I remember when my mother would force me to oil my hair before shampooing and I would just get irritated cause I didn't want to add another step to my haircare routine? Well, the tables have turned cause I crave a nice, long champi these days. Someone to put oil on my hair, massage my back, and even give my skin the oily nourishment it needs. Alas, one of the disadvantages of adulting is that you've to do everything for yourself otherwise it doesn't happen.
So during this period of self-isolation, take time out for yourself and give yourself a head and body massage using oils. They provide deep hydration and make your skin and hair shiny and soft. So that you won't have to invest in two different products, we've listed down some oils that can be used on your body and scalp.
All set to get slick?
Coconut oil is very rich in fatty acids and antioxidants that help prevent early signs of aging. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties that help keep skin healthy and fight skin allergies and yeast infections that may be responsible for rashes, dermatitis, and thinning hair. Massage it into your skin to prevent stretch marks, soothe dry knees and elbows, and of course to nourish your hair. You can also use it for oil pulling which is an Ayurvedic technique to get whiter and brighter teeth.
Olive oil is rich in Vitamins A and E, and antioxidants. It calms down the nerves, improves blood circulation, and boosts energy levels. It's great for the skin, scalp, nails, and cuticles because it hydrates and nourishes everything really well. It's superb for body massages and can be used as a natural makeup remover and to heal dry and chapped lips.
Another oil that can be used on your skin and hair is almond oil. It is great for improving skin elasticity and giving it a soft and supple feel. It's also used to treat a dry and flaky scalp, thus making it beneficial for people with dandruff. You can use it on your face too for a double cleanse and radiance boost.
Avocado oil is another multipurpose oil that is light and non-greasy. It's rich in fatty acids, Vitamin E, and potassium which are all ingredients that hydrate your skin well. It is also used in treating acne, blackheads, eczema, and other skin inflammation. Avocado oil helps to stimulate blood flow and unclog follicles in your scalp helping to fight hair loss. Doesn't that sound wonderful?
Filled with fatty acids and Vitamin E, argan oil adds loads of moisture to the skin and helps keep it locked for long. It is also known to reduce wrinkles and restore the skin's elastin levels while also reducing dark spots and cleansing the skin. Great for the hair and scalp, it soothes itchy and irritated skin and thanks to its smoothening properties even hydrates hair strands.
Trust us, you'll feel uber relaxed after this indulgent haircare and skincare routine.
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