Shampoo and conditioner (or hair mask) are the essential steps to take care of hair. But add a hair oil In the beauty routine, it is the key to making the hair more beautiful, healthy and shiny.
It is true that the texture in oil always raises doubts, especially when it comes to greasy hair. However, hair oil has numerous benefits and, making good use of it, can be applied to any type of hair.
As explained Vanessa Carranza, technical manager of Rica Spain, «The importance of applying an oil to the hair is based on restore the protection that hair has by nature, obtains it through the natural emulsion of the scalp and gradually loses it in the natural growth of the hair, as well as by technical and mechanical processes ».
The benefits of applying oil to your hair
Gema Eguiluz, senior stylist at the In-Viso salon in Madrid, points out that “the oils not only hydrate or revitalize the hair, but they also manage to repair damaged tips, help to combat the much feared encrespamiento or frizz, prevent hair loss or protect from the harmful effects of the sun’s rays ». From the Leonor Greyl signature, they add that in addition “they facilitate detangling and, in addition, sometimes they even allow to forget about the mask, when nourishing and repairing”. Some oils also act as thermal protectors versus heat tools like dryers and hair straighteners.
In general, they can be used on all hair, but the stylist Gema Eguiluz advises «Do not abuse hair oil on fine hair with closed cuticles. On the contrary, it is highly advisable to incorporate it into the routine of curly hair care because it prevents frizz and keeps the curl healthy and flexible, and also in dyed hair, because they can be damaged by aggressive chemical bleaching and use a repairing oil. help”.
What type of oil to choose?
First of all, it must be taken into account that the most advisable thing is to choose a specific oil for the pelO, despite the fact that olive oil is one of the traditional home remedies to repair the dry hair.
Secondly, In-Viso stylist Gema Eguiluz advises «to know what needs our hair has, since there are a good number of hair oils, each with a function. For example, him almonds oil it is rich in moisturizing agents; the coconut oil nourishes, revitalizes and penetrates the hair fiber, so it is perfect for damaged hair; the shea butter oil, as it contains fatty acids, minerals and vitamins, it is very good for dry or frizzy hair; the Argan oil nourishes in depth and I advise it to repair the ends; the jojoba oilIt is good for oily hair, as it deeply cleanses the scalp; the Rosemary oil favors oxygenation of hair follicles, fighting hair loss; and the olive oil it has moisturizing and regenerating properties ”.
For her part, Vanessa Carranza, from Rica Spain, explains that “it is important to choose a good hair oil that contains polyunsaturated oils of natural origin so that they do not saturate, but do provide all the nutrition, softness and hydration to the hair fiber ».
The usual thing is to find hair oils that contain in their formula a blend of various natural oils.
How does it apply
It is just as important to choose a good hair oil as apply it correctly. To begin with, it is essential do not take much quantity. Leonor Greyl’s experts recommend “a third of a teaspoon for short hair, half a teaspoon for medium hair and a teaspoon for long hair.” As it is a dense and oily texture, it is always better to apply a small amount, than to overdo it, because the hair could be left with excess oil.
It can be applied both with the wet hair as with him dry hair, according to the objective that is sought. Vanessa Carranza recommends «heating the product in your hands and applying it middle to ends. On wet hair, before styling, for its moisturizing action and thermal protection. Dry, as a styling finisher for a natural shine and anti-frizz effect ”. To perform a nutrition cure and repair, on very dry or damaged hair, you can also apply at night, from root to tip, leaving it to act while sleeping and washing the hair the next morning, making two applications of shampoo to remove it completely.