Updated: May 1, 2022
Remember how your mom would apply a bowl of oil to your hair in school and you had to live with it for almost a week? Most people still believe that applying a lot of oil and leaving it on overnight is the best way to promote hair growth and health.
Sorry to burst the bubble, but according to experts, this is one of the most common mistakes people make when oiling their hair. If you leave oil in your hair overnight, dust accumulates, which can clog hair follicles. It can eventually make your hair frizzier and even lead to scalp infections.
Keeping the hair oil on between 1 to 4 hours before hair wash is optimum to reap the benefits of this ancient tradition.