The Definitive Guide to Oiling vs Serums for Hair Care

Water-based pomade prevents build-up, whereas oil-based pomade can weigh down your hair quickly. And water-based pomade is arguably better on your scalp than an oil product. Further, oil pomades never dry out.

Some of the positive effects of hair oiling are as follows:


  • Addition of vitamins and minerals to your scalp and hair follicles.
  • Stimulation of hair roots for the growth of brilliant hair.
  • Reduction of hair frizzing and split ends.
  • Nourishment of the scalp while making hair smooth and moisturized


Benefits of oiling hair overnight

Lipids make your hair look great as they play a significant role in maintaining their health. They help keep your hair shiny and bright. Hair oil helps maintain and repair the shaft, especially in the case of frizzy and dry hair. When oil is kept in the hair overnight, it renders the best results


How often should you oil your hair?

Your need of the optimum oil quantity depends on the type of oil you use, your intent behind its usage as well as the lengths of your hair (you can also use a few or more drops of a good-quality serum or a hair-mask). You can either massage with either two to three teaspoons of oil every alternate day. On the other hand, if you have a weekly oiling routine, you can use a greater volume of oil depending on your scalp texture and hair length. 

Precaution & look out points.

Look out for commercial of the Shelf Hair oil which contain Mineral oil or Liquefied paraffin. As per Ayur-ved since mineral oil are petroleum derived oils they are not recommended as per Ayur – ved practise “any product which is derived from extinguish life can not give joy and growth “ .

 Also When highly refined, mineral oils do not cause any adverse effects. However, if the petroleum is not highly refined, it may include polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are carcinogenic. This means it may increase the risk of cancer

Washing your hair often

According to the American Academy of Dermatology people with very oily hair may need to shampoo their hair once a day. Shampooing every day helps clear from the scalp all residual oil and contaminants, along with product build-up.

And good news for your wallet, you should skip the “repeat” cleanse.


Thoroughly shampooing

It is not exactly rocket science but you still need to know that inappropriately washing your hair will leave you with an excessively oily scalp and mane.

Summing up

To keep your hair nourished, smooth and safe, it is necessary to maintain a hair care routine based on your hair type. This also avoids hair loss and breakage. Factors like your lifestyle, your hair's texture, and how much time you stay outside, decide how often you should wash your hair.


However, regardless of the kind of scalp/hair you have, you must massage your hair with a good quality oil at least once a week. This helps nourish your hair and reinforces your follicles' strength. Do note that you should still adhere to a prescription prescribed by your doctor if you have any scalp problems requiring medicated shampoos.

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