oiling hair?

@udayrao2 (782)
India
March 6, 2010 8:54pm CST
Do you use hair oil? or rather do you apply oil to your hair? I used to do this regularly earlier but mainly at night and wash it off in the morning - a habit inculcated by my grand-mother, everyone in the family did this; but nowadays I do it once a week or maybe once in a fortnight. I think many people in our country do this as this was done for health reasons - it also nourished your brain, relieved stress, your hair remained healthy condition, no hair fall, greying much later, induced good sleep, etc etc
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@May2k8 (7130)
• Indonesia
7 Mar 10
I never use hair oil I do not like the smell and my hair would be stiff if the possibility to use.
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@udayrao2 (782)
• India
8 Mar 10
Probably you have tried only a certain hair oil as you say you do not stand the smell - and in fact oil makes the hair very smooth and supple not stiff I feel especially it becomes softer after washing off the oil.
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@ajithlal (14569)
• India
26 Mar 12
In my opinion any hair oil must apply in head. Because hair's food is oil. You must apply any oil in head. Oil massage is good for head & hair. Hair massage helps hair growth & hair thickness.
• Philippines
7 Mar 10
i used to put virgin coconut oil into my hair as a substitute of going to the salon for hot oil. but i didnt leave it overnight coz i dont want my pillow to smell like stinky. i normally put it in morning then wash them off in the afternoon. it will help repair our damaged hair and make it shinny and smooth.
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@udayrao2 (782)
• India
8 Mar 10
When I oil the hair in the evenings I use a thick towel to cover the pillow as easier to wash the towel rather than the pillow
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@samson1967 (7422)
• India
7 Mar 10
I never oil my hair except on diwali, orelse normally I use parachute hair cream. But I remember during my childhood the oil from the hair used to leak through my forehead.
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@udayrao2 (782)
• India
8 Mar 10
For Diwali whole body oil massage why only the hair??; and then you must have been really over-oiled on your hair as it started flowing down-haha
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
17 Mar 10
Hi, udayrao2. Yes, I do use oil in my hair and scalp. I started this regimen last week. I am using a hair growth oil. It feels so good in my scalp. It is very soothing. I apply it once or twice a week.
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@Sreekala (24341)
• India
10 Mar 10
Hi uday, I apply oil in my head before one hour of bath. I never applied oil and leave it for overnight. I can’t wait for more than one hour after apply the oil, if I do it then I will suffer headache. Oiling is good for hair and I think one hour is enough to get the advantages. In my native place boiled coconut oil with herbs is very famous. Now different types of ayurvedic oils are available in the market and the manufactures are claiming that, ‘no grey, no hair fall, no dandruff etc’.
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• United States
7 Mar 10
I don't do anything special to my hair-like washing it with oil. Once a week I don't wash my hair, so that the natural oil can replenish (?) it. I have heard from my aunt that eating more egg yolks help replenish and thicken hair, and prevent gray hair. A family friend uses white vinegar and says that it's great to do it sparingly, maybe every week or two wash it once using the white vinegar.
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@dhonitea (157)
• Indonesia
7 Mar 10
Sometime i using a cream hair but not every day because if i was using the cream hair, i always feel my hair hard.
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