5 Things To Keep In Mind While Oiling Your Hair

Written by Fatema HabibSep 16, 2023
5 things to keep in mind while oiling your hair

Life happens, oil helps!

When nothing works, hair oil comes to the rescue. Let’s admit it! Caring for your mane is a bigger task than even recalling the pink lipsticks you own (while adding more pink lipsticks to your shopping cart). And that is TOUGH!

From environmental factors such as heat and pollution to lifestyle habits like brushing vigorously and over-washing, our hair goes through a lot of trauma on a daily basis. However, one thing that actually works is… yes, you guessed it right. Oiling! Oiling your hair regularly can boost your hair health and how! It nourishes and strengthens like no other treatment. However, if you’ve been a regular at treating your hair to essential oils, then here’s everything you need to know so as to avoid hair damage of any sort.

Dos and donts of oiling

Avoid combing your hair right after applying oil

Did you know your hair is fragile and your scalp is relaxed after oiling? It is, therefore, best to avoid combing through your locks immediately after applying oil as it could lead to hair loss and breakage. If you do want to get rid of knots, then start from the tips and slowly work your way to the top. This way, you’ll not only detangle your hair, but also be able to spread the oil evenly on your strands and scalp.

Dos and donts of oiling

Don’t let the oil sit for hours at end

Regular oiling is great and all, but letting it sit in your hair for too long has its own downside. When you keep the oil in your hair for more than six to eight hours, it tends to collect dirt and mixes with your scalp’s natural oil. While you want healthy hair, you don’t want to have to deal with excess grime that sticks to oily hair, do you?

Dos and donts of oiling

With oiling, less is more!

Once you’ve taken a generous amount of oil to apply on your hair, don’t go for more. Instead, spread what you already have evenly so as to cover every strand. More oil means using more shampoo, and this in turn can strip your hair of its natural oils and moisture, leaving you with dull, damaged and dry locks.

Dos and donts of oiling

Don’t tie your hair up in a tight bun or ponytail

Tight hairstyles are a strict no-no especially after you’ve oiled your hair. When your hair is oiled, it is in a vulnerable state. Tying it up in a tight bun or ponytail can add pressure and lead to breakage, and at times, also cause split ends. You don’t want to deal with any more hair woes now, do you? So, to avoid damage, tie your hair in a loose braid or bun, but nothing too constricting.

Dos and donts of oiling

Keep other hair products at bay

If you’re using a hair oil, then stick to it and avoid layering it with any other hair product, until you wash your hair. Most other chemical-infused hair products tend to ruin the texture and quality of your strands, thereby making it rough, dry and lacklustre.

Fatema Habib

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