Applying Oil Effectively
Hair starts to lose its mojo a bit when seasons change especially from summer to autumn when the air becomes colder, and the wind and rain insist on accompanying us to and from work on an increasingly regular basis. Our hair appears to refuse to listen to because there is less moisture in the contents of the cooler outside air and the warmed inside air. So we have to moisturise & protect our hair more than usual. Doing an oil treatment around this time can be just what your shocked hair requires:
This is what you’ll need:
> Luke warm water in a large bowl
> Two table spoons of your favourite hair oil
> Plain plastic baggy
> T-shirt/ towel
> Positive attitude
You don’t need squeaky clean hair to benefit from an oil treatment so this method doesn’t include shampoo but if your hair is genuinely dirty and/or has product build-up then start with your regular cleansing routine.
- Soak your hair in warm water, lean forwards or backwards into the bowl and relax there for a few minutes
- Remove your hair from the water and wrap lightly with t-shirt/towel then remove so hair is still wet but not dripping
- Work oil through your hair, especially the ends
- Apply plastic baggy and secure with a knot
- Wrap towel/tshirt around your head
- Leave in for 30mins while you enjoy your favourite Netflix show/make dinner/breakfast/feed the kids/do your nails
When it’s time to remove the bag, detangle hair gently and twist/braid into a protective style so your hair dries stretched. If need be you can use your blow dryer but you may need to re-apply oil to your scalp & ends afterwards.
If you've not done an oil treatment before it's best to start with an oil that is close to the structure of your scalp's natural oils. Jojoba oil is great for this and will absorb almost immediately. Broccoli seed oil has very similar properties meaning it won't weigh fine hair down, making it the lightest and and non-sticky of all hair oils.