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Here’s The Best Way To Use Baby Oil For Your Hair

With the severe weather condition upon us, hydration and moisture are vital to keeping our hair happy and healthy, even in the chilly/dry air.

Many of us turn to our favorite oil to help maintain frizz, flyaways and prevent breakage.

Currently, there are several new alternatives to care for our curls, and using baby oil on your strands could be the latest product to add to your shelf.

Yet oil baby still possesses great advantages you should consider nevertheless, and this article will help you refine your thought about choosing a fine moisturizing product for your strands.

Can you put baby oil in your hair?

According to Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of a brand of baby oil, this mineral oil is dermatologist-tested and hypoallergenic.

This means that it’s made to be a mild formula that won’t cause an allergic skin reaction in most people.

In addition, baby oil is proven to be safe for use on babies as it doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals. So don’t worry about your scalp and your strands, it’s the safe thing to do.

How does baby oil help your hair?

Baby oil is essentially a scented compound derived from mineral oil and used to help with various irritations.

The product is also used as a quick moisturizer for skin and hair for adults.

In hair, baby oil acts as other grease and oil-based products, making the hair shiny, hydrated, but it will cause a little bit greasy.

Things you’ll need:

  • A glass bowl
  • A towel or shower cap
  • Shampoo


  1. Step 1: Pour about 2 to 4 teaspoons of baby oil into a glass bowl
  2. Step 2: Gently massage the baby oil all over your scalp with fingers to help stimulate the scalp and increase circulation. This action brings nutrient-rich blood to the follicles, and this enhances growth. Start at the hairline and continue to the back of your neck.
  3. Step 3: cover the hair’s ends with the remainder of the oil (focus on the hair’s part that is more dry or damaged).
  4. Step 4: Use a towel or shower cap to cover your head and hair.
  5. Step 5: After a few hours, you can leave the baby oil mask in your hair.
  6. Step 6: Wash your hair thoroughly with shampoo and make sure all the baby oil is removed.

See also: How to get baby oil out of hair?

Does baby oil help your hair grow?

In order to make your hair grow faster, your scalp has to be clean.

Hence the roots of your hair will have enough space to absorb nutrition such as oxygen, and this is the key element.

Luckily with the cheap and most available product, which is baby oil, can actually help you tackle that problem.

Blood feed oxygen and nutrients from inside, and from the outside, you should apply baby oil to provide vitamins down to the roots.

See also: How to use moska oil for hair growth?

Is baby oil good for your hair?

Baby oil provides a neat shine when applied to hair. Use a small amount of baby oil on your freshly washed hair to help keep hair smoother.

The baby oil is also one of the products that help to closes each hair cuticle. This helps to prevent heat damage from blow-drying or other styling tools.

Using baby oil as a post-shower hair treatment helps hair look smoother, shinier, and less frizzy.

However, as with using the product on dry hair, too much leads to over-greasing and a heavy, washed look all day.

For the best effect, a small amount of baby oil should be applied just after washing, while the hair is still wet, and before blow-drying.


Baby oil is a mineral oil that’s made from petroleum. This product is widely sold and has been tested extensively by the manufacturers.

Baby oil is safe to use as directed for babies, children, and adults.

So if you’re looking for a method using natural ingredients to make your hair look shinier and stronger, baby oil is definitely the one you should put on your list.

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I’m Aida and this is my blog where I write mostly about beauty & make up related stuff, but I like to spice it up a bit with lifestyle and photography posts. Or with whatever that comes to my mind. Hope you will enjoy the reading enough that we will ‘see’ each other more often!

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