Hair and scalp oils have for so long dominated a crown position in Ayurveda not just because they are good for your hair but are also believed to ease stress, improve brain function and clarify your thinking.
Frequent hair oiling is the secret behind many Indian women's long, lush, thick, shiny, smooth hair!
1.Warm the oil
Just as with body oils, when hair oils are slightly above room temperature, it can be greatly beneficial for the hair and scalp. Use a similar double boiler method, where you take some oil in a bowl and place it in another bowl filled with hot water. Make sure that it’s just warm to touch and not boiling hot.
But, if you choose to, you can also skip this step by pumping the oil directly onto your scalp or in your hands first.
Also allow your hair to be lose. Brush it before you begin so it's knot-free.
2.Massage from the front to the back of your scalp
Using the tip of your fingers dipped in the oil, massage from the front of your scalp to the back in a gentle straight motion. Apply enough pressure for a gentle yet firm touch.
3.Use circular motions
After about a minute of straight motion, continue in the same way but using smaller circular motions. Keep it steady with the same amount of pressure. And keep dipping your fingers in the oil or pumping more, as and when you need, to keep the movement smooth.
4.Reverse the direction and massage the sides too
Take at least 2-3 minutes with each step and then change direction, ie. go from back to front, before moving onto the sides of your head.
5.Finish by oiling your hair strands
After the scalp massage is over, use either the praying hands or stroking motion to oil your hair. Use more on the ends and any specific parts that may be drier than others. When you’re done, you can keep your hair tied up in a lose bun to keep it out of the way.
Let the oil sit for at least 20-30 minutes before washing it off using a mild herbal shampoo.