Oiling hair has been a beauty ritual since time immemorial. However, not everyone is aware of the many benefits of regular oiling. Luckily, oils are becoming more and more popular as people begin to realize the amazing benefits that come with it.
Today, oils are the latest beauty favorite, and for good reasons. Here are some of the benefits you can get from oiling your hair regularly.
Strengthens your hair
We shed about 50 to 100 strands a day. But if you notice more strands on your shower drain, then this may be a cause of concern. There are several reasons why you’re shedding more strands than usual – weak strands being one of the most common reasons.
If you have weak strands, oiling your hair can be of great help. Every time you oil your hair, it becomes stronger and thicker. This is because oils like castor oil and coconut oil are packed with essential fatty acids and vitamin E. They can also penetrate the strands; leaving you with thicker, stronger and more nourished hair. As a result, they become less prone to damage. Regular oiling can also help reverse hair loss.
Moisture your hair and scalp
If your hair is extremely dry, we highly recommend that you oil them once a week. Not only does it promise healthy and super glossy tresses, it also helps nourish and revive lacklustre hair. Because oil can penetrate your hair shaft and scalp, it helps retain the moisture content of your hair and scalp. Your hair will feel softer and easier to manage. You’ll notice an instant boost in health and appearance of your hair.
Whether you use coconut, argan, jojoba or olive oil, your hair will thank you for it. Oil your hair regularly to see the difference yourself.
Certain vitamins and minerals are needed for healthy hair and scalp. Massaging your scalp with oil is probably the best thing you can do for your hair. This is especially true if you have thin, fine and weak hair. Simply apply warm oil to your scalp and gently massage with your finger pads. Do this for a few minutes and then leave it on for about 20 to 30 minutes. Not only is it relaxing, it also increase blood flow to your scalp; hence, boosting hair growth.
Protects hair against pollution
You take a bath everyday and wash off all the dirt, sweat and oil off of your body. But since washing your hair everyday isn’t recommended, oiling your hair is actually an effective way to protect your hair against pollution. How, you may ask? It forms a protective layer on your hair; hence, protecting it from damage from dust, dirt, smoke, grime and even UV rays.