Hair needs daily grooming, care and attention in order to stay healthy and strong.
Nourishing care needs to start from the root of the hair shaft, and we need to use a
nourishing food like coconut oil.
The best time to massage oil into the scalp is before a bath in the morning, when it
gently awakens the nerves; or in the evening, when it helps to remove the stress of the
day and promotes a good nights sleep.
Some of the benefits of an oil massage are:
- Improves hair condition, makes it glossy and healthy.
- Increases body heat, improves circulation.
- Improves quality of hair and clears it from disorders like dandruff, thinning, split
ends and dry, damaged hair.
When oil is applied to the head, it gets absorbed into the scalp through the roots. This
nourishes, strengthens and lubricates hair roots and the scalp, preventing hair loss and
premature graying. It improves circulation to the head, relaxing the muscles and the nerve
fibers. This refreshes the mind and body, relieves tension and fatigue, and improves the
Here is a recommendation for various types of hair -
Dry hair: As many as three times a week. It is important to brush the
hair before an oil massage, as it stimulates the scalp and improves the condition of the
Greasy hair: Only once a week. Do not massage vigorously - gently rotate
and lift the scalp a little. After shampoo, rinsing has to be thorough, and instead of a
conditioner, dilute lemon rinse may be used.
Dandruff conditions: People with dandruff can have an oil massage thrice
a week. It exfoliates, and rids the scalp of waste.
Blonde and chemically-treated hair: When you use warmed oil you are
nourishing your hair. So, chemically-treated hair also definitely benefits. It improves
the quality of the hair.