How To Use Oils According To Your Hairs Porosity

How To Use Oils According To Your Hairs Porosity

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Hello ladies, we previously covered the 9 best oils you can use on your hair to help it growth, and help prevent split ends while also talking about the 3 best essential oils for your hair, now it’s time to show each hair type exactly how to use that knowledge and apply it to you according to your hair porosity .

 

Low Porosity Girls (LPG):

As an LPG myself, I find oils an essential part of my routine. How and when do I use them? Here it is. Us LPG’s should use lighter oils as our “after shower” oil. This is to lock in moisture after we’ve towel dried our hair and added our leave-in cream or conditioner. We just add 1-2 drops of an oil and gently scrunch it into our hair. Argan, Jojoba, Grape Seed and Sweet almond oils are excellent light oils that will lock in moisture for us, without making our hair look greasy.

However, that doesn’t mean we can’t use the heavier oils for a hot oil treatment or deep conditioning session before the shower. Why not mix a little castor oil with your favorite hair mask for a thickening deep treatment? Or you can mix some Olive oil, Castor and Coconut oil together for a hot oil treatment. Using the heavier oils as a treatment on wash days allows us to benefit from all the goodness and magic of the heavier oils without our hair looking or feeling weighed down afterwards.

Just remember, ladies: Most LPG’s tend to have protein sensitive hair and since coconut oil helps to strengthen the protein structure of the hair, using it frequently or on its own could cause our hair to turn dry and brittle. So avoid doing so, and just mix it with another oil or product and use it only twice a month.

 

High Porosity Girls (HPG):

Unlike LPG, Coconut oil is your best friend. Use it every which way and it will work wonders on your hair. So will Olive oil, avocado oil, and Shea butter. You can use all of them as hot oil treatments before the shower, but you can also use them to lock in moisture into your hair after the shower; they will not make your hair look or feel greasy as your hair can easily absorb them. You only need to use 2-3 drops after the shower and before you apply your product. A little goes a long way with these oils, so make sure you don’t put too much of them.

Castor oil is also an excellent oil for all types of hair as a hot oil treatment before the shower.

 

Finally, let’s summarize the different uses of the oils:

DRY HAIR OILY HAIR THINNING HAIR OR HAIR GROWTH DANDRUFF
 

CARRIER OILS

 

 

 

Jojoba

Almond

Olive

Coconut

Castor

Shea butter

Argan

Jojoba

Grapeseed

 

Avocado

Castor

Grapeseed

Coconut

 

 

 

Castor

Avocado

Olive

Jojoba

Argan

 

 

ESSENTIAL OILS

 

 

Lavender

Rosemary

 

 

Lavender

Rosemary

 

 

 

Peppermint

Lavender

Rosemary

Rosemary

The holder of a Master of Arts in Comparative and International Education from AUC, specializing in Teaching and an International Teaching certificate from the University of Kingsbridge in the UK. Dina has had ten years of teaching experience in different private & public schools around Cairo. Apart from teaching, hair has also become Dina's passion. Having faced several personal hardships, as a young girl with curly hair, in Egypt, she decided to turn her obsession into a source of pride. For over 3 years she researched and taught herself all about healthy hair and then founded her online platform "Curly Talks" to help others who face similar hardships. She hopes to raise awareness and enough knowledge, regarding curly hair, in Egypt & the Middle East, to help change people's old negative views of curly hair.

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