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Hair health: Why oiling your mane is a MUST

Last updated on: May 14, 2012 15:47 IST

Hair health: Why oiling your mane is a MUST

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Here's why your grandmother's advice to treat yourself to a regular champi should not go unheeded!

A modern lifestyle has its own demands. If it keeps you well-groomed and attractive, then you may need to bear some of the consequences. For example a hairdo that may earn you praises at a party one night, may go on to cause a bad hair day the very next morning. Tangles, dryness and hair fall may keep you busy with your comb and brush after you return home and just before you come to hear the rooster.

At this point you may start looking for a misplaced, forgotten hair oil bottle, which has been left unused for a long time. And why not -- after all, today's modern folks do not like stickiness. Hence hair oils and their application have remained nothing more than the discounted advice of parents and grandparents.

But you shouldn't disregard their counsel -- and in the following pages, you'll learn just why.

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The benefits of using hair oil

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  • Oil serves the purpose of a hair conditioner, moistening the hair and adding softness to it.
  • A head massage with hair oil boosts your circulation and helps your body to relax.
  • Oil promotes hair growth by supplying it with every nutrient that it needs.
  • Applying hair oil everyday will help you prevent dandruff, which occurs if the scalp suffers from dryness.
  • If you are concerned about split ends, then you should apply hair oil regularly. This will moisturise your hair and will add weight to it.
  • You can add shine to your hair by applying hair oil daily. And this is of greater relevance to you if you are bothered about your dull hair.

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Tips to oil your hair effectively

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Yes, there are certain smart techniques of applying hair oil, which will enable you to benefit from the optimal results. Here's what you may need to follow:

  • Hot oil therapy works best, so heat the oil to a warm temperature before application.
  • Take a comb and part your hair into as many sections as you can. The greater the number of partings, the more the accessibility of the oil to the scalp.
  • Don't use excessive oil. Take small amounts and begin to apply to each parting. Massage gently.
  • Wet your fingertips with oil. Then use your fingertips to massage the scalp. Continue massaging with your fingers for at least 10 to 15 minutes.
  • It's better to let the oil stay on for one whole day. This will help the scalp to absorb it better. Some individuals may not like to move around with sticky, oily hair, however and they can apply the oil at night before going to bed. It can be washed off the next morning.
  • Massage the oil into the hair roots to facilitate blood circulation. This will make your hair 'silky-strong'.
  • Apply oil to your hair at least once weekly. You can increase it to twice weekly if you have extremely dry hair.

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Effective hair oils

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  • Coconut oil: Coconut oil works by lubricating hair. It serves as a treatment for damaged hair, because of its hair-strengthening properties.
  • Jojoba oil: Jojoba oil treats hair dryness. It adds softness to the hair and helps detangle it before applying a shampoo.
  • Olive oil: It strengthens hair by providing necessary nutrients to it.
  • Rosemary herbal oil: It is one of the most effective remedies for dandruff problems.

Looking attractive is a priority and surprising others with a new look is even more motivating. So go ahead with your adventures -- perming, colouring, blow drying and straightening. Go ahead with bizarre hairstyles and set up a different identity. But make sure to keep a bottle of your favourite hair oil handy. You'll need it someday!


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