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  HOW TO OIL YOUR HAIR - by Editor
Oiling hair is a technique to make hair healthy. Oiling done correctly can make your hair healthy and strong.


Hair is the most important ornament of beauty. Lucky are the women who have naturally beautiful hair. But it is equally important for all of us to oil hair regularly. Oiling is essential to cope with the problems like hair fall and dandruff. Without oil, hair can become rough, dry and frizzy. Oiling hydrates and moisturises hair. So good is oiling, that it can correct the dryness and damage of strong hair dyes on your hair.

Oiling hair is the most important task for maintaining long and strong hair. (You must have heard this a zillion times from your grandmother) You can select the oil according to your preference. You can select from coconut oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, olive oil or any other oil that you like. But do avoid mineral oil. Oiling hair is important than using any other cosmetic products and treatments. You can turn your hair from dry to dramatic with the useful hair oiling tips below. Read on to get hair that radiates good health.


Tips for oiling your hair

You use different techniques for doing things in your daily life. Oiling hair should also be done using some smart techniques to optimise its effectiveness. If you want to avoid hair fall and grow thick and shiny hair you can try the following hair oiling secrets.

  • Heat oil to a warm temperature before applying it on your hair

  • Make partitions while oiling your hair. Rub oil in each partition. Make as many partitions of hair as you can. This will help oil to reach the scalp properly. Do not just pour oil on your hair

  • Avoid using too much of oil. Start applying little to each part of head and then massage. Massaging is important than the quantity of oil you use

  • Dip your finger tips in oil. Gently massage with finger on scalp by putting your hands inside hair

  • Massage with your fingers at least for 10 to 15 minutes after oiling your hair

  • Avoid washing your hair immediately after oiling. If you do not like to wear oily hair, you can oil it before going to bed. You can wash your hair the next day. For best results let the oil stay for one day on your hair. When you make the oil stay for longer time it soaks in the scalp better

  • Oil your hair at least once a week. If your hair is very dry you should oil it at least twice a week

  • Rub oil on the roots of your hair. it helps to improve blood circulation and make hair silky and strong
If you want to keep your hair break free, oil it regularly. Oiling hair will also help you relax after a long day. Massaging hair is a popular stress buster.

Optimal use of oil requires lesser shampoo to wash it off. This will help to save your time and avoid misuse of oil. Oil is a conditioner and hair moisturise. It may not stop heavy hairfall but it certainly controls hair breakage and split ends. Regular oiling makes hair lustrous and adds shine to it. All you need is a good shampoo and conditioner after oiling and you will be set to comb your beautiful hair.


Do you like to oil your hair? How do you oil your hair? How often do you oil your hair? To share your experiences, views, and tips, click here.

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Name: Kamini
City:   U.S.A
Comments:   I like to oil my hair regularly. It helps to get smooth and soft hair. It also makes hair strong. I use almond oil, it is really good. Before I used to use coconut oil but I found it difficult to remove it while washing hair. Almond oil is also good for skin. I massage both my hair and skin with almond oil it makes skin and hair shiny. But oiling hair regularly is a must. I do it before going to bed, so it stays for hours on my hair. Next day I wash it and hair becomes very soft. I have been doing since one year. Trust me it helps. Oiling only once in a week is very helpful. A little is required to put for massaging hair, that is it, you will have lovely hair forever.
Name: Sukanya
City:   U.A.E
Comments:   By using these tips my hair fall is reduced. I think Amla oil is good for massaging hair and preventing hair fall. I am practicing to oil my hair according to the tips given and have noticed reduction in hair fall. It is not a very difficult task to oil your hair. If care of hair is taken from the younger age, it is good to prevent hair fall in future. It is really beneficial to oil the hair by making partitions. I use it for my daughter also. We both massage each others head and it is fun. Both of us love doing this. Mostly we do it during weekends.
Name: Aruna
City:   Bangalore
Comments:   I use oil for my Hair twice in a week to get best Result
Name: Rani
City:   South Africa
Comments:   I use to apply fresh almond oil and sometimes amla oil at least once a week if not twice. It felt great and I enjoyed the massage after a long day at the office. After I got married I was too shy to use oil in my hair but then I realised that my husband also liked using oil in his hair. Now we massage each others hair and it´s also a good time to talk about the day or anything.
Name: manisha
City:   kolkata
Comments:   i ve slight curly hair and i want to make it silky & shiny.i shampoo my hair after every 2days.i m 21 years old. Manisha
Name: raja
City:   hyderabad
Comments:   i apply trichup hai oil daily at night time massage it for 5 minuts early morning i wash my hair with trichup conditionar my hair is very silky and very longer and stronger looks shiny .plzz keep oil regularly it will give amazing results to ur hair .
Name: lipi
City:   noida
Comments:   i apply coconut oil at least twice in a week.it is really beneficial to oil hair.and i like it very much.i think oiling is the best way to keep your hair stronger,healthy and shiny.so try it.
Name: richa
City:   mumbai
Comments:   oiling hair may be good, but it is very irritating when your maataashri make it compulsory even when you go to college. espescialy tying two plats with oiled hair!!!!yuck!!!!
Name: Kavya Nair
City:   Kerala
Comments:   I daily oils my hair with coconut oil. As an keralite , we go to bath after appyling oil to hair and we dont wash off the oil from the hair completely. This gives the advantage of non sticky hair. Also I apply oil to scalp in large quantity than the remaining sides of the hair. Applying to scalp spreads to each corner. I dont let go one day without oiling my hair. Sometimes on sunday I fully wash my hair without reamaining oil contents, but the other day I applies in large quantity and that too I dont use shampoo or soap but just poar warm water to avoid from removing oil contents from my hair. Again the next day till sunday I only applies to scalp and rubs gently. We should keep in mind that if dont want to oil in each corner of the scalp then just oil heavily to the upper part of the heads scalp, this will spread the oil contents to each and every corner. I have a very long hair as most of the keralites have and oiling the hair daily is in the malayalee tradition and I follow to grt extent.This has resulted to long thick hair. Please try the above and post your comments
Name: priya
City:   hyderabad
Comments:   my hair is curley but i not want to use apply hair oil my hair is small not increasing what can i do
Name: priya
City:   hyderabad
Comments:   my hair is curley but i not want to use apply hair oil my hair is small not increasing what can i do
Name: indra bhushan
City:   Bangalore
Comments:   Hi, I am a trained massager and have taken some training for beauty tips. I will suggest priya to apply oil and tie it. I accelerate hair growth.
Name: priya
City:   Bangalore
Comments:   hi, What about oiling the hair daily?Is it necessary?Or is it okay if you don´t apply oil for a week and then one day in a week oil massage it and wash.Or is it effective if I massage my hair daily at night and wash it early in the morning.Which one is the best practise?Please suggest something so i can practise it.
Name: abirami
City:   chennai
Comments:   hi my hair is dry,so i apply a liitle amount of oil applying 2 the hair,is this is ok r do i have to warm it even to apply in a small amount of oil,please suggest me to practise..
Name: saba
City:   spain
Comments:   hi if i oil my hair and keep the oil for three days then i wash them op and next day i apply oil and do the same thing (wash hair after three days) so keeping oil for three or four days is good for hair or not? because someone told me that keeping oil for more than one day will block the pores of scalp , it is true or not plz answer me i will wait for your answer thanx.
Name: padmini
City:   vizag
Comments:   i oil my hair for about once in two weeks,some times once in a month my hair is dry and thin, my motherinlaw say me to oil my hair for 3 to 4 times a week and she says that hair should always be oiled. But any body advice me is it good to be hair oiled all the time and which oil would be good for the hair if there are any good oils in the market please suggest me
Name: Rakesh Carre
City:   Mumbai
Comments:   I am a Europeantrained stylist, who does hair in the U.S. and have done hot oil treatments all over the world. In addition to coconut oil, you may use olive, jojoba, shea butter, monoi oil. I primarily do waist length or longer hair, as I am a braid and updo speacialist as well. Post a message here and I will share some hair styling tips with you along with a free CD on hair styling.
Name: anjali
City:   hyderabad
Comments:   i want oilly hair
Name: lavrine
City:   Kuwait
Comments:   Hi,I hqave been oiling hair from a long time,but I don´t get the desired effects other than reduction in split ends and soft hair,I have got mild dadruff and hairfall...pls help
Name: sweety
City:   Delhi
Comments:   Hi!It is advisable to wrap your hair with hot towel after oiling your hair,so that the oil can be imbibed by the scalp.
Name: champ
City:   hyderabad
Comments:   i dont want to apply oil to hair ...my hair is becoming thin..give some tricks ....
Name: sabreen
City:   cng
Comments:   long hair ^ silky
Name: Sarla
City:   Denmark
Comments:   How to take out oil from coconut?
Name: Raji Menon
City:   Ernakulam
Comments:   I use pure coconut oil for oiling my hair. Daily in the Morning i applies oil and then go for bath. To avoid stick I use some quantity of shampoo but ensures that oil is not removed from my hair. So friends apply my procedure for oiling hair and you will have a great long silky black hair.
Name: Ali Aqa Zhakfari
City:   Kabul
Comments:   Everybody has come into himself and herself! My for my hair loss I bought minoxidil and it worked. Nowadays, my sweet wife oils my hair. It really is good to oil hair before bedtime and wash in the morning.
Name: kajri
City:   lucknow
Comments:   if u hv long hair,make two plaits after oiling them put tem in two ribons each side of the head after folding them this helps them grow faster
Name: Kazelrtf
City:  
Comments:   Hi webmaster! vyx
Name: punit hissaria
City:   india
Comments:   When i applying lots of hair come out what to do?
Name: manoj
City:   mysore
Comments:   when i oil my hair lots of hairs fall. please suggest me a better way out the problem.
Name: Shabnam
City:   Northampton
Comments:   Hi. I suggest everyone should apply oil, but not daily. Make it 2 days in the week. On the day u want to apply the oil, kee it for 1 hour only and wash it off. This because the pore holes in the scalp are likely to close if oil is left for a very long period. Besides, What the hair will do in a whole day is what it will do in an hour. So better wash it off with warm water and rinse off with cold afterwards to keep it from sticking. Thanks England
Name: himi
City:   ludhiana
Comments:   earlier i used 2 use flat hot irons on ma hair due to which now they are very thin but so as to save them i am oiling them regularly
Name: Mathew
City:   Bangalore
Comments:   I was born in an average mallu family .Coconuts were plenty from where i came from,but i uever used to oil my hair because i did not think it necessary. Then suddenly i woke up bald one day.Then like lightning it occurred to me that this happened because i did not oil my hair.I had to get hair transplant done.
Name: Mathew
City:   Bangalore
Comments:   But then since i did not oil my hair, again i became bald.I miss my hair :(
Name: Samuel
City:   UAE
Comments:   Hi, I´m a boy and I used to have really shiny, thick and silky hair when I was a kid. Then as I grew up, I started applying hair gel for a long time to make spikes and the quality of my hair deteriorated gradually. I then started to grow my hair long and found out that they´ve become curly (they say its a hormonal change) My hair had been fine until I started ironing my hair to get the emo look. I have been experiencing hairfall recently, whether its my pillow, the shower or my shirt. Lately i can see a bald spot on the topleft corner of my head and has been freaking me out. I have now started using Himalaya´s Revitalizing Hair Oil, but I don´t know whether its good enough to restore the silkiness and thickness back. I need serious advice!
Name: pallavi
City:   Mysore
Comments:   Reallly its good and very good information
Name: leylani
City:   etyek
Comments:   Hi,if you are living in places close to a seaocean, you might get dry hair if the water you use comes from the sea (because of eventual residues of salt). Sometimes it might help to use some other kind of water to wash your hair.
Name: Christina
City:   Jellico
Comments:   I want to know what to use to get the oil out of my hair. I can wash it and then when it is dry its right back oily and I can´t stand the oil any longer so please help anyone.
Name: Priyanka
City:   baroda
Comments:   oiling ur hair regularly is as important as giving water to plants. i apply oil in my hair alternate time i washed my hair. that is good for hair so do apply oil in hair.
Name: Vishakh
City:   Chennai
Comments:   just use HIMALAYA PROTIEN CREAM. its natural and strengthens hair growth. all himalaya products are natural and herbal
Name: Raja Babu Mtech
City:   cuttack
Comments:   Use home made coconut oil and follow the given process for oiling your hair.
Name: Monalisa
City:   INDORE
Comments:   i oil my hair regularly and leave it in my hairs for about 4 days. After that i wash them . it really feels soft and also adds shine to my hair. i have been doing this from childhood . This has added to the quality of my hairs. and i´ll continue doing it till the end of my life "OIL ZINDABAAD"
Name: Nitha
City:   Kochin
Comments:   Hi Mr.Rakesh Carre, Wud appreciate if you cud tell me abt some hair stylin tips...
Name: Munn
City:   Dhaka
Comments:   I immerse methi with my coconut oil and heat it often before applying it to my hair.
Name: devika
City:   london
Comments:   i´ve got lots of dandruff. I´ve used lots of different shampoo´s but i couldnt get rid of them! I been to the doctors and the medication they gave me didnt work eiher! I tried to put amla oil on, but when i put it on my hair, lots of hair falls out! Can someone please help me out! Thanks
Name: Akhilesh kumar
City:   Delhi
Comments:   coconut oil chut ke ley acha hai?
Name: Akhilesh kumar
City:   Delhi
Comments:   Devika what u need to do is: chut mai Land Dalo or carrot should be longer .wait and watch
Name: amir
City:   manchester
Comments:   been using raat ki raani oil. Its red in colour. Realy done wonders for my hair...
Name: Yessenia Mary
City:   Puerto Rico
Comments:   I oil my hair with Olive Oil. I first pour half cup of oil in a cup. Then I microwave it 30 seconds to warm it up. Then on my dry hair, I part my hair in sections, and put the oil in my hair distributing evenly. I put a plastic bad in my head and go to sleep all night with olive oil in my hair( but NOT in my scalp, only the hair) and the other day I wash it with a really good shampoo of Macadamia, and condition like regulary I would do. then when my hair dries, it is soooo soft, and soo shiny, I love to roller set my hair. And every time I do the steps of oiling my hair with olive oil, my roller sets come out AMAZING. so so so shiny and soft. My natural hair is curly. but I use it in a straightwavy way since I always roller set my hair after each wash of hair, once a week. Every one loves my hair and so do I. My hair is long to my back. Some say that oil is bad for hair pores. But I don´t think that natural oils like Olive oil which is completely natural would damage hair, anyway, they can say that, but I will keep on doing what results perfect with my hair, if my hair comes out beautiful when I oil treat it like this, well I will keep on doing that for ever. My hair likes it :) ( you have to buy the one that says 100 percent pure olive oil, cold pressed, and the best one is the one that looks light green to dark green, not really yellow ones they are mixed with other oils or are not that pure)
Name: meesha ali
City:   islamabad
Comments:   i new this since i was very young still now i do regularly oil my hair i use different brands ,olive mustard and otheres.
Name: satyendra singh
City:   jaipur
Comments:   sir 2 yrs before there were a lot of hair on ma head bt suddenly after 2 yrs i lost ma hair frm 2 sides of ma head,so i wnt 2 grow ma hair as before it was, so please tell me wat should i do
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