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Hair oiling – my proven home methods

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Hair oiling – my proven home methods

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Hair oiling is a procedure that allows you to nourish your hair in a natural way. The type of oil to be used for care is determined by the structure and porosity of the hair. As a rule, we distinguish 3 types of porosity: high, medium and low. Determine your hair type and see how to properly perform the treatment.

Hair oiling – home methods
It’s time to start the great hair oil test! I myself have been a faithful follower of regular hair oiling for a long time. Thanks to this procedure, it was not difficult to grow long hair – I simply replaced the hairdressing scissors with the appropriate oil.

I must admit that this experiment was a lot of fun for me, because I could invite my friends to it: Jane and Ann. Each of us has long and – it would seem – reasonably healthy hair, but it differs significantly in structure. Hopefully the results of this experiment will help you decide what kind of home oil care is best for you.

Wet oiling with coconut oil – low porosity hair
Coconut oil for hairAnicie’s hairstyles were envied by everyone – her hair grows very quickly, and above all, there are a lot of them – hairdressers always recommend thinning her hair.

Her hair is very shiny, thick and flowing, which is why we classify it as a perfect example of low porosity hair. For her hair, Anita chose generally available, beautifully fragrant and healthy coconut oil, which she applied to wet hair, leaving the oil to absorb overnight.

How to perform wet oiling?

  1. Pick up solid coconut oil (buy on Makeupyes) on your hand.
  2. Apply the oil to washed, wet hair, approx. 3-5 cm from the root of the hair.
  3. Cover the head with cling film or a shower cap.
  4. Leave the oil on your head overnight.
  5. Rinse the oil several times with shampoo without SLS or SLES and apply the conditioner.

Maybe you will ask a question – okay, but why oil healthy hair? The answer may be banal, but just so that they remain so. After applying coconut oil, your hair becomes deeply moisturized and even shinier.

If you are afraid that they will become excessively oily, simply use less oil for the treatment. Remember, your hair should be thoroughly covered, but that doesn’t mean you need to use up the entire jar of oil. Usually, Anita uses about 3 handfuls of oil to cover the entire surface of the hair.

Heating the hair by wrapping it with a cap or cling film causes the cuticles to open and the beneficial ingredients of the oil penetrate into its structure.

Anita chose the technique of applying oil to wet hair for purely practical reasons – when wet, it simply has a smaller volume and it is easier to perform the treatment.

The next day, after the first shampooing, your hair may still be a little burdened – so it is a good idea to perform hair oiling when you don’t have to leave the house the next day. It is not worth scrubbing your hair with heavy detergents to bring it to the state of absolute cleanliness immediately – this way you will also wash off the beneficial effect of the treatment.

Night oiling with argan oil – medium porosity hair
argan oil for hair

And in the end I am left – somewhere in between. My hair is in good condition, but the Californian sun and the natural tendency of my hair to dry out make it medium porosity. I decided to give my hair a truly royal treatment with the use of argan oil.

How to do it?

  1. Rub a few drops of argan oil between your hands.
  2. Rub the oil into washed but dry hair in strands, from root to tip.
  3. Braid your hair and cover it with a towel.
  4. Leave the oil on your hair overnight.
  5. Rinse the oil several times with shampoo without SLS or SLES and apply the conditioner.

Argan oil, due to its structure (it is an oil containing polyunsaturated acids), is also recommended for high porosity hair. It also contains a large dose of vitamin E, which also has a good effect on the skin.

As my hair, being medium porosity, absorbs the oil at medium speed, and argan oil has a large particle structure, I left it on my hair all night long.

Effect? The hair became silky smooth and was easy to comb.

Dry oiling with grape seed oil – high porosity hair
Grape seed oil for hair Ola’s hair is the complete opposite – beautiful, although strained by straightening and bleaching hair, calls for proper lubrication and reconstruction.

Her hair tends to be frizzy, falling out and split ends.

Ola’s hair can definitely be called high porosity hair. Ola does not perform hair oiling on a regular basis, so I recommended her favorite grape seed oil because they needed proper hydration.

To perform dry oiling of high porosity hair:

  1. Rub the grape seed oil with your hands, heating its temperature.
  2. Apply the oil to washed, dry hair from roots to ends.
  3. Braid your hair and cover it with a towel, plastic cap or cling film.
  4. Leave the oil on your hair for 2-3 hours.
  5. Rinse the oil several times with shampoo without SLS or SLES and apply the conditioner.

When disassembling the treatment into first particles – high porosity hair reacts well to oils with large particles – their opened cuticles are supplemented by them.

High porosity hair is very thirsty and absorbs the oil quickly, so you can wash your hair off after a few hours. The same in this case, to enhance the effect of the treatment, you can wrap your hair with a cap, towel or foil to open the hair cuticles. (How to care for high porosity hair?)

Effects? The split ends were not so visible anymore, and the hair gained shine. Ola also noticed that there is more hair and, above all, much heavier and less hay.

Finally, one more tip: why do we oil washed hair? If you put the oil on dirty hair (e.g. two-day-old hair), it is covered with particles and impurities, which, firstly, block the oil from reaching the inside of the hair, and, secondly, after opening the cuticle, impurities can get into it, along with the beneficial ingredients found in the oil.