How to use hair oil? Tips and recommended products for men’s haircuts.


How to use hair oil? Tips and recommended products for men's haircuts.

Hair oil once emerged as a hair care product for women, but nowadays it is commonplace for men with short hair to use it. It is gaining popularity not only for its effectiveness in protecting hair from damage, but also for its versatility, as it can be used for hair setting to create a natural hair flow and for scalp massage. In this issue, we will introduce you to the theme of “hair oil,” its usage, effects, hairstyles, and recommended products all in one article!

What is hair oil? What are its effects?

Hair oil is a hair care item that provides oil to hair to protect it from dryness and make it easier to run your fingers through your hair. It can also enhance the efficacy of hair treatments by covering the hair surface with oil and preventing the evaporation of moisture from the inside of the hair. It also has the pleasant effect of reducing heat damage caused by hair dryers and irons and preventing hair breakage and split ends caused by friction. It also makes hair easier to manage, so those whose hair tends to spread out due to dryness caused by hair texture or damage will especially feel the benefits.

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How to use hair oil?

In this section, we will introduce how to use hair oil by dividing it into two parts: “the amount to use” and “how to apply”!

How to use hair oil Point 1: “The amount of hair oil used depends on the length of the hair.

The most important thing when using hair oil is the amount to use. For example, for short to very short hair, use 0.5~1 drop, for medium hair use 1.5~2 drops, and for semi-long hair and above, start with 2~3 drops and see how it goes. The amount of hair oil that comes out differs depending on the product container, so it is best to imagine the amount of a drop of water or oil when you drop it in.

Point 2: “Apply hair oil from the center of the hair toward the ends.

Put an appropriate amount of hair oil on the palm of your hand and spread it evenly between your fingers. Then, place your hand in the middle of your hair and rub it in toward the ends of your hair. If you start from the ends of the hair, the hair tends to become too heavy, so be conscious of starting from the middle of the hair. If some of the product gets on the roots, it is not a problem, but it will make it difficult to create volume, so be careful when setting hair in a raised position.

It is OK to change the method of use depending on the finished image!

The above description is just the basic usage as hair care. Therefore, if you want a wet styling, you can increase the amount slightly or apply more to the ends of your hair. It is also possible to use a coarse comb to ensure full absorption.

When to use hair oil?

Generally, hair oil is used before using a hair dryer or when massaging the scalp. However, if you want to add shine and movement to your styling or reduce hair damage, hair oil can be mixed with a styling product such as hair wax. In this case, too much hair oil tends to make the hair look sticky, so it is better to mix about one drop of hair oil. Also, since pomade contains a lot of oil, hair gel or grease is recommended when used with wet styling products.

How to do scalp massage and how often?

When massaging the scalp, use 100% natural oil and massage the entire scalp with your fingers for 3-5 minutes. By the way, scalp massage is recommended to be done once or twice a month before shampooing while warming up in the bathtub.

When choosing hair oil, pay attention to the type!

There are three main types of hair oil. The characteristics of each are explained here, so please find the type you are looking for.

Hair oil type 1: “Vegetable oil

Vegetable oil is made from naturally derived ingredients and is characterized by being gentle to the skin and hair. Camellia oil, olive oil, and jojoba oil are well-known examples, and they easily penetrate to the inside of hair for a natural finish. The properties of the plants also help prevent damage from heat and ultraviolet rays. Many of them are non-irritating and do not contain any additives, making them perfect for scalp massages.

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Hair oil type 2: “Animal oil

Squalane oil from shark liver and horse oil from horse subcutaneous fat are representative animal oils. They are high in unsaturated fatty acids such as oleic acid and linoleic acid, and are characterized by their high nutritional value. Animal oil is also highly moisturizing because it is not volatile and easily absorbed into human skin. It is recommended for those who want to take good care of damage.

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Hair oil type 3: “Mineral oil

If you want to focus on the luster of your hair and the way it runs through your fingers, we recommend a type that contains a lot of mineral oil. It is based on petroleum and other minerals and contains artificial ingredients, making it attractive for its good balance. It is also very easy to use because it provides multiple benefits at a lower cost than other types. Mineral-based products may not sound very healthy, but there is no need to be particularly concerned because baby oil and Vaseline are also petroleum-based.

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