How to Start a Healthy Hair Oiling Routine

Hair oiling is a super popular practice in southern Asia, and it's not just a fad. It's all about maintaining gorgeous hair, protecting it from harsh pollutants and heat damage, and even promoting hair growth and renewal.

Choosing the right oil and applying it the right way is important. The magic truly happens when you target the scalp because all hair growth starts there. Not only can massaging oil into your scalp stimulate hair growth by improving circulation, but it also takes care of most dryness and dandruff.

Here's your new nighttime routine: choose an evening when you have some extra time, apply the oil gently to your scalp, and then coat your hair. Put on a shower cap to protect your beautiful locks (and your pillowcase) overnight. In the morning, shampoo and rinse thoroughly, then condition as you usually would. You'll notice your scalp feels moisturized, and your hair looks and feels super hydrated, healthy, and shiny, ready for you to use your favorite EDRÉE tool.

So now you're probably wondering, what are the best hair oils out there? Here are some of the best oils for your hair type and the specific issues you're dealing with:

  1. Coconut oil: The ultimate classic, coconut oil hydrates your hair, giving it strength and shine.
  2. Castor oil: This oil boosts your hair growth by increasing blood flow and is an awesome treatment for dandruff.
  3. Rosemary oil: If you're dealing with an itchy or dry scalp, or want to encourage hair growth, rosemary oil is your go-to.
  4. Argan oil: You've probably seen this oil in many of your hair products. It's chock-full of antioxidants and vitamins that improve hair strength.
  5. Olive oil: Olive oil strengthens and hydrates hair and improves the elasticity of each strand. Ideal for thick hair.
  6. Jojoba oil: This oil replenishes damaged strands and is highly nourishing for the hair and scalp.
  7. Black seed oil: Also known as black cumin, this oil protects the scalp and locks in moisture.
  8. Avocado oil: Loaded with fatty acids, minerals, and antioxidants, it fights frizz and can be mixed with other oils for an added boost.
  9. Grapeseed oil: This oil hydrates your hair while improving strength and adding a shine that's sure to turn heads.
  10. Peppermint oil: Perfect for oily hair, peppermint oil can calm an irritated scalp and can be mixed with rosemary oil to encourage new growth and improve hair thickness.

You should be able to find these oils easily online or at any specialist hair boutique.