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What Is The Best Time To Oil Your Hair?

What Is The Best Time To Oil Your Hair?

Most of us have grown up applying oil to our strands before going to sleep. Trust Indian houses to grow the most beautiful locks with minutes of massaging the scalp and hair, with the best oils available. However, when is the best time to apply oil on hair?

This question is certainly debatable as there is NO correct time to do the same. You can oil hair in the morning, afternoon or at night, and even before shampooing your hair. In fact there are some hair oils available that can be used after your hair wash schedule. With so many options to choose from, oiling your hair has become a process that is easier than ever!

When Should You Apply Oil To Hair?

Here, you have three options - use a heavy oil an hour before washing your hair, leaving oil in your tresses overnight or applying a light oil on hair (the same way you use a hair serum) after your hair wash schedule. 

While doing so, it is important to ensure that your scalp and hair are massaged thoroughly to allow the oil to penetrate through the hair follicles and work its magic. This also helps in adequately washing the hair later on.

Is Overnight Oiling Good For Hair?

Oiling hair overnight is one of the best tried and tested methods out there to make your strands stronger and healthier. When you massage your scalp with hair oil overnight, it ensures maximum absorption. It also helps in better and relaxing sleep.

You can rinse this oil early in the morning the next day with cold or lukewarm water. Starting your day with a healthy hair routine can also help alleviate stressors resulting in good hair maintenance.

Is Oiling Your Hair Everyday A Good Routine?

In ancient times, oiling hair everyday was a good practice to ensure proper hair health. However, most people don’t have the time today due to lifestyle commitments and other stressors. Moreover, most hair care products in the market are formulated with harmful ingredients like sulphates and parabens that result in product buildup, in addition to dirt, dead skin cells and oils.

Hence, you can oil your hair every 2-3 days before a shampoo wash, or apply a hair after the hair care ritual as well. If you’re looking for a lightweight formulation that ensures all-round nourishment, you can check Godrej Professional’s range of hair oils that include the Argan oil for dull hair and Acai oil for dry and damaged hair.

Usage Recommendation:

  • Take two-three pumps of the Acai/Argan oil on your palms.
  • Massage the Acai oil evenly across your scalp while focusing on the mid-lengths and ends of your hair.
  • If you’re using the Argan Oil, do not apply it on the scalp.

Both oils can make your hair soft, smooth and shiny. They are made of UV-protect ingredients that also shield your strands against environmental stressors. The best part? They are devoid of sulphates and parabens, making them the perfect hair oils for Indian hair.

Things to keep in mind while applying hair oils:

  1. Always part your hair in sections before applying oil to the scalp/strands.
  2. Gently massage the oil with your fingertips onto your scalp/hair to ensure absorption,
  3. Spread the oil evenly on your scalp with your finger beds.
  4. Try to reverse the direction of massaging oil to ensure that no space is left unattended.
  5. Use circular motions to apply hair oil in your tresses.
  6. Don’t forget to apply oil to your hair shaft.

Applying hair oil is a good way to kick back and focus on the one thing that’s most important to you - the way your hair compliments your appearance. Apply hair oil in a step by step process to give your hair the much needed care it deserves and see the difference in no time.