If you’re wondering why on earth we would encourage you to add oil to your hair, hear us out. The many benefits of hair oil is going to be the topic of conversation today! We’re here to teach you about why you should be adding another step to your routine to ensure your hair stays healthy and beautiful!
The History Of Hair Oil
The practice of oiling hair has been used in India for centuries and is recommended in Ayurvedic medicine. More recently, it’s become a well-known practice in the Western world, with many now reaping the benefits of hair oil. When we say hair oil, we’re referring to any oil – or combination of oils – that are added to the hair and scalp. And no, plain vegetable oil won’t do the trick! However, if you have very thick, dry hair, olive oil could certainly help.
Two oils that have been widely used for years are castor and almond oil. This combination was a favourite amongst the Ancient Egyptians, who were well aware of the benefits of hair oil. Due to the extreme heat at the time, the women of Ancient Egypt used this mixture to keep their hair soft, hydrated and long. That’s right, it was even used to promote growth! But what else is hair oil good for?
Discovering The Benefits Of Hair Oil
The women of Ancient India and Egypt were really on to something when they started oiling their hair! The action of adding oil to the scalp and massaging it increases blood circulation, which in turn has been shown to promote hair growth and prevent dandruff. And these aren’t the only benefits of hair oil either!
If you’re not sold on the idea because you already have an oily scalp, there’s no need to worry. Although they can be annoying, our body produces natural oils in order to protect our skin and scalp. By introducing an oil treatment to your routine, you will actually be helping your hair to become stronger, healthier and thicker. Oils contain fatty acids, or lipids, which naturally occur in the hair, but can be lost due to styling, pollution, or exposure to chemicals. So, really, you’re doing your hair a favour!
To take advantage of the benefits of hair oil, you could use a mixture of the oils mentioned above, or opt for coconut or argan oil instead. You’ll be sure to see the best results if you massage your chosen oil blend into your scalp and the lengths of your hair and leave it for a few hours, or overnight if possible, before washing it out.
Keep Your Hair Looking Healthy
As well as making the most of the benefits of hair oil, you can ensure that your hair looks thicker and healthier thanks to our range of luxury hair extensions. They don’t involve clips, glue or weaving, so you can take them out as quickly as you put them in, which means you can use your fave oil blend before bed!
If you have thin hair and you’re worried about being weighed down, we suggest you go for Flip-In Hair Lite. If you don’t have thin hair, we’re afraid these extensions won’t be the right fit for you. In this case, you’ll need Flip-In Hair – the product that got us started!
We also offer a colour match service to ensure your new extensions blend seamlessly with your natural hair. If you’re not sure which of our products to opt for, our team will be happy to help.
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