Hair oiling – what should be kept in mind?

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Hair oiling is a procedure that every woman should be familiar with. This is because it is an essential part of hair care, which unfortunately many of us forget. 

Properly carried out with the use of well-chosen products, it can save damaged hair and give shine and a healthy look. In this article you will learn everything you need to know about oiling your hair. 

Can you oil any type of hair?

Definitely yes! A large number of women think that thin and oily hair is not suitable material for oiling. This is not true, of course. The most important thing is to choose the right method and product. Then the treatment will bring with it only positive results!

What are the types of oiling?

There are three types of hair oiling: dry, wet and foundation. How do they differ? First of all, the intensity of the effects and how long the oil is kept on the hair. 

Dry oiling

The oil in this method is applied to combed, dry hair. In this case, the oil can be kept on the hair for a very long time – even overnight. It will work well for hair that is not very damaged and for thin hair.

Wet oiling

In this method, oil is applied to hair moistened with water and combed. The oil holding time is about 2-3 hours. This type of oiling will also work well for thin and healthy hair.

Oiling on the undercoat

This is the type of oiling that will be suitable for hair in need of rescue. It will work well after hair treatments, frequent use of straighteners and hot blow dryers. It will be good for curly and dry hair. It is recommended to use it in winter and summer, when extreme temperatures negatively affect the condition of the hair. 

How to perform oiling on the undercoat? Apply a protein or humectant conditioner or PEH (protein-emollient-humectant) to dry or water-wet hair. Then cover your hair with oil. Keep the mixture on your hair for a maximum of 30-40 minutes. After this time, strands will start to absorb too much conditioner, which can make them too moisturized.

Which oil to choose? 

There are many oils available on the market for hair care. You can also successfully use food grade ones. However, the choice of oil should be individual. It depends on the method of oiling, the condition of the hair, its structure and porosity. It is advisable to try by trial and error several types and assess which is best for you.

How often to perform oiling?

Hair oiling treatment can be done before every wash or every few washes. It all depends on what condition your hair is in and how it reacts to oiling. The most important thing in this case is to observe the effects of your actions. 

How do you wash oil out of your hair?

If you think that it is enough to treat the oil with a shampoo to thoroughly wash it off – you are mistaken. In order to get rid of oil from your hair, you must first emulsify it. How to do it? Wet your oil-covered hair with water, then rub the conditioner into it. Leave it on for 3-5 minutes. After this time, rinse the whole thing off, and wash your hair as usual. This is the only method that guarantees that your hair will not turn out greasy after drying.

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