Vegetable oil is used in cooking to make our foods taste better. But have you ever thought of using it on your hair? I guess you’ve thought about it and that’s why you’re here to know.
Well, curiosity is good as it helps to know a lot of useful things. For example- today you’ll know some interesting facts that can make you amazed. Without talking more, let’s jump into the facts.
Is Vegetable Oil Good for Hair?
The answer to the question is- YES. You can use vegetable oil on your hair and get some amazing benefits.
Vegetable oils come with carbohydrates, unsaturated fats, and many other essential nutrients useful for hair. Also, vegetable oils come with low volume. As a result, these can penetrate into your scalp easily. As a result, these are efficient in what they do.
Let’s see how vegetable oils benefit your hair.
1. Conditions Hair
Vegetable oils (sunflower oil and coconut oil) come with hair conditioning properties. These oils penetrate the hair and minimize the water consumption rate. Thus these reduce the rate of hair damage.
Thus by managing repeated swelling and drying, vegetable oils control hair damage and condition your hair.
2. Reduces Scalp Inflammation and Itching
Sunflower oil works great to reduce the itching problem of your scalp. Almond oil also reduces the itching problem a lot. Other vegetable oils like olive oil, sesame oil, jojoba oil, safflower oil, coconut oil, etc. come with essential nutrients that work great to reduce scalp inflammation.
These oils contain fatty acids. Those fatty acids are UV damage, oxidative damage, and skin barrier degradation. Thus, these improve the overall health of your scalp.
3. Reduces Dandruff
When dandruff is the problem, vegetable oil can be a good solution.
According to studies, coconut oil is effective in reducing dandruff. It barriers the growth of Malassezia, which is responsible for dandruff. Other vegetable oils also show an effective result on dandruff.
4. Improves the Shine
Vegetable oils improve the shine of your hair. These come with ingredients that improve the overall health of your hair. As a result, your hair gets the natural shine that you always seek.
5. Makes Hair Thick and Long
Vegetable oils, especially coconut oil, increase the growth of your hair and make your hair thick and long. To get the maximum benefit, before applying to hair, make the oil a bit warm. Doing this activates the oil better and ensures better penetration.
6. Prevents Heat Damage
Many hair styling tools use heat to modify your hair. As a result, the hair gets damaged. Vegetable oils build a protective shield around your hair and prevent the heat damages caused by those styling products. So, you can style your hair without being worried of damage.
In these ways, vegetable oils help you to take care of your hair. But to achieve the benefits, you should learn how to apply vegetable oil in your hair. Below are some of the techniques in which you can use vegetable oil to take care of your hair.
Techniques to Apply Vegetable Oil on Your Hair
Canola Oil + Coconut Oil
Take one teaspoon of coconut oil and mix that with two tablespoons of canola oil. For better performance, you can add some honey or olive oil with it too. After that, heat the mixture so that the molecules start vibrating frequently. Doing this helps the oil to penetrate your scalp easily and quickly.
But don’t overheat the mixture. Overheating will cause hair damage when you apply the oil. Make the oil just a bit warm.
Then, slowly and gently massage the oil on your hair. Make sure that the oil is spreading evenly. Wait for 30-40 minutes and then wash with a mild shampoo.
Coconut oil protects your hair from the root to the tip. On the other hand, canola oil is known for improving hair. As a result, the mixture of these two will do a great job.
Olive Oil + Eggs
Separate an egg yolk from the white and beat it until you get a golden-looking cream. Add two drops of olive oil with it. Mix the cream and oil properly. Apply the mixture evenly on your hair. If your hair needs more, you can add another yolk and two drops of olive oil. Maintain the ratio.
After applying, let it sit for 20 minutes. Then wash your hair with cold water.
You can make a mask using the egg white too. For that, beat the egg white until you get a smooth cream. Then, add one tablespoon of olive oil to it. Mix it properly. If you need more, you can add another egg white and another tablespoon of olive oil. No matter how much you make, maintain the ratio of 1:1.
Apply the mixture on your hair evenly and wait for 15 minutes. Then wash your hair with mild shampoo and conditioner.
Olive oil is known for smoothening the hair and make hair strong. On the other hand, the egg is full of essential proteins and nutrients for your hair. Using an olive oil + egg mask allows you to get strong, smooth, and healthy hair.
Canola Oil + Beer
Mix one tablespoon of canola oil and 200 ml beer properly. Maintain the ratio to make more if you have long and thick hair. Also, you can increase the amount of canola oil a bit. The mixture works as a great conditioner.
Condition the hair using the mixture and wait for around 12-15 minutes. Rinse it with cold water. You can also use a mild shampoo with fragrance to avoid the smell of beer.
Beer comes with a lot of nutrients and vitamins. Beer makes the hair smooth and shiny. Beer foam works as a cleanser. Canola oil improves the overall health of your hair. As a result, this mixture conditions your hair like nothing else.
Olive Oil + Banana
Take two peeled bananas. Smash those very well and add two tablespoons of olive oil with it. Also, if you want, you can add some butter and a tablespoon of honey. Mix these properly. Use a blender to make a proper mixture.
Apply the blend to your hair. Keep it there for 15 minutes and then rinse with water.
Olive oil makes hair smooth and strong. Banana is full of essential elements like vitamins, proteins, and minerals. These are necessary for your hair. Honey comes with the ability to restore damaged hair. Butter polishes your hair naturally and leaves a shiny and gorgeous look.
As a result, this mask improves the overall health and quality of hair. Besides, it leaves a glossy and gorgeous look.
Coming with multiple useful properties, vegetable oils are great for your hair if you use those properly. Besides the ones I’ve talked about here, you’ll find a lot more ways of using these oils on your hair. You can mix some vegetable oils directly with your conditioner for better results.
Try those and I’m sure that you won’t regret them at all. These are some great ways of improving your hair naturally without using any inorganic components. As a result, the improvement also lasts longer.