Oiling, all you need to know – Part – Two

Oiling HairThe history of hair oiling dates back to the Egyptians, where women would use a combination of castor oil and almond oil to promote hair growth by massaging on the scalp. They would also use creams made of animal and plant fats as hair moisturisers. Oiling the scalp helps in regulating the sebum production and prevent the scalp from getting dry and itchy, while it improves hair growth when applied regularly. Massaging warm oil on the scalp helps improve blood circulations and helps maintains healthy hair.

We all have our regular hair oiling routine, but how do you know what best works for you? Identifying your hair scalp type is essential. Seasonal changes can play havoc with our hair, humidity triggers an oily scalp, so don’t over oil your hair when you are suffering from dandruff as it creates and layer over the scalp and chokes the pores aggravating it more.

According to Ayurveda, oiling is advised for headaches. Applied in the evening helps as its said to be associated with Vata, as we divide the day into three parts, the last is dominated by Vata. As it also helps in enhancing good sleep, and widely known to help in controlling baldness, greying, hair fall and also relaxes the senses.

The right way to oil your hair

Although we all think we know the basic about hair oiling and how imperative it is, sometimes we do not realise that, they are many little things we can include in our daily routine that are incredibly beneficial. So, I have listed down a few of the important Do’s and Don’ts of hair oiling that you might have not heard of whether your hair is dry, oily or dandruff ridden hair, following these basic norms would help you attain a healthy crop of hair.

Do’s!

1. Always gently massage the scalp while applying oil.
2. Comb your hair after applying oil, his help the oil to distribute evenly and improves blood circulation making you feel relaxed.
3. Covering your hair with a hot towel after oiling, allows the oil to seep into the roots nourishing it and allow the stems of the roots to open up and absorb the oil quicker.
4. Oil should always be lukewarm when applying it to the scalp, as lukewarm oil helps stimulate the hair follicles.
5. Allow oil to stay on your hair at lease overnight, this makes it absorb all the nutrients. Leaving it on for more than 24hours would attract dirt and weaken your hair.
6. Oiling hair twice a week is sufficient, in case of an oily scalp during seasonal changes once a week would suffice.

Don’ts!

1. Applying hair oil to the tips of the hair does help soften it, but doesn’t really have any major effect.
2. Never be rough or quick while applying oil, this can cause damage to the follicles and make hair fall out
3. Don’t pour oil on your head, instead always use a cotton swab to gently allow the oil to evenly spread and penetrate your scalp or use your fingertips to apply oil evenly.
4. Never over oil your hair, excessive oil would lead you to shampoo it repeatedly, thus robbing your scalp of its moisture making it dry again.

This guide will have 4 parts to it and we will be linking each part here.

Part 1 “Myths Vs. Facts

5 things you are doing wrong when applying hair oil

Here are 5 very important things which you could be doing wrong while applying hair oil. Let us show you what you need to do.

1. Not applying hair oil on scalp – Hair oil is supposed to be applied on scalp and not just the hair.

2. Applying on dirty / oily scalp – You need to make sure your scalp is clean, before applying your scalp.. this ensures that when you massage the hair oil, the dust does not damage the skin.

3. Not massaging while applying hair oil – You need to gently massage the scalp when you apply hair oil, do not vigorously rub the oil into the scalp.

4. Applying too much hair oil – Only apply as much is needed to cover the scalp, if the hair oil is dripping, you have applied too much.

5. Finally, applying hair oil everyday – Applying hair oil everyday on scalp is a not a good idea as this closes the pores and oil attracts too much dust if you step out with it. If you need to apply to make your hair look shiny, then rub 2-3 drops of oil on your hands and then apply on hair only.

3 different ways to use Satthwa premium hair oil

Satthwa’s premium hair oil is a blend of 9 oils and those 9 oils include Sweet Almond oil, Castor oil, Extra Virgin Coconut oil, Grapeseed oil, Emu oil, Amla oil, Jojoba oil and Extra Virgin Olive oil. Each oil has it’s own benefit and it provides nourishment to the hair in it’s own way thereby reducing hair fall and activating hair growth.

Today, we will be sharing 3 different ways in which you can use our premium hair oil other than just applying it straight.

1. Banana mask for smooth and silky hair

Banana Egg Hair Mask

Bananas contain folic acid that makes your hair shine. It also keep your hair moisturised and well hydrated. The potassium in the fruit and the other natural oils also improve hair health.

Processing time 15-20 minutes

Process

1. Peel a banana and add 1/4 cup of Satthwa’s premium oil and one egg white.
2. Add all the ingredients to a blender and puree for a couple of minutes.
3. Apply the mixture to your hair and let it stay for 15 minutes.
4. You can then wash your hair with your favourite shampoo and conditioner.

Important to note – While applying this hair masks, it is essential to keep two things in mind so that you don’t end up with chunks of banana in your hair post hair wash. First, whenever you use a banana for hair mask, make sure it is in the pulp form and there are no chunks. Just to be sure, blend all the contents of the hair mask. Second, never let this hair mask dry on your hair completely. The hair mask should still be wet when you wash your hair so that you can easily get rid of the banana, which otherwise tends to stick. You might feel that your hair is a little stiff when it is drying, but once it dries completely, you will be able to see the results.

2. Honey mask for hair growth

Hair Mask Using Honey and Butter Milk

Honey is an emollient which means it seals moisture in your hair, keeping it conditioned. This reduces breakage, which is often a cause for slower hair growth. It has rich antioxidant properties which prevent damage, keeping your scalp and hair healthy. Honey also comprises antibacterial and antiseptic qualities. This prevents scalp infections and soothes issues like dandruff, eczema, and psoriasis, allowing for unhindered hair growth

Lets move on to hair mask and for that you will need

• Half cup Honey.
• 1/4th cup Satthwa’s premium hair oil.
• 1/4th cup Buttermilk (optional)

Processing time 30 minutes

Process

1. Blend the honey and Satthwa’s premium hair oil together and microwave for 10 seconds. (do not super hear the oil as it might loose it’s properties)
2. Once the mixture has cooled, add the buttermilk and stir.
3. Now, apply this evenly all over your hair.
4. Leave the honey mask on for about 30 minutes.
5. Wear a plastic cap to prevent dripping.
6. Rinse out the mask with cool/lukewarm water and shampoo.

Satthwa’s premium hair oil is a natural conditioner that improves hair health because it contains benefits of 9 essential oils while the honey boosts hair growth.

3. Yogurt Mask for split ends

Hair Mask Recipe using Yogurt and hair oil

Yogurt does wonders to your hair in many ways. With Zinc, vitamin E, proteins and lactic acid present. Yoghurt can prevent your hair from such damages caused due to stress, pollution, harsh water and chemical treatments. Split ends too have a bad effect on hair preventing the proper growth and shine

Process time 60 minutes

Process

1 Take some yoghurt.
2 (2) table spoon of Satthwa’s premium oil.
3 Apply the paste with the brush on your roots and hair. Let it remain for half an hour.
4 Wash off with water.

Repeat the process once a week. This mixture will not only relieve you from split ends but will also confer your hair with a gorgeous lustre.

Make anti-pollution hair mask using simple ingredients

Anti pollution hair mask using Satthwa Premium Hair oil

We have yet another DIY video for you where Simran shows you how you can make your very own anti-pollution hair mask using Satthwa Premium Hair Oil and 3 other simple ingredients available in your kitchen.

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Here is a simple DIY recipe to remove pollution from your hair / scalp. This will not only make your hair healthy and super shiny but also help activate hair growth!

You just need 4 ingredients for this:

1. Satthwa Premium Hair Oil – 1 Tablespoon
2. Activated Charcoal Powder – 1 Tablespoon
3. Curd (Dahi) – 2 Tablespoon
4. Honey (Pure) – 1 Tablespoon

Simply mix & apply to your hair, leave it for 30 minutes & shampoo it off.

Applying hair oil everyday?

How to apply Satthwa Premium Hair OilAre you applying hair oil everyday? If you are using Satthwa Premium Hair Oil we recommend that you apply hair oil to your scalp and hair only 2 times a week but because of our Indian culture where applying oil on a daily basis is a norm, we get a lot of people asking why we recommend applying oil only 2 times a week and not everyday?

Firstly, we recommend applying the oil on the scalp and not just the hair, whereas people who apply oil on a daily basis, generally just pour a few drops of oil on their hands and then apply to their hair to get the shine and nothing else.

When you apply oil on your hair everyday, it attracts a lot of dust to your hair (especially here in India) and this dust also settles down on your scalp, not only does this clogs pores and creates excess oil on the scalp but it also increase your hair fall.

Now when your scalp is not clean and has dust on it and when you pour oil and massage your scalp, the dust particles rub against the skin and damages it. In the long run this friction can create bald spots as well.

Coming back to the reason why we recommend hair oil only 2 times a week and that to overnight. Hair Oil is something which give nourishment to the hair roots and also protect the scalp from infection etc. Applying 2 times a week makes sure that the rest of the week, your scalp pores remain unclogged and also that you do not need to use shampoo too often.

Lastly, make sure when you use hair oil on your scalp, you gently massage the scalp with your fingers, what this does is increases the blood circulation to the hair roots which boosts hair health.