- As a hairdresser, I think it’s not a good idea to leave the oil on the hair for three days. Even if you use one of the lighter oils, you should leave it on for not more than two days.
- Otherwise, leaving the oil on your hair for three days could clog your scalp pores and cause flaking, hair loss, itching, and even dandruff.
- You can leave coconut, argan, and jojoba oil on your hair for two days.
- Other oils should be on for up to 40 minutes. They’re rosemary, castor, and olive oil.
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By the way, why do you want to leave the oil in your hair for three days? Let me guess:
- You think that it’ll repair your hair.
- You think that if you leave the oil in your hair for three days, your hair will grow at a rate of five centimeters per day.
- You believe that if you leave the oil in your hair for three days, day your hair loss will magically stop on the third.
I’m sorry to dash your illusions, but that’s not how it works. Although the oil is a natural product, you shouldn’t use it more than indicated.
As a hairdresser, leaving the oil on your hair for three days is dangerous. Your hair has a limited capacity to absorb lipids and nutrients.
Let’s think together.
Would you leave the dye in your hair for three days to darken it?
Of course, you wouldn’t! You wouldn’t even let the dye overnight because the chemicals would ruin your hair. What’s more, your hair won’t get any darker. In that case, you should simply choose a darker hair dye.
The same applies for oil to be used in your hair. Only in this case, if you leave the oil in your hair for three days, the fatty acids could clog the scalp pores. That would bring unwanted consequences.
For example, dandruff, itching, and even hair loss.
Oils have different characteristics. You should know about them to make the most of them for your hair. You should also know how often to use them and how long to leave them on your hair.
If you left the oil in your hair for three days, the environmental dust and dirt would stick to the excess oil in your hair. Ultimately, you’ll need to wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo.
This shampoo would remove all the moisture that the oil brought into your hair.
So, as you can see, it doesn’t make sense to leave the oil in your hair for three days.
Instead, you can leave the oil on for up to two days. What oils? That’s what I’ll talk about next.
What oil can you leave in your hair for two days?you can use jojoba oil, coconut oil, and argan oil to repair seriously damaged or chemically processed hair. Any of these oils can be left on your hair for two days.
Let’s see how to use them.
Apply five to ten drops of jojoba oil to your scalp, and gently massage it in circular motions with your fingertips until completely absorbed. Use once a week.
Leave the oil on for two days and wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo.
Apply coconut oil from roots to ends and leave it on for two days. I recommend you wear your hair tied up to disguise the oiliness.
Shampoo as necessary to rinse it out. Apply it on your hair once a week.
This oil is ideal for repairing hair after bleaching. You can leave it on your hair for two days and rinse it.
I recommend you use it once a fortnight.
Oils to leave on your hair for up to 40 minutes
Forget about leaving these oils on for one, two, or three days. Rosemary oil, castor oil, and olive oil are very heavy.
Therefore, I don’t recommend frequent use, let alone leaving them on your hair for days at a time. I recommend you use any of these oils to stimulate hair growth.
Mix rosemary oil with another oil, for example, coconut oil to distribute it more easily.
Once you apply the oil, massage it very gently on the scalp. Leave it on for 40 minutes and wash your hair with warm water and shampoo. Use once a week.
This oil is very thick, and you should heat it in the microwave. Apply it warm on your scalp, massage it, and comb your hair to distribute it.
Leave it on for 40 minutes and wash your hair with shampoo. Use castor oil once every three weeks.
Olive oilI only recommend applying this oil on dark hair because olive oil could leave greenish tones on blonde hair. Remember to only leave it on for a maximum of 40 minutes.
If you’re not patient to shampoo your hair as necessary to wash out these oils, I recommend you use any of the other oils. For example, you’ll need to wash your hair four or five times to remove the olive oil from your hair.
As a hairdresser, I don’t recommend you leave any oil in your hair for three days. The maximum time you could leave the oil in your hair is two days, as long as they are light oils, such as argan, coconut, or jojoba.