Want to have beautiful hair, that is truly healthy and full of life? Dry damaged hair, frizzy hair, or unmanageable hair can be remedied by maintaining overnight oil treatments for your hair. YAY!
Ancient Oil Treatments
A lot of people may not know this, but oil treatments have been used for a very long time. Men and women from all different parts of the world practiced different oil treatments to care for their hair. In ancient Greece women would condition their hair with olive oil, proving to be an amazing oil treatment. Ancient Egyptians would keep their hair healthy with fat and oils derived from animals. Applying these oils to the hair and wrapping it up in a cloth to leave overnight. They wanted to achieve healthy, and strong hair, and those oils did just that.
Modern Oil Treatments
Overnight oil treatments are a little-known secret that celebrities use. It is very effective and provides the hair with a luscious look. It is so simple that we really all should be doing it. You will find many oil treatments on the shelf, hot oils and leave in oils, some of these oils are great but most of them are synthetic, not really nourishing the hair but coating it and further causing damage. Hard to believe, considering they are suppose to help, but most of the products we use actually cause damage. We need oils that will penetrate and work deep into the core of the hair providing nourishment and protection, not drying or damaging.
Stresses that damages our hair
Keeping our hair healthy in our ever changing environment is not an easy task. We use many different products in our hair and the stress of hot and cold temperatures can cause damage. Our hair is constantly being bombarded and deserves a little love and attention. Here is a list of some of the stresses our hair encounters on a day to day basis.
- Hot temperatures from the shower
- Hot temperatures from the weather
- Cold temperatures from the weather
- Using products that dry out and damage the hair
- Using synthetic shampoos that strip away the hair’s natural oils
- Not using the right products for your hair type
- Hair dyes and perms
- Blow drying
Going O’ Natural
Some of us try not to use many products in our hair and go O’ Natural, something we hope will benefit our hair from future damage. You will prevent damage by not dying, bleaching and so on, but you are still going to have wear and tear that needs attention. Limiting what we do to our hair will help keep it more robust in the short term, but over time, even natural kept hair will become a little worn out, dry at the ends and slightly course. Especially if you keep your hair long.
What I recommend, whether you are always rocking a new hair color or you have completely virgin hair, or everything in-between, get into maintaining a great overnight hair oil treatment.
Best Oil Treatments for your Hair Type
So what is the best oil for your hair? will one oil work great for all hair types? There are a few oils I would recommend based on your hair type, and I have a great overall recommendation for all hair types everyone in the family can use.
Thin Hair or Brittle hair
Rosemary oil: Naturally stimulates the hair follicles to grow as well as prevents hair loss. Rosemary oil is amazing in anti-aging for the skin, with so many nutrients and protective compounds, it translates wonderfully to keeping the hair young and full of life. Rosemary oil will hydrate and nourish the regenerative tissues and keep hair growing and strong.
Avocado oil: Very rich in proteins just like what our hair is made up of, avocado oil will soften course hair. With high amino acids, vitamins A, D, and E this oil will help fill and repair the crevices that happen with course hair, strengthening each strand and protecting it from further damage. Course hair can be softened and more manageable with this amazing oil.
Hemp Seed oil: Super rich in fatty acids and vitamin E. Hemp seed oil will deeply condition and hydrate thick hair, helping give it more flexibility, nourish split ends and drag it out. What I mean by dragging it out is, allow the hair to straighten and not feel so thick. Often people with thick hair find it hard to keep it hydrated and flexible.
All hair types
Argan oil: The ultimate oil for all hair types. Argan oil is a rare oil that is worth every penny. Argan oil is great for an overnight oil treatment for many reasons. All hair types will benefit with its high content of vitamin E. The Vitamin E in argan oil stimulates cell growth and encourages healthy hair development. It increases elasticity and reduces breakage. Argan oil is composed of 80% unsaturated fatty acids. The fatty acids contained in argan oil include Oleic, Linoleic, Palmitic and Stearic acids. These fatty acids work hard for the hair; Helping tame frizz and add softness and shine to dry ends. It also conditions, protects and moisturizes the hair.
How to Step by Step
So how do you do an overnight oil treatment? it is wonderfully simple, resulting in amazing benefits.
Simply choose the oil that best fits your concern or hair type. If you are unsure, go with Argan oil. Each oil listed will provide a luscious shine and deep conditioning. Keeping the oil in overnight is going to allow the deepest penetration and enough time to be sure that each strand of hair has used the oils nourishment to its fullest.
Step by step.
- Choose your favorite oil
- Apply generously to dry or slightly damp hair
- Wrap your hair snug in a towel or spread a towel out under your head on your pillow
- Leave in over night
- Have a wonderful sleep 🙂
- Wash like normal the following morning ( you may need a second wash but try to avoid it if you feel comfortable)
- Repeat every 7 days
Now that you know this amazing little secret, people will be asking you, “how do you get such bright and lush hair?”. It is truly amazing how nice your hair can look after an overnight oil treatment always using the best natural oils without synthetics.
People who treat their hair with many products, blow dry or straighten their hair are going to benefit admirably.
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To a Bright and Beautiful you,