The Art of Hair Oiling - Are You Doing it Right?

The Art of Hair Oiling - Are You Doing it Right?

In the world of hair care, the tradition of oiling has been cherished for centuries. At UWA, we believe in sharing the secrets to healthy and nourished hair. In this post we'll delve into the benefits of hair oiling while debunking common myths that have left many unaware of the proper techniques and potential pitfalls associated with this age-old practice. Let's explore the art and science of hair oiling to ensure you make the most of this ritual without falling prey to misconceptions.

The Benefits of Hair Oiling:
  1. Nourishment and Moisture Lock: Contrary to a prevalent myth, hair oil is not a moisturiser. Water is the ultimate hydrator for your hair. Oiling serves as a sealant, locking in the moisture provided by water. The combination of hydration and sealing creates a powerful duo for maintaining optimal hair health.

  2. Strengthening Conditioning and Length Retention: Quality hair oils are rich in nutrients that penetrate the hair shaft, promoting strength and elasticity. Regular oiling can reduce breakage, split ends, and improve overall hair texture, making your locks more resilient and manageable.

  3. Improved Scalp Health: Oiling provides a soothing massage for your scalp, enhancing blood circulation and nourishing hair follicles. This can lead to a healthier scalp, potentially reducing dandruff and promoting a conducive environment for hair growth.

Hair Oiling Myths Debunked:
  1. Oil as a Moisturizer: The idea that oil is a moisturizer is a common misconception. Water is the true hydrator, and applying oil on damp hair helps seal in that moisture. Incorporate both for optimal results.

  2. Over-Oiling and Scalp Health: While oiling can do wonders for your hair, too much oil, especially on the scalp, can have adverse effects. Excess oil can clog hair follicles, potentially leading to issues like dandruff and hindered hair growth.

  3. Overnight Oiling: While overnight oiling is a popular practice, it may not be suitable for everyone. For those with finer hair or oily scalps, overnight oiling might lead to a greasy appearance. Tailor your oiling routine to suit your hair type and lifestyle. If it's growth (without the greasiness) you're after, you may find our Hair Toner or Serum a welcome alternative!

Tips for Effective Hair Oiling:
  1. Choose the Right Oil: Different oils offer unique benefits. Yangu Rooted contains a blend of African derived emollients to naturally seal in moisture in the hair scalp,  Ayurvedic herbs and vitamin E 

  2. Massage Well: When applying oil to the scalp, take the time to massage it in. Give it 5-10 minutes This promotes blood circulation and ensures even distribution.

  3. Balanced Approach: Avoid excessive oiling, especially on the scalp. Focus on the lengths and ends of your hair, where hydration and sealing are most beneficial.

Conclusion: Discovering the true art and science of hair oiling can be eye opening. Embrace the benefits while steering clear of common myths that might hinder your hair care journey. Oiling is an age-old tradition; let's make it a mindful and effective tool in our modern hair care routine.