Timeless secrets to gorgeous hair. Rediscovered.

Timeless secrets to gorgeous hair. Rediscovered.

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Thicker oils and their golden goodness

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By the Hairsutras Team

As Indians, we are one step ahead of what the Western World is only just catching up on- the beautifying properties of hair oiling. Steeped in our culture and tradition, we know it is an elixir when it comes to softer, thicker hair. But today, are we harnessing the qualities of our oils properly?

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With our fast-changing lifestyles, we are leaving behind the traditional, albeit purer, hair oils that have been used by our mothers and grandmothers for generations. Instead, we reach out for the lighter, more fragrant options in the market, as they cater to our modern sensibilities. But in the long run, what else are we leaving behind?  
Our experts in our research department bring to light why thicker oils have far more goodness and nourishment wrapped up in its viscosity, than its lighter counterparts.  More importantly, they actually fit into our modern-day lifestyles better: 
1. The fatty acids of thicker oils have deeper penetration power. So contrary to modern day opinion, if you have lesser time, you’ll reap the benefits of stickier oil, faster.  

Its molecular structure helps seep into the muscles under your scalp, and hydrate it from within. Indulge in a half an hour massage and it will also help promote blood circulation, which in turn gives your hair follicles a kick and stimulates hair growth. 

2. For your hair to be smooth and shiny, your cuticle needs to stay closed. (Read about this more, here). For this to happen, your cuticle needs moisture. Modern day styling products and beauty treatments, entail lifting the hair’s cuticle. Thicker oil comes to the rescue, in these cases. It conditions the hair shaft and closes the cuticle, making your hair strands smooth and shiny. 

3. Thicker oils, also helps seals the moisture better, thanks to its viscosity. This means that you don’t have to apply it as often as lighter oil, since your hair is still reaping the moisture benefit of your last oil massage. How’s that for fitting into a busy lifestyle?

4. When it comes to modern day hazards like pollution and excessive styling, the thicker oil has got you covered. Its thickness acts as a protective layer on your hair shaft, keeping your cuticle closed and protecting the innermost layers of your hair from dust, smoke and excessive heat. Not just that, it comes with an added bonus of protecting the hair from breakage and lessens split ends, by creative a protective coating on the hair shaft. 

So if you want to get more out of your hair oil massage, choose the right oils, and choose genuine nourishment.
To familiarize yourself with the types of heavy oils and which one is apt for your hair type, read on!

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