When to Apply Hair Oils for Luscious Locks

Hair oils can be perplexing as products. This might indicate trying out some hair oils and not using them correctly.

Alternatively, you may have been using the wrong type of oil for your hair or it was just not doing your hair any justice.

For this reason, I have answered a few questions about when should one put on hair oils in their routine and what types of oils are suitable for their hair. Additionally, we will look at whether oil blends are also counted as real oils.


Nevertheless, bear in mind that water and oil do not mix so if you would like to moisturize your hair then first you need to add moisture in the form of water and then follow up with sealing it off with the use of oil.

This might sound illogical but often treatment is done without involving water something which increases the outcome greatly.

The key here is to hydrate your hair first before catching it with the oils.

Even if for someone who has thin air can apply a treatment made from an oily substance without making the whole head heavy due to much grease in their head.

A good method for thin curly weave hairstyles is performing an essential oil treatment before shampooing. It means that when you wash out oils there won’t be thickening left on your locks and you will still enjoy perfect scalp and strand condition resulting from this procedure too.


This is also a good time for applying any kind of natural oil onto your scalp when giving yourself head massages.

However, it depends on what type of hair an individual has. In addition, heavier oils such as coconut usually are too much for me since I must shampoo them out later on.

My personal preference leans towards a light almond or jojoba natural oil mixture which tends to lighten up my tresses to prevent them from getting dry at all costs thus leading to split ends especially on brittle crowns.


Adding oil to your hair is the best way to make it shine and all you need are a couple of drops.

Once you have finished styling your hair, rub a drop or two of oil between your hands and smooth it over the hair. If you want to highlight specific areas twist it into curls as well.

Don’t go overboard when it comes to putting oil on dry locks. In addition, too much oil will only result in making your frizz shiny because although oils can tame some flyaways.


In case there is enough time, it may be wise to head for a shower, wash my hair and then start again afresh.

However, if you want an instant solution here is what to do:

I suggest using a little bit of dry shampoo or powder for hair. Opting for matte powder products will help blot out excess grease from your tresses while puffing up limp oily strands resulting from this particular problem.

Afterward, you easily restyle and move on with your day. It’s not the most pleasant thing but this will look much better and will help me get through an oily mess within minutes.


Moroccanoil’s argan oil was a turning point for hair oils, and other companies copied them.

Even though they are called oils, they are often made of mixtures of oils that have silicones at their core.

Do not use these if you follow the Curly Girl Method but if you’re using shampoo, they rinse out easily and can work very well on frizzies and to add shine.

I would not use an oil blend for head massages however, it is great for styling.

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Indeed, hair oils can be a little bewildering but once you unlock their secret, they become an essential part of your hair care routine. Here is a deeper dive into this based on personal experiences and useful tips on how to effectively incorporate hair oils into your regimen.

Knowing When and Where to Use Hair Oils

Moisturization First:

Oils retain moisture but do not hydrate by themselves. You must therefore moisturize your hair with water or water-based products before applying oil especially if you use the oil as a leave-in treatment to seal the moisture in.

Timing Application:

For those with fine hair, putting oil on it before shampooing it can make sure that it does not get too limp. It also assists the shampoo in washing off any excess amount of these products from our bodies.

On the other hand, for people with thicker, coarser locks, these substances may function as leave-ins which bring about increased hydration retention as well as more shine.

Choosing the Correct Oil:

Not every oil is appropriate for every type of hair. Lighter oils such as jojoba and almond are great for finer locks because they don’t weigh them down whereas more dense coconut or castor oils are more suitable for thicker/coarser ones.

Personal Tips and Techniques

Hair Oils During Scalp Massages:

Incorporating hair oils into your scalp massage has numerous advantages. I personally prefer during these massages lighter oils like jojoba or almond since they do not require follow-up shampooing and keep my scalp nourished without leaving heavy residue behind.

Glossy Finish:

To add some natural gloss to your tresses heat up a few drops of your chosen oil between your hands before lightly applying it over styled locks. This technique wonderfully controls flyaways and gives a polished look without feeling greasy afterward.

Excess Oil Control:

Dry shampoo or matte powder saved my life after excessive application of oils. These products absorb excess oils while reviving the volume and texture of your hair.

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Navigating Oil Blends

Label Reading: Many commercial hair oils are actually blends, often based on silicones. However, if you’re following a no-silicones regimen such as the Curly Girl Method, they may not be a good fit for you. It is always important to read the label and understand what it contains before applying it to your hair.

Styling vs Treatment: I use pure oil for my scalp treatments and hair masks whereas I prefer oil blends for styling.

This way, I can manage frizz and include a shiny glow without having to go through rigorous treatments like in the case of using pure oil.

In conclusion, mastering hair oils is about more than just using them. Hair oils can significantly boost the health and appearance of your locks once you identify what type is right for you and know the best techniques for its application.

They’re definitely among those things that cannot miss in my schedule whether it’s caring or dressing!

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