Healthy, shiny, and lustrous hair is every woman's dream. While shampoos and conditioners play a vital role in keeping hair healthy, using hair oil regularly is equally important. Hair oils help to nourish and moisturize hair, making it soft, silky, and manageable. However, applying hair oil the wrong way can lead to hair problems like greasiness, scalp infections, and hair fall. In this blog, we will discuss the correct way to apply hair oil to get the best results.
Step 1: Choose the Right Hair Oil
The first step to correctly apply hair oil is to choose the right oil. Avoid mineral oil based ‘light hair oils’. Always opt for an ayurvedic hair oil which has herbal extracts and is enhanced with milk protein.
Step 2: Avoid warming the Oil
Before applying the oil, there is a tendency to warm it slightly by placing the bottle in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes. But this is not a good practice. Application of heat can lead to damage and loss of the oil's nutrients.
Step 3: Section Your Hair
Divide your hair into sections using a comb. This will help you apply the oil evenly to each strand of hair. Start by dividing your hair into two parts, then divide each part into smaller sections.
Step 4: Apply the Oil
Pour a small amount of oil into your palm and rub your hands together to distribute the oil evenly. Apply the oil to your scalp first, using your fingertips to massage it gently into your scalp. The massage will improve blood circulation to the scalp, promoting hair growth. Then, apply the oil to the rest of your hair, starting from the roots and working your way to the tips. Use a comb to distribute the oil evenly through your hair.
Step 5: Leave it Overnight
For the best results, leave the oil on your hair overnight. Tie your hair into a loose bun or braid to prevent the oil from staining your pillow. If you do not have time to leave the oil overnight, leave it on for at least 3-4 hours before washing it off. If you have oily or pimple prone skin, then you may want to consider avoiding overnight application of oil. Apply and keep for 3-4 hours only.
Step 6: Wash Your Hair
Wash your hair with a mild shampoo to remove the oil. Do not use hot water, as it can damage the hair. Use lukewarm water to wash your hair and rinse it thoroughly. You may need to shampoo your hair twice to remove all the oil.
In conclusion, applying hair oil correctly is essential for healthy and shiny hair. Follow these simple steps to get the best results. Remember to choose the right hair oil, warm it, section your hair, apply the oil, leave it overnight, and wash your hair thoroughly. With regular use, you will notice a significant improvement in the health and appearance of your hair. The right hair oil can help reduce hair loss, stop hair fall and improve hair growth.
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