Hair oiling is a procedure that is extremely simple and comfortable. It can be successfully performed in the comfort of your own home. Oils used for hair oiling are the most valuable substances that can be applied on hair. No other preparation will provide such thorough regeneration, nutrition and protection. Therefore, hair oiling should be permanently included in our daily hair care.
There is a wide variety of hair oiling methods. Therefore, if you are at the beginning of your journey with such hair care, it might be a little bit difficult to choose the proper technique.
In order to facilitate this task and guarantee full regeneration and protection, we prepared a special schedule. Thanks to balancing a number of methods of oiling, your hair will be provided with care at the highest level. Already after the first week you will feel and see the difference in its appearance.
However, before you get to know your weekly hair oiling schedule, it is worth realising what kind of oil will be suitable for your hair type.
Natural oils are made of different particles. The size of these particles determines how well oils will adapt to the type of your hair.
The general rule, when it comes to the selection of natural oils, is that for very dry and damaged hair (high porosity) we must use different oils than in the case of reasonably healthy hair, with a slight tendency to frizz, drying and loss of luster (such hair is called medium porosity). It is also important that healthy, thick and heavy hair that is difficult to style (low porosity) also requires proper care and nutrition to prevent damages and to allow the processes on the scalp take place without any interference. The porosity of hair is easy to observe. The more damaged, dry and thin hair, the higher the porosity. Each type of porosity requires different types of oils.
HIGH POROSITY HAIR – extremely damaged, of poor condition. Recommended oils: sunflower, grape, flax, pumpkin seeds and black seeds.
MEDIUM POROSITY HAIR – moderately maintained, only slightly thin and often weakened at the ends. Recommended oils: almond, macadamia, peanut, sesame, olive oil, avocado, argan.
LOW POROSITY HAIR – heavy, thick and healthy, which slowly absorb water and dry slowly. Recommended oils : coconut and babassu palm.
As you delve into the art of hair oiling, you will begin to see which oils work best for your hair. You can also combine selected oils to get the maximum benefits and hair care.
Hair oiling – weekly schedule
1. ONE – TWO TIMES A WEEK
Choose one or two days a week when you have a free evening, and relatively more time in the morning. Perform a full, overnight hair oiling.
It involves applying oil on dry or slightly damp hair. Apply the oil on both hair and the scalp. Additionally, perform a gentle massage that stimulates skin cells to work and improve blood circulation. Leave oil on your hair overnight and in the morning wash it off thoroughly using a gentle shampoo. Make sure that the cleansing product is free of artificial substances interfering with the effects of oil (for example, without the so-called Sodium Lauryl Sulfate o, Sodium Laureth Sulfate).
2. SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK
Hair oiling should be done after each hair wash. Hair should be damp so the oil can more efficiently penetrate into the interior of the scales. During such treatment as wet hair oiling, the product ought to be applied only on your hair, without touching the scalp.
Warning! If your hair is very damaged and dry and you are afraid that the first time the oil will weigh it down, you can apply it to dry hair prior to washing. Remember that oil must be kept on from about 15 to 30 minutes.
Every morning, before leaving the house, when styling hair, apply a few drops of your oil to dry strands. As a result, it will be easier to style and your hair will be provided with adequate care and brilliance. In addition, it will be protected against damage and adverse weather conditions.
Good luck with oiling your hair!