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How to apply hair oils and to wash them out?

My hair doesn’t like oil treatments! The last time I used coconut oil I had to wash my hair 5 times, and it still looked extremely greasy. How to apply oils the right way, and how to wash them out of hair? I really want to see the benefits of oils for hair! (the oils I ever tried to use are coconut oil, burdock & castor oils)

How to apply oils on the hair and wash them out?

Some oils really leave a greasy shine on the hair, but with these simple rules, it can be avoided.

  • It’s recommended to heat oils on a water bath to 40 degrees and apply them warm.

  • Use oils in moderation. For medium length curls, it will be enough to apply about 5 mg.

  • When hair masks are prepared, all the ingredients are mixed, and then oils are added.

  • Also, after applying the oil or mask, put a plastic bag or a cap on your hair, wrap your head with a towel and leave it from several hours to a whole day/night.

  • After shampooing the hair a few times, you can rinse it using a herbal decoction with the addition of either vinegar or lemon juice.

  • Or you can add some salt to warm water and rinse the curls. Salt is a natural scrub that removes dirt and grease. The activity of the sebaceous glands is also restored – the curls become less oily, and the follicles are activated. This method perfectly removes coconut and other oils from the strands.

  • You can use oil masks as often and as long as you see fit – just keep a close eye on the reaction of your hair, so as not to overload it. For example, if there are no serious problems with hair, then use oil 1-2 times a week. But if your hair needs an enhanced course of treatment – about 3 times a week (each time before washing the hair).

The fundamental point: oils for hair treatments should be natural! Vegetable oils shouldn’t contain any artificial additives, mineral oil, etc. By the way, “fake oils” cover the entire surface of the hair and scalp with a film, not allowing the pores to breathe, and it’s very hard to wash off with shampoo.

It’s most likely that if you have an oily scalp, these oils won’t work well on your hair:

Sure, it depends on the individual case – the main thing is not to use too much of “heavy” oils. By the way, it’s better to leave oil masks on hair for as long as possible, for example, overnight. The longer you leave the oil on hair, the better – it’ll be absorbed well and will have a deeper effect. In addition, the oil will be easier to wash out of hair (it’ll literally “eat up” all the excess oil during the night).

Moreover, an excellent alternative to vegetable oils would be a dry hair oil – it absorbs almost immediately and doesn’t require to be washed off. The oil is recommended to be applied immediately after hair washing, thoroughly rubbed into strands twice a week. It doesn’t leave a greasy film on the hair, and not only protects, but also nourishes the hair, making it more alive, soft and shiny.

Try to put these tips into practice, use only high-quality oils, and your hair will please you with incredible beauty, freshness, and healthy radiance!

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by Donna Sullivan
Donna is a hairstylist with 8 years of experience. Ask her about any hair-related problem (haircuts, hairstyles, colorings, hair care) and get a pro advice!