Hair-oiling: Do’s and Don'ts

Wondering how to deeply nourish the strands? 

The glands inside the scalp are in charge of secreting the natural oil that nourishes the hair strands. This natural oil lubricates and seals the strands for that silky soft feeling. But natural oil only gets as far as three to four inches from where the strands begin, leaving the ends dry and without any oil. 

Oils are one of the latest insider beauty trends that everyone is loving. Not only are they a great addition to a skincare routine but they’re also great for the hair as well (although I’m sure our grandmothers already knew this).

Read: "Oils for Hair Care and Why Use Them"


What is oiling? 

Deeply soaking the hair with oil may sound contradictory when one is battling an oily scalp. Oiling consists of applying a generous amount of a warm oil onto the scalp and spreading it evenly down the strands all the way to the ends, leaving it on for at least a few minutes before washing it off. 

WARNING! Do not microwave or overheat the oil! Place vegetable oil to a “bain marie” in a glass container and just warm it up very little. 


What are the benefits of oiling?

Oils are great lubricants and sealers for hair strands, that’s why hair is less frizzy after applying a few drops of oil.  Some oils, like olive oil, are rich in Vitamin E and fatty acids which form a protective layer for the strand helping it retain moisture. 

Giving the hair a deep, nourishing oiling treatment once in a while (maybe every two weeks) will surely leave your hair feeling soft and looking shiny and less frizzy. 


What are the risks of oiling? 

The scalp and follicles have a very specific purpose in terms of general hair health. Changing the conditions for your scalp might also change the way it’s supposed to work. Applying too much oil directly onto the scalp could potentially reduce the amount of natural oil production within the follicles, creating a cycle of dry scalp that will demand those oil treatments more frequently after every application.

An oily scalp attracts dirt and promotes fungus growth as well. Oils are hard to dissolve or clean with water, and so residues from oiling can cause a bigger problem if they are not cleansed thoroughly. 


The right balance


The general recommendation is to do oiling treatments for your hair with 100% natural vegetable oils, sporadically, and avoiding oversaturating the scalp area. 

Do so for specific occasions like before undergoing a harsh chemical process or before using a strong clearing shampoo. We also recommend it as a pre-poo step. 

If you are looking for the right nourishment treatment for your specific hair situation. We recommend completing THIS online hair test to receive your personalized Hair Routine. It will guide you through the elements that your hair needs, giving you exactly the frequency in which your hair needs it. 

One of the elements that hair needs to be healthy is oil. The Nurture Treatment rebalances the hair oils with a lustrous formula made of ELEVEN different oils:

  • Olive Oil - Adds shine, body, and softness to the hair, it also helps preserve moisture. 
  • Avocado Oil - due to its composition of vitamins, antioxidants, and monounsaturated fats, it prevents damage at the base of the hair.
  • Sunflower Seed Oil - contains oleic acid, which can stop hair breakage. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help calm dandruff and relieve an itchy scalp.
  • Argan Oil - Rich with vitamins A, C, and E. It’s loaded with antioxidants and is a great moisturizer.
  • Evening Primrose Oil - contains arachidonic acid that helps promote new hair growth and helps existing hair shafts to grow longer.
  • Grape Seed Oil - Contains vitamin E for hair growth. It helps strengthen to prevent split ends, thinning, and breaking.
  • Shea Butter - anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce redness and scalp irritation by providing healing effects without clogging the pores.
  • Bergamot Oil - used to treat stress, depression, anxiety, and a number of infections including skin infections like psoriasis and eczema.
  • Grapefruit Oil - pleasantly sweet, tangy/tart aroma that blends well with a number of other essential oils. It’s energizing but it isn’t too strong or overpowering.
  • Ylang Ylang Oil - helpful with stress and anxiety. 
  • Bergamot Oil - used to treat stress, depression, anxiety, and a number of infections including skin infections like psoriasis and eczema.

This treatment deeply nourishes the hair while the de-frizz system leaves it shiny and defined. A combination of grapefruit, ylang-ylang, and bergamot essential oils promote hair growth. 

Use it according to your personalized hair routine and treat your hair to this luscious formula

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