Why Use a Hair Oil?
Applying hair oil on a regular basis can enhance lubrication of the shaft and help prevent hair breakage. As well as preventing split ends, the right hair oil also gives hair radiant shine, detangles, and can enhance your hair color.
When should you apply Hair Oil?
Hair oil can be used as a deep treatment before washing or you can use it to tame your hair (dry or wet) before styling. The amount of oil you should use depends on your hair length. If you're rocking a shorter style, then 1 to 2 pumps is enough, while longer styles might consider 3 to 4 pumps more sufficient.
Can I use hair oil every day?
You may need to shampoo every day if you are applying oil to your scalp and hair daily. This may affect people with dry scalp and hair conditions. Thus, it is better to limit your hair oiling regime to twice or thrice a week
Disadvantages of using Hair Oil?
Leaving oil on your hair every day for too long can cause product build-up on your scalp. It may also clog your pores, attract dirt, and accumulate dandruff. Oiling your hair every day also means that you have to wash it with shampoo every day. This is not ideal for achieving healthy, lustrous, and soft hair.
How long should I leave oil in my hair?
In general, it is not recommended to leave oil on for more than 6-8 hours, as that might make things tricky. The oil can attract a lot of dirt, dust, and grime and get them to stick to your hair! So, it will take a lot more effort to wash your hair with all this added stuff to wash off.
Is it okay to leave oil in the hair overnight?
The longer, the better — that may be true for some hair treatments but not for hair oiling as the oil can block your hair follicles. Unless an ayurvedic doctor or expert has asked you to leave a medicated oil overnight, wash out the oil within 3-4 hours.
What causes Hair Loss?
Hair loss can result from genetic factors, changes in hormone levels, and certain medical conditions. Genetic hair loss is by far the most common cause, affecting up to 50 percent of men and women. Other causes of hair loss include: recent childbirth, chemotherapy, alopecia, areata, traction, alopecia, hair loss from pulling, polycystic ovary syndrome, scalp infection medication side effects, scalp psoriasis, scarring, alopecia, syphilis, thyroid disease, nutrient deficiencies.
How do I tell if I’m losing hair?
Hair loss can take on different appearances depending on the underlying cause. You may notice a widening part, more visible scalp, or excess hair falling out when you’re brushing or washing your hair. You may also notice parts of your scalp where hair is thinning or receding. In the case of alopecia areata, you may notice a coin-sized area of smooth bare scalp.
How is a scalp massage helpful?
Scalp massage may help stimulate hair growth by promoting circulation and gene changes, but there’s a very limited amount of evidence at this time. A very small 2016 study found evidence that 4-minute daily scalp massages increased hair thickness in nine non-balding Japanese men. However, there was no control group in this study.
What other advise should I follow to get the desired results.
It is important to follow these steps to see results. If there is an internal issue affecting your hair loss, the oil alone cannot help. Identify the cause. Get your blood tests done. Hormonal levels checked. Check if you have any nutritional deficiencies. Low hemoglobin, low vitamin D3, B12. Take a good amount of proteins in your diet, vitamins A, B, C, D, and E, magnesium, selenium, iron, copper, zinc, and amino acids. Learn to cope with stress. Do not do too many heat styling treatments. Do not tie your hair very tight.