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Hair Oil Routine

I love oils through and through. Full Stop. They go on my face, hair and body. 
I never wash my hair without oiling it the night before (or at worst an hour before). I credit my good hair (in my opinion :) ) to oiling. I also try washing my hair as less as possible. During a typical week I probably wash my hair once.

Today's is my 7th day no wash. I am oiling it today as I have an event to go to tomorrow so it needs some washing. If I wasn't going to an actual event I'd probably go another 2 days without washing it. I blow dried my hair and curled it with straighteners on the day I last washed it and as you can see my curls are more like waves now. The scalp is *slightly* greasy but nothing unbearable and I have not used any dry shampoo. 

7 days ago:

1.Oiled hair the night pre-wash
2. Washed and conditioned hair
3. Applied hair oil to ends and blow dried
4. Curled hair and applied a little bit of more hair oil
5. That's it. No products were added after or during the rest of the week. I sometimes tie my hair up in a loose bun with a scrunchie while I am sleeping.

This is my hair on a 7th day no wash: 

big sexy healthy hair, no wash hair, hair oil routine


How to Oil you hair:

1.Grab a de-tangling brush and some oil (I've mixed olive, castor, coconut, almond oil and a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil. Use lavender essential oil for those of you who are trying to make your hair grow longer. Typically I would also add Japanese Camellia Oil and Argan Oil but I currently don't have any. You can use whatever you have, I just prefer mixing a few as I feel they all do slightly different things which I can't explain as it's just in the way the hair feels).

FYI: I don't believe in pre-made hair oils that contain liquid petroleum or liquid paraffin as a carrier oil which is why I mix my own rather than use commercially available hair oils (I'm looking at you Dabur Vatika and Parachute Advansed). I also don't advocate the use of mustard oil as I personally feel that it increases hair loss. 

big sexy healthy hair, no wash hair, hair oil routine coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil,

2. De-tangle your hair

3. Rub some oil in your palms 

4. Apply to hair starting from scalp. Massage well: this really helps as it stimualates blood flow to the scalp. 

5. Apply to rest of hair and massage well

hair oil routine for Big sexy healthy hair

6. Brush through once more to remove all knots 

hair oil routine for Big sexy healthy hair

7. Tie in a bun with a scrunchie (yes not a fashion accessory but one of your hair's best friend) 

8. Carry on as normal: as the day goes on you'll notice your hair gets less *oily*. I will actually go out with my hair tied up in a bun when there's oil on it. For those of you who can't face that then either leave the oil in overnight, or oil it an hour before you shampoo. I really enjoy the process of applying oil to my hair and I take between 5-10 minutes massaging it properly depending on the amount of time I have. 

How many of you uses a hair oil on a regular basis? Is not oiling your hair something you could live without? I certainly couldn't. 

Coming up next: How to wash oil out of your hair in just one shampoo. Shocking I know! But there is a way :) 

50 comments

  1. You have beautiful hair Mashallah. Thanks for the tips. My hair has been coming out in clumps for over a month now. I sometimes cry in the shower. Have started oiling my hair regularly now. Just plain extra virgin Olive oil for now. Also started taking GNC biotin, MSM and evening primrose oil. Fingers crossed :(

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  2. Thats horrible dear, try using a sulphate free shampoo. I find that my hair falls out a lot less when I do. I also have a lot of hair fall out during my showers. Inshallah your hair becomes better soon! Xx

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  4. Hi Kayennat,

    Ive always been a silent reader here, but love both of your posts!
    I am interested in mixing my own oils as you have mentioned above. Is there any ratio that you follow for adding each oil? Like for example, do you just eyeball it and mix up each time you oil your hair or do you premix say, 100 ml at a time and then use it? If i needed to premix a 100 ml or 200 ml, how much of each should i be using in the mix?
    I have very dry hair (wavy not curly - never colored and hardly ever used heating irons), prone to dandruff and hair fall and lots of fly aways/ frizziness. i need to have oil in my hair all the time, else it is unmanageable. Please help me out on what i could do!
    Would really appreciate your expert advise on what oils i could use to make it soft, shiny and healthy. is avocado oil of any use? What type of comb do you suggest to use?
    I do not know if you would reply to me, but im keeping my hopes up!
    Awaiting your reply anxiously.

    If needed, please let me know and i could email you for getting your detailed reply.

    Cheers!

    Merin.

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    1. Hi Merin,

      Thank you so much for your kind comment. I eyeball the the amount and I tend to mix single use batches. But you can definitely mix a lot and use it as needed (I do that for my mum sometimes). I tend to use more of the thinner oils (like almond) and less of the thicker ones (castor, olive). I love avocado oil! definitely use it. I'm shocked that you need oil in your hair all the time (especially if haven't coloured your hair and don't use much styling tools). Do you use a conditioner after you shampoo?
      I use a wide tooth comb occasionally and mostly hair brushes (but I brush my hair very little overall; not everyday).
      If i was going to premix 100 ml I would do 25% almond, 25% coconut, and 10% of 5 other oils (usually castor, olive, avocado, jojoba and argan oil) but I would just eyeball approximate amount. I hope this is of some help....

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  5. Thanks Kay! i will try to get hold of these oils soon and start using them. Hopefully my hair will get better as i am facing heavy hair loss these days. Would essential oils such as lavender and rosemary be of any help?
    Yes, i need to have oil in my hair, maybe it's just what i am used to since childhood :) i guess i should be using a serum instead but i feel weird putting anything other than oil!
    i do use conditioner though the use has become limited since the arrival of my baby :)

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  6. I think I might do this... Your hair is lush <3

    Mine's parched to shittery, needs some moisture lol

    xxx

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  7. Just stumbled across your blog today. So impressed.
    Few months back I started washing my hair only once a week and everyone comments on how much healthier it looks. (so hard with blonde hair and dark roots as you can have some HORRENDOUSLY greasy looking days but it gets easier)
    Gonna buy some oils tonight!

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  8. just stumbled on this blog too, i subscribed right away. my problem is i have those hard hair like steel wool type and sometime back i even wanted to cut it and just give up until just months ago when i saw a little growth and i reverted, now am not planning to give up on it yet. that's when i came searching for hair care routines for Ethiopians and i landed here. Great blog by the way!!!. okay, my question is with this hair type what can i do to lengthen it and also get that volume and what should i avoid?

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