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Hair Oil: Your Secret to Great Hair this Winter

/ 01.22.2016
The benefits of oiling your hair in winter
The benefits of oiling your hair in winter

It might sound counterintuitive but while we hate it when our hair gets greasy, some of the A-listers in the beauty industry unfailingly include hair oils in their winter hair care regimen. If you try your best to avoid hair oils, chances are that your precious locks might be missing out on loads of TLC, especially in this brutal season. Here are the top reasons why it is important to oil your hair in winters:

It lubricates hair – winter brings with itself extreme dryness and a host of other associated hair problems such as split-ends, tangles and knots, itchy scalp and dandruff. A good quality restorative hair oil can help to keep such problems at bay by lubricating the scalp and making the strands soft and moisturized.

It detangles hair – want to detangle your straight, wavy or curly hair without any pulling or pain? Just apply a few drops of hair oil along the lengths of your hair and brush it through with a wide-toothed comb. The oil will lubricate and loosen up the knots, making it easier (and pain-free) for you to detangle your hair.

It seals down cuticles – when the hair cuticles (remember shingles on a roof?) are sealed, they are protected from damage, become stronger, smoother and healthier and make your mane look gorgeous. Hair oil provides essential nutrients and moisture to the cuticles and keeps them soft and supple.

It boosts your hair's overall health – Whipping winds, cold temperature and dry weather may cause your hair to become extremely dry and split. Split-ends are an indication of your hair losing all its lipids (natural oils, waxes and other compounds) and must be treated soon. Hair oil contains fatty acid that replaces the lipids and prevents further damage to your hair. With repeated application, your hair becomes soft, shiny, healthy and beautiful.

It lends a soft shine to the mane –hair oil lends a soft, beautiful sheen to your strands and makes them look lustrous and luxurious. However, there is a fine line between shiny and greasy, therefore, hair oil should be used in moderation.

Apart from all these benefits, an after-work head massage with warm hair oil also soothes the capillaries in the brain, regulates blood flow across the scalp and relaxes the body and mind. Aren't you tempted to get one right away?

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