in it for about 3 minutes. Then gently squeeze your hair until you get rid of the excess water. Put on foil or a special foil cap and put on a towel. After about half an hour, remove the cap and towel and leave the oil on for another hour or so. Then wash the hair
In the end, you must always wash your hair thoroughly. This last step is not easy at all, so it is best to emulsify the cosmetic, i.e. wash your hair with lukewarm water, apply a conditioner and after a few minutes rinse it out, then shampoo again. It is best to wipe your hair with a paper towel afterwards so you can see whether the oil is still on your hair or not
Choose the right oil for your hair
For a really effective oil treatment, it is important to choose the right oil for your hair type. We distinguish between hair that is highly reactive (stiff, dry, splitting, dull), medium reactive (easily fluffy and dry) and low reactive (smooth, lacks volume, takes a long time to dry, does not split). In case of the former, evening primrose, pumpkin seed, borage, nigella or hemp oil will be the best. Ladies with low-resistant hair should choose coconut, palm or castor oil – and medium-resistant hair – sunflower, sea buckthorn, apricot kernel, sweet almond, mustard or hazelnut oil