How to Use Hair Oil
Hair oil is a cosmetic product that people have used since ancient times. Hair oils are still popular, especially among those who love natural cosmetics.
5-Minute Crafts would like to tell you how oils can be good for your hair, and we’ll teach you how to used them correctly.
What are the benefits of essential oils for your hair?
Plant oils can be divided into 2 main categories: carrier and essential.
- Any hair oil is based on one or more carrier oils. Carrier oil moisturizes, nourishes, and strengthens your hair. These include: coconut, olive, almond, Argan, castor, jojoba, avocado, grape seed, and other oils.
- Essential oils are very powerful, so they are practically never used in their pure form and are usually added to a carrier oil as a strengthening component.
Depending on their composition, hair oils can soothe the scalp, improve blood circulation in it, moisturize and nourish hair, and help solve the problem of split ends.
How can you use hair oil?
Important: Before using new hair oil, test it on a small area of your skin to avoid unwanted reactions. This is especially important for people with sensitive skin and people prone to allergies.
- Use oil before washing your hair.
Pour a small amount of oil into your hand about 15 minutes before showering. Rub it between your palms and distribute it through your hair, as if combing your hair. Cover your hair with a towel, then remove after 15 minutes, and wash as usual.
- Add oil to your hair care product
You can add nourishing oil to the hair mask or balm that you use after shampooing. The proportion of carrier oil and hair care product should be approximately 1:16. If you decide to add essential oil to your product, use approximately 20 drops per 100 ml.
You can also mix oil and the hair care product right on the palm of your hand, just before applying it to your hair. This will allow you to use a different oil each time.
- Use oil after washing your hair
Use oil right after washing your hair if you want to make it easier to brush and inhibit frizz. Just lightly dry your hair with a towel, rub a few drops of oil between your palms, and distribute it through your hair. Style your hair as usual.
- Accentuate individual strands
If you have curly hair, you can give texture to some strands using oil. Wash your hair as usual and brush your hair with a wide tooth comb. Rub a few drops of oil between your palms, and then apply it to your hair, gently squeezing it all the way down and lifting it up. Let the curls air dry.
- Make your hair shiny
To remove frizz and make your hair shiny, apply a few drops of oil to dry hair. The rules for applying are the same: warm the oil in your palms and distribute it through your hair.
Also, applying some oils to your hair before styling it with a hot hairdryer or a straightener can protect it from high temperatures.
- Do a head massage
Rub a small amount of oil between your palms and run your hands through your hair. Gently move your fingers over your entire scalp making circular motions and lightly pressing on the skin with your fingertips. After finishing the massage, you can leave the oil on your hair for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash your hair as usual.
This gentle massage will help improve circulation and stimulate the hair follicles.