There’s been much literature thrown around concerning hair oils. Every person seems to favour a different favourite product and a different apprehension.
To get the facts straight, I’m debunking five common misconceptions about hair oils. Read on to learn what they are, how they work, and why they should be an integral part of your beauty routine.
Five things people believe about hair oils that just aren’t true
#1: Hair oils are heavy and weight down your hair
Not all oils are created equal – while some products sit on top of your hair, others rapidbly absorb into your hair fibre. If you’re looking for something light, try a product with camelia oil. Camelia oil has a high concentration of lipids and minerals that will work to protect and hydrate your hair without weighing it down.
#2: Hair oil will make you look like a grease ball
They can make your locks look greasy, that’s why it’s important to keep in mind that a little goes a long way when using hair oil. Only a pea-sized amount of oil is needed to moisturise your entire head of hair. It’s also important to remember that you should only use hair only on your mid-lengths to ends – never on your roots.
#3: You should use hair oil on clean hair
Hair oils work best on second day hair, believe it or not. This is because they’re great for reviving oily hair, smoothing frizz and hydrating ends. They can also banish dullness by refreshing shine (and adding a hint of fragrance). Clean hair generally doesn’t need this boost of hydration and shine.
#4: You should only apply hair oil to wet hair
Oils actually have many different uses. You can use them as a styling aid, to add shine to dull hair, to hydrate dry hair, to tame drizz and flyaways, and also to make a great pre-shampoo treatment for extra conditioning. For extra nourishment, apply hair oil to dry hair before bed from mid-lengths to ends and massage into your scalp. Leave it on overnight (make sure you cover your pillowcase with a towel) and wash as per normal in the morning.
#5: All hair oils are the same
From almond and argan to coconut and camelia, hair oils have come a long way over the past couple of years. There are now many different kinds to choose from. When it comes to caring for your hair, the most important thing is to choose an oil that’s best absorbed my your locks.
Hair oils are one of my favourite all-natural hair care products for treating a dry scalp or damaged strands! Do youfeel the same way?