Hey Sis, does it feel like your hair is at an in between stage and not growing or retaining length? I’m going to give you 5 ways to add oil into your hair regime to jump-start that growth and help you retain length. Let’s get into the tips:

1. Add Peppermint or Tea Tree Oil To Your Shampoo

Peppermint oil and Tea Tree oil are most known for their tingling sensation which happens to be exactly what you need to get your hair follicles stimulated and increase blood circulation to your scalp. Scalp massages are proven to enhance hair growth, adding these oils will increase the benefits of your washday routine.

2. Add Oil To Your Daily Hair/ Scalp Spray

Adding a carrier oil like avocado oil which, is heavy and rich in fatty acids and antioxidants will help lock in moisture and as a result, create elasticity and length retention. Oils that are rich in antioxidants can help reduce the presence of the hormone DHT which, is a leading cause of hair loss and thinning.

3. Add Oils to Your Favorite Deep Conditioner

Adding more oils to your favorite deep conditioner will increase the moisture benefits and also promote shine. For high porosity and damaged hair use heavier hair oil like olive oil to help seal the cuticle and trap in the moisture. Moisture retention = Elasticity which prevents breakage and encourages length retention.

4. Use The LCO Method

I am a huge advocate of the LCO method when applying hair products. First, you add your liquid or leave-in; next, you apply a cream; last, you apply an oil to seal in that moisture and prevent dryness and breakage. I am especially a fan of this for normal to high porosity hair. This method will also keep your hair softer for longer.

5. Add Lots Of Oil To Your Pre-Poo

Adding oil to your Pre-Poo (detangling mixture) will increase slip when you are detangling and prevent breakage and promote length retention.

There are so many ways and reasons to incorporate hair oil into your hair care regimen outside of the monotonous scalp oiling. I hope you found the tips helpful and informative. Good luck on your journey!

This feature was submitted by Kia Williams | website | Instagram

My name is Kia, I am a natural hair enthusiast turned licensed cosmetologist. I started my career in beauty just a few short years ago and I’ve grown my clientele to over 400 clients in less than 4 years. My specialty is leveraging protective styles to grow and maintain healthy hair. My goal is to educate women of color on how to grow their own hair and prevent/ recover from hair loss.