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How to apply hair oil
History of hair oil
Before the days of shop bought, bottled hair conditioners, hair oil was used to maintain clean, glossy and healthy hair.
Indeed, natural oils such as almond, coconut and avocado have been used to condition human hair for centuries, with women favouring carrier oils such as jojoba oil to get their hair as sleek as possible.
Carrier oils carry the essential oil to the hair. They are completely organic and natural and evaporate directly into the hair.
Because of this, the hair stays sleek until it is next washed.
These women would extract the oil, most commonly cold pressed, to keep it as unadulterated as possible.
Hair oils have not always just been for women either. Indeed, in the late Victorian era, men often chose to use Macassar oil - compounded made up from mainly coconut or palm oil.
Because of the greasy nature of the oil, it was able to give Victorian men the slicked back look that was so popular in these days.
However, so greasy was the oil that a small piece of cloth called the antimacassar had to be developed.
This little piece of equipment would be placed on the back of a chair to protect the upholstery from the grease on the back of a man’s head.
How to oil your hair
There are several different techniques when it comes to oiling your hair.
How often you apply, and indeed how you apply the oil, depends on what kind of hair you have.
To avoid hair fall and maintain thick, shiny hair, it is a good idea to oil your hair often, however.
The oil should be heated to a warm temperature before applying it to your hair. Think a leisurely bath type of heat.
Part your hair as if you were dying it. So, take a thin layer from the underneath and tie the rest of your hair up.
Dip some cotton wool into the oil and run it down the length of your hair. Not only will this ensure that you get every bit of your hair, it will also guarantee that it reaches the very root.
The oil should then get into the scalp, meaning that the hair will continue to be nourished even after the oil has been washed out.
Make as many sections as possible, so that the oil is spread out evenly and gets into the majority of the scalp.
Once the oil is in every part of your hair, begin to massage your head.
Many specialists claim that the massage is more important than the quality of the oil, so be sure not to miss out this vital step.
Dip your fingers into the oil and gently massage your scalp by putting your hands in your hair.
This should be done for at least ten minutes so that the oil gets all over the head.
"Leave the oil on your hair for at least half an hour, preferably with your hair wrapped in a towel or a plastic shower cap. That way, the warmth of your head will help the oil settle into the hair cuticle," advised Alice Hart-Davis, creator of www.goodthingsbeauty.com.
According to her, it is best to apply the oil to dry hair and to leave it on for at least a day.
If you find the oil particularly irritating, try putting it on before bed so that you still get the benefits.
Use a steamed towel to wrap your hair in - this will open up the pores in the scalp.
Natural oils are the best to use as, not only is there no chance that they can disrupt your hair; they are also full of organic rejuvenating and strengthening properties.
Fushi Really Good Hair oil has been formulated with five of these natural oils, one of which is Moroccan Argan oil, one of the oldest used hair oils.
It also contains Virgin Coconut oil, which is rich in strengthening properties.
Also added into the mix is vitamin E rich Avocado oil, Sweet Almond oil and herbs Brahmi and Neem. Brahmi.
Luckily, the pack comes complete with step by step instructions, so you can ensure that your hair will be 100 per cent disaster free.
- 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