This substantive e-handbook explains a few issues connected with proper hair care. By reading it, you’ll learn how hair oils work as you will recognise the importance of scalp care.

Moreover, finally you’ll understand what is hair porosity and how to treat strands of various types.

Oil hair treatment – what’s that?

Oil hair treatment is a care procedure that depends on regenerating hair and scalp with the use of natural oils. The truth is, in whole the word natural oils have been known for ages as they are eagerly used not only in a form of cosmetics but also because they are highly appreciated thanks to their healing action. Especially people leaving in regions of Asia and South America treat oil hair treatment as the ritual.

Oil hair treatment – benefits

Oil hair treatment brings only benefits. Despite the content of precious fatty acids, natural oils store plenty of vitamins and microelements that are essential for healthy hair growth. If applied regularly, oil hair treatment regenerates strands, takes care of scalp, nourishes hair bulbs deeply and helps to say ‘goodbye’ to all problems that affect hair. Moreover, oil hair treatment helps dress hair as it becomes resistant to urban pollution and mechanical damages. Furthermore, oils are good at protecting hair against harsh weather conditions and, as a consequence, they halt effect of photo-ageing of hair. In other words, oil hair treatment delivers deep regeneration and long-lasting effect of beautiful and healthy strands.

Hair oil – how to store the cosmetic?

Many depends on an oil type and the content of vitamin E, which is considered as one of natural preservatives. No oil likes being exposed to sun rays therefore, such products have to be closed in dark bottles. Furthermore, many oils require to be stored in a refrigerator.

Whom is oil hair treatment for?

For everyone! No matter if your scalp and hair problems are severe or not, there is no better regeneration and protection for your strands than oil hair treatment. It’s to be born in mind that every hair type (even the healthy one) requires support and nourishment as every scalp type needs proper care. The secret lies in right oil selection.

Greasy hair – can it be treated with oil?

Not only can greasy hair be treated with oil, but in fact it should undergo such treatments regularly. Greasy hair has to be treated with oil because only this natural cosmetic will stop excessive sebum production. Many oils are able to balance sebum production and regulate processes that take place inside scalp. If an oil answers scalp needs, hair stops getting too greasy. Strands gain additional volume as they become strong enough to raise from the roots.

How to prepare hair for oil hair treatment?

In order to make the procedure successful, hair has to be free from any silicones, paraffin and other substances that might impede an oil from penetrating it. This group also includes all hair styling cosmetics such as hair sprays, gels and mousses.

How to apply oil to hair?

It’s best if an oil is applied to both the length of hair as well as to scalp. It’s suggested making partings and applying the oil along them; just one drop of an oil is enough for one parting. In other words, putting an oil to scalp resembles root dyeing since the procedure has to be followed in the identical way. The moment the entire scalp is covered with the oil, it’s worth giving a delicate message to scalp so as to stimulate micro-circulation and facilitate the oil getting inside hair bulbs. Furthermore, the oil has to be distributed evenly along the hair length; similarly to applying a hair mask or a hair conditioner.

Hair oil – how much has to be used for oil hair treatment?

It all depends on hair length and the degree of its damage. For example, dehydrated hair ends can be covered with more oil just to provide more intensive regeneration. However, it has to be born in mind not to apply too much of this natural cosmetic. The optimal dose is more or less 5 ml, which can be compared to one table spoon.

How long should oil be kept on hair?

The best thing about hair oils is the fact that they can be kept on hair as long as one wants to.

Indeed, the most profound effects are generated by overnight oil hair treatment, but if you don’t have time to do it, you can apply an oil for an hour or two and then rinse it using a delicate shampoo. Many women keep the oil on hair for 15 minutes only, right before hair washing. Basically, oil can also be put on to hair right after shampooing, without rinsing it (in this case, an oil can’t be massaged into scalp). Moreover, hair oil is irreplaceable for every day hair styling – it has to be applied to dry hair, starting from the mid-lengths downwards. What’s more, it can also be put on the hair ends only; it’ll work as serum for hair ends.

How often should oil hair treatment be performed?

It all depends on your preferences. If your hair is super damaged, it’s suggested undergoing the treatment every other day. The good news is that hair condition improvement will be noticeable even if you apply oil once per week. However, in this case, remember to massage oil also to scalp.

What has to be used to remove the oil from hair?

Oils don’t like chemical, artificial and comedogenic substances. Not only they impede action of oils but also distort processes that take place in scalp. In other words, such substances can destroy what oils have managed to mend. Having this in mind, the best shampoos to remove oils from hair are the ones without SLS and SLES, parabens, artificial colourants and other skin irritating substances. For that reason, you can reach for eco-shampoo or simply for a silicate preparation designed to wash hair of kids.