Step-by-Step Guide to Applying Hair Oil for Maximum Effectiveness

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We care about our hair more than we realize. It sounds like a funny thing to say, but it’s true. Did you know that the average woman spends over $225,000 on hair products throughout her life? Yes, you can buy a modest home for that money.

Of all the products, hair oil has to be one of the most popular. After all, it’s a natural way to take care of your mane, and no one can argue with nature’s wonders. But you need to know what you’re doing for maximum effectiveness.

Read on to learn more.

Should You Oil Your Hair?

You need to moisturize your skin and scalp. If you want it to stay healthy, of course. Hair oil contains all essential nutrients that keep the hair follicles lubricated, give the shafts moisture, and maintain health. In short, if you want your hair healthy, you should oil it.

The process will enhance growth, nourish your roots, and protect your hair from environmental stressors like UV rays and pollution. Furthermore, it prevents your hair from drying and breaking. But if you want to reap the benefits, you must apply the oil correctly.

Why Do You Need to Oil Your Hair Properly?

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We keep stressing that you must be “proper” when applying hair oil. But what does that mean? You need to understand that your body produces natural oils to lubricate your hair. When you don’t wash your hair for a day or two, it appears greasy, right? That’s why.

Applying too much oil on your scalp will disturb your body and mess up the natural greasing cycle. That will clog your pores, stop your hair from growing, and worsen your hair health overall.

So ensure you’re careful with the process and don’t overdo it.

How to Apply Hair Oil in 5 Easy Steps

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When you apply oil to hair, you often need to remember the needs of your hair, skin, and scalp. You must do it right to get the most out of your oil for hair. If you have a sensitive scalp, applying oil needs more attention than the rest of your body.

Here’s how to apply hair oil in five easy-to-follow steps.

1. Select Your Oil

Different hair types require different oils. If your scalp is dry, use coconut oil; if it’s oily, try olive oil. On the other hand, if your hair is damaged, you should try oils with natural additives. For example, Gisou’s hair oil is infused with honey, which will help moisturize and improve the quality of your hair.

2. Warm the Oil Up

No matter the oil you use, you should warm it up a little before massaging it into your scalp. That allows the oil to penetrate your scalp more deeply and moisturize it for longer. When warming up your oil, make sure not to heat it directly. Instead, put the bottle in a bowl of hot water and let it sit for a few minutes.

3. Gently Massage Your Scalp

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While it may not seem that way, your scalp is sensitive, and you must treat it carefully. Put a few drops of the warm oil into your palms and massage it gently in small circular motions. But remember the rest of your hair. Massage the oil throughout, starting at your roots and going down to the tips.

4. Wrap a Hot Towel Around Your Head

The oil needs some time to work its magic. That’s why you should keep it on your head for a while. That way, it will rejuvenate your dry and damaged hair. Put a towel in the microwave, heat it for a couple of seconds, and wrap it around your head. Let the oil work magic for one to two hours before washing your hair with shampoo.

5. Wash Hair with Shampoo After 1 to 2 Hours

Keep your hair soaked in oil for 60 to 120 minutes for severely damaged hair. That will give the oil enough time to protect your hair and make it look healthier. After that, wash your hair with a mild shampoo, and make sure you wash it out thoroughly.

Final Words  on Hair Oil

Remember that using hair oil may cause weak strands to fall off in the following days – it’s a common occurrence. If that happens to you, don’t panic – your body is getting rid of old and damaged strands, resulting in healthier hair.

Now that you know how to oil your hair properly, you can maintain a healthy scalp and enjoy luscious locks when done correctly. So why not give it a try?

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