Probably you’re well-aware that not every substance that you put on your hair is innocent. Almost each beauty product contains some kinds of silicones, parabens, petroleum derivatives, SLS or dehydrating alcohols. These are included in cosmetics mostly because of their low price and because they can stabilise a product by prolonging its longevity and extend the expiration date. Unfortunately, the same substances don’t extend ‘longevity’ of your hair. A few months of using...
Important questions about oils.
Hair oiling has become extremely popular recently. New, more surprising and exotic oils are still appearing in the cosmetic industry. However, there aren't many articles about the process of oiling itself. There's almost no one who allays our hesitations and problems concerning this ritual. In the following article, we will try to briefly and clearly answer most important questions about hair oiling.
1. What does oiling consist in?
Oiling is a nourishing therapy for the hair. It involves using a specific hair oil commercially available. You apply it like you do with a regular hair mask but in case of oiling you also massage the scalp to moisturize, nourish and repair the hair. It's like manuring the land to make ripe crops grow. In this case beautiful and healthy hair is supposed to grow on yor head. Keep the oil for quite a long time - minimum one hour, maximum - the whole night.
Do I have to wash my hair before the oiling?
No, it's not necessary. Unless you like to use styling products and before the treatment your strands are a bit stiff and in a way "clogged" with a hair spray, mousse or gel. Then, it's best to wash it. Before the treatment, a purifying shampoo would be best because such a product allows hair for better absorption of valuable ingredients included in the oil. After the oiling, you must wash the hair (SLS-free shampoo will be best because it doesn't disturb the oil's performance). It's similar to face masks - we always remove its excess with warm water or a toner. Do the same with the oil.
3. My hair is oily. Is it a good idea to oil my hair with a greasy oil?
Of course, it is. There are numerous oils meant for oily hair. Such oils contain substances which normalize the work of sebum therefore used regularly they will normalize the work of sebaceous glands. It may seem paradoxical: oil for oily hair. But this the power of natural oils.
4. Which hair oil should I choose?
There's a huge diversity of oils commercially available, most of them have a versatile use. They're used not only in care treatments - you can consume them and use in the kitchen. Therefore, when you're choosing an oil, focus on its main properties (e.g. if you have oily hair, look for the oil which normalizes sebum secretion) as well as pick the one with a versatile use. If, for some reason, you're dissatisfied with the oil's performance, feel free to use it in the kitchen.
5. Can I combine different oils?
Absolutely. It enhances their performance. However, when it comes to the choice of proper oils, you should trust cosmetic companies which offer well-suited and balanced oils.
Tips on oiling the hair:
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