There is something to be said for oil massages in order to strengthen, nourish and give you shiny curls
When it comes to maintaining the shine and volume of our hair, Indian women turn to hair oils. Hair oils have been part of our beauty rituals for ages – and why not? Hair oil, whether in its raw, pure form or infused with herbs and essential oils, offers several benefits. It is the oldest known conditioner that protects weak, damaged strands. Natural, cold-pressed oils are rich in minerals, vitamins and essential fatty acids that form a protective layer on the strands and improve the tensile strength of your hair. Mansi Chowdhary, Director of Body Cupid, gives us an overview of everything that has to do with hair oil.
The benefits of hair oils
Massaging the hair and scalp with oil twice or three times a week improves blood flow to the scalp and strengthens the roots. If you’re looking for shiny, soft strands, flatten some oil on your strands, let it sit overnight, and wash it off the next morning. This is one of the best ways to revive dull, fragile strands. It also helps seal rough hair cuticles and reduce the appearance of split ends. If you have a dry, itchy scalp, oiling regularly will help control the condition. Even under normal conditions, it’s a good idea to oil your scalp and hair to nourish the roots and add shine and volume. And let’s not forget that simply massaging your scalp is so relaxing, especially when you are stressed out.
The oils that heal your hair
Take the extra virgin, cold-pressed version for shiny and thick hair. Massage into the scalp twice a week. Coconut oil is ideal for dry, dull, damaged hair and a dehydrated scalp.
How to apply: If you have an oily scalp and dry hair, apply it to the strands and wash off after 30 minutes. Apply to hair and roots for dry scalp and hair. Wash after 30 minutes.
Almond oil strengthens weak strands, moisturizes the scalp, stimulates blood flow to the roots and slows down hair loss and promotes growth.
Who can use: It is ideal for dry, damaged and colored hair as well as a dry and sensitive scalp.
How to use: Warm the oil gently and massage it into your scalp. Let stand overnight and shampoo in the morning.
Olive oil prevents damage and soothes dry strands and scalp. It has deep conditioning properties and protects hair from damage from styling tools.
Who should use: It is ideal for damaged, dull, frizzy hair. It soothes a dandruff-prone scalp.
How to use: Use this oil as a weekly deep conditioning treatment. Leave on for half an hour and wash off thoroughly with a cleaning shampoo.
Popularly known as Moroccan oil, it nourishes an oily scalp without making the hair greasy or greasy, protects hair from breakage, and smoothes frizzy, coarse and curly hair. It makes the hair soft and manageable.
Who can use: It’s great for those with an oily scalp and frizzy, flaky strands. It protects hair from damage from styling products and heating tools.
How to use: Since it is very light, it can be used almost every day. Shampoo as usual.
When natural roots, bark, seeds, and herbs are added to pure oils, they become blended oils that can be used to treat specific hair problems. Amla oil against dandruff and protection against hair damage, Bhringraj oil to strengthen the hair, improve blood circulation and renew hair growth, and onion seed oil against hair growth and dandruff.