The popularity of natural methods of skin and hair care allowed us to rediscover the amazing properties of natural oils. They can be found in various cosmetics, although, they are beneficial when used solo. How do oils influence the hair and skin?

We often reach for oils as substitutes of the cosmetics we use on a daily basis, for instance, creams, lotions or masks. One of the most popular oil-based treatment is the hair oiling which consists of applying oils to the hair regularly to restore its health and enhance the beauty.

Do oils really beautify the hair? We tend to forget (or, we are unaware) that natural oils that are properly matched to the type of condition you’re dealing with, are not just a beautifying product but they can also heal. What types of problems can be solved thanks to regular hair oil treatment? The properties of the oils allow you to use them in the care of various types of the scalp.

Moisturising dry scalp 

If you struggle with an extremely dry scalp, you must be aware of that fact that it can contribute to the formation of dandruff or psoriasis. Another common symptom is also irritation and chronic inflammation. Natural oils can bring relief and balance the hydration level of the scalp. They form a delicate protective layer on its surface, which prevents the evaporation of water. Softness and hydration will be ensured by, for example, coconut oil.

Appling oils to hair with dandruff

Dandruff is the most common cause of many scalp diseases and it can occur in different varieties (dry or wet). Regardless of what triggers it, oils will help you deal with the problem once and for all. Some of them have antibacterial and antifungal properties, they also tone, reduce excessive sebum secretion, and regulate scalp’s pH – this all helps minimize dandruff. Keep in mind that in regard to this problem, it is best to use cedar oil, rosemary oil, pine oil or coconut oil.

Excessive hair loss

Excessive hair loss is another common problem women (and men) must struggle with. It can result from scalp dehydration, or sebum build up, or it can be related to inflammation and fungal infection. This problem can be solved by using herbal scalp lotions (nettle, horsetail, and hop). However, the best remedy that limits hair loss is to apply castor oil, Indian amla or brahmi oils and a pine oil.

Oily hair 

Hair that becomes oily is a problem connected to an incorrect work of sebaceous glands which can lead to seborrheic dermatitis. In this case, natural oils will be your best friends. They will relive the symptoms and help you maintain hair freshness for longer. For instance, applying pine oil, castor oil or coconut oil to the hair and scalp on a regular basis (preferably combined with clay) will restore the gland’s proper functioning, reduce excess sebum secretion, refresh the scalp and prevent the formation of scalp inflammations.

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