Top Tips To Oil Your Hair The Right Way

By Dr. Upasna Nagpal

October 03,2023

Choose The Right Carrier Oil

You can use carrier oils like coconut oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed, olive, almond oil that can be used alone or in combination with essential oils.

Choose Your Essential Oil

You can choose an essential oil like peppermint, lavender or sandalwood diluted in carrier oils based on your hair type and needs.

Heat The Oil

Heat your oils for a few seconds till they are warm. This will allow for deeper penetration through your hair cuticles.

Massage Your Scalp

Gently massage the oil into your scalp for a few minutes using circular motions. Work your way across the entire scalp for 10-15 minutes.

Wrap A Warm Cloth Around Your Hair

Tie your hair into a bun and wrap a warm cloth around your forehead to help your pores and cuticles to open up.

Rinse It Off Well

After applying your oil, leave it on overnight and wash it off thoroughly with shampoo the next day using normal or cold water

Don't Overuse The Oil

Don't apply too much oil to your hair as it will strip away your hair's natural oils.

Apply Oil To Dry Hair

You must ideally apply oil to dry hair for it to be able to nourish the deeper layers of your scalp and hair.

Don't Tie Your Hair Up

Your hair is in a vulnerable state and is already weighed down by the oil. Hence trying it up can make your hair prone to breakage.

Avoid Wrapping With A Towel

Towels are rough and can break your hair when it is soaked in oil. Use a warm plain cotton cloth or shirt instead.