Hair Oiling: An Ancient Tradition
Oiling the scalp and hair for hair health is an ancient tradition dating back over 5,000 years, and is still practiced today in South Asian and Middle Eastern countries.
So how has this practice persisted throughout the years, even with the constant advents of new hair products?
To put it simply, it works.
When you oil your scalp with the proper oils, you are providing your follicles with a vitamin and moisture rich environment necessary for stronger hair.
Oiling the scalp can prevent breakage, shedding, and can stimulate healthier hair growth.
When I was struggling with my own breakage, excessive shedding, and brittle hair, I would try loads of conventional haircare methods, none of which provided me with the results I was looking for.
I confided in my family back home in Iran and was reminded of the ancient beauty practices my ancestors would swear by. The most emphasized methods being hair oiling and a scalp massage.
My grandmother would press oils from walnuts, sesame seeds, castor seeds (just a few of many), and she would massage these precious oils into her into scalp.
This technique is the reason why her hair still remains thick, long, and strong.
Once I reconnected with my own heritage and began these practices again, I was ecstatic to watch my hair transform over the course of a few months.
These natural practices have been passed down from generation to generation, and have allowed me to bond with my family back home, as well as my heritage. I am beyond excited to be able to share these secrets with you through my small business, Golâb Beauty, and I hope you pass them down to your loved ones too.
My grandmother in the 1960s(Iran).
Two of seven aunts on my mother’s side. My aunts always emphasized the importance of oiling the scalp for hair growth.