Oiling your hair is an excellent way to have beautiful and healthy strands. What blends are the most effective and how to match them to your hair type?
Hair oiling is becoming increasingly popular among women. This procedure does not have to be carried out in a hair salon, any lady can successfully do it at home. And the effects are really amazing.
Oiling is a treatment that already brings results after the first time. The oils applied to the strands protect them, make them hydrated and moisturized, all thanks to the closed scales that prevent water loss.
The oiling procedure involves applying oil to the entire length of the hair. It is a myth that oils dry out the hair, which becomes rough and dull after some time. However, it is important to choose products according to your hair types. Besides, many oils do not moisturize the strands, but nurture them, strengthen them and form an invisible protective layer on them to prevent damage.
Before you start oiling your hair, you need to determine whether it is low-porous, medium-porous or high-porosity. The former respond best to an oil that is rich in saturated acid, for medium porous a monounsaturated one will work.
How to determine porosity? Highly porous hair has a jagged, uncombed cuticle. They are usually rough, frizzy and split. Medium-porous also has a split cuticle and is usually frizzy. Low-porous hair, on the other hand, is shiny, smooth and the cuticle adheres to the hair.
For high-porous hair, it is best to choose oils that are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, which will close the split scales and form a protective layer on the hair. Such oils include:
These oils can be mixed together to create different blends to suit individual hair needs.
For medium-porous hair, choose oils rich in monounsaturated fatty acids. These include:
In this case, the best oils will be those rich in saturated fatty acids, such as coconut oil, palm oil, baobab oil, shea butter, Monoi oil and murumuru butter. They can be freely combined and mixed.
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