Everyone deserves shiny hair. It shouldn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg for a “shine-enhancing” treatment from a professional salon.
Hair oils have a reputation for being “heavy” and leaving your hair with a greasy look. If used the right way, hair oils are amazing for adding a natural shine to your tresses.
Understanding Your Hair Type: Finding the Right Oil for Your Locks
Surprisingly, the misunderstandings with hair oil have a lot to do with how you use it.
If you have thin, straight hair, then you should be using very small amounts of hair oil. Thin hair tends to get oily quickly because the natural oils from the scalp coat the ends of the hair easily as there aren’t any kinks or waves.
And if you have curly hair may you need more oil than straighter hair types. Every hair type is different and so you should experiment with different amounts of hair oil to find the ideal amount for your hair.
Mastering the Art of Hair Oil: Tips for Proper Application
Hair oils take time to work its magic on the follicles. A common mistake is to wash the hair oil away immediately after using it. Waiting for at least 30 minutes to an hour ensures you give your hair sufficient time for the follicles to absorb the nutrients.
Another mistake is using too much oil. Since it takes time for hair oils to work, you may add more onto your strands which causes a variety of other problems. One problem is needing to use too much shampoo which dries out your hair and scalp. This is also where the ‘greasy’ or ‘weighed down’ effect comes from.
Every individual is different, so be sure to experiment before making a conclusion. You may even have to leave it overnight for it to work.
Types of Hair Oil: Choosing the Best Formula for Your Hair Needs
Sometimes you’re using the wrong type of hair oil. Maybe your hair oil is made with inferior quality, which means the hair oil is filled with synthetic ingredients like mineral oils, petroleum, and silicones.
Silicones are great for artificially adding shine and smooth feel to your strands but they are synthetic and not natural.
It’s like rubber or plastic. It fills up the pores in your strands but weakens your follicles and makes it prone to breakage. Silicones can also cause buildup especially for curly hair types which can worsen issues like hair fall and split ends.
Using hair oils that aren’t made from any harsh ingredients can be the difference between finally having hair oils work for you.
You might have the perfect hair type for hair oils to work but because you’ve been using the wrong oils, you haven’t been able to see satisfying results. Our top natural hair oils are the WOW Onion Black Seed Hair Oil and WOW 10-in-1 Miracle Hair Oil!
Explore the WOW website for more natural hair care products. From our all natural sulfate, silicone and paraben-free hair care collection we recommend Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo and Red Onion Black Seed Oil Shampoo. And if you would like to learn more about apple cider vinegar's benefits or onion oil's benefits check out our ultimate guide on how to use them on your hair.
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