Hair oil has of late been my go to product for restoring my much abused locks. So why am I all about hair oil all of a sudden? Well nowadays it comes in many different forms, so there is an oil to suit everyone. Lots of people still get scared when you say the word oil. They are like oil on my hair, are you mad? Absolutely not! See why…
When you say oil to people it makes them think of heavy, grease inducing products. And although some afro hair products have always contained it, hair oil has become increasingly more popular in general, and there is definitely a hair oil for all hair types.
It helps to repair the hair, add shine and de-frizz. What’s not to love? A lot of people still haven’t tried it out, and panic that it will make their hair look greasy, or weigh it down. However, if you shop around you can find hair oils for all hair types – Fine, medium and thick.
Thanks to the raised awareness and demand, hair oils have been improved, you no longer have to settle for one that fits all hair types. If your hair is fine, there are lightweight options which won’t weigh the hair down and make it look flat. Instead, it will look sleek and won’t make your hair look like it’s in dire need of a wash! If your hair is on the thicker side and more coarse, a heavy- duty oil will help to boost shine and help de-frizz and de-tangle hair, improving its manageability.
What’s more, a little goes a long way with a hair oil, with only 3-5 drops needed for fine to medium hair, and 6-8 for thicker hair. To apply, simple put the required amount of oil into the palm of your hands, rub together to warm and apply sparingly from the mid sections, paying more attention to the ends. This way, the oil will nourish the hair which is more prone to breakage and damage, restoring it and preventing this from happening in the future. Also, applying it to the bottom part of your hair won’t interfere with the natural hair oils found at the scalp. Then simply style as normal and you’re good to go!
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