Scalp oiling - how to nourish the scalp with oils

Scalp oiling – kako njegovati vlasište uz pomoć ulja

This term indicates an increasingly popular practice in hair care. Scalp oiling is the application of oil to the scalp before washing the hair, and we will explain why and how to do it below.

Why scalp oiling?

Contrary to numerous information from social networks, oils cannot hydrate the scalp because they simply do not contain moisturizers or humectants, i.e. molecules that bind water to themselves. Oils can care for the skin (because the scalp is skin), can nourish it, alleviate flaking caused by dryness or reduce moisture loss by locking in moisture (especially during washing). On the other hand, oils are often applied to the scalp in a more targeted manner, usually to reduce hair loss and stimulate new hair growth. By choosing the right oil and following the recommendations for use, we ensure that the oils do not make the scalp even oilier, the pores clogged, and the hair heavy and droopy.

Whom is scalp oiling recommended?

Oil pre-wash treatment of the scalp can be practiced by almost everyone, except those with very sensitive scalps prone to irritation. Significantly oily scalps need to be treated with lighter oils such as pure squalane, and to stimulate growth it is good to choose macerates that are traditionally used for this purpose. Castor Oil can be used to care for the scalp and stimulate hair growth, as well as eyelashes and eyebrows. Burdock Oil is intended for dry and thinning hair, and it can also be beneficial in case of dry dandruff. On the other hand, rosemary essential oil is proven to support hair growth, and Rosemary and Clove Oil is paired with this fragrant herb that contributes to the synergy of action.

How to use and what to avoid

It is good to use the oil at least once a week, and it is possible to use it more often if it suits the skin of the scalp. It is recommended to use it before washing, and it is usually enough to leave the oil on the hair for half an hour to several hours. It's okay if the scalp is not clean, but too many residues of styling products can still affect the power of oil absorption, so you need to take care of that. In some cases, leaving oil on the hair for too long can trigger irritation, dandruff or even more severe hair loss. That's why it's good to concentrate on pre-wash treatment right before the planned hair wash. The oil should be well massaged into the scalp, with fingers or ideally with the help of a specialized brush for scalp massage, which will further promote absorption and better circulation in the skin. This can be a good opportunity to care for the length of the hair, on which another type of preparation can be applied, such as Argan Macadamia or Amla Oil . If desired, the hair can be wrapped in a t-shirt or a warm towel. It is good to shampoo your hair twice and use special shampoos according to the needs of the scalp.

Amla oil

Keep an eye on this

It is important to note that the scalp should always be dried with a hair dryer at a low temperature. Longer periods in which the scalp remains moist favor the emergence of an imbalance of the skin's microbiome, the appearance of dandruff and greasy hair. For those who do not like oil at all, water-based lotions are the solution. Fenugreek and Rosemary Lotion Against Hair Loss  is used just like scalp oil, absorbing and rinsing with ease. 

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