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This step-by-step guide to oiling your hair will help you treat your mane better

Published on:7 May 2020, 17:34pm IST
Massaging your scalp is not rocket science but we always tend to mess it up. But not anymore!
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Learn how to oil your hair right. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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There is only one solution to all hair problems and that’s oiling it regularly. It may sound simple but we almost always end up either overdoing it or not doing it at all! 

We went on a research spree and decided ‘enough is enough’! Hence, we came up with a guide to help you with a simple oiling routine that will ultimately lead to nourished and oh-so-gorgeous hair. 

Let down those tresses, ladies! It’s oiling time.

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If you want luscious locks, listen to your mom and take that champi session now. Image courtesy: YouTube

Step 1: Brush your hair
Untangle your hair to avoid knots, otherwise you might lose more hair than usual. Plus, it will help in better application of oil. Even JLo swears by hair detangling brushers and hence, it is best to invest in one of those. They do the job but without the hair breaking.

Step 2: Warm the oil
You might have seen your nani and dadi who used this trick when you were a kid. The reason behind it is that it seeps better into your scalp and is more effective.

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A routine massage with oil can be the answer to all your hair problems.

Step 3: Use a cotton pad
To apply oil properly, you should use a cotton pad. Dip it in the warm oil and dab it on your scalp. Yes, it is important that the oil reaches your scalp so that it can nourish your tresses from root to tip.

Step 4: Massage gently
There is no need to manhandle your hair. That extra aggression isn’t going to help the oiling session be more effective, contrary to popular belief. All you need to do is use your fingertips and gently roll them over on your scalp. You actually might end up losing hair if you’re not gentle enough.

Step 5: Wrap a hot towel on your hair
Once you are done massaging your scalp, boil some water, and dip a towel in it. Squeeze the excess water and wrap it on your head for at least 15 to 20 minutes. The steam from this towel will open the pores of your scalp and the oil can penetrate better. Plus, it will also trap the moisture and make your hair look shiny.

There you go! Massaging is not the toughest task but it is an art that you can improve by following certain steps. In fact, it is the best possible way to keep your hair strong and healthy. 

Do you know that according to a study published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Sciences, it has been ratified that a scalp massage of 15 to 25 minutes done twice a week can have a positive effect on stress hormone levels, blood pressure, and heart rate? In fact, another study published in the journal Eplasty suggests that it is a potent way to enhance your hair growth and strengthen them up.

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If hair thinning is bothering you then try oiling your hair regularly. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Hence, even science backs what mom and grandma having been telling you for years now: sit down for that champi session!  

So, use this guide and get the superhit formula for oil massage. Do let us know whether it helped you oil your hair better or not. 

1 Comment

  1. Thanks for sharing such helpful article. A good massage to hairs can make you feel fresh and happy. Although there are variety of oils which you can apply such as almond, coconut, mustard, amla, bhringraj etc. But it’s better you choose the right oil which suits you and your scalp. I would like to add one thing here that a good head massage with ayurveda organic oil can relieve your headache and tiredness. Regular oiling in hairs makes them grow shiny and strong. If you apply and massage properly this will prevent premature greying and dandruff as well.

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Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.