Oiling your hair is an important part of the hair care regime. Regular hair oiling is one of the most effective ways of strengthening your hair from the roots. For instance, if your scalp produces a lot of build-up or is dry and your hair is brittle, there’s nothing better than a good old champi using natural hair oil. Besides, a good hair massage once a week or month never hurts. That being said, if it is still not a part of your hair care regime, you should hurry before your hair damage is beyond repair.
Although, if you are going to start with it, you should know how to do it the right way. Yes, you heard that right! There’s a ‘right way’ to oil your hair, and if you are not following it, you are causing more damage to your scalp than by avoiding hair oiling all together. If you know it, well and good. But if you don’t know, let us tell you.
1. Choose the right oil
If you have someone in your family who knows a great deal about oiling hair and its benefits, they would tell you how important it is to choose the right hair oil. For instance, it is never just one oil, the oil used for massage is always a mix of two oils: a carrier oil such as coconut oil or ghee and the second is an essential oil such as Sesame Oil, Bhringraj Oil, Lavender Oil, etc. with the essential vitamins and minerals. Now, you can either choose the oils yourself or switch to our Herbal Hair Oil which combines the power of Shata Dhuata Ghrita (100 times washed ghee) and coconut oil with nature’s well-preserved herbs & oils like Bhringraj, Coconut, Shikakai & Hibiscus to provide a 3-in-1 hair solution.
2. Prepare your hair
Oiling works best if your hair is not hard to comb i.e. no messy hair and no tangling. Thus, it is best if you oil your hair a day or two after shampooing your hair, to avoid tangling and messy application.
3. Heat the oil slightly
Heating the oil allows it to work more effectively and reach the deepest layers of your scalp. That said, don’t overheat. The oil should be just warm enough to dip your fingers comfortably.
4. Massage the roots and scalp
Whether it is you doing the oiling yourself or someone else is helping you, make sure to massage the roots and scalp properly. Some areas such as the area behind your ears and at the back of your head are often not massaged well. Avoid this mistake to achieve the best results from oiling.
5. Use your fingers for massaging
Avoid pouring the oil directly onto your scalp or using your palms for oiling your hair. Always use your fingertips to massage your scalp, to be able to evenly distribute the oil across your head without causing the breaking of hair.
6. Sleep with it
Oiling your hair won’t lead to fruitful results if you wash your hair right after. You should massage your hair a night before washing it, allowing your hair with enough time to soak the oil.
7. Do it repeatedly
Repairing your hair damage with hot oil massage is a process that takes time. Meaning, you can’t expect results with just one champi. It’s advisable for you to oil your hair at least once a week. You can oil it more than that if you like, just make sure to be regular.
Hair oiling is one solution to your many hair problems. And the best part is, it is not just for women. Regular hair oiling or mummy ke haatho wali champi is quite popular amongst men and women as it helps relieve stress, nourishes the scalp, improves blood circulation, and stimulates hair growth. So if you have been devoiding your hair of the love, care and nourishment of hair oiling, it is the perfect time to stop that. Order your pack of Alyuva Herbal Hair Oil and get started.
P.S: There’s no ‘right time’ for hair oiling. Ask for a champi whenever you want.