Hair Oiling: Should you really be using Olive Oil In Your Hair?
The Secret to Silky Strands? Harness the POWER of Olive Oil For Your Hair
TikTok has seen an explosion of viral videos expressing the benefits of hair oiling so we thought we’d shed some light on the benefits but also the potential downsides of using raw oils such as Olive Oil on your hair and scalp.
- What is hair oiling?
- What are the benefits of hair oiling?
- Will Olive Oil make my hair greasy?
- Is olive oil good for your scalp?
- Does olive oil clog the scalp?
- Can I put olive oil on my itchy scalp?
- How long should I leave olive oil on the scalp?
- Can I leave olive oil on my scalp overnight?
- What happens if you leave oil on your scalp for too long?
- Is olive oil or coconut oil better for the scalp?
What is hair oiling?
Hair oiling is a hair care ritual (And we are here for it)! that involves massaging oil into the scalp and hair to improve its health and appearance. A popular practice in many cultures, hair oiling has been used for centuries to provide nourishment and hydration to the hair and scalp. The oil is typically left on the hair for a specified amount of time, allowing it to penetrate the hair shaft and scalp, and then washed off. One of the great benefits of hair oiling is combining it with scalp massage which is a fantastic way to nourish your hair follicles for healthy hair growth.
What are the benefits of hair oiling?
Hair oiling can help to hydrate dry, brittle hair, reduce frizz, and add shine. It can also help to prevent damage caused by environmental stressors, such as sun exposure and heat styling, and promote hair growth by nourishing the scalp. Some common oils used for hair oiling include coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil, and argan oil.
Overall, hair oiling can be a beneficial addition to a hair care routine, especially for those with dry, damaged, or brittle hair. However, it is important to choose an oil that is appropriate for your hair type and to use it in moderation, as over-oiling can lead to a greasy scalp and hair.
Will Olive Oil make my hair greasy?
This depends on the amount of olive oil used and the individual's hair type. Olive oil is a heavy oil that can be quite moisturising and nourishing for the hair. However, using too much olive oil can make the hair look greasy and weigh it down.
If you have fine or thin hair, it's best to use a small amount of olive oil and focus on applying it to the ends of your hair, rather than the roots, to avoid making your hair look greasy. If you have thicker or coarser hair, you may be able to use more olive oil without it looking greasy.
Is olive oil good for your scalp?
Absolutely! Olive oil is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, which can help to nourish and moisturise the scalp, preventing dryness and flakiness.
It can also help to improve blood circulation and therefore may help to promote hair growth, making it an excellent choice for a natural scalp treatment.
Does olive oil clog the scalp?
No, olive oil does not generally clog the scalp. Olive oil is a light, non-greasy oil that is easily absorbed by the scalp and hair, and it is unlikely to cause clogging of the hair follicles, however using raw oils on your hair and scalp regularly may result in some residue on your hair. We have the solution to prevent this, read on to discover what it is.
En-Root Scalp Oil
Olive Oil added for healthy hair growth and recovery from thinning hair
Discover more about our En-Root Scalp Oil with Olive Oil in the short video below:
"This oil calmed my inflamed scalp like no other product I have tried. Brilliant." - Ann
Can I put olive oil on my itchy scalp?
Olive is known to be beneficial in soothing and calming scalp irritation. Its natural anti-inflammatory properties can help to reduce irritation and provide relief from itching.
Additionally, its moisturising properties can help to hydrate the scalp and prevent dryness, a common cause of itching.
How long should I leave olive oil on the scalp?
The length of time you leave olive oil on your scalp can depend on the specific treatment you are doing and your hair and scalp type.
As a general guideline, it is recommended to leave olive oil on your scalp for at least 30 minutes, or even overnight for a more intensive treatment. If you have fine, easily weighed-down hair, you may want to limit the amount of time the oil is on your scalp. Experiment with different amounts of time to find what works best for you. To rinse the oil out, you can use a gentle shampoo and follow up with a conditioner if needed.
Can I leave olive oil on my scalp overnight?
Yes, you can leave olive oil on your scalp overnight. Leaving olive oil on your scalp overnight can allow for maximum penetration of the oil into the hair and scalp, resulting in a more intensive treatment. However, it is important to cover your pillow with a clean towel or wrap your hair in a shower cap to avoid staining the pillow. In the morning, rinse the oil out thoroughly with a gentle shampoo and follow up with a conditioner if needed.
What happens if you leave oil on your scalp for too long?
If you leave oil on your scalp for too long, it can lead to buildup, making your hair appear greasy.
Excessive oil on the scalp can also create an environment that is conducive to the growth of bacteria and yeast, leading to scalp irritation and infection. To prevent these issues, it is recommended to rinse the oil out thoroughly with a gentle shampoo after 30 minutes to 1 hour of application,
Is olive oil or coconut oil better for the scalp?
The choice between olive oil and coconut oil for the scalp depends on individual hair and scalp needs.
Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids, making it a good moisturiser for dry scalps. It can help to soothe itching and reduce inflammation. Coconut oil, on the other hand, is known for its antifungal and antibacterial properties. It can help to control dandruff, reduce scalp dryness, and improve hair strength and elasticity.Ultimately, both olive oil and coconut oil have their own unique benefits for the scalp and hair. The great news is that you don’t need to choose as we have harnessed the power of both of these incredible oils within our En-Root Scalp Oil.
En-Root Scalp Oil VS Raw Olive Oil
Using our En-Root Scalp Oil may be a better option than just using olive oil to treat an itchy scalp because it is specifically formulated to address the specific needs of the scalp.
While olive oil may provide some moisturisation and hydration, it is not a complete solution for an itchy scalp as the En-Root Scalp Oil contains a carefully selected blend of natural ingredients, such as essential oils and antioxidants, that work together to soothe an itchy scalp and promote healthy hair growth.
The formula is designed to address the root causes of an itchy scalp, such as dryness and environmental stressors, providing a more comprehensive solution.
Additionally, the non-greasy formula of the En-Root Scalp Oil ensures that it is easy to use without leaving any residue. You will notice the difference is huge between using raw olive oil, or any raw oil for that matter on your scalp compared to using our En-Root in terms of how easy it is to rinse the En-Root out of hair whereas Olive Oil will require several washes with shampoo to remove that may cancel out the goodness of using the oil in the first place.
In conclusion, while olive oil may provide some relief for an itchy scalp, using En-Root Scalp Oil is a more effective solution as it is specifically formulated to address the needs of the scalp, promoting healthy hair growth and rinsing easily from hair thanks to its unique oil to milk formula.
What oil penetrates the scalp best?
There is no one oil that is considered the best for penetrating the scalp, as the effectiveness of an oil can vary depending on individual hair and scalp characteristics.
However, some oils that are commonly used for scalp penetration include:Coconut oil: Known for its antifungal and antibacterial properties, coconut oil can help to nourish the scalp and improve hair health.
Jojoba oil: Jojoba oil closely resembles the natural sebum produced by the scalp, making it easily absorbed. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals that can help to nourish the scalp.
Castor oil: Rich in fatty acids and vitamin E, castor oil is considered a good oil for improving hair growth and reducing scalp inflammation.
Rosemary oil: Known for its ability to improve blood circulation, rosemary oil can help to promote hair growth and prevent hair loss.
It is important to note that while oils can penetrate the scalp, they may not be effective for everyone. Experimenting with different oils and finding the right combination that works best for your hair and scalp is recommended.
Olive oil: Used to provide a range of benefits for hair health. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids, making it a good moisturiser for dry scalps and helping to soothe itching and reduce inflammation.
We’ve jam packed our En-Root Scalp Oil full to the brim with this stellar list of oils and more!
The En-Root Scalp Oil nourishes and revitalises your scalp, promoting healthy hair growth. Infused with essential oils and antioxidants, this non-greasy formula soothes dryness and combats environmental stressors.
Say goodbye to dandruff, itching, and dryness and say hello to a healthy, refreshed scalp. Simply massage a few drops into your scalp for maximum benefits without leaving any residue. Healthy hair starts with healthy roots.
We hope this article has been useful in helping you understand the benefits and uses of Olive Oil and why we have picked it as a key ingredient within our En-Root Scalp oil.
We wanted to create a product that harnesses the goodness of natural ingredients and allows you to benefit from them without the hassle, mess and potential residue you would get from using them in their raw state. If you have any questions relating to this article or general hair or scalp concerns please feel free to message us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Until next time, keep practising self-care in order to drop in to that place where you feel like your best you, CENTRED.