Within the world of haircare, hair oiling is becoming an increasingly popular part of healthy haircare routines. And its growing popularity is absolutely justified because of the undeniable benefits hair serums and oils can provide our scalp and hair. If you struggle with dry, frizzy or thin, unhealthy hair and you haven’t yet tried hair oiling or you haven’t found the right serum for your hair type, we’re going to break down all the key information you need to know in order to see your best scalp and hair results.
Just as there are an endless number of shampoos and conditioners that you can choose from within the haircare market, there are also a wide range of different hair oils and serums that you can choose to implement into your haircare routine. But it’s vital to understand which type of product and hair oiling techniques you’re looking to experiment with to ensure you’ll experience your greatest results.
Often, many consider hair oiling to involve applying natural oils and raw ingredients directly to your scalp and hair. Of course, this is one way to oil your hair. But if you want the best hair serum that nourishes your hair, smooths frizz, makes your hair easier to style and supports a healthy scalp to encourage hair growth, then we’re going to share why you should consider investing in a product like our Sozo Scalp & Hair Health Serum. This serum specifically has been formulated so it can be used for styling purposes and as a pre-wash hair oil treatment. But first, let’s discuss which types of oils your scalp and hair need in order thrive. Plus, we’ll also break down if you should be using a hair serum for your specific hair type, as well as how to achieve your best results.
Natural Oils That Are Proven to Enhance Your Scalp & Hair Health
It will come as no surprise to you that argan oil is an effective ingredient for our scalp and hair as it is known to intensely condition dry, damaged and coloured hair. It also adds shine and lustre to your hair, and it helps to smooth frizz, which means that if you’re looking for an anti-frizz hair serum or oil, you really want to invest in a product that’s been formulated with argan oil. Another benefit of argan oil for your hair that you may not be familiar with is that it’s known to help reduce inflammation and soothe your scalp, which is why argan oil has been formulated into our Scalp & Hair Health Serum.
Baobab seed oil
You may not yet be familiar with this ingredient, but baobab oil is a vital ingredient for any hair serum as it’s high in vitamins A, D, E and fatty acids which all help to nourish and protect your hair. In fact, it helps to protect from factors like UV damage by forming a sheath around the hair shaft. This also helps to leave your hair feeling smooth, conditioned and softer.
As another effective ingredient for enhancing our scalp and hair health, beetroot extract is known to condition the hair fibre which increases shine and the silkiness of your hair and allows for easier combing. Once again, this is another plant extract also known to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress to leave you with a healthier scalp.
Sunflower seed oil & grapeseed oil
If you want a hair oil that not only nourishes your scalp and hair but also acts as a heat protection hair serum that you can apply before styling, then sunflower seed oil and grapeseed oil are both must-have ingredients. Both sunflower seed oil and grapeseed oil are known to help prevent heat damage when styling. They also have conditioning properties to soften the hair strands.
Investing in an all-natural hair oil like our Scalp & Hair Health Serum that is formulated with sunflower seed oil and grapeseed oil is a great alternative to traditional heat protectants that contain silicones. Although silicones provide good heat protection, they can, over time, leave a build-up or coating on your hair which can negatively impact your long-term hair health. This is why our ultra-lightweight, hydrating hair oil utilises silicone alternatives to provide protection against extreme heat damage.
Rosemary leaf oil and bisabolol
As you can already see, many natural oils that provide wonderful benefits for our hair also enhance our scalp health greatly. And using hair oils for both our scalp and hair is essential as we all known that healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. So, if you not only want to experience healthy hair but also encourage thick hair growth then you need to invest in a natural hair serum formulated with rosemary leaf oil and bisabolol. These two oils are featured in our Scalp & Hair Health Serum as they both have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties to help soothe your skin and scalp. Rosemary oil and bisabolol are also unique to other hair oils as they are known to help encourage hair growth. Specifically, rosemary oil has been proven to help increase circulation and blood flow to your scalp and the hair follicles to stimulate hair growth and help prevent hair loss. Both of these ingredients have been shown to have similar effects on hair growth as minoxidil.
How To Get Your Most Effective Results From These Hair Oils
This is just a small handful of natural oils that can be used to enhance your scalp and hair health. And these ingredients we’ve discussed are only some of the oils formulated into our Scalp & Hair Health Serum. Of course, you can attempt to nourish your scalp and hair by applying these oils and raw ingredients to your hair. But it’s not likely you’ll be able to experience your very best results from these ingredients without sufficient information about how each ingredient must be used to receive their unique benefits.
Let’s look at rosemary leaf oil as an example. Rosemary essential oil, although it provides wonderful benefits for our hair, is known to be a potent oil that can cause some skin irritations if you apply it without first diluting the rosemary oil in an oil carrier. This means encouraging hair growth is not as simple as buying a bottle of rosemary oil and applying it straight to your scalp and hair.
Another downfall of using any of these oils we’ve discussed straight onto your hair is that your scalp and hair will often be left feeling greasy and heavy. Of course, any pre-wash hair oil treatment applied generously to the scalp will make your hair look oilier. But if you want to enjoy the benefits of ingredients like argan oil, grapeseed oil or sunflower seed oil to smooth frizz and protect dry hair before styling and in between washes, then undiluted oils won’t perform how you need them to perform.
That’s why we’ve formulated our Scalp & Hair Health Serum with a naturally derived oil emollient as the oil carrier for our hair serum that is proven to be ultra-lightweight. This means you can experience the benefits of all these (and many more) hair oils without the heavy or greasy feeling. In fact, you can achieve healthy, shiny, protected, smooth and bouncy hair without the oily hair feeling.
Which Hair Types Need a Hair Serum?
If you’ve never used a hair serum in your haircare routine or you haven’t yet found the right type of serum for your hair, you may be reluctant to try a hair oil or serum because you’re worried it will weigh your hair down. This is a very common concern, especially if you have a naturally oily scalp or fine, thin hair type. So, when talking about hair serums and oils generally, it is difficult to say if your specific hair type will benefit from and be suitable for any standard hair oil, because there are so many different options available within the haircare market. There are serums designed only for styling purposes and providing benefits like controlling frizz. Whereas, other hair oils are created to be heavier, more nourishing and to be used as a treatment you then wash out.
Because we believe in providing simple yet effective haircare solutions for all hair types, we’ve created our Scalp & Hair Health Serum to be light enough to be used to style both thin, fine hair types and thicker, frizzier hair types. And as we’ve already discussed, with ingredients like rosemary leaf oil and bisabolol, our Scalp & Hair Health Serum also provides essential nourishment to our scalp when used as a pre-wash scalp serum treatment. So, what this means is, if you want shiny, protected, thick, healthy, smooth and strong hair that is easier to style, and you want to invest in a pre-wash hair treatment, then our Scalp & Hair Health Serum is for you.
How Should You Be Using Hair Serums?
With every hair serum being uniquely formulated, every product must be used and applied according to its specific purpose and formulation. But to help you experience your very best results with our Sozo Hair Health products, here’s exactly how you can implement our hair serum into your routine.
- Apply and massage into the ends of your hair before styling with heat. Our lightweight serum can be applied to both dry and damp hair. For thin, fine hair types, use only 2 to 3 drops or 4 to 5 drops for thicker, frizzier hair. It’s always best to start with a small amount first, then add more if your hair needs it. Be sure to avoid applying oil to your scalp when using our serum for hairstyling purposes.
- Massage a couple of drops of our serum into your dry hair to smooth frizz and flyaways between washes.
- Apply our serum as a pre-wash oil treatment all over your scalp and hair. Gently massage into your scalp while always being careful not to mat your hair or cause any breakage. Let our natural hair oil absorb into your scalp for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 to 3 hours before rinsing and washing your hair as normal. Also be sure to apply our shampoo generously, or double shampoo, to ensure your scalp is completely clean, then apply our conditioner or hair mask as normal.
Hair oiling and incorporating an all-natural, silicone free hair serum into your haircare routine is an effective way to increase shine, protect your hair from heat and UV damage, strengthen your hair, smooth and condition frizz, encourage healthy hair growth and soothe your scalp. Investing in the right hair serum for your scalp and hair type is all about understanding the ingredients inside the specific product. The ingredients will tell you about what type of results you can expect to experience and whether the product has been formulated for styling purposes or as an intense treatment. With our ultra-lightweight hydrating hair oil, our Scalp & Hair Health Serum, you can enjoy your healthiest scalp and hair regardless of whether you have thin, fine hair or thicker, frizzier hair. If you’re ready to enjoy all the benefits of our Scalp & Hair Health Serum, you can shop our hair oil now.