What is Scalp Oiling & How to Use Scalp Products

It’s a term you may have heard from TikTok recently, but what is scalp oiling? Scalp oiling is the practice of applying oil to the scalp to hydrate, nourish, and protect it. In this article, we will take you through the various benefits of using scalp oils; teaching you how to use hair scalp oil to your benefit and guiding you to the best scalp oil for your needs.

Everything You Need To Know About Scalp Oiling

Why Should I Use Scalp Oil for Hair Growth?
While it may seem like a new idea to you, the practice of scalp oiling has been used in India for centuries and is recommended in Ayurvedic medicine. It is believed to nourish the scalp, soften the hair and restore your strands with the vitamins and minerals that get stripped away from frequent hair washing. Hair and scalp oiling can help maintain your hair’s health and vibrancy, which can reduce hair breakage. By massaging in oil for scalp, it increases blood circulation and encourages hair growth.

How to Use Scalp Oil:
1: Apply the scalp oil treatment to your scalp and massage in a circular motion with your fingertips
2: Use the oil left in your palms to run through your hair
3: Cover your hair with a towel or shower cap and leave on overnight
4: The following day, shampoo hair while dry and thoroughly rinse before conditioning as usual

While in typical Ayurveda routines it is recommended that you incorporate hair and scalp oiling into your daily routine, this probably isn’t realistic for everyone. Therefore, try to use scalp oil at least twice a week, ideally the night before you plan to wash your hair as a pre wash scalp oil.



Oil for Dry Scalp


Benefits of Coconut Oil on the Scalp
Coconut oil is one of the most popular hair oils – it is enriched with a fatty acid called lauric acid and it has a high affinity for hair protein, meaning it bonds to protein and therefore improves the condition of your hair. It also nourishes and hydrates the scalp, helping to prevent dryness and flaking. If you are looking for coconut oil for dry scalp, we recommend trying our nutriplenish collection, which is infused with coconut oil and deeply nourishes hair and scalp. The nutriplenish™ multi-use hair oil is the perfect hair oil for dry scalp.

Benefits of Tea Tree Oil for Scalp
Using small amounts of tea tree oil on your scalp can help to prevent the buildup of chemicals and dry, dead skin, keeping your hair healthy and hydrated. If dry skin is left on your scalp untreated, it could ultimately hinder hair growth, so consider products containing tea tree oil to nourish your scalp and prevent hair loss.


Oil for Oily Scalp


Rosemary Oil for Scalp Benefits
Rosemary oil is believed to support your hair growth journey for a few reasons. Firstly, an oily or itchy scalp can prevent hair from growing, and rosemary oil has been found to soothe and repair the scalp. It also is thought to improve circulation when massaged in, which stimulates healthy hair growth. Rosemary oil also has antifungal qualities to reduce excess oils and buildup, making it great for an oily scalp. If you’re looking for the best scalp oil for hair growth, one we recommend is our beautifying composition oil, which is infused with rosemary oil.

Benefits of Mint Oil for the Scalp
Peppermint oil helps balance the pH of your scalp, which helps regulate oil production, making it a great option for an oily scalp. Mint oil in general also helps with scalp irritation and inflamation. It has also been known to improve hair loss – the menthol in mint oils are vasodilators, which stimulate blood flow. Hair loss occurs when follicles and starved of blood flow, so increasing circulation can potentially prevent hair loss. Check out our Rosemary Mint range to discover the scalp and hair benefits of mint oil.


Not just for cooking!

If you think sunflower oil and olive oil are just for the kitchen, think again!

Sunflower oil
This oil provides your scalp and strands with nutrients needed for strong, shiny hair. If you want to combat scalp irritation and flaking, unwanted frizz, or thinning hair, then opt for a product containing sunflower oil. We recommend our shampure composition oil.


Olive oil

This oil brings a new lease of life to your hair and scalp. Olive oil is a big source of vitamin E, which strengthens hair and regenerates follicles. It is also high in emollients that soften your strands for a silky finish while monounsaturated fats lock in moisture. Finally, this multi-tasker soothes and hydrates the scalp. Check out our dry remedy daily moisturizing oil.