Best Hair Oiling Tips

by Brianna Thompson

The Art of Properly Oiling Your Hair

Hey there, my gorgeous hair girlies ( or gentlemen) who want to achieve the ultimate hair growth, it has been all over the TikTok and Social Media world that toil treatments are the key to healthy hair, but even healthy hair growth. This is especially the wondrous works of rosemary! To learn more about the benefits of rosemary, check out my blog: Is Rosemary the Holy Grail to Long Hair?

Now, before I teach you how to oil your hair like a pro., let's talk about what hair oiling can do for your mane! For specific oil treatment recommendations make sure to check out my post about which treatment is right for you: The Secret to Healthy, Shiny Hair: Our Top Picks for the Best Hair Oil Treatments!

Scalp Nourishment and Hair Growth:

Oiling isn't just a beauty ritual; it's a game-changer for your scalp and hair growth journey. Picture this – as you massage that golden elixir into your scalp, you're not only pampering yourself but also boosting blood circulation. This increased blood flow nourishes your hair follicles, promoting a healthier scalp environment for hair to thrive.

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The magic doesn't stop there. Oils like coconut, argan, and jojoba are rich in vitamins and nutrients that your hair craves. They penetrate deep into the hair shaft, providing intense hydration and sealing in moisture. This not only prevents dryness and split ends but also strengthens your hair from root to tip.

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Now, here's the game-changer – consistent oiling can stimulate hair growth. By maintaining a well-nourished scalp, you create the perfect conditions for new hair to sprout and flourish. It's like giving your hair the green light to grow longer, stronger, and more radiant than ever before.

 Now let's talk about hair toiling 101: 

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Timing is Everything:

First things first, resist the temptation to drown your hair in oil daily. Too much of a good thing can be, well, not so good. Aim to oil your hair only 1-2 times a week – it's the sweet spot for optimal hair health.

Prep Like a Pro:

Before you embark on your hair oiling journey, give your scalp a little love. A gentle massage not only feels ah-mazing but also stimulates blood flow, promoting a healthier scalp. This pre-oil massage is like a warm-up for your hair's spa day.

The Golden Rule – One Dropper Full:

Less is more, my friends. When it comes to applying oil, especially to your scalp, stick to one dropper full. Save the rest for the ends of your hair. This ensures your scalp doesn't feel like an oil slick, and your ends get the hydration they deserve.

Hands Off While Oiling:

I get it; multitasking is life. But when it comes to oiling your hair, put that hairbrush down. It's a no-brush zone during the oiling process. You want to distribute the oil evenly without creating unnecessary tangles.

Detangle Before the Oil Show:

Speaking of tangles, tackle them before your oiling session. Run a comb through your hair to detangle those knots and kinks. Trust me; your hair will thank you later.

Wrap It Up – Literally:

Once your hair is oiled up, give it time to soak in all that goodness. Keep the oil in for at least two hours. To enhance absorption, wrap your hair in plastic wrap or don a hair wrap – think of it as a cozy blanket for your hair.

Double the Cleanse:

When it's time to bid adieu to the oil, shampooing is non-negotiable. Use a shampoo that suits your hair type and lather up twice for good measure. This ensures all that excess oil is washed away, leaving your hair fresh and revitalized.

Now, if you're curious about which oils work wonders for your hair type, check out my blog post The Secret to Healthy, Shiny Hair: Our Top Picks for the Best Hair Oil Treatments! And for the lowdown on finding the ideal shampoo, head over to What is the best shampoo for your hair type?  about choosing the perfect shampoo for your hair

So, the next time you embark on your hair oiling adventure, remember – you're not just treating your hair; you're nurturing it. Say hello to a healthier scalp and more hair growth! 


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