No matter how hard you try, dry and itchy scalp is a common issue. The best way to manage it is by keeping the scalp moisturized. There are many ways in which you can oil your hair and keep the scalp moisturized without making the hair sticky and oily. The use of oil helps to retain moisture and maintains the hydration levels to avoid dandruff (a major cause of dry and itchy scalp). Certain essential oils nourish the hair and provide essential vitamins and minerals to the roots to promote healthy hair growth. Pamper your hair with the goodness of an oil massage!

Here are some of the ways to oil your hair.

Four Simple Ways to Oil Hair: Tips and Tricks

Oiling your hair is quite easy and beneficial for healthy hair growth. There are simple ways that serve as the ultimate guide to oiling hair in order to make them silkier, shinier and healthier. Here are a few ways that you can try:

  1. Use a Carrier Oil
  2. Mix Essential Oil and Carrier Oil
  3. Mix Oil and Lemon Juice
  4. Oil as a Leave-in Conditioner

 

 1. Use a Carrier Oil

almond oil

You can use almond oil, argan oil, avocado oil, olive oil and grapeseed oil as essential carrier oils. These oils provide essential nutrients to your hair, strengthen the roots and prevent scalp ailments like dandruff, lice and psoriasis from occurring.

How To Apply Carrier Oil?                                                                                              

  • Dampen your hair
  • Comb your hair (use the broad side of the comb)
  • Part your hair into two sides
  • Use your fingertips to work the oil into your scalp
  • Massage your hair for 2-3 minutes
  • Apply oil to the length of your hair
  • Leave it overnight
  • Wash your hair the next morning
Pro Tip: You may oil your hair lightly for daily treatment.

 

2. Mix Essential Oil and Carrier oil

essential oil and coconut oil

You can mix almond oil, argan oil, avocado oil and grapeseed oil with coconut oil. Essential oils are sometimes too strong for direct application. You may dilute it with a carrier oil. The best substitute is coconut oil as it is light and non-allergic.

How To Apply Essential oil and Carrier oil Mix?

  • Pour a teaspoon of carrier oil
  • Add 2-3 drops of essential oil
  • Part your hair into two sides
  • Use your fingertips to work the oil into your scalp
  • Massage your hair for 2-3 minutes
  • Apply oil to the length of your hair
  • Leave it overnight
  • Wash your hair the next morning

 

3. Mix Oil and Lemon Juice

lemon juice and hair oil

Lemon juice has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that help prevent the growth of lice and dandruff in your hair. Add 2-3 drops of lemon juice in your essential or carrier oil to reap its benefits.

How To Apply Lemon Juice and Oil in your hair?

  • Add 4-5 drops of lemon juice
  • Part your hair into two sides
  • Apply the oil in your hair
  • Massage your hair and work it through the length of your hair
  • Leave it overnight
  • Shampoo your hair the next morning

 

4. Oil as a Leave-in Conditioner

oil as a leave in conditioner

You can provide a deep conditioning mask to your hair once or twice in a week. Apply a thick layer of any carrier oil with a dab of essential oil to your hair. Comb your hair after oiling to evenly spread out the oil in your scalp and hair. Wear a shower cap for 2-3 hours to completely absorb the oil in your hair.

How To Apply Oil as a Leave-in Conditioner?

  • Dampen your hair
  • Oil your damp har
  • Massage your hair and work it through the length of your hair
  • Leave it for 2-3 hours
  • Shampoo your hair thoroughly
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