My LongHair Wisdom

Hair Oiling

I recently was asked if I oil my hair and how often…

I oil it a couple times a year, typically during the summer, and then again in the winter. I use coconut oil, but if I don’t have any of that, Argan Oil is my second choice.

When I apply the oil, I take care to not use too much it is very hard to wash out if you over do it. Using my hands I make sure it’s on all the strands, and then I’ll comb it through, very gingerly. After it’s combed I will braid it and then bun the braid and cover with a scarf or thin towel and leave it on a few hours, or sometimes, overnight ( if my hair seems really dry).

Depending on the climate where you live, or if you routinely apply heat or chemicals to your hair, you may need more than two oilings a year. You can tell when your hair is dry and needing some ‘help’…do your research on your oils, read the labels and make sure it’s just oil in the product. So many products on the market have alcohol in them, and that’s very drying to hair! Organic is always best, if it’s available.

Oiling and properly washing it out afterwards will leave your mane so soft, shiny, silky and healthy.