5 reasons why you should incorporate oils into your hair
Never used hair oil before? You could be missing out on the best haircare of your life! Here are 5 reasons why oil should be your BFF.
With so many haircare products to choose from these days, it can be difficult to discover the perfect haircare routine for you. Even in the last few years, hundreds of new formulas have arrived on the textured haircare market, making things even more confusing. However, there's one product that has stood the test of time, helping us care for our hair for hundreds - or even thousands - of years. We're talking about hair oil. And although there are various formulations that have come and gone with haircare trends (infusions, essences, vitamin enrichments and the like), the foundation of this product has stayed the same.
Thinking about incorporating a hair oil into your routine? Here are five reasons why you should:
1. Hair hydration
If there's one thing that textured hair needs in order to look and feel healthy, it's hydration. The reason why textured hair - particularly kinky and coily hair - does not receive enough natural hydration in comparison to straight hair, is because the natural oils from the scalp have a difficult time travelling down each strand from root to tip. By coating your strands in a hair oil regularly, you are giving your tresses a much-needed moisture boost that will, over time, improve its texture and appearance.
There are much more to hair oils than meet the eye! Even in their most basic forms, without any additions (natural or unnatural), they're packed full of vitamins. For example, Jamaican Black Castor Oil contains omega 6 and 9, which are essential for thickening the hair by increasing moisture content.
3. Reduces fall-out
If you're suffering from thinning hair, you may be looking for a way to prevent fall-out and increase your hair's thickness. By applying hair oil to your scalp regularly, you'll be on your way to healthier hair in no time. Although hair oil can't guarantee the prevention of hair thinning, it will definitely aid in the creation of a healthier environment for hair to grow by exfoliating the scalp, providing hydration and reducing inflammation.
4. Helps to prevent infections
Bacterial and fungal infections can often occur on the scalp if it is regularly exposed to residual bacteria from dead skin and excess moisture. Most oils posess anti-bacterial properties which will help to maintain a healthy environment, and prevent embarassing infections.
5. Increases shine
If dull hair is bringing you down, the first thing you'll notice when using a hair oil is that it increases shine. Just one slick will drastically improve the appearance of hair, but over time and with regular use, you'll find that you hair will begin to have a sheen of its own!