I know putting oil in your hair seems like taboo, but in reality oils are extremely beneficial. Especially when you want to maintain or improve the integrity of your hair!
"My hair gets greasy every day," you may be thinking. "Why would I put more oil on top of my already oily hair?!"
Well, first of all, your hair naturally produces oils from the sebaceous glands on your scalp. The reason why you may be experiencing extremely oily hair is because you're washing your hair too frequently. Shampoo contains a lot of alcohol and other elements that dry out our sebaceous glands, therefore causing them to react and over-produce oil. If you start washing your hair less frequently, your sebaceous glands will get accustomed to it and eventually stop over-producing oil. Instead they will get into a rhythm of producing the right amount of oil. Try to only wash your hair 3 times a week for starters! You can do it, I believe in you.
Secondly, applying the right oils from the mid-shaft to ends of the hair can help out a TON! Not only with hydration, but it can help balance the porosity of your hair, bring shine, and seal the hairs cuticle.
I'm going to talk about one of my favorite oil-infused products to send home my clients with. Whether you're a blonde, redhead or brunette, Cebu's Shine Squad series can help bring your hair back to LIFE!
1. Cibu Shine Squad: Gloss Drops
This product hydrates your hair with argan oil and agave and strengthens with rice protein. Let's break down the ingredients.
Rice protein: Protein is one of the main components that our hair is made up of, along with keratin and biotin. When rice protein is used in hair products, it strengthens the hair from the inside out. When used regularly, it increases the hair's moisture and shine.
Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (Argan oil): This oil is rich in fatty acids (helps with hair growth) and vitamin E. When used in hair products, it smooths down the cuticle, cuts frizz and adds shine. Fun fact, when this ingredient is used in facial products it helps protect elasticity, nourishes and helps prevent wrinkles and lines! See if your facial moisturizer has this ingredient on their list.
Agave American Leaf Extract: This ingredient is key when it comes to strengthening your hair. It's able to condition and tame unruly, unnamable or extremely damaged hair. The sugars in this ingredient actually draw water to the hair, which helps restore hydration when it's needed.
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2. Cibu Shine Squad: Argan oil treatment
If your hair is screaming for a little extra TLC, you need to invest in this moisturizing treatment. The ingredients in this product are fairly similar to Gloss Drops, but it has a few extra beneficial oils in there that sets it apart from Gloss drops.
Safflower seed oil: The oleic acid in this oil helps to stimulate hair growth and strengthen the hair follicle. If your hair is damaged from color or the sun, this ingredient is your best friend.
Sesame seed oil: Similar to safflower seed oil, sesame seed oil is extremely beneficial when it comes strengthening the hair. It's highly nourishing, moisturizing and is also used to maintain scalp care.
Rhatany root extract: Commonly used since ancient times as a conditioner, this extract helps nourish your hair with it's cleansing and moisturizing properties. Fun fact, it can be used in place of apple cider vinegar to clarify the scalp.
After getting to know these products and what's inside them, are you more or less afraid of putting oil in your hair? My point is - when the right ingredients are put into a product, there's nothing to be afraid of. I've done this research on these ingredients to bust the myth on oils being taboo when it comes to hair care.
If you are still hesitant to try oil, maybe try getting into it with baby steps. First try putting 2-3 drops just on your ends, since they're probably crying to moisture. There's no way that it will make your roots greasy if you just apply it on your ends. Once you start getting more comfortable, try putting 4-5 drops in and massaging it into your mid-shaft and ends.
Of course, this also depends on the texture of your hair. If you have finer hair, stick to 2-3 drops. But if you have controllable, dry, thick hair like me, go crazy!! Ok, maybe not crazy, but I usually pump 5-7 drops of this stuff in my hair and it leaves my hair feeling soft, hydrated, smooth and shiny.
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