Hair oils - ranking. And everything you should know about them
You probably did not realise how many women use natural oils. Those products work perfectly, provide amazing results and have great properties. If you have damaged, weak and prone to falling out hair, cosmetic oils will be the best help for you. All you need to do, is to try out a few of them and you will certainly not regret it. What is more, such cosmetics consist of mainly natural components, rich in unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and many other compounds necessary for proper scalp and hair functioning. What else should you know about oils?
Hair oils: composition, effects, use
Did you know that oils not only take care of the condition and appearance of hair? They also help to heal scalp diseases, prevent hair loss and facilitate styling. The most valuable properties of oils, appreciated by many women are: improving condition, smoothing, nourishing, and fast absorption. Additionally, such cosmetics provide shine, moisturise and regenerate ends. Some of them are perfect for protecting hair from frosty air, humidity, detergents contained in products designed for washing or styling with the use of tools generating heat. Can you believe that oils that comprise antioxidants have the ability to prevent weakening, hair loss and greying? We are talking mainly about products that consist of grape seed oil and vitamin E.
Furthermore, the effects of the use of oil depend mostly on the method of application. The most popular way is to apply the cosmetic on dry hair before washing or right after it. The first method protects strands from drying substances contained in shampoos, the second one facilitates drying and prevents frizz. What is more, you can also apply your oil only on the ends to regenerate them and prevent from splitting. If you take care of your hair in a way Hindu women do, you must perform hair oiling. Apply a generous amount of oil on the entire length of your hair, remember to put more emphasis on the ends and scalp. After a few hours, wash your hair thoroughly and leave to air-dry. In addition, you will gain even better effects thanks to leaving it on your hair throughout the night. Just remember to put on a plastic shower cap that will speed up the absorption of oil and prevent pillow covers from staining.
Hair oil: where to buy it, how much does it cost, what others say about it?
Do you know where to buy hair oils? They are available on the Internet, healthy food shops, cosmetic wholesaler's and other shops offering hairdressing products and accessories. Before you buy your oil, first, check whether it contains natural substances, is properly stored, has a long expiry date and whether it will help your hair. Remember to select oils especially designed for your particular hair and scalp type. It is not an easy task, but if you try, you can learn how to do it. You will certainly benefit from the opinions of girls who have already done their first steps in the field of hair oiling. You should get to know their opinions which can be found on many online forums or blogs. When buying, pay attention to the price of the product. It is known that a high quality oil should cost as much as a high end face cream, enriched with an original ingredient, for example gold particles.
Hair oils – ranking
You still do not know which oil will be best for your hair and scalp? Perhaps, after reading this ranking you will have no more doubts. Creating such an evaluation would not be possible if it wasn't for the girls who participated and devoted a lot of time and effort to test so many products. Their impressions and descriptions are described below. The following statement comprise the most essential and useful information connected with the application, use, effects, properties, prices and places where to buy such products. Read the opinions and choose your favourite cosmetic.
How to determine hair porosity?
What else should you know about hair oils? Oil must be matched to the porosity of your hair, to be more precise to the degree of how high the scales are raised. We can determine low porosity, medium porosity and high porosity. Do you know how to distinguish one from another? You can conduct an easy test. Put one hair into a glass or a bowl of water and observe what is happening with it. If it falls on the bottom after about three minutes, it is a sign that you have high porosity hair. Enough water penetrated through the loose cuticle layer to weigh it down. However, if after three minutes, your wisp still floats on the surface, then your hair is of low porosity. Even the smallest drop of water could not penetrate through tightly bound cuticle layer with overlapping scales that lay flat.
Low porosity hair is considered to be the healthiest type. Scales are tight together, thanks to which, hair is smooth, shiny and soft to the touch. If your strands look like that, you can probably confirm that styling is very difficult and washing hair causes troubles. On the other hand, low porosity hair is resistant to damage. In the care of such hair type, extremely useful are: grape, sunflower, coconut, palm, babassu, linseed. Also, cosmetic butters, such as: shea and cocoa.
High porosity hair combine the characteristics of both types described above. Such hair is easy to style, washing takes only a little bit of time, it dries in only three hours. Therefore, such hair type requires moderate care because it is easy to harm and weaken and alter its porosity to high. We can easily regenerate it to regain low porosity. During the treatment, you can use, jojoba oil, pumpkin seed oil, olive oil, moringa oil, argan oil and almond oil.
Saturation with fatty acids of hair oils
Hair oils are divided on the basis of the content of essential unsaturated fatty acids. We can distinguish three types: monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and saturated. Monounsaturated oils comprise Omega-9 acids and have good absorbability. They are recommended for the care of high and medium porosity hair. Monounsaturated oils are: hazelnut, cherry, apricot, sweet almond, avocado, macadamia and olive oil.
Polyunsaturated oils consist of Omega-6 and Omega-3 acids. They are designed for the care of high porosity hair because they are made of large particles. Those, as it is easy to figure it out, penetrate through raised scales.In the group of polyunsaturated oils we include: linseed oil, evening primrose oil, soybean oil, corn oil, sunflower oil, apple and black seed oil.
Saturated oils is another name for cosmetic butters. These products have a very good absorption and therefore are recommended for people with low porosity hair. In this group we include the following oils: coconut oil, shea butter, palm oil, babassu oil, mango butter and cocoa butter. All of these oils are made of small molecules.