Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Vee Mack's hair oil therapy (Part One)

Oiling  your scalp daily has great benefits. Some of the benefits of using oils on your scalp daily are: better moisturized hair, supple scalp, stimulates your sebum production, reduces hair shedding and eliminates single strand knots. How do I know this? Because back in April of this year, I did a personal oiling my scalp daily challenge for 30 days, just to see if I would see any difference in my hair and I surely got more out of the challenge than I expected. I kept a 30 day diary of my oiling experience each day for the first 7 days, then weekly reports. I will share with you the benefits I received each day from feeding my scalp good oils on a daily basis.

Challenge prep:

I made sure my oil supply was stocked my oils of choice starting out were 3 oils I call the "super oils" because of all that they offer, these are: coconut oil, olive oil and avocado oil. Because I want to get the most nutrients and benefits from my oil I choose to only purchase virgin unrefined natural oils. Remember I am oiling daily so I use natural oils that do not create a buildup and those which absorb into my hair shaft and follicles. 

I wore my hair in a style that made my scalp easy to get to, this is important. Because I do not want to spend to much time trying to get to my scalp while tangling my hair up, then I have to spend 10 minutes getting knots and tangles out of my hair. The style I chose were 2 -strand twists. 

Note that before this challenge I rarely put anything on my scalp. I am not one to have a dry scalp, so I properly oiled my scalp maybe once a week if that. This is more the reason why I wanted to try something different. While we are on this healthy hair growth journey it is important to add things to your hair regimen if you are not getting the results you want with your current regimen. My hair was doing pretty good before this challenge, but I still had more shedding than I desired and my de-tangling sessions were taking 45 minutes. Once upon a time it took me 1.5 hours to detangle after washing my hair, so the 45 minutes was an improvement. But I always knew I could do better.

I had no ideal! So here we go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Days 1-7

Days 1-5  One good thing about it, is that it requires that I touch my entire scalp daily, so this keeps me aware of what going on with my scalp, as far as sore areas or bumps or thinning hair. My scalp feels pretty healthy, I had a small bump in the nape area about 5 days ago, but now that has completely healed. No sore spots at all. I presently have my hair loose, so I thought this would tangle it, but it made my tangles better, so this is a plus. Also I have noticed that my daily shedding has decreased by 50%.   

This is day 6 of me oiling my scalp: Although I almost missed yesterday, I was so tired, but I oiled it anyway although I was half asleep while doing it, lol. I just grabbed the first oil I saw which was coconut oil and used it. Coconut is one of the super oils, so that is fine.  Honestly I thought I would have oil everywhere, but so far that has not been the case. I thought my scalp would feel super oily to the touch, but that is not the case. Maybe because I am using good oils that penetrate. And still folks I have very little shedding per day. Maybe my hair needed this daily treatment. A little to early for final results. But this is the verdict right now.
Today is a blessed day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 This is day 7 of my oiling your scalp challenge, and I must say, I have been consistent and have not missed a day so far. Yesterday I shampooed my hair and applied my personal oil blend. The changes I have noticed so far: Shedding reduced by 90%, although I didn't have an extreme amount of shedding before, but I noticed a decrease. Now one problem I did have was what I call webbing of the hair. When you take your loose hair and pull it apart with your fingers, and you get the webbing effect between your hair strands. I got this a lot, because I have always had lots of tangles. My tangles have improved a great deal in the last year from doing the Vee Macks steam treatment and correcting my porous issues. But I still had this webbing issue. Also I notice when I part my hair and separate it my hair no longer tangles on the tips. This was also a problem which caused some breakage on my ends. So this if the first weeks results: A lot less shedding and no webbing. I will keep oiling my scalp daily for 30 days, and if I see that the results are beneficial, then this will become part of my daily routine. Thumbs Up so far!


This is a picture of my hair before the challenge

As you can see my hair is tightly coily and there is a lot of it. Stretched it goes past my bra strap. Even with my tightly coily pattern as a result of my oil therapy, I have ZERO single strand knots. Can you believe this? I almost could not, I thought ssks were a part of having a tighly coily hair and that I just had to deal with it. So not true! Healthy hair is free of knots. You will find from my hair type that this hair often photographs dull, but my hair was actually shiny here, although you cannot tell by the picture. Thanks to oils from nature, my hair is soft and lubricated. Loving this and you will to. Start your own challenge today. Try it for 30 days oiling your scalp daily with good oils.

Oil Therapy part two

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  1. Thanks for sharing the results from your oil therapy challenge. Like you, I oiled my scalp maybe once a week and sometimes less than that.*sheepish grin here* I'm going to start a daily oil regiment to see if it helps me out, especially during the harsh winter months.

  2. Thanks for your comment! I really didn't think much about oiling my scalp daily it was a small experiment. But boy was I surprised I have received so many wonderful benefits since adding this to my regimen. It will work for you to. If you have any further questions as you add this to your haircare regimen, feel free to leave me a message and I will help. Blessings!!!!!!

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  4. I'm going to try this. I've always been one to think oiling thescalp would suffocate it but I did begin to oil it about one or twice a week a few weeks back. I'll be using avocado, olive and jojoba. I also have a scalp oil I created a few months ago and I love it. I can't use coconut oil, it makes my hair feel like plastic. I'll keep you updated on my results. I hope I don't get to oily. :)

    1. Remember it does not always have to be a blend I used mostly a singular oil daily. Except on the days I use a stimulating oil mix. Keep me posted on how it goes for you. Thanks for reading my blog.