Did you know that our hair has no way of keeping itself moisturized? This is the main reason why the follicles produce sebum at the root level, meant to travel down the hair shaft and keep those locks healthy and hydrated.
But with excessive washing, shampooing and chemical treatments, we strip away much of the sebum that forms. So how do we combat this? Are oils good for hair, and are they the answer? In short, yes. There are several benefits of applying oil on hair, since it acts as an extra layer of moisture and protection. So here’s a quick rundown of the benefits of applying oil on hair, and what to do for the best results.
Benefits Of Applying Oil On Hair: It Conditions Your Hair
Oils are rich in fatty acids and Vitamin E, creating a barrier against the elements and preventing your hair from losing precious moisture. It also prevents humidity from entering the shaft, keeping your hair non-frizzy.
Oiling Stimulates Hair Growth
Oils hydrate and strengthen the hair shaft, preventing breakage, which can make your hair grow faster. Oiling also replenishes nutrients, vitamins and minerals from the root level, preventing hair loss and inducing growth.
Oiling Prevents Dandruff
What is dandruff? It is a white flaky substance that forms on the scalp when it becomes dry. It causes itching at the roots, which results in more hair fall and breakage. One of the other benefits of applying oil on hair is that it will prevent your scalp from drying out, thereby keeping dandruff away.
Oiling Prevents Bacterial Infections
Bacterial infections are a result of residual bacteria from dead skin and hair, and of course, exposure to the elements. Most oils have anti-bacterial properties, and oiling on the regular can help remove these toxins from your scalp.
Oiling Prevents Hair Fall
Oiling hair benefits extend beyond the hair to the scalp. Oiling stimulates the scalp and increases blood circulation. It also exfoliates the scalp and clears dead skin and nourishes the root, all of which help prevent hair fall.
Best Practices For Oiling Hair
There are many benefits of applying oil on hair, but you also need to know how to do it the right way. You can oil your hair when it’s wet or dry, as long as your hair and scalp are clean – otherwise, the oil won’t have a chance to be absorbed well. It also helps to use a gently warmed/heated oil, as hot oil sinks into the roots better. You can even use a hot towel on your hair after oiling to open up the pores on your scalp so that the oil is better absorbed.
The amount of oil required depends on the nature of the oil and the length of your hair. You should also be gentle while massaging the oil in – a very vigorous champi can actually cause more breakage during and after the massage. Use the tips of your fingers to massage oil onto the scalp, then run the oil down the lengths of your hair to the ends. As to how long you should leave the oil in before washing off – some people prefer to leave it in overnight, but one to two hours will do just as well.
Oiling hair benefits everyone, but remember that the kind of oil you use is just as important as how often you do it. You need an oil that is enriched with natural goodness – like Herbora.
Made with a mixture of over a dozen Ayurvedic plants, Herbora is organic, all-natural and chemical-free, giving you hair that is shiny and frizz-free. It works from the roots to promote growth and prevent hair fall, and to reverse damage caused by pollution and stress.
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