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10 Oiling Mistakes You Did NOT Know You Were Making!

Sonali Pawar

Beauty Writer & Editorial Coordinator

You enjoy your good old champi, don’t you ladies? A nice oil massage goes a long way in order to make your mane healthy and gorgeous. But if you always make sure to oil your hair and still can’t see any transformation, then there must be something you’re doing wrong. There’s a high chance that you’re making certain oiling mistakes that are leaving your hair dull and dry. Read on to find out what oiling mistakes you’re making that are coming in the way of having gorgeous locks.

1. Not massaging your scalp properly


For the oil to penetrate your scalp properly, you need to massage it thoroughly. Make sure to massage your scalp with the help of your fingertips and NOT your palms. Massaging can help increase the blood circulation in that area, helping the oil spread through your tiny hair follicles.


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2. Not applying it to your hair ends


Another reason your hair might be dry is if you’re just massaging the oil into your scalp only. Yes, massaging does the trick but even the most greasy scalp has dry hair ends. It’s necessary for you to oil your strands as well, ladies! Section your hair into 3-4 parts so that it’s easier for you to oil your entire length down till the ends. This trick will definitely help in nourishing your hair, preventing dry and split ends and making it look fab.


3. Not using an essential oil

Ladies, your usual oil might be giving you satisfactory results, but adding an essential oil to the mix will completely transform your dull locks. It’s important that you choose an essential oil that suits your hair type the most. There are so many kinds of essential oils for you to choose from and it will definitely help transform your hair. Just mix a few drops of the essential oil with a carrier oil (like coconut or olive) and see the amazing results!


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4. Oiling quite often


Yes, we get it, you want your mane to look absolutely shiny and gorgeous. But, ladies, that doesn’t mean you get carried away with the oiling process and do it more than three times a week. To get rid of the oil, you have to use extra shampoo, and that’s not really great for your scalp or strands. Shampooing so often can lead to super dry and flaky hair, so it can defeat the purpose of oiling.It’s best that you limit oiling your hair to only twice a week.


5. Choosing the wrong hair oil

Yes, you might be using the wrong hair oil, girls. There are various oils out there that suit different hair types and there’s a high chance you could be using the wrong one. Also, it’s important to know that different oils have different uses, for instance, if you want to grow your hair, you can use olive oil and if you have dry locks, you should use argan oil. Just be careful while choosing the right hair oil.


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6. Not heating the oil


To make your champi a better experience, just heat the oil slightly. Warm oil can easily penetrate your scalp and we bet you’ll feel amazing, too. Massage it in with your fingertips and feel relaxed. You can either heat it on the gar or you can put it in the microwave for about 10 seconds. Enjoy your champi, ladies!


7. ‘Pouring’ the oil and not massaging


Pouring the oil directly onto your scalp will not give your great hair, ladies! The main reason behind it is, the oil won’t be able to spread properly. When you pour the oil and not massage it, the oil doesn’t spread to each and every part of your scalp, hence, leaving your hair dry for the most part. Make sure to massage the oil properly for it to penetrate and nourish your scalp and hair ends.


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8. Washing your hair immediately


Now that you’ve oiled your hair, do not make the mistake of washing it off immediately. The oil needs some time to penetrate your scalp and give it the necessary nutrients. It’s best that you leave the oil overnight for shiny and gorgeous locks.


9. Being irregular with oiling


Any home remedy for skin or hair takes time and if you want it to work, you have to do it regularly. If you oil only once a month, then it will take a lot of time for your hair to become healthy and glossy, ladies. It’s better if you follow a routine, like, oiling your hair twice in a week, to get fab locks.


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10. Applying too much oil


Girls, if you think that applying tons of oil onto your scalp and hair will make your strands better, you’re wrong! Using too much oil means, you have to use a lot of shampoo in order to get rid of the excess oil. Shampoos contain chemicals and using a bit too much of it can make your hair dull and dry.


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Published on Jun 08, 2017
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