It’s always fun to take care of your skin and hair, particularly when you are trying your own recipes. For hair care you can try a number of easy and fast acting recipes to make them soft, shiny and easily manageable. In fact a hot oil treatment is the best treat you can give to your hair. Natural oils for hair care have always been a popular approach to treat bad hair and treat or prevent hair loss. People in every country and civilization have researched on their native oils to find the most suitable energizer and refresher for their hair and scalp.
It is the gift of nature and the long and tiresome efforts of our ancestors that now we have a long list of natural oils that are being used throughout the world as basic tonic for hair care.These condition your hair, nourish your scalp and stimulate the hair follicles. In this way a good hot oil treatment helps to promote hair growth and prevent further hair loss. Bald areas have often been massaged with a thought to stimulate dormant follicles to promote new hair growth.
There are numerous natural oils that are frequently used to massage skin and body throughout the world. The most popular ones are;
- Sesame oil
- Mustard oil
These are the main carrier oils for hot oil treatments or simple scalp massage. Beside these there are many other natural oils that are used in combination with one or more of the above carrier oils to the beneficial effects. These include Castor oil to promote hair growth, Tara Mira oil (Eruca sativa seeds oil) to treat dandruff, head lice and other itchy scalp conditions and pumpkin seeds oil to give a cooling effect to scalp and brain. In addition to these massage oils, certain essential oils have been found very helpful to treat bad hairs and grow long hairs. In a study it was found that people using carrier oils mixed with some essential oils for hair massage showed a better hair growth than those using carrier oils alone. However it took a long period of seven months to get significant results.
In most cultures, hair oils or tonics are traditionally massaged over scalp and hairs, while a better choice is to give your hairs a hot oil treatment, in which the oil is warmed prior to application and head is later on wrapped with a hot towel to keep the whole system warm. Heat helps the oil to penetrate deeper and condition hairs in a better way. Later on hairs are shampooed in the usual manner.