Hair Oiling Routine – The Ultimate Guide to Strong Hair!

Hair Oiling Routine – The Ultimate Guide to Strong Hair!

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Hair oiling is a traditional practice that can help nourish and strengthen your hair. Even though it might sound easy to do, I mean, just drizzle some oil on your hair, right? There are specific steps to take in your hair oiling routine to get the best treatment for your hair. Find here a step-by-step guide on how to do hair oiling!

Choose the Right Oil for Your Hair

Different oils offer various benefits. Common choices include coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, castor oil, and jojoba oil. Choose an oil based on your hair type and specific needs. Find here a detailed list of the specific benefits of different oils!

Prepare the Oil for your Hair Oiling Routine

If the oil is solid at room temperature (like coconut oil), warm it slightly until it becomes a liquid. You can do this by placing the oil container in a bowl of warm water.

Detangle Your Hair

Before applying the oil, make sure your hair is tangle-free. Use a wide-tooth comb or a brush with soft bristles to gently detangle your hair for your hair oiling routine.

Divide Your Hair

Section your hair into parts to ensure even distribution of the oil. Use hair clips or ties to keep the sections separate.

The most important part of your hair oiling routine is applying the oil

  1. Take a small amount of oil in your hands and apply it to your scalp. Don´t go overboard with the amount of oil. Use enough to cover the scalp & hair, but don´t drench your head in oil. If it starts to drip, it’s a sign you used too much. Use your fingertips to massage the oil in circular motions. This stimulates blood circulation and promotes hair growth. To make the application & the dosage easier, you can use a hair applicator bottle! Just fill the oil into the bottle and comb through your sectioned hair to apply the oil.
  2. Gradually work the oil down the length of your hair, paying attention to the tips. Make sure each strand is coated with oil.

Massage Your Scalp

Spend a few minutes massaging your scalp. This not only helps with oil absorption but also provides a relaxing experience. You can use your fingers or use a scalp massager for the ultimate effect.

Leave it On

Allow the oil to sit on your hair and scalp for at least 30 minutes to an hour. For a more intensive treatment, you can leave it overnight. Cover your hair with a shower cap or a warm towel to help the oil penetrate better. If you leave it in overnight, you should wash your hair immediately after getting up.

Shampoo and Condition

After the oiling period, washing your hair should always be a part of your hair oiling routine. Use a mild, sulfate-free shampoo. You may need to shampoo twice to ensure the oil is completely removed. To nourish your hair properly, follow up with a conditioner.

Dry Your Hair

Gently towel-dry your hair or let it air-dry. Avoid using high heat immediately after oiling. So skip the hair dryer, straighteners, and other styling tools that use heat.

How often to do Hair Oiling

How often you´ll include the hair oiling routine into your haircare depends on the type and preferences. But the rule of thumb says once a week is a good frequency.


Remember, individual hair needs vary, so you may need to experiment with different oils and frequencies to find what works best for you. Also, consult a hair care professional if you have concerns about your hair or scalp health. Do you love your hair, skin, nails & body? Then you should check out the other blog posts!