When the air turns cold and dry, there are a few ways you can keep your hair looking its best. Adding oils into your winter hair care regimen can bolster the health of your hair, improve shine and increase manageability. Most of you may already have the perfect ingredients in your kitchen cabinets already!
Boost your deep conditioner
Take your deep conditioning experience up a notch by adding oils into your treatment. Try adding a tablespoon or two of olive oil or avocado oil to your deep conditioner. This can enhance the treatment by sealing more moisture into your strands, especially when paired with a heat element like a Hair Therapy Wrap or steamer. Your hair will definitely thank you for the extra TLC!
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Pre-poo for healthy hair
When you’re getting ready to prepare your hair for washing, adding oil as a pre-poo can really make a difference. Allowing oil to sit on your hair prior to shampooing can help soften the hair, making detangling easier to accomplish. This also adds a bit of a coating to the strands so using a shampoo won’t be as stripping to your curls.
A great pre-poo option is coconut oil or sweet almond oil, depending on what you have on hand. Both are lighter oils, and aid in giving great shine and improving manageability.
Seal with an oil rinse
Oil rinses are pretty popular, especially during the winter time. Sometimes your hair just needs a bit of shine and revitalization during the winter and oil rinses when done right can really make a difference. Jojoba oil is great to use for an oil rinse since it most closely resembles the natural oil (sebum) our hair produces naturally.
If you notice lackluster hair after shampooing, you can try separating the hair and saturating smaller sections with 100% Organic Jojoba Oil by Aubrey Organics. You can let the oil sit on your hair under a plastic cap while you finish your shower rituals, then rinse thoroughly. You can finish with a conditioner, or you can do this after your conditioner, depending on your hair’s needs. Make sure to thoroughly rinse the oil from your hair, and cool water is best to help close the hair shaft. You don’t want to have greasy or oily hair; the goal is to have soft, shiny hair that retains moisture!
As you can see, it’s quite easy to tweak and adapt oils into your current regimen. So don’t let the harsh winter season give your hair the blues, your hair can thrive just as well under these conditions. Don’t neglect those ends either. Adding a bit of oil to your ends can help you retain length and improve the look of your healthy hair. You can even blend your own special oil mixes to use as often as you feel necessary. Happy styling!
How do you use oils in your hair care regimen?