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If you are healthy and take care of yourself, meaning getting all of your necessary nutrients you need to be healthy, your hair will come with it. Healthy hair can indicate how healthy you actually are, and who wouldn’t want to have healthy hair? One major indicator that you have healthy hair is you probably guessed it…. hair growth. If your hair is growing fast it means your body is producing enough cells to fix damage and restore the old hair you have. If you are experiencing unhealthy hair, hair oil can be a fix to your problem. Hair oil can aid hair growth, bring the moisture needed, strengthen your hair, and keep your hair shiny. 

Understanding the Basics of Hair Oiling

Hair oil is a specific oil product to be proven used on your hair to improve your hair health and condition. If you are worried about your hair health, this hair oil can be your ticket. Hair oil will increase your scalp health, by moisturizing your scalp and increasing the circulation, while releasing nutrient-rich oils to increase hair health. A factor that needs to be taken into consideration is genetics, though your hair may not grow fast, genetics could play a big part in that. So you shouldn’t be too quick to say your hair is unhealthy because there isn’t much growth as you would like if you haven’t taken genetics into consideration. There are many factors that can play in health growth like smoking, products, nutrition, age, and hormones. These main factors can either play a negative or positive role in hair growth.  

Different Types of Hair Oils

Essential Oils for Hair Growth

1. Lavender Oil – Lavender oil can improve scalp health and is known to help hair growth. It generates growth cells, making your hair grow thicker, and faster. 

2. Rosemary Oil- Rosemary improves scalp health and also improves hair growth. By improving blood circulation, and nourishing with moisture. It doesn’t matter what type of hair you have for this oil because it penetrates the hair follicles not the hair strands. 

3. Peppermint Oil- Just like the others, peppermint as well improves scalp health, by stimulating your scalp and your hair follicles. Many people use it to fight hair loss, since it helps hair growth very well. Though it is not recommended for dry scalps or brittle hair. 

Carrier Oils for Hair Growth

1. Coconut Oil- Coconut oil is very known and can reduce protein loss from your hair and helps nourish your hair. It works very well for people who have dry hair that needs that moisture to keep going. 

2. Argan Oil- Argan oil contains fatty acids and antioxidants, and is also very good for dry hair. It also helps people that have dandruff, and adds a bit of shine to your hair. 

3. Jojoba Oil- Jojoba oil is known to be lightweight, meaning it is easy to take in. It reduces breakage of your hair while nourishing and moisturizing your hair. 

Benefits of Oiling Hair for Growth

A. Improved Scalp Health- Improving your scalp health is vital when you want to improve your hair health. Your scalp is the foundation of your overall hair, if your scalp is good your hair will follow as well. 

1. Nourishing the Scalp- Oiling your hair gives your scalp the nutrients needed to keep your hair moisturized and healthy. Nourishing your scalp is the main basic way to start improving your overall scalp health. 

2. Stimulating Blood Circulation- Helping blood circulation in your scalp improves the anagen phase in your hair growth. The anagen phase is when your hair follicle forms a new hair shaft which lasts for years. 

3. Maintaining pH Balance- If you feel like your pH balance is too low or high, there are house remedies that can help you maintain a pH balance. One of the main ingredients is apple cider vinegar, which is acidic and can help your pH balance and dandruff. 

Strengthening Hair Follicles

1. Preventing Hair Breakage- One of the main reasons breakage happens is because your hair is too dry and needs more moisture. Another main reason is over styling and/or brushing your hair. You may think styling and brushing your hair a lot is a good thing but you may be mistaken on which breakage can begin on your hair if you’re not managing it. Hair oils can help by nourishing and moisturizing your hair and scalp which will help prevent breakage. 

2. Enhancing Hair Texture- If your hair texture is poor it can be because your hair is damaged, not getting the right nutrients and/or being too dry. Hair oil can fix that by repairing the hair damages and making your hair look more shiny, smooth, and less frizzy. 

3. Boosting Hair Thickness- Hair oil boosts hair thickness as well by boosting circulation and increasing the anagen phase for your hair. 

Factors to Consider for Determining Oil Frequency

Hair Type and Texture- Certain hair types can be affected by hair oil differently. There are some oils that can weigh down your hair if you have thin straight hair, compared to others though with a thicker type of hair not so much. The different variations of hair oil can help with that but also the frequency and how much you put in can be a factor. 

Scalp Condition- If you are prone to having dandruff some hair oils can be a negative to your scalp health. Also if you put too much oil on your scalp that can also have a negative impact by clogging pores on your scalp.  

Climate and Environmental Factors- Different climate factors can affect your hair differently. For example, if you are experiencing a lot of heat, your hair can look more greasy then usual since you sweat, etc. In winter your scalp can be more likely to become dry and produce hair breakage. So different types of climate and weather can also change the way your hair is or looks, it is important to also take that into consideration. 

Styling and Chemical Treatments- If you have greasy hair and put hair oil on already, we suggest not to style your hair much. Styling your hair much with products and other substances can trap dirt and oil on your scalp which will have a negative impact on your overall scalp health and can lead to other issues. We suggest monitoring how much styling products you put in your hair especially if it is usually greasy and seeing if it has any bad effects on your hair. 

How Often Should You Oil Your Hair for Growth?

Oiling Frequency for Different Hair Types

1. Straight Hair- Straight hair is prone to accumulating oil so a person with straight hair has to take a different approach then someone with thick hair. Hair oil can weigh your hair down so if you have straight hair it is more prone to weigh your hair down. Making sure you don’t overuse the hair oil and looking at the different types of hair oil and which one is light weight is most likely best for straight hair users. 

2. Wavy Hair- wavy hair is in between curly and straight, so a little bit like straight hair the hair oil can weigh your hair down as well so we recommend not putting too much and sticking to lightweight hair oils for this hair type. 

3. Curly Hair- Curly hair is a little bit different then straight and wavy hair. Hair oil won’t weigh the hair down too much like the others, since hair oil that spreads will have to stop unlike straight hair. But still making sure you don’t use hair oil excessively and monitor how your hair feels after the first few times is crucial. 

Oiling Frequency for Various Scalp Conditions

Dry Scalp- If you have a dry scalp putting hair oil might not change anything. While it moisturizes your scalp, if you have product build up it will not change. We suggest balancing your scalp’s pH first before choosing the right hair oil for you. 

Oily Scalp- If you have an oily scalp, putting more oil on your scalp can be a bad thing. Putting more oil on your scalp can clog your pores and act negatively on your scalp. 

Dandruff-Prone Scalp- Many people would think since hair oil moisturizes and nourishes your scalp, it might be better to use hair oil if you have dandruff. But that is not the case at all, in fact it can worsen your symptoms and make it a lot worse. We suggest steering away from hair oils as it can worsen your situation. 

Best Practices for Effective Hair Oiling

Preparing the Hair and Scalp – When preparing your hair and scalp make sure your scalp is washed and clean. If it is dirty the hair oil will not be effective as it can not be absorbed, the best thing to do is wash your hair before applying the oil. 

Choosing the Right Oil and Application Technique – Choosing the correct oil for you is important as well. Some oils can be heavier or lighter than others, you just have to see what’s best for you. Apply a few pumps onto your hands and apply to your scalp while being gentle and massaging through. 

Massage Techniques for Maximum Benefits – When you are massaging the hair oil on to your scalp we suggest doing it in a circular motion to get all the areas and have the best experience. 

Properly Washing and Rinsing the Hair – When you are rinsing the oil off make sure you let the oil sit on your scalp and hair for the amount of time suggested for you. After the time is up, make sure to wash your hair with lukewarm water and your shampoo and conditioner you desire. You may have to wash your hair several times to get the oil fully out of your hair, if you are having trouble with this you can try a clarifying shampoo to speed up the process. 

Additional Tips for Promoting Hair Growth

Balanced Diet and Hydration- A good diet and hydration is probably the simplest idea to make your hair grow and be more healthy, yet many people lack this. Your first reaction should be to eat healthier and drink more water and if no results show then act accordingly. 

Regular Exercise and Stress Management- One of the best stress reducers that isn’t any specified medicine or anything is exercise. Exercise can help reduce anxiety, stress, etc. It can be as simple as going on a walk. This can benefit many people as most people have some type of stress they are experiencing and that is a negative to hair growth. 

Proper Hair Care Routine- Just like people have a face care routine, a hair care routine is just as important. Make sure you are not styling your hair too much and make sure you are using a good shampoo and conditioner and that it is best for you. 

 Avoiding Excessive Heat and Chemicals- Excessive heat and chemicals can really damage your hair badly. Avoiding those things at all costs can be your best best to not having to deal with hair damage, hair loss, etc. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long should I leave oil in my hair before washing? – Washing your hair a few minutes after putting oil in it is the last thing we would tell you to do. Leave it in for a couple of hours to be safe, though some oils you can leave overnight but you will have to do your own research with that specific hair oil. After at least one hour, you can rinse your hair.

Can I oil my hair daily for faster growth?- Just like shampooing your hair, it is best not to oil your hair everyday. Oiling your hair everyday can remove natural essential oils needed for your hair and can also attract dirt. 

Which hair oil is best for hair growth?- There are many different hair oils for you to choose from but many people have success with castor oil and tea tree oil. Finding the one that fits your description is best. 

Can hair oil cause hair loss? – If you do not use the hair oil the correct way then it can lead to other unnecessary hair problems. And one of them is hair loss. 

How long does it take to see results from hair oiling? – Putting hair oil in your hair the first few days or even the first few weeks won’t show many results. Most results will show after a few months, so it is best to be consistent and patient. 

Final Thoughts

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A lot of people struggle with hair health and fixing that can be as easy as the nutrition you are getting or exercise. But another very good way to increase your hair health is from hair oil. Hair oil can help with hair growth, hair strength, hair protection, and hair hydration. But everything starts with the scalp, hair oil can nourish and hydrate the scalp, leading to tons of benefits for your hair. But you have to make sure you are using it correctly for the desired results. A few times a week, like 1-2 a week is enough to make you delighted and happy with the results ahead of you. Hair Care is important and shouldn’t be neglected, it can be a sign of your overall health in general. Just like anything though it can be changed sooner than you think, hair oils can be the gateway to healthy hair!

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