Hair oiling treatment – rescue for high porosity hair.
High porosity hair is a type of hair that requires intensified care. Such hair has very poor condition. It is often dry, frizzy and thin. It gets damaged easily, absorbs water quickly and dries off in no time. This is the reason why it is so difficult to moisturise high porosity hair – it loses water immediately. Such inability to store water leads to lack of moisture and weak condition. High porosity hair is usually quite coarse and not really nice to the touch. It doesn’t like high temperature, heat of the dryer, energetic brushing, rubbing with a towel – strands get brittle and prone to damage.
Oiling treatment with the use of properly suited natural oils is a rescue for high porosity hair. Only natural oils can penetrate deep into hair cuticle and bulb where they provide comprehensive regeneration and protection. Regular oiling treatment allows to repair all damages caused by improper hair care. A well-chosen oil will also help to keep water inside the hair.
How is hair oiling done?
It is a very simple treatment. It is like a compress applied to dry hair and scalp. Apply a tablespoon of the oil to strands and scalp, wrap your hair with a towel or shower cap and leave it on for several hours (minimum an hour). High porosity hair, which needs intensified care, is going to enjoy a whole night oil treatment. You must wash your hair in the morning. You may as well use an oil for every-day styling – apply it to the ends only to provide them with protection and regeneration.
Which oil is suitable for high porosity hair?
High porosity hair has highly raised cuticles. Therefore, it needs oils which are made of large particles. Such oils penetrate into the hair as well as create an occlusive layer which gives extra protection. Oils, which belong to this group, contain mainly omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids. These include: grape seed, sunflower, nigella sativa and corn oils.