The age-old practice of hair oiling has been around for centuries and is highly recommended by Ayurvedic practitioners. It is something that we are all aware of but are not able to do. So let’s just kick the inertia and oil our hair, give our hair a regular oil massage.

What does hair-oiling do? What are the benefits of hair oiling?


Excessive hair treatments and exposure to other elements lead to dehydration of the hair, leading to hair fall. The hair also starts to look dry and in extreme cases gets a straw-like appearance. Therefore the hair needs care and oiling is the best way to care for it. The oil nourishes and hydrates the hair, thereby making it stronger and healthier. Basically, oil is just hair food.


A thorough oil massage boosts blood circulation in the scalp and sends nutrients directly to the hair roots. Once a week, a hair oil massage is essential for your hair health. It exfoliates the scalp and nourishes and revitalizes the hair, resulting in the prevention of hair fall. Not only this a regular oil massage helps to increase hair growth.


Most oils have anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Regular oiling removes hair toxins and clears hair follicles of harmful bacteria, which strengthens your roots. And stronger roots means stronger and healthier hair.


Different oils have minerals and vitamins which are essential to hair health. Vitamins B, K, E, B12, B6 and B3 are highly beneficial for the hair. Applying hair oil replenishes lost minerals and vitamins, which also strengthen roots.

Thus there are several benefits of hair oiling which not only make the hair look good but also stimulate hair growth and stop hair loss.

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Hello! I’m Sangeeta Relan. Aside from being an educationist teaching at the university level for the last 28 years, I have been a corporate wife and a mother to two boys who have now flown the nest. I love cooking, singing, travelling and exploring new places.

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