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Benefits of oiling the hair
What can cause hair loss?
Worried about the amount of hair that ends up in your brush every morning, or the strands left on your pillow overnight? Shedding is usual, particularly during the warmer weather, but losing clumps of hair every day requires intervention in order restore your locks to their former glory.
According to Nicole Low, brand manager at Kerastase, it is usual to lose between 50 and 100 strands of hair every day.
She told thestar.com that people should seek professional advice if they are experiencing abnormal hair loss, thinning hair or fragile, weak hair, which often presents itself in the form of split ends. "Genetics, stress, medication, hormonal changes and poor diet are some of the causes of hair fall. Depending on the contributing factors, hair fall can be temporary or permanent," the news source reported.
How can you address hair loss?
However, many people with hair loss simply focus on the natural outcome of shedding - bald spots - rather than addressing what can be done to promote hair growth again. That’s where hair oil comes in. Oiling the hair once a week is said by followers of the method to stimulate growth and nourish the follicle, which in turn strengthens hair and reduces split ends.
Start with herbal oils
To start with, you’ll need a herbal oil that suits your hair condition and problem. Coconut oil is a good all-rounder, helping to reduce shedding and promote strength and shine, while jojoba oil is used to stimulate growth.
Mix things up with castor oil
Mix your chosen oil with a carrier oil, such as castor oil, to make the solution go further. Warm it in a bowl or jug for a few seconds in the microwave, testing the liquid with your finger to ensure it is not too hot.
Divide your hair into sections and apply the oil from root to tip with your hands. Rub it firmly into your scalp, using your fingers to give yourself a head massage at the same time. It is thought that stimulation of the scalp is what reduces hair loss, so massage it in for as long as possible.
Rinse and repeat
You can either leave the oil on for half an hour or overnight, wrapping your hair in a warm towel to stop your pillow getting oily and using the heat of the towel to ensure the oil penetrates into your hair.
Repeat the process once a week for as long as it takes to see a difference. Your hair will look healthier, shinier and stronger - and should grow faster as a result of all that scalp massage.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you Emiliano for your comment. In this blog we are referring more to oils, more so than butters and while we agree with you Shea is an excellent emollient for hair, it's consistency is more buttery and it is used more as a leave-in remedy to smooth hair texture. We have suggested Coconut oil as it helps slow down hair loss by penetrating deep into your hair shaft to prevent protein loss, which in turn prevents breakage. When applied to your scalp, it simultaneously moisturises and removes build-up around your hair follicles to encourage hair growth and is one of base oils always used in Ayurveda for hair treatments. As this post is more focused for hair and not for skin, the comedogenic scale applies to skin/pores and not hair follicles. Thank you again for your feedback.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Hello Zu, yes hair loss can be very stressful and this in turn amplifies the cause almost.. Perhaps with Covid, your system may have been depleted of nutrients and fighting the virus can take its toll on your immune system, so sometimes our hair and skin suffer when we have been ill. We really believe in oils for scalp massage as the best way to revive the growth and help regenerate the follicles. It may be also worth at looking at internal supplements and making sure you are getting enough of omega oils, perhaps plant based such as nuts and seeds in your diet. For external oil treatment, would recommend the Really Good Hair oil which we create with Brahmi, this herb is known to help bring the scalp back to health and improve growth. Biotin is also a good vitamin to take as a supplement to help with hair growth so do look into that. So hope these tips will be helpful for you.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?I, am very surprised that your article did not include Organic Shea Butter and that coconut oil, is your number one choice for hair growth and thickness. According to the comedogenic scale, coconut oil, has a rating of (4), on a scale from (0), to (5), on clogging your pores. Why would anyone put coconut oil, on their hair or skin knowing the pores will get clogged up. Shea Butter, on the other hand has a (0), rating on the comedogenic scale, which is great for dry hair and skin and won't clog up your pores.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you for your very informative article. I suffered COVID in December, 2020, and in February I started experience extreme hair loss and all my hair jus falls like a person who is under going Chemo therapy. It's very depressing. Had to cut off all my hair and even the little that is left is falling off daily not sure what to do. Please suggest something.
- Carrot Oil for Face Hello :) You can use carrot oil only in small drops on your skin in the morning/during the day since it is highly potent. Carrot oil is rich in vitamins and is a very effective moisturiser. You can also mix a few drops of Carrot Oil with your favorite face cream. You can do that at least twice a week or include it in your daily skincare routine. Hope this helps.
- Carrot Oil for Face Can I use the carrot oil in the day time? Because I am using Vitamin c serum in the night. Please advise. Thanks