Hair oiling has countless benefits. Even Bollywood celebrities swear by this simplistic method to nourish their hair. Sonam Kapoor Ahuja recently spilt the beans on how she keeps her hair long and healthy, and the secret lies in the good ol’ champi. The Khoobsurat actress uses a mix of oils to give her hair maximum benefits of oiling.
Sonam revealed that uses a mix of almond oil, coconut oil and occasionally adds vitamin E to the concoction. Apart from deeply moisturising your hair and making it soft, all these ingredients can improve the health of your tresses too. Let’s take a look at the benefits of these ingredients for hair.
Almonds are one of the best foods for your hair. They’re a rich source of vitamin B7 or biotin, which is responsible for the healthy growth of nails and hair. So, whether you’re consuming almonds or including the oil in your hair care regime, this snackable dry fruit will always do wonders!
Coconut oil, a staple in every Indian household, has been proven to increase hair strength. It’s what our mothers and grandmothers have always relied on to keep their tresses long, healthy and shiny. Coconut oil penetrates deeper into the scalp and makes each strand of your hair stronger. It’s also known to make your hair shiny and smoother.
Finally, Vitamin E. It is a fat-soluble vitamin that protects the skin from damage caused by free radicals in our surroundings. Vitamin E is packed with antioxidants that keep the scalp healthy and prevent hair loss. It makes your hair healthier from within and adds an unmistakable shine to it.
How to apply
Mix all three oils in equal amounts in a bowl and apply the mixture straight to your scalp. Give yourself a relaxing head massage with it and use the leftover oil on the lengths of your hair. Don’t forget the tips. For added advantages, you can also warm up the oil mix. This will make the consistency thinner, making it easier to spread across each strand of hair. Warm oil also absorbs faster than room temperature oil. Keep this on for 30-60 minutes and wash it off with mild shampoo and conditioner like the Love Beauty & Planet Onion Blackseed & Patchouli Hair Fall Control Sulfate Free Shampoo & Conditioner. This clean beauty shampoo-conditioner duo is formulated with natural onion bulb oil and pure black seed oil that inhibits hair fall and gives you stronger hair. Plus, the fresh and sweet scent of hand-picked Indonesian patchouli is bound to lift your mood.
After washing your hair, avoid using heat tools to dry or style your hair. This blend can also work as a natural serum for your hair as these oils are great to tame flyaways and make your hair look more manageable. Just use a few drops and apply them on the ends of your hair to make them look healthier.
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