You probably know by now that oil head massage helps nourish your hair as well as treat common hair conditions like dandruff and premature greying of hair, but you need to get to know your hair and the oil that you’d like to use first. Even the most nourishing oil won’t do any help on a hair type that it doesn’t work well with. Learn what oil is best suited for a particular type of hair to get the best out of ayurvedic oil.
Application Of Oil On Different Hair Types
Vata Hair Type
Those with thin, dry, frizzy and prone to split ends fall under this type of hair. To help nourish the scalp and reduce its stiffness, applying Almond oil with sesame oil as the base in the evening is best.
Pitta Hair Type
If you have thin and fine hair, which is prone to premature greying, then you have pitta hair type. The best way to combat that is by applying soothing coconut oil in the morning because it increases Kapha/Vata when applied at night. Ideally, you’re trying to pacify one hair type without triggering another one.
Kapha Hair Type
Struggling with thick and oily hair? Those are the hallmarks of people with Kapha hair type. You can minimize the grease by applying sesame oil or olive oil in the evening, olive oil has purifying properties that that help keeps pores open.
No matter what type of hair you have, make sure you from the scalp, hair root, and to the length of your hair as this help stimulate hair growth.
Different Oils And Their Benefits
Sesame oil help prevents premature greying of hair, baldness, dandruff or hair fall, it even eases headaches. This is why many people favor this oil to use for head massage. For best results, follow it up with a lukewarm water bath after a few hours to enjoy black, longer, and deep-rooted hair. It even has antibacterial and antifungal properties which help protect your hair from damaging effects of chlorine.
Massage a slightly warm coconut oil to your scalp and hair roots in circular motion. Leave it for 30 minutes or overnight then shampoo as usual. Doing this every other day strengthens your hair and gives it a natural sheen as well as fight scalp infection due to the oil’s antimicrobial properties. As a result, you’re less likely to develop dandruff. This is best suited for those with pitta hair types because it provides deep nourishment for your thin and fine hair or hair that’s prone to premature greying and those living in hot climate because it’s an excellent coolant.
Almond oil can be use on its own or as a carrier oil for other ayurvedic oils. Not only that it help combat hair loss, it also add luster, shine, and strength to your hair because it is rich in vitamin E, calcium, and magnesium. This is especially beneficial for those with Vata-dominant hair (thin, dry and frizzy hair).
Speaking of ayurvedic oils, here are the common herbs used to produce it:
This is usually the main ingredient when making ayurvedic oils. It is either prepared in sesame oil base or coconut oil as carrier oil because it is great for conditioning the hair and providing protective layer against sun damage. Pitta related conditions benefit most from amla oil, it even helps with headaches and dizziness.
Since this protein packed herb is often mixed with sesame oil and coconut oil those suffering from hair fall, dandruff, as well as oily scalp will greatly benefit from it. It helps stimulate hair growth and restore black shine of hair, no wonder ayurvedic hair remedies is never without it.
If you suffer from hair loss, thin and limp hair, try an oil head massage with this ingredient. This is usually mixed with sesame oil or other carrier oils and then applied from your scalp throughout your hair. Aside from nourishing your hair, it also helps calm your mind and nervous system down.
Neem Seed Oil
Because this oil is packed with vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and had antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties, it’s very effective in enriching the hair, stimulating hair growth, and preventing dandruff. But note that, if you’ll do DIY oil head massage and are planning to use this oil, it would be best to mix it with olive oil for easy of application since neem seed oil tends to solidify even in room temperature.