Use with deep conditioner
If you find that your store-bought deep conditioner is not working for you, don’t throw it out! Add natural oils to boost your conditioner by adding a few tea spoons of olive oil, castor oil, and/or avocado oil.
If you are a kitchenista and enjoy creating your own products, create your own conditioning recipe with oils of your choice for softer and moisturized hair.
For those with fine hair, add an egg to your conditioning mix for a protein treatment to strengthen your hair strands. Make sure to focus more on the ends of your hair than the roots.
Seal the moisture
You may have heard this phrase over and over again, but it has great meaning to it. Whenever you add water or a moisturizer to your hair, you don’t want the product to evaporate from your hair and end up with a bird’s nest on your head. Whenever you moisturize your hair, be sure to seal the moisture with an oil of your choice.
Try using sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, or argan oil that will stay on the surface of the strand instead of absorbing inside.
Sealing the moisture with an oil will help to prevent split ends and breakage, will keep your hair moisturized, and will help retain length. For extra points, add a cream or butter to your ends as well to accomplish the LOC method!
Enhance your water mist
If you are always on-the-go, a very busy mom, or have a protective style full of braids, then add your oil to your water mist.
Instead of taking the time to add each product to your hair for maximum moisture and sealing, using your water mist to literally “mist and go.” If you have time, run the water and the oil down your hair strands to make sure you do full coverage. Now you are ready to go out the door!
Promote growth by massaging
Scalp massages stimulates hair growth and is great for hairlines that have thinned out with TOO TIGHT styling options. Now your scalp promotes its own natural oils – called sebum – that you can use to massage your scalp with, no problem.
However, if you are looking for maximum results to promote growth or experience dry scalp, add an oil to your regimen for massaging your scalp.
You can use a light oil (jojoba) or a heavier oil (castor) depending on your hair needs. Just dip your finger in your oil and move the ball of your fingers in a circular motion on your scalp. Be sure not to scratch your scalp and give your baby hairs on your hairline some love as well.
What are ways you use oil in your regimen?