Why Does Curly Hair Need Oiling?
Hair oils have been used for centuries to protect hair from drying out due to the weather. As curly hair is often naturally dry, you may wish to use hair oils to promote hydrated locks. Hair oils can help to support a healthy scalp, as well as preventing hair breakage. Oils are great to lock-in the moisture provided by your other curly hair products. They do not hydrate the hair themselves.
Different Types of Oils for Curly Hair
Shine Oil - Containing watermelon seed oil, sea buckthorn oil, and babassu oil, this Shine Oil helps lock in moisture. Use this hair oil on styled hair to break the gel cast for perfect bouncy curls.
Bonding Oil - Our weightless Bonding Oil targets your hair’s bonds in order to seal cuticles, add shine, and provide a smooth finish. Containing sea buckthorn oil and apricot kernel oil, this hair oil provides protein-enriched moisture.
Oil-In-Cream - Our Oil-In-Cream is our thickest leave-in conditioner containing coconut oil and sunflower oil to provide moisture to coarse hair, and create the perfect base for protective hairstyles.
Intense Treatment Serum - This serum melts into a hair oil with the warmth of your hand to nourish your locks. Containing avocado, olive, oat kernel, and macadamia oils - use before shampoo, as a leave-in, or as an overnight hair treatment.
How to Use Hair Oils
There is a craft to using oils on curly hair, it is about more than just covering your curls in the product. Here are 4 ways to use hair oil on your tresses:
During styling - You can also apply hair oils alongside your creams and liquid formulas as you finish your hair after washing. Apply oils via the LOC (liquid, oil, cream) or LCO (liquid, cream, oil) methods. Those with type 4 hair, or coarse, thirsty tresses may benefit from these methods the most.
As a finishing touch - You can use hair oils to break the gel cast created by your styling products and add a boost of shine. That way, you can enjoy fluffy, soft curls whilst enjoying a glossy, weightless finish.
To massage your scalp at night - You can also use curly hair oils to stimulate the follicles on your scalp by gently massaging a small amount of oil between your fingertips and then onto your scalp. This stimulation can help increase blood flow and support healthy hair growth.
As a pre-poo treatment - Using curly hair oils in this way is great for treating your curls to the nourishment they need. Apply to your hair, allow the hair oils to sit for 5 minutes, then continue your regular wash routine. Since you wash the oil out, you don’t need to worry about scalp build-up.
Hair Care with Curlsmith
At Curlsmith, we create premium hair care products for curly, coily, and wavy hair. All of our curly, coily hair products, and wavy hair products are vegan, cruelty-free, and free-from parabens, sulfates, and silicones.