Growing up as a child I was always told that I needed to oil my scalp and hair to keep my hair healthy and so it could continue to grow properly. However, this may make perfectly good sense to many of us, the question is: How many of us actually still do it? Probably just a few. There are several ladies that feel that since they go to the salon there’s really no need to oil their scalp or hair. Well, actually that’s not true. Oiling your hair is one of the most nourishing and essential methods for hair growth and is a very affective treatment toward many of the hair problems that we face.
Although you may visit the salon on a regular basis, I highly encourage some of your to start oiling your hair at some point between your appointments and not to rely entirely on your stylist. Primarily amongst black women, we take on tremendous amounts of damage to our hair on a consistent basis. From the excessive amounts of shampooing that strip our hair, continuous heat damage, chemical over-processing and not enough conditioning and moisturizing all lead up to split ends, dry, damaged and unhealthy hair. And what a lot of women don’t understand is just by adding oil to your hair care regime can provide so many great benefits for your hair.
So let’s get right into what oiling your hair can actually do. Oil can replenish your hair and scalp with the nutrients and moisture that a lot of bad hair products tend to strip away. Oil also conditions, seals in moisture, adds shine to dull, dry, brittle hair and some oils even promote hair growth and strengthens such as castor oil and coconut oil. And for you ladies that suffer from dandruff or dry itchy scalp, oil can be like your best friend if you actually take the time to use it and massage the oil into your scalp. What this does is increase stimulation to the scalp, encouraging your glands to produce more oil in order to provide nourishment to the scalp so it can remain healthy and eliminate some of the dandruff. Despite the fact that oiling your scalp and hair is very beneficial, not all oils are the same. In fact, some oils only clog the pores, coat the hair without actually penetrating into the hair like some of the healthy oils. Or they basically end up leaving your hair with a heavy build-up or weighing it down. Many of these types of oils are sold in beauty supply stores and they contain ingredients such as mineral oil or petroleum. When selecting your oil, always try to choose some type of natural oil. Some of these oils I have personally used or I have researched that I know that promote healthy hair and scalp are: Castor oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, olive oil, grape seed oil, sweet almond oil, evening oil and the list goes on. All of these are great oils and can be used individually or blended with others to create your own moisturizer or conditioning treatment.
Whichever oil you decide to use, just remember that oiling your scalp and hair is very beneficial and it is a necessity. Your hair deserves the proper nourishment for it to remain healthy and continue to grow properly. ,,.