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10 Things To *Not* Do After Oiling Your Hair!

10 Things To *Not* Do After Oiling Your Hair!

Ladies, we can’t stress enough on how important it is to oil your hair often. Oiling not only promotes hair growth but also adds shine, luster and softness to dull hair. A few benefits of oiling your hair on a regular basis is that it offers deep nourishment to your strands and heals your scalp from bacteria and infections. However, you may oil your hair often, but you could be committing a few mistakes post-your champi that could come in the way of all these benefits.  Most women tend to make these mistakes, but you can avoid them like a pro if you go through these points listed below. Are you ready to check them out? If so, then let’s go!


1. Don’t Comb Your Hair Right Away After Applying Oil


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You should never comb your hair immediately after applying oil. You see, hair is more fragile after oiling and your scalp is a lot more relaxed. Combing your hair roughly can cause hair breakage and loss. If you do want to comb your locks, start from the tips and gently make your way to the top. That way, your locks would be free from knots and the oil would spread to your strands and scalp evenly.


2. Don’t Wash Your Hair Too Soon


After your champi sesh, don’t just wash the oil off in the shower. Leave it on for a while as it takes time for the oil to penetrate into your scalp. Allow it to soak into your follicles and nourish them from within.The minimum amount of time it should be left on is an hour minimum, in order to do justice to your strands and give them that healthy, shiny bounce.


3. Don’t Leave The Oil To Soak Overnight


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Unless you want to wake up to greasy, sticky hair, you can probably leave the oil on overnight. The moment your hair becomes too greasy, it collects dirt and mixes with your scalp’s natural oil. Hence, it’s important to keep the oil on for a while but not for too long.


4. Don’t Lie-Down Immediately


Even after washing your hair, oil does have the tendency to stick to your hair. Not washing and wiping your locks well can cause your strands to stain your sheets and clothes. Hence it’s important to shampoo, condition, air dry and wipe your strands after washing your oil-drenched hair.


5. Don’t Apply More & More


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After applying a generous amount of oil, there’s no need to apply more. Remember, using too much of it, also requires you to use too much of shampoo as well. This can strip hair of its natural, protective oils and moisture. Thus, drying your hair out and making it look even more dull and damaged than before.


6. Don’t Tie Your Hair Up


We want you to know that when hair is oiled, it’s at a vulnerable state. Tying it up adds pressure and can easily break your strands. If you aren’t careful enough, it can also cause hair to fall and give rise to split ends. None of these are pleasant experiences if you ask us.


7. Don’t Use A Towel On Your Strands


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Towels are rough and can cause hair to break if you aren’t gentle enough. The best way to help the oil penetrate is to wrap up your locks in a cotton t-shirt instead of a towel. It will keep your strands from staining your clothes without causing any harm or damage to the hair.


8. Don’t Use Another Hair Product


After oiling your hair, it’s important to not use any other product after. Since most styling products contain chemicals, they could ruin the texture of the hair by making it rough and dry. If it’s hair oil, stick to it and don’t mix it with another hair care product.


9. Don’t Overdo The Massage


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Everyone loves a good champi session. However, too much of anything isn’t good for you. Massaging your hair for hours at a stretch can break or weaken your strands and ruin its texture in the long run. This could also give rise to more knots.


10. Don’t Carelessly Wash Your Hair


When washing, make sure to use only mild shampoo and lukewarm water as it prevents your precious locks from getting damaged.  It’s super important not to over-shampoo your locks, which is such a common practice when you oil your hair and can negate all its benefits. Make sure not to use too much oil, so you can wash it off easily without having to use extra shampoo.


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Published on Jul 1, 2017
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