Applying oil to the hair and scalp is an ancient and traditional way to improve the quality and strength of hair.
Benefits Of Applying Oil To The Scalp (Murdha taila) according to Ayurveda:
It helps your hair grow faster, thicker, softer, and shinier.
It helps in soothing and brisk the sense organs.
Bhringaraj Oil, Brahmi Oil, and Healthy Ayurvedic hair oil are especially well-suited for scalp massage.
In order to gain the benefits of massaging oil onto the scalp, it’s important to apply it in the right method and at the proper time. The method and application of hair oil vary depending on the benefits you want to reap. Here are some benefits along with the method of application.
1. To improve the quality Of Hair
We can say that our hair quality has improved when we have less split ends, better hair growth, shinier and softer hair, and no issues of premature graying.
It is always advised that you apply oil thoroughly to your hair and scalp at night before you head to sleep. Keep it on overnight, and wash your hair the next morning with lukewarm water.
You can apply oil whenever you opt to wash your hair. However, you must not wash your hair daily, especially if you have long hair. Limit hair wash to twice or thrice a week.
A few people like to apply oil even after washing their hair. However, it’s not desirable to do so because the oil will attract dust due to pollution and also the harsh rays of the sun. but if you’re at home, you can apply some oil to the scalp and roots of your hair.
For hair growth, apply oil to the scalp, roots, and length of the hair. you can also heat the oil a little and apply it to your scalp. But if you have pitta imbalance, rashes on your scalp, or a headache then avoid the hot oil treatment.
2. To get rid of Dandruff
If you’re suffering from dandruff or irritation on your scalp, applying oil regularly will help you get rid of this problem.
For effective results, process the oil with neem tree leaves and other essential herbs that are bitter in odor. Apply this processed hair oil to your scalp and hair an hour before you take a shower. washing your hair with warm water will be helpful.
3. To relieve Headache
To get rid of a headache, you can choose any Ayurvedic oil or consult an Ayurvedic doctor.
Apply oil in the evening, around 6 pm. A headache is usually related to vata, and this time of the day is dominated by vata. Thus, it is sensible to apply oil around that time.
4. For a good Sleep
A gentle massage on your head with oil half an hour before you sleep will help you get a good night’s sleep. you can apply sesame oil for more effective results.
Ayurveda recommends applying sesame oil because it can help stop baldness, premature graying of hair, and headache. Kerala Ayurvedic therapy centers also use sesame oil.
An alternative to sesame oil is coconut oil. the most effective way to apply coconut oil is to heat it gently and then apply it to your scalp and hair. Doing this will also help you keep cold and sinusitis at bay.
We hope you now know the right technique to apply oil to your hair.