Should I Oil My Scalp? | Benefits, Disadvantages, BEST Oils for Natural Hair, How Often?

Should I Oil My Scalp? | Benefits, Disadvantages, BEST Oils for Natural Hair, How Often?

Hi everyone! Welcome to Discovery Natural. Today we are talking
about oiling your scalp. Is it necessary to oil your scalp? What are the benefits
of oiling your scalp? What is the right oils to use? And why do you even
need to oil your scalp? (smooth rhythmic music) I get a lot of questions about this issue and I said, okay I need
to do a video on it and just give you guys the information about oiling your scalp. Now we all know that our scalp produces what is known as sebum. That is the natural oil that
is produced in our scalp. I think we’re mainly the main
people that oil their scalps. I know that some other
ethnics also oil their scalps and also, well they don’t
use it as much as we all do. So understanding the benefits for our hair and understanding the
disadvantages of over-doing it is very important. So the first thing is, what are the benefits of
using oils on your scalp? Major benefit is like for massages. And massages will promote hair growth. Yeah, when you massage your hair, you promote like the blood
circulation in your scalp. Another benefit is that
with oil in your scalp, some people find that it helps their scalp when their scalp is dry. And it also is good for kind of lubricating that scalp area and also helping your natural oils. As you know, some people actually have low sebum production and some people have
high sebum production. High sebum production can be seen when your hair is overly greasy. We doubt you’re putting oils on it. And those people, they’re no encouraged to oil
their scalp all the time. But we’ll get more into
that little bit later so that you can identify
who has to oil their scalp, who should be oiling their scalp, who shouldn’t be oiling their scalp. I’ll get into that a little bit later. So let’s keep watching. Two other reasons why some people benefit from oiling their scalp is for dandruff. Some people find that
when they oil their scalp, they do not have dandruff as much. Also some people find
that when they use oils, especially in their hair, not necessarily on their
scalp but in their hair, it helps them with improving
the moisture level. And they way they do that is
either by doing oil treatment or when they moisturize their hair, the kind of add oils to it. Doing like the lock method
which is liquid oil and cream or the LCO method which
is liquid, cream, and oil. So they see that it
helps with intensifying their moisture level. So what are the disadvantages
of using oil in your hair? Disadvantages is number one. With using oils in your hair, your hair is prone to get very greasy. And when it gets very
greasy it pulls in dirt. You can attract dirt onto your hair. When you attract dirt onto your hair, your hair can become dull, it can become brittle, it can become not so nice looking. So that’s a couple of reasons. Another reason that some people find that they do not need to
use oils in their scalp is that they find that the oils actually weight down their hair when they use it on their scalp and it weighs down their hair. Now if you’re in that category, if you’re someone that you have fine hair, you might not want to apply too much oils on your
hair or on your scalp. So this is the one that you
guys have all been waiting for. Is it even necessary to
use oils in your hair. Now it has to do with per
case, per case, per case. And what that means is that
it depends on the individual. It depends on you. If you’re someone that
when you wash your hair, you do not need to oil your scalp and it’s working for you, then that’s fine. But some people find that with the kind of scalp they have, their scalp gets overly dry and they have to oil their scalp. If you do that, you have to know the right oils to use for your scalp. If you’re someone that you find that you have low sebum production then you might wanna use these oils that I’ll talk about later in
your hair or in your scalp. If you’re someone that you
have high sebum production where, even if you don’t oil your scalp, your scalp feels really oily and it’s kind of the waxy oil, which is actually the sebum, then you do that. The sebum is good. Natural oil in your scalp is good, that your body produces, is good, but sometimes it needs
some kind of encouragement. And there are a few oils
that actually help out. Oils such as jojoba oil, avocado oil, and also olive oil helps too. If you’re someone that suffers
from high blood pressure, you might not want to use rosemary oil because rosemary oil actually effects the medications that you
take for high blood pressure. So always do your research
before you start mixing oils so that you know how it
will effect your body and how it will effect your scalp, how it will effect
medications you also take. Coconut oil has helped some people but some people find that
they don’t like coconut oil. So if you like coconut oil, and if coconut oil works for you, fine. One thing I want to encourage you guys, try to understand your
own hair, scalp health. Similar to how you understand that your body needs to be moisturized, then let’s apply the same
knowledge to our scalp, okay? So if you find that you can go without oiling your scalp
everyday, which is to me, I think is excessive
on your scalp everyday but that’s just me. How often do I oil my scalp? Well, I oil my scalp when I wash my hair and the middle of the week, which is just twice a week. And that is sufficient for me. So if you like this video, thank you so much for watching our video. We really appreciate you guys. We are so thankful for you guys. And if you guys have any kind of questions or other video ideas
that you want me to do, please comment below. Let me know. And a little shoutout to
the peoples (giggles). Shout out to everyone
that’s been asking me to do videos about oiling scalp. Thank you so much! And thanks for watching our videos. If you’ve never subscribed, please, we’ll love you to subscribe. And we love to give you, ugh. If you’ve never subscribed, please, we’ll love you to subscribe. And thank you so much. And see you in the next video. Thanks for watching. Bye!


  • Hope Nation says:

    Is it true that if you use to much oil it leads to dandruff? Also my hair is damaged so what are some suggestions to repair my hair?

  • Natural Goddess says:

    thank you so much! I oil my scalp every other day and it work wonder for me.

  • German Mapper says:

    Hi my name is disna and I've been natural for two years now and I'm having a problem with the back of my head stay dry alot also the crown what do I do?

  • ebony isis says:

    Thank you. Someone had recommended that you should oil your scalp everyday, but I found that washday and midweek works best for me as well.

  • gigi says:

    I love you so much Q] do a wash day with Cantu

  • All Hell Breaks Loose says:

    I haven't oiled my scalp for a whole year and it was dry.

  • Swtsade J says:

    Hello, love your page. I find that I have to oil my scalp. Not becs of dandruff but to help subside my scalp from itching.

  • carmeld45 101 says:

    Great video. TFS

  • Lisa Essien says:

    love this video..I dont oil my scalp anymore and my hair feel better however I do the lco method actually the lcb i use a mix of better in replacement of the oil mix, and I also do a hot oil treatment once a week I think that i enough oil in my hair

  • BRKLYN 29 says:

    I oil once a week but I also wash my hair once a week. Some oils cause my scalp to smell bad so I try to use something light.

  • BRKLYN 29 says:

    Thank you for this video.

  • Cece says:

    for me i oil my scalp with dax bcus it saves me from oiling every other day with a natural oil doesnt last as long.. with dax i can oil my scalp and last me up to 4 days. And it has good ingredients castor oil, olive oil.. the green dax

  • German Mapper says:

    Thank you

  • Remmy Remmy says:

    I like your personality!though I oiled my scalp everyday, thanks for sharing.

  • Williams J says:

    Great video. I loved this subject! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘

  • Adenike Akapo says:

    I have low porosity hair. I have watched your video speaking about the benefits of aloe Vera. I have started using it and I think it is helping me retain moisture! I was wondering, should I continue to use the aloe vera and what is the best moisturing method for low porosity hair? LOC method? Or the LCO method?

  • michelle jenkins says:

    I just oiled mine this morning! are u reading my mind discovering natural? ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

  • michelle morris says:

    Another great and informative video, I have recently that I need to help the natural sebum in my hair as I get older, am at the age where things aren't like they used to be, lol! Anyways seriously thank you for the information provided.

  • Olamide Enajekpo says:

    Thank you so much, I need this because I recently went natural

  • PunkGirlRock says:

    I oil my scalp with tea tree oil once or midweek because I don't think my hair produce any sebum at all. My scalp will be drier than the Sahara desert.

  • Kim May says:

    I oil my hair on wash day an mid week that it But I do pre poo with oils every wash day thanks for sharing

  • Cara J says:

    As always, great information. Thank you.

  • Christi Holt says:

    I can use oil on my scalp while I deep condition but oiling my scalp causes my scalp to itch like crazy

  • Onyinye Elochukwu says:

    As usual, very informative. I oil two/three times a week.

  • Naturally Dunn says:

    I oil my scalp 3-4 times a week. My hair has been doing well with me moisturizing with my water mixture and sealing with my oil mixture. ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

  • hu down says:

    my scalp feels better when oiled. in addition, oiling the scalp is a tradition. folk had hair down their backs back in the day. look at some of your old family photos.

  • Becky Silky says:

    Thanks for sharing. #informative

  • Terri Jones says:

    Massaging my scalp with my favorite oil mixture while watching this!!!_โคโคโค the video

  • Santa Gonzalez says:

    oh really I have high blood pressure, and I've been using rosemary oil once a week for a long time, I didn't know I shouldn't use it, but my hair keeps falling out alot.

  • Precious Lafleur says:

    Great video! Can you please do a video on Porosity? Thank you!

  • BLISS says:

    this was excellent information I have started back consistently applying oil to my scalp and it has made a tremendous difference to my Skype and my hair moisture level so yes good video

  • Dee Johnson says:

    I love Grapeseed Oil on my scalp I only need to Oil on wash day. Every now and then I have to apply midweek to one dry area during weather changes mostly.

  • Marleen G. says:

    I have seborrheic dermatitis (SD) and I have to keep my scalp squeaky clean. If I use oil or conditioner on my scalp, it exacerbates the condition, and I experience more flaking, and more redness and itchiness. I know, you'd think that would be dry skin, right? But no. That is why it took quite a while to figure out. I had this as a baby, though (cradle cap) and am 45 now. It took a long time to realize that I needed to see a dermatologist. He prescribed me a medicated shampoo (Nizoral 2%), and from then on it improved. In between flare-ups I can keep it at bay by using a sulfate shampoo (yeah, I know). I tried going sulfate-free or doing CO-washing, but that is just not for me (causes flare-ups). I suppose it's different for everyone, but this is my experience with oil. I do use it on my lengths though (love my oils for that). I also use the LOC/LCO method for styling. I just don't go near my scalp.

  • Patricia Phillips says:

    Thank you for the information bless

  • Alicia C says:

    I used to oil my scalp on a regular basis but now I don't do it like that anymore I've noticed that my scalp doesn't really need oil like that. The only time I use it on my hair is when I'm moisturizing the length of my hair.

  • Oge Ubabuike says:

    I taught is good to use oil on scalps. Wow never knew!!

  • shanekqua rhodes says:

    I just started back oiling my scalp after My heat damage experience. I have noticed that my hair stays moisturized throughout the week and It just looks a lot healthier when I do

  • Shaina erica says:

    I don't use oils in my hair at all. I find that my products have oils in them so that's fine for me. Thx for the video !

  • Kameisha Smith says:

    Great videos about natural hair hydration.

  • Queen Misfitx3 says:

    I have to oil my scalp fairly frequently due to dandruff but I usually use coconut oil ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • jacqueline boyce says:

    are you doing more lives

  • Distinguished Diva says:

    Rosemary and tea tree oil are the best for my scalp.

  • B B says:

    Nothing goes on my scalp..but just water in a spray bottle or my ACV diluted with water. Thanks for the video!!

  • BECKY'S CORNER says:

    my Daughter's scalp is very dry and easily get dandruff on her hair but oiling her scalp and doing hot oil treatment has helped a lot her hair feels better with regular hot oil treatment and she's got the most healthiest hair in the house. this is a great tips and very helpful tfs

  • Curls of Innocence Hair, Health, & Homeschooling says:

    I oil my scalp every wash day and maybe one day during the week AFTER my hair is dampened. I never do it on dry hair because it won't penetrate!

  • Curly Neik says:

    This is very excellent information. I also oil my scalp right after washing and midweek. I use a mixture of olive and coconut oil (mostly olive oil) using the LOCS method: aloe vera juice, leave-in, oil mixture, hair cream, and shea butter. I make sure not to apply too much of the oil and shea butter so that my hair doesn't turn oil too oily. This method help my hair to stay sealed without absorbing moisture from the air.

  • petalisbless says:

    I oil my scalp 2 times a week also my dear… and good info on the Rosemary oil… I have High blood pressure ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Chayna Douglas says:

    Wow I didn't think about attracting dirt if hair is too greasy… thanks for this vid

  • Denise Forbes says:

    do you do hot oil treatment on the girls hair

  • Natural Hair Nigeria says:

    i have to oil my hair most time, mix the oil with beautiful textures leave in conditioner,else my hair will feel really dry which always cause dryscalp

  • Simply Natural says:

    good information

  • adoree alex says:

    your kids should make slime as a video

  • Wendy Pฮฉฮฉh says:

    I do oil rinses and hot oil treatments but my scalp doesn't like anything left on it….as usual another great video๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  • Msdee Natural says:

    I have thin/fine hair I oil/grease once a week. It helps with my dry itchy scalp.

  • Fahranie Felicia Carre says:

    Hello!! thank you so much for all those useful info. I have a few questions. I recently did my 2nd big chop and my hair is less than an inch long. I bought all these different natural oils to help my hair grow back faster. I have 4c hair and my hair gets pretty dry. Is it ok to leave oils in your hair for like a week without washing your hair? Can I moisturize my hair every day with oils? is it okay to oily use oil in your hair and no other products except for shampoo and conditioner on wash day?

  • Emma Quayson says:

    I think I've Low sebum production. the only thing that works for my hair is a shea butter mix of olive oil, shea butter n jbco. i do this every morning n evening, if I don't my scalp gets super flaky n itchy.

  • Wavy Xbreezy says:

    lemon oil

  • Jiselle Wilson says:

    I am always afraid that it will weigh down my hair to much.

  • Rose Mugo says:

    Very many thanks for your topics…Now..grey hair is a big problem for many ladies…. Pls comment on how to cover it without ruining our natural hair….

  • Queen_ 38 says:

    if I have braids in how many times should I oil my scalp in a week
    Also can I mix jojoba and peppermint oil and use it to massage my scalp?

  • cutflower says:

    Hi, Im wondering how u feel about using the Moroccan oil serum on natural hair as a sealer?

  • Dorcas Akubor says:

    Wat of when u use as a sealant when moisturizing ur hair at night?

  • Francesca Agyeman says:

    Thank you for that tip!

  • Yerlen Jonson says:

    oh I didnt know that rosemary oil could affect high blood pression๐Ÿ˜ฑ

  • Catina Hawkins says:

    Thank you, Thank you, and Thank you!!!!!!!

  • P. Arnold says:

    I oil my scalp and strands with a light natural oil (no mineral oil or petroleum) and it reduces shedding for me because my scalp is lubricated!! Then I water only wash after a few days!

  • Fary ola says:

    Your hairstyle is sooo beautiful and makes you look classy!

  • Kalangwa Christin says:

    Hello. I hope your all good. Could u pliz do a video on how much oil /quantity one should apply on there scalp. While massaging it In.

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