Oiling gives lots of possibilities because oils are natural cosmetic ingredients that perfectly cooperate with the needs of hair. We choose a method that’s right for the hair type and the effects we desire. We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to the application techniques.
The most common question considering this topic: how to apply oils to hair? Sadly, there’s no universal method. It’s good to know different hair oiling methods and always have an alternative; hair gets bored quickly and you must give it some new thrills, changing the hair care routine a bit.
What are hair oiling methods?
- DRY HAIR OIL TREATMENT – apply an oil to dry hair, before or after washing
- WET HAIR OIL TREATMENT – apply an oil to damp hair after washing or after wetting the strands
- HOT OIL TREATMENT – apply an oil after heating it up
- OVERNIGHT OIL TREATMENT – rub an oil into hair and scalp and leave in overnight
- OILING BEFORE WASHING – apply a larger amount of an oil before the wash routine
- OILING AFTER WASHING – rub a bit of an oil after washing
How to choose the right hair oiling method?
It depends on your expectations. Oils are best-absorbed when you apply them to wet hair because water facilitates the absorption. If you desire a stronger action, provide a higher temp, too. So, combining the hot oil treatment with the wet hair and overnight oiling is the best method for the damaged hair repair. If you just want a standard nourishing and better looks, you don’t need to leave the oil that long. Just remember to use small amounts before styling routine to avoid weighing down. It’s the same when you want to boost hair shine and smoothness during the day. Dry strands need much less because too much of an oil will make them greasy.
Which oil to pick for oiling?
Choosing the right oil is the key to the effective hair care. Which hair oil to pick? It depends on your hair condition. Low porosity hair is going to like cosmetic butters because it needs saturated fatty acids. Medium, or normal, porosity hair adores lighter oils that work for taming the strands. High porosity hair – damaged and over-processed – gets along with oils that are rich in omega-3 and omega-6 acids.