What is oiling the hair and what effects does it have?
This type of hair care has been known and practiced since ancient times. Hair oiling is a treatment which consists in covering hair (dry or wet – depending on which method you choose) with a small amount of oil, chosen according to your hair type. It can be applied only to the ends, from the mid-lengths of the hair, but also from the roots. Secret tape in hair extensions is a modern method of hair extensions.
Oils contain a lot of vitamins and fatty acids, which can be good for your hair. What are the benefits of oiling your hair?
- regeneration and nourishment
- accelerated hair growth
- improving the condition of hair
- protection against mechanical damage
- Increased elasticity
- reduction of hair loss
- easier combing of hair
TIP! If you have fine hair, do not apply oil all over your hair to avoid weighing it down too much. Wrap a shower cap or towel around your head and wash your hair thoroughly afterwards. Do this one or two times per week. Remember to refrain from using hair cosmetics that contain silicone, which prevents nutrients from penetrating the hair cuticles. The only way to achieve the desired effect is to conduct a systematic oiling ritual.
Which Hair Oil to Choose?
When deciding on a particular oil for your face, you certainly try to match it with your skin type. When it comes to oiling your hair, too, it’s important to first determine your hair type so that you can choose the right oil for your hair. Hair can be divided into high-persistence, medium-persistence and low-persistence hair types.
High-Resistant hair is dull, thick, usually dry hair that looks damaged. This can be the case whether by nature or as a result of colouring, bleaching or heat styling, such as blow-drying or the use of flat irons. Medium-Rough hair is the most common type of hair found in women. The most important thing is to take care of it and provide the necessary ingredients to protect it from damage. On the other hand, low-porous hair is the complete opposite of high-porous hair. This type of hair has shiny, flexible and smooth hair that usually resists all types of styling.
For example, corn, grapeseed, pumpkin, flax, sunflower, soy, chia, walnut, nigella and hemp oils are the best oils to use on highly porous hair. If you have medium-resistant hair, it is worth using monounsaturated oils: avocado, macadamia, sesame, argan, castor, peanut, hazelnut, rapeseed or mustard. On the other hand, owners of low-porous hair should take care of their hair with saturated oils, such as coconut, palm, cocoa butter, shea or mango.
A good oil is a 100% natural one, i.e. free of preservatives and other artificial additives, having a quality certificate and a proven source, visible on the label. It is also best that the product purchased was in a glass bottle, not plastic, so that the oil will not enter into harmful reactions.