There are a lot of hair oil myths, and in this article, we will look into the top 5 Hair Oil Myths And Hair Oil Facts.
Hair oils can offer numerous benefits for your hair, from decreasing shedding to increasing growth, preventing split ends to repairing breakage. Specific oils provide specific benefits which is why we use them in our handmade oils at Lilyam. For example, Avocado oil adds strength and moisture to your hair and provides a layer of protection while promoting hair growth. Coconut oil promotes a thicker mane, helps manage frizz, and protects hair from sun damage. Almond oil softens your hair, encourages new growth, and provides deep conditioning. There’s no doubt that hair oils work. But there are a few myths commonly believed about hair oils. We want to debunk some of those myths with these five facts about hair oils.
Here are the top 5 Myth-Busting Hair Oil Facts:
Myth 1: All Hair Oils are Exactly the Same
Fact: Not All Hair Oils are Created Equal
Natural oils have varying qualities that make them good for specific uses. For instance, castor oil, an ingredient in our Liquid Gold formula, specifically helps promote hair growth. Many plant-based oils help prevent hair loss. Some oils help prevent split ends, and others provide nourishment to strengthen hair follicles. Our blends are formulated, so you get the maximum benefit out of each treatment.
Myth 2: Hair Oils Weigh Your Hair Down
Fact: Most oils are lightweight, and when applied properly, do not have a weighed-down effect.
If the hair oils you are using have a greasy effect or make your hair feel weighed-down, you may be using the wrong oil for your hair. Also, if you use too much oil, it can feel greasier. When applying hair oils, start with a small, pea-size amount. Begin at the ends of your strands and gently work your way up the length of your hair. Stop at the cheekbone if you are just treating split ends. But you may work the entire length of your mane and massage oils into your scalp if you want to promote hair growth or prevent hair loss.
Myth 3: Hair Oils are Not for Styling
Fact: Natural hair oils are ideal for styling some hairstyles.
Hair oils can add chicness to your hair’s texture. They make hair look hydrated and stylish. Oils can help reduce frizz so your hair can be styled more easily. Oils make great stylers for braids, buns, upstyles, and ponytails. It aids your styling efforts by giving you more control of the strands.
Myth 4: Oils Are Only Good as a Surface Treatment
Fact: Hair oils make an excellent choice for deep treatments.
If your hair is craving hydration, natural hair oils are the perfect reparative treatment. Argan oil, in particular, is ideal. Use it on your hair before you shampoo. Apply Liquid Gold or Liquid Gold C+A to the full length of your hair, just the ends, and everywhere in between. Leave it on for 30 minutes, depending on how much your hair needs. Rinse it out thoroughly. If you need a more intense deep treatment, you can leave the oils on overnight.
Myth 5: It’s Hard to Apply Hair Oils
Fact: Applying Hair Oils is Much Easier Than You May Realize
Once you know the “why” for using hair oils, applying it is the easy part. You may apply it from the roots to the strands’ ends for a deep treatment for overly dry or damaged hair strands. Maybe you just want to use it for touchups between shampoos. Why and how you use it relies on your needs and hair type. Start with a small amount and add to it as needed to achieve your desired result. It’s easy.
Now you know the top 5 hair oil myths and hair oil facts.
Would you like to learn more about how our natural, handmade hair oils can benefit your hair? You are not sure which oils you need or why you need them? Contact us to find the answers to these questions and more. We are here to help you find what works for YOU!