Indeed, there are plenty of methods that facilitate hair care. One of the easiest and the most efficient techniques of restoring good condition of the strands is Oil Hair Treatment. Why is that? Because the treatment can be conducted at home, on one’s own and does not occupy much time at all. However, before deciding to treat our hair with oil, we have to do two things first: pick the right oil and define hair porosity.
Hair porosity can be worked out by examining hair condition.
To illustrate, the more damaged strands, the more open the cuticles of hair are. Obviously, if the cuticles are tightly bound, then hair are perceived as healthy. In general, there are three main types of hair porosity: low, medium, and high. In fact, there are also several combinations of the above-mentioned types of hair. Indeed, defining hair porosity is extremely crucial because this determines the kind of oil to use and the most effective manner of hair care.
As mentioned above, hair with low porosity are characterized with tightly bound cuticles. This kind of hair is typical for healthy strands. Such type of hair should be treated with oils that are made of small molecules or with the ones which are able to create a kind of protective layer around hair. In this case, it is advised to use coconut oil, linseed oil, and castor oil. What is more, a person having low porosity hair can also use the following cosmetic butters: Shea Butter, coca butter, and mango butter.
Hair with medium porosity has cuticles which are not that tightly bound together like low porosity strands. In here, the cuticles are a little bit more open. This kind of a condition can be caused by excessive styling, dehydration, or application of mismatching cosmetics. Medium porosity hair can be smoothed and moisturized thanks to small molecule oils as well as oils containing omega–3 and omega–6 acids. Additionally, castor oil, sunflower oil, linseed oil, and jojoba oil are recommended for this kind of hair.
Normal porosity is a characteristic feature of healthy hair. In other words, this is hair that is easy to set and yields to hairdresser’s treatment. This kind of strands can be treated with oils containing omega–3, omega–6, and omega–9 acids. Moreover, mixtures of various oils are also expected to produce highly satisfying outcomes. It is advised to apply argan oil, macadamia oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, canola oil, sweet almond oil, and castor oil.
Normal porosity hair with tendency to high porosity is the hair that has been dehydrated due to either styling processes or hairdresser’s treatment. Opening of hair cuticles might be caused by heat generating devices. Oils that are expected to restore pretty look of hair are: macadamia oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, and avocado oil.
High porosity hair equals damaged hair. Its cuticles are wide-open. Obviously, this kind of hair requires strong moisturization, nourishment, and smoothing. Therefore, it is advised to reach for avocado oil, linseed oil, castor oil, and evening primrose oil. Fairly efficient are also less popular oils like wheat-germ oil, cherry seed oil, strawberry seed oil, apple seed oil, and greed coffee oil.