The latest hair trends demand that one should avoid slick strands. A lot of us avoid using hair oils because of this. We don’t want the stickiness to interfere with our good looks and free flowing locks.
But according to celebrity hair stylist, Mark Townsend, “everyone would benefit from using oils, even if it is just once a week.” He’s not the only one. The who’s who of the hair industry agrees unanimously that hair oil is their favourite insider beauty product. Taking a cue from the experts, we’ve compiled our own reasons for applying hair oil every week.
1. Multi-Tasking Nourishment & Growth:
Townsend says, “I could probably list out 20 benefits of using hair oil. They’re a lubricant, so they’re great for detangling wet hair. They are a sealant, so they seal the cuticle down. Oils are a great heat protectant.” There’s no denying that a hair oil boosts your hair health manifold. “The benefit in most of the oils is all the fatty acids, which replace the lipids in your hair when it starts to get really fine. Right before it splits, which means there’s nothing holding it together and all those lipids are gone, you need to replace them.”
2. Easy Breezy Diy:
One of the most effective conditioners to use is a combination of a cup of coconut oil with a tablespoon each of almond, macadamia, jojoba and vitamin E oil. You can actually mix them in a cup and bottle it for future use. Says Townsend, “Usually when my clients are doing their own hair they overuse a product; so I think oiling is the most amazing pre-shampoo treatment. Put it on first, and it’s going to fill in all those gaps in the hair and help all those little areas where you get a lot of tangles.”
3. Cinching The Application:
The most important thing about oils is to make sure they’re distributed evenly. So section you hair at least in half—a top section and a bottom section. Put one drop of any oil in your hands, rub it together, rake it through the hair and evenly comb it through. Then take your next section and add one more drop. The equation is simple. The thicker your hair, the more drops you’ll need. Those who have very dry strands will need 4/5 drops per section. However make sure that you don’t apply oil near the scalp.