Our hair loves natural ingredients. The popularization of oils in hair care has increased our curiosity and made us seek information on how to use them. Have a look at tips and the best oils for your hair oil treatment.
In cosmetics, over a hundred different oils are successfully used. Each of them has different properties and can act differently. Not all of them are suitable for applying to the hair or scalp, for example, essential (aethereal) oils. In this article, let’s take a closer look at how to oily your hair and what oils can restore beauty to your hairstyle.
What is hair oiling? It’s worth starting with explaining the basics. Hair oiling is a form of a treatment but performed in the comfort of your own home, not at the salon. It consists in applying natural oils to the hair and / or scalp. AIM: nutrition, strengthening, improving hydration.
The following are the most important advantages of hair oiling:
- naturalness – we do not use any harsh chemical substances,
- effectiveness – oils are perfectly suited to the needs of the hair,
- comprehensiveness – a solution to not one but many problems.
In fact, a well-fitting hair oil will work on every piece of hair and scalp. It protects the ends from splitting, prevents scalp oiliness, minimizes dandruff, adds shine and softness, inhibits excessive hair loss, ensures proper hydration level, and even strengthens and protects against harmful factors such as sun, temperature or toxins. A great solution!
However, there are two aspects are important and affect the effects of oiling:
- What hair oil is the best?
- What method of hair oiling should you choose?
Choosing the proper oil is the key to success. Before you do that, you should first determine the porosity of your hair. For low porous (heavy, thick) hair, the most recommended are vegetable butter, for exam, le coconut oil, shea butter. Medium porous hair (normal) loves oils rich in monounsaturated acids, eg macadamia oil, marula oil. However, high porosity hair (brittle, dry) need omega-3 and omega-6 acids, which can be found, for example, in argan oil, and evening primrose oil.
Coconut oil is the most commonly chosen oil in hair care, it is also widely available and inexpensive. It is worth mentioning that coconut oil is not suitable for damaged hair, so it is better to use it only on the tips or the scalp.
Methods of hair oiling are the last aspect connected with oil-based hair care. There is really a lot of freedom in how we use oils. We can apply them only to the tips or just to the scalp, as well as to the entire hair. They are suitable for dry use, although wet (after wetting the hair) they spread better. They can be used for hot oil treatment, combined with a conditioner or in combination with other oils. The minimum time before washing out the oil is 15 minutes, it should ideally be left in the hair for at least 1 hour, but you can even leave it overnight and wash out in the morning.