How to oil your scap with protective styles

We all love protective styling our hair as there a multiple styles to choose from such as braids, twists, faux locs and much more. While these styles offer numerous benefits, they also require special care to maintain the health of your scalp and hair underneath. One essential practice in this care routine is oiling your scalp. Here is the step-by-step instructions to ensure your scalp and hair remain in optimal condition.

Why Oil Your Scalp with Protective Styles?
Oiling your scalp is a fundamental aspect of maintaining healthy hair, especially when sporting protective styles. These styles, while excellent for preventing breakage and promoting hair growth, can sometimes lead to dryness and an itchy scalp. This is because the scalp has limited access to natural moisture and air circulation from the environment. Here's why oiling your scalp is crucial:
  • Moisture Retention
  • Preventing Breakage
  • Soothing Irritation
  • Promoting Hair Growth

Step-by-Step Guide to Oiling Your Scalp with Protective Styles:

1. Choose the Right Products(s):
Selecting the appropriate oil(s) for your scalp is essential. You should be looking for oil mixtures formulated with oils rich in vitamins, minerals and omega fatty acids. Luckily for you our Scalp Stimulator Oil is formulated with essential oils such as rosemary, peppermint and tea-tree. Not only are these oils rich in vital ingredients, they are easily absorbed into the scalp to provide nourishment to promote hair growth.

2. Section Your Hair:
Divide your protective styles into sections so you can easily access your scalp. This is easier to do if you have braids or twists as the scalp is parted into individual sections. As well as, cornrows as you can apply the oil between each cornrow. For styles such as wigs, it may be difficult to get to the scalp without removing wig cap or glue. 

3. Apply the Oil:
Using the applicator nozzle, apply a few drops of oil directly onto your scalp. Focus on applying the oil to the areas where your scalp feels dry or itchy. Be mindful not to saturate your scalp as the scalp will only absorb as much as it needs. Additionally, the oil can lead to product buildup which is not what you want. 

4. Massage Your Scalp:
Using your fingertips, gently massage the oil into your scalp using the pads of your fingers to make circular motions.  This not only ensures even distribution but also stimulates blood circulation to the scalp. This will promote hair growth to reach your desired hair goals. 

5. Repeat as often as you can
We recommend oiling your scalp 3 to 4 times a week. You don't want to do it everyday as your scalp may become overburdened. However, if you have severe scalp issues such as bald spots, thin edges or an itch scalp you can use 1 - 2 times daily. You can add oiling your scalp as a part of your morning hair routine before you start the day. 

Oiling your scalp is a vital practice when it comes to maintaining healthy hair while rocking protective styles.  You can enjoy the benefits of protective styles without compromising the well-being of your scalp and natural hair. Remember, a well-nurtured scalp is the foundation for beautiful and thriving hair.

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