In today’s fast paced world, one replete with pollutants, increasing UV exposure and cities that never sleep, it is often our crowning glory that takes the brunt of the never ending race we are all participants of. But that doesn’t mean that you should make your peace with hair woes, such as hair fall, thinning density, etc. Pause whatever it is that you are doing, sit back, and resort to the age old secret for healthier, revitalized hair. Intrigued? Read on to know more!
|Oil should be lukewarm||Never microwave the oil, it losses its natural nutrients|
|Apply the oil on the scalp by making partitions & then move to the length of the hair strand||Don't rub your hair with the palms, it will cause breakage|
|Massage the oil for atleast 15-20 minutes||Don't wrap a hot towel, it harms the hair shaft|
|Oil your hair atleast once a week||Don't pick an oil that isn't meant for your hair type|
Why should you regularly oil your hair?
Circa a decade or two back, when you used to visit your granny’s house during the summer vacations, she used to gently massage your hair with lots of coconut oil. If you still have healthy hair on your scalp, you know who to thank! When you treat your tresses to a good hot oil massage, it not only increases blood circulation in hair follicles, but also stimulates hair growth and serves as an easy and economical solution to a plethora of hair woes such as frizziness, dryness, split ends, etc. Sounds pretty great and doable now, isn’t it?
Top 5 benefits of oiling your hair
Though the benefits of this simple yet literally enriching activity are manifold, the following are the major benefits of it:
Stimulates hair growth
Packed with nourishing fatty acids, it promotes hair growth by stimulating the inactive follicles on one’s scalp. This not only helps with hair re-growth, but also improves its volume and thickness.
Naturally conditions hair
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Curbs hair fall
Following a regular hair oiling schedule is a sure shot formula of preventing hair fall and breakage to a great extent.
Revitalizes and nourishes hair follicles
Suffused with a repository of hair food it helps nourish one’s hair follicles which translates into stronger, healthier and denser hair.
Rejuvenates hair tissue
Hair oil penetrates into the scalp tissue and nourishes it with rare fatty acids, vitamins and proteins that strengthen your hair strands from deep within.
Oiling your tresses the right way
One may think that applying oil on your hair would be as easy as spelling out the alphabet however following the right method of application can ensure that your hair and scalp derives the best of the nourishment afforded by the hair oil. To derive maximum benefits follow the routine mentioned below and say hello to a happy, gorgeous mane that is there to stay!
- Rinse your scalp and hair with a good organic shampoo.
- Choose a nourishing carrier oil such as coconut oil, argan oil, mustard oil, and the likes of it and mix it with an essential oil for example lavender, rosemary, lemongrass or peppermint oil.
- Start by massaging the oil with your finger tips on the scalp and hair roots.
- Work your way gently from the roots till the hair ends.
- Comb your hair to ensure even and smooth application.
- Take a clean towel and dip it in hot water. Wring the towel and squeeze out the excess water.
- Wrap your hair in this warm towel and let it sit for half an hour or more.
- Wash your hair with your favorite, personalized shampoo to remove the excess oil and condition.
- Repeat the process 2-3 times a week if you have oily scalp, or once a week if the scalp is oily.
Some frequently asked questions on Benefits of Oiliing
Q1. Is it good to apply oil on hair every day?
If you already have an oily scalp daily oiling is not recommended. However if you have dry ends you can apply some on the strands avoiding the scalp area.
Q2. How can I hydrate or moisturize my hair naturally?
To moisturize hair naturally, heat 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil and comb it through your dry hair. Cover your hair with a plastic shower cap and let it sit for about half an hour before you rinse it out.
Q3. Why do the ends of my hair get so dry?
In the event of an inadequate production of natural hair oils or excessive washing can strip your ends of moisture and make them crave hydration resulting in frizziness.
Q4. Which is the best shampoo for dry hair?
OTC hair care products may work for some and not for the rest. Make a switch to a personalized hair care regimen by Bare Anatomy that is tailor made to match your hair goals and particular preferences.
Custom create your perfect oil
To make your oiling sessions as effective as they come, you can also customize your oil at Bare Anatomy. Every hair type and scalp type is unique, and so are several external factors.
Our scientists take into account several such factors, using the cleanest ingredients and the most extensive research to come up with the perfect formula for your hair.