We know that hair oiling is a natural and effective method of hair care. We also know that oils can be used the same way as a hair conditioner. However, there are still some questions that come back like a boomerang. It is time to finally clear up any doubts once and for all.
The popularity of hair oiling resulted not only in increased sales of natural oils. The changes are visible also in the search engine which was overloaded with questions regarding the properties of oils, hair oiling effects, etc. Here are the top 5 questions about hair oiling.
Why apply oils to the hair?
Some people claim that a hair shampoo and conditioner are enough. They would probably change their minds if they had hair oiling done at least once in their life. Natural plant oils abound in fatty acids, vitamins and minerals that help to improve even very damaged and dry hair. There is no need to use replace your conditioner with oils, they are perfect as an additional treatment.
Which oil is the best for hair?
There is no single oil that would be suitable for everyone. Coconut oil has numerous followers, however, in practice, it will not work well enough for damaged hair. Bear in mind that the best oil is the one matched to your particular hair type.
How to match oils to hair types?
The case is simple as long as we know the level of porosity of our hair. For instance, for low porosity hair (heavy, straight hair) you should go for oils with saturated fatty acids, such as coconut oil, palm oil, shea butter. Medium porosity hair (normal, weak frizzy) will benefit from oils with high content of omega-7 and omega-9 fatty acids: sunflower oil, macadamia oil, jojoba oil. When it comes to high porosity hair (damaged or curly) oils with omega-3 and omega-6 will improve their condition and appearance. In this case, argan oil, cottonseed oil and avocado oil are most recommended.
How to determine hair porosity?
Your type of porosity is the best guidance when it comes to selecting hair oils. The level (low, medium or high) indicates the condition of the hair. The more damaged the strands the higher the porosity. You might as well take a porosity test where you are to answer a few questions regarding your current state of the hair and your hair care habits.
How to apply oils to the hair?
First of all, you must remember that being systematical and not overdosing the oils are the first steps to success. There are many methods and each of which is recommended in a different case. If you only want to secure your ends, apply a tiny bit oil to damp hair tips after washing. However, if you are looking for an intensive regeneration, you better perform hot oil treatment or an overnight treatment. For boosting hair growth, it is best to rub oils into the scalp, etc.