As the basic title says, I will be going into a little detail about hair oil. Reason why? Because over the last 2 months I have grown really fond of it and want to know more about it myself.
A staple product, hair oil has been used for centuries and both men and women use it, basically all you need is human hair for this product.
It started off being the use of natural essential oils, jojoba, tea tree, rose and more, through the years with cosmetic products being enhanced there’s a wild variety out there ranging between one or ten ingredients, some containing henna to enhance hair colour, Macassar was one of the first widely used oils that transferred the oil onto furniture, so much that an antimacassar (a small cloth) was invented to prevent the printing of Macassar oil on furniture, which in retrospect we do with towels to this day to stop the oil from printing if slept in.
It’s become one of the most popular hair products out there, with promises of promoting hair growth, de-frizz, control, healthier, stronger, glossy and softer hair – hair oil either has us fooled or it really is a nourishing product that has an unbelievable amount of pros to cons.
Hair serum used to be the product but as it’s not as beneficial and a quick fix it’s dropped in popularity, think of that as fast food and oils to be more of a labour of love, you need a little patience.
Prices range between the basics of £1 – £30+, and all I’ve looked into seem to be quite natural so it’s matter of factors in your life and hair type to determine what you want. I would suggest having a look into purchasing before picking anything, it may not suit your hair type or colour.
I use Dabur Amla gold and coconut oil on my hair, and I have fine hair but lots of it. My good Kuwaiti friend introduced me to Dabur Amla (repair serum) and I now have fond memories whenever I see, smell and use it. I also looked into brands and personal reviews and chose coconut oil to try out too. Dabur Amla gold I use a lot, and when I had a beached fringe it did alter the colour – marginally, I put it down to the hair follicles being very porous, I don’t see a colour change on my virgin hair and that was the main worry, same for coconut oil minus any hair colour changes.
My hair feels a lot more silky and strong with using hair oil, but before that I would just wash it so this might be the care it needs. I wear it either 15+ minutes or all night before washing off, if you wear it all night make sure you really thoroughly wash your hair.