We all love our hair, who doesn’t? Right! So I have got many questions related to hair straightening and hair smoothening. Whether it is good? Is it bad? What are the after-effects and much more? The most commonly asked question among these is Can we apply oil after hair Smoothening. Well, there are various myths and truths behind this question. If you study deeply, then you will come to a final conclusion. This article will lead you to the direct answer by confusing you at all.
Keep reading till your hair doesn’t grow long 🙂
Firstly, let me tell you that Smoothening and Straightening both are different, and the process is even different. But the solution and application of oil are similar. It is measured and checked that the application of hair oil after hair smoothening damages the hair and increases frizziness and stickiness. Oil makes the scalp greasy, and as you have had smoothening, it increases the grease.
Can We Apply Oil After Hair Straightening?
So, it is strictly a big NO to hair oil after hair smoothening. If you really feel like applying oil, then you can apply oil on the ends of your hair. Also, try to avoid oil-based hair spa after your hair smoothening treatment. Researchers prove that one should not apply hair oil for at least two weeks after smoothening. It is very well-advised not to use any sort of hair oil for at least 1000 days. You are not supposed to apply anything on your scalp and hair for at least a month. If you apply oil, your hair will start losing its texture, and also you will notice curly ends. Do not compare hair oil with serum, you can use the serum after a week and that too limited amount of quantity. One drop of serum is equivalent to three drops of oil. So you can apply the serum once a day after a week or two but do not use hair oil immediately after hair smoothening.
Now when you know what should not be done after hair smoothening, let me tell you what should be done after hair smoothening.
I know you must be jumping out of joy once your hair is ready to flaunt. But there are a few things you need to take care of in the first 48 hours after smoothening.
1. First 48 hours
Water is good for health but not good for your hair after smoothening. Avoid usage or application of water on your hair and scalp for at least the next 48 hours. Your hair needs time to set, and any water application can add crinkle your smooth and straight hair.
2. What after 48 hours
Hair smoothing is done with the application of lots and lots of chemicals. It is now time to handle your hair very well. If you want your smoothen hair to last long, you need to take care of it daily. After three days, now it’s time to shampoo and condition your hair for the first time. Use a mild shampoo and conditioner and make sure to rest your hair with conditioner for a little more extended run. To remove excess moisture and conditioner, rinse your hair with warm water. Also, apply a leave-in cream for locking the needed moisture in your hair and get a frizz-free look. Now while detangling your hair, you should not use a hairbrush instead use a wide-toothed comb. It easily detangles your hair with minimum breakage. You can also opt for hair pack onto your hair for nurturing it with nutrients and energy. Managing and following this routine will automatically make your hair look soft, shiny, and moisturized.
3. What after 15 days
It looks like your hair have adapted your smoothening treatment and is well set with your scalp. But you are maintaining the routine and taking proper care of your hair, right? Well, if you there is any chance of skipping the routine, let me tell you that this is the central time where you need to take care of your hair inside out. What to do? Eat healthy food, fruits, drink lots, and lots of water and consume dairy products to maintain the shine of your hair and skin. Do not use any heating products like hair-dryer, curler, straightener, or any other. Also, don’t be over excited and straight away visit any hair color parlor. Highlighting hair or coloring hair will totally damage the hard work you have done to date. Any usage of products and highlighting should be done after six months of hair smoothing only.
4. Use a mixture of oil
Yes, one should use a mixture of hair oil if they are applying. You can have a mixture of almond oil + olive oil and apply it. You can also use avocado oil + argan oil and apply it on your ends and scalp. Do not apply oil and keep it overnight or for a more extended period. I would suggest you all use hair oil before going to bath only.
So this is it; our journey has come to a pause button. I will be coming with a lot more exciting questions and articles right from your heart. Wait till then, and stay tuned. I hope this article would have helped you to change your preferences and break all the myths that you have heard about hair oil and smoothening necessities.