Want To Use Baby Oil For Hair? Find Out How!

Tired of a flaky scalp or dry and frizzy hair? No matter how many hair treatments you have applied, nothing seems to be able to control the damage. Well then, you have come to the right place. We can supply the solution for your problem

Have you have ever wondered why baby oils are so widely popularized around the world for its beauty effects? It because baby oils have many beauty aids lined upon its sleeve and one of the biggest benefits is to provide smooth, shiny and healthy hair in adults.

What is baby oil?

Baby oil is a human-made mineral oil made as a by-product from the leftover oil when it is refined. Baby oil is refined until it is completely safe for skincare or any other uses, especially for babies. It is generally made as an inert oil with the sole purpose of keeping the skin soft and supple. Although made for babies, it is also extensively used by adults for skincare and massage.

Can we use baby oil for hair?

Beauty bloggers and online websites have made using baby oil for hair or skincare very popular. However, is it safe to use baby oil?

According to the makers of baby oil, Johnson and Johnson, baby oil is a variant of mineral oil which is dermatologically tested and hypoallergenic. Since it is made for babies, it has been observed that upon application of baby oil on adults, due to its neutral pH and mild formula it does not produce allergic skin reactions on the body.

Baby oil has no harmful chemicals like parabens, phthalates, dyes or scents and therefore it has been clinically proven that it is safe to be used for hair care or skincare.

Benefits of baby oil for hair

Baby oils have been extensively used for hair and skincare due to its numerous beneficial properties. Although used for skincare, it is benefits for revitalizing the hair that has caused so much popularity. 

baby oil for hair

No complete medical research is provided, however from personal anecdotes it has been found that baby oils nourish hair and helps in making it soft and healthy.

The possible benefits of baby oil for hair are listed down below

  • Moisturization-

 According to the study conducted by Johnson and Johnson, it was observed that baby oil adds up to ten times more moisture on your wet hair than normal oils providing a perfect solution to treat your dry and frizzy hair.

Baby oils make a barrier on the skin which prevents the evaporation of moisture from your hair scalp. It seals down each cuticle on hair and thus effectively locks in the natural moisture of the hair.

The moisture loss caused due to sun, pollution, wind or different styling products can be easily prevented through the application of baby oil on your hair.

  • Revitalizing Dry Hair- 

The benefits of baby oil for dry hair is very impressive. If your scalp is flaky or you are suffering from an extreme condition of dandruff, consider massaging baby oil on your scalp every night before going to bed.

A healthy scalp provides stronger, smoother and healthy looking hair but if your scalp is damaged, it can decay your hair roots and also slow down the hair growth. Massaging baby oil on your dry scalp can increase the moisture content of your hair and also prevent further worsening of your hair condition.

Treat your scalp and hair roots with baby oil treatment before washing your hair and see your desired results within a month.

  • Potent Against Scalp Problems- 

Dandruff is the most common problem that a person suffers due to a flaky scalp but do you know there is something worse than this, that is known as Cradle Cap. 

Although common among infants, this condition has been in rising in adults too. Cradle cap is a condition similar to dandruff, here crusty or oily scaly patches forms on the scalp. The condition is not painful or itchy but those scaly crusts are really difficult to remove.

By massaging baby oil onto the scalp, it can help to loosen the crusts and eventually remove them from the scalp. Also helps in preventing the formation of dry scaly skin and dandruff. Yes, talk about multiple benefits rolled into one.

Also if you are suffering from lice problem, apply baby oil on your scalp, it can effectively reduce lice and also destroy the dormant lice eggs.

  • Stronger and smoother hair- 

As hair is porous, it can absorb a lot of water which can eventually lead to swelling and damaging the hair in the process. Also, if you stretch or pull your hair a lot or in a business which involves a lot of styling and chemical treatments, consider applying baby oil onto your hair as pre-treatment. 

Baby oil seals cuticles on hair which causes the hair to absorb less water and therefore makes the hair stronger and prevents it from breaking, tangling, frizzing and hair damage.

Applying baby oil post-shower can make your hair smoother and also protect the hair from harsh chemical treatments and the harmful styling products.

How to use baby oil for hair?

Use baby oil as a hair mask or infuse it with other oils and Vitamin E tablets to increase its efficiency.

Warm the oil for 10 to 15 seconds and then apply it generously all over your hair, cover it with a towel and leave it overnight. Or if you are short of time and need an instant fix, apply baby oil onto your hair before bathing and wash it off with lukewarm water and bask in the glowing shine of your hair.

Potential risks of baby oil for hair

Baby oil is dermatologically tested and clinically proven to be hypoallergenic. However, for some people, it may cause some problems and therefore there are some potential risks associated with usage of baby oil

  1. Baby oil blocks the pores and can irritate the scalp further.
  2. It may cause acne or an allergic reaction if it comes in contact with a sensitive skin.
  3. It is advised to wash the hair carefully after the application of baby oil as it can irritate the eyes upon contact.
  4. Hair can be extremely greasy after the usage of baby oil causing more dirt stick to it easily.

There you go all queries about baby oil solved through this article. Our hair is considered the crowning glory of our body and to keep it always smooth and shiny consider applying baby oil onto your hair. However, always keep in mind to take the advice from a professional before the application of anything onto your scalp and hair.

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