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In this day and age of hair colouring, drying, and styling one’s hair, you’ve undoubtedly had your mother, grandmother, or friend touch your mane and say, “You should oil your hair; it’ll solve all your hair problems.”
Oiling your hair once or multiple times a week can have multi-favourable results on your tresses. And in a time when your hair is subjected to many external factors like pollution, chemicals, and treatments, using oil makes sense.
From lifeless tresses to split ends to frizzy hair, oiling your hair provides a protective sheath, increases the hair’s tensile strength, and boosts blood circulation.
The oil you use is essential but more important is how you end up oiling your hair. Gentle, circular massaging of oil on your scalp with your fingertips will improve nutrient flow to the hair follicles and the scalp.
Here is a list of some natural, beneficial oils for improving the quality and health of your hair.
Kapivs’s cold-pressed coconut oil for hair has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties making it an all-rounder among different oils. The fatty acids in virgin coconut oil enhance the appearance of your hair, cutting down on problems such as split ends and dandruff.
Kapiva’s Cold-pressed castor oil uses natural means for extracting oil from the castor beans/root by applying pressure till the oil is released unlike the normally used, cheaper alternative which compromises the purity and benefit of the oil. Castor oil benefits for hair are primarily due to its moisturizing properties that help lubricate hair and reduce hair breakage.
Bhringraj oil is dark green in colour, and you can identify it from its distinct, intense aroma. You can apply it directly to the scalp, let the roots absorb it, and then wash it off. You can use Bhringraj oil to treat various hair problems.
It can easily penetrate the scalp and helps in treating dry scalp, & due to its cooling qualities, it can help reduce stress and stress-related hair loss. Bhringraj oil can help in treating baldness if used regularly. Massaging the oil on your scalp helps in improving the blood circulation at the root of the hair bringing more nutrients to support hair growth. It increases vasodilation which means widening the blood vessels, which improves blood flow to the roots and thus, promotes hair growth.
Apart from being an everyday kitchen staple, onion has multiple external benefits. Onion oil nourishes the hair follicles- strengthening the roots, thereby preventing hair fall and treating baldness. It is also known to avoid greying and helps make the hair more voluminous. The pungent smell of onion keeps lice at bay and fights dandruff caused by a dry scalp. Combining Onion oil with other nutritional additives like fenugreek seeds or turmeric could multiply its health benefits.
Apart from these, Chameli Oil is also great for the prevention of hair fall and dandruff.
Cooking oils are derived from animal, plant, or synthetic liquid fat. In comparison, vegetable cooking oils are extracted from dried seeds and nuts. They are generally processed/refined to remove impurities, making them suitable for consumption. Though they contain nutrients essential for the body, the refining process removes/reduces most of the nutrients necessary for your skin and hair.
Hair oils, on the other hand, are extracted from fresh seeds or nuts. For healthy hair, you need the beneficial vegetable fatty acids that replace hair lipids lost due to chemicals, hair treatments, pollution, etc. The only way to retain these fats is to use unprocessed oil. Unique methods like cold-pressing (not using heat or chemicals) to derive the oil from seeds and nuts are your best bet for healthy hair oil. The best vegetable oils for hair are cold-pressed, virgin oils that help protect your hair from regular wear and tear due to swelling and drying of hair. Oils protect the follicle from surfactants by filling the gap between cuticle cells.
The benefits of using cold-pressed coconut oil for hair as against refined oil are plentiful. The higher amount of anti-oxidants present enhances the appearance of your hair, cutting down on problems such as split ends. The fatty acids in this oil moisturize the scalp making the hair soft, supple, and manageable. Cold-pressed coconut oil for hair has antibacterial properties to soothe irritated scalp boils and heal sunburns caused due to sun exposure. It also prevents the formation of flaky dandruff and lice from spreading which causes weakening of hair follicles and premature hair fall. It also improves blood circulation that provides essential nutrients to prevent premature greying of hair.
Using this oil on your hair shafts will accelerate hair growth and give your hair a glossy and soft appearance. Castor oil is predominantly used as a hair-thickening agent, but it can also help to cure dandruff problems. Apart from the hair on your scalp, when applied to eyebrows and eyelashes, Castor oil benefits for hair include improving the thickness and strength of hair.
Massage your scalp with hair oil and leave it on overnight for beautiful and strong hair. You can also use a steamed towel to cover your hair for half an hour to give your hair a shiny and lustrous look. Oiling your hair every day would be too much of an ask. But do this at least thrice a week for beautiful hair. Oiling your hair does make a lot of difference if you keep doing this regularly, as it is bound to show on your hair. Due to the oil, your hair stays protected from the intense and hot sun rays. Oiling your hair also gives your hair that extra shine.
Yes. You can use Kapiva virgin coconut oil for hair daily, and it is suitable for all hair types. It reduces protein loss in hair and helps soften and condition hair. It acts as a hair conditioner and prevents hair issues like split ends and dandruff.
Applying Kapiva castor oil promotes hair growth and adds a shine to your hair. It is a natural thickener, stops hair breakage, and provides healthy lubrication for the hair strands and scalp.
Yes. Kapiva coconut oil is considered one of the best hair oils. It contains essential vitamins and fatty acids that provide deep nourishment to your scalp and hair cuticles. It provides moisture to instil life into dry, frizzy, damaged hair.
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