What is the best dry hair oil? Surely you’ve asked yourself that at least once!
In this article I would like to answer this question and tell you what is the best dry hair oil and why!
There are plenty of vegetable oils suitable for use on dry hair, although some are certainly better than others. Even though they may all look the same from the outside, the vegetable oils are very different both in composition and in effect on the hair. Each hair oil has specific properties and works better than others under certain circumstances.
On frizzy hair some vegetable oils work better. On split ends, on the other hand, there are more suitable oils. And again: if you suffer from dandruff from dry skin, one in particular is the most suitable for you!
A magic oil beats all: coconut oil!
So the best oil for dry hair depends very much on the main type of problem you need to solve.
But a vegetable oil is the most versatile of all on dry hair: Coconut Oil!
Coconut Oil is in fact, among all hair oils, the one that is able to penetrate deeper, giving softness and nourishment to the hair. Thanks to the fact that it penetrates better into the hair, it restores silkiness and hydration without greasing. Obviously you don’t have to put too much of it in: as with all vegetable oils, the correct dose is a few drops (5-6 drops on a medium-long hair is enough!). If you put too much fat into your hair, if you stick to the correct doses you can make it silky and shiny!
Most vegetable oils should be applied to damp hair. Coconut oil is one of the few that you can also apply to dry hair. Depending on how you want to use it, proceed as follows. If you want to use it as a pre-shampoo pack, clean the hair with shampoo and dab off excess water. Apply a few drops of oil to all hair lengths and ends and leave on for a few minutes. Rinse with a little shampoo and apply a little conditioner. If you want to use it to nourish dry hair, apply 2-3 drops every day to dry hair before going to sleep or in the morning to give it softness and counteract frizz.
Coconut oil can also be used on dry hair because it is not an unsaturated oil. The other vegetable oils, mainly unsaturated, must be used on wet hair because otherwise their solvent action (yes, even oils have a solvent action) becomes too marked and dry hair instead of nourishing it. The water in this case acts as a barrier. Coconut on the other hand works like shea butter and can also be used on dry hair, as a daily leave.
Coconut oil is also excellent on the skin. It is in fact elasticizing and nourishing, ideal as an after-shower and after-sun restorative.
If your problem is dry hair, coconut oil is the solution!