Baby Oil – Another Secret Hair Care Product that Won’t Break the Bank

Megan Dominion

Baby oil can be a great addition to your hair care routine because of its moisturizing and nourishing benefits. Baby oil is a light and non-greasy oil that is gentle on the scalp and strands. It can not only help to add shine and luster to dull and dry hair, but can be used for both styling and protective purposes.

Here are the top benefits for using baby oil in your hair:

  • Hydrates hair to make it softer and more manageable.
  • Helps reduce frizz and static in the hair.
  • Nourishes strands to give them a healthy shine.
  • Makes hair easier to style and manage.
  • Protects hair from heat and chemical damage.
  • Gives hair added protection from the sun.
  • Can help to protect hair from chemicals in hair dyes and perms.
  • Can be used as a leave-in conditioner or as a deep conditioning treatment.

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Using baby oil as an overnight treatment

Using baby oil as an overnight hair treatment can provide your hair with intense hydration and nourishment. All you have to do is massage a few drops of baby oil into your hair and scalp. Then, cover your head in a shower cap and leave it on overnight. In the morning you can rinse it out and enjoy the softer, healthier hair.

Using baby oil when styling your hair

If you’re looking to tame flyaways, baby oil can help to keep your strands in place. Simply apply a few drops of baby oil to dry hair and work it through the ends with your fingers or a comb. This will help to provide a smoother and sleeker finish to your hairstyle.

You can also use a little bit of baby oil when ‘scruching out the crunch’ after styling hair types 2-4. Adding a light layer of oil to fully dried hair and scrunching out the cast gently can help to give your curls a soft and more defined look.

Risks of using baby oil in your hair

Baby oil can be a great addition to your hair care routine but make sure to use it sparingly, as too much of it can leave your hair feeling greasy. In addition, it is important to use gentle, moisturizing shampoos and conditioners to wash it out. If you find the baby oil has left an oily residue, try wash your hair with a clarifying or chelating shampoo to ‘reset’ your hair once more.

Overall, baby oil can be a really cost effective and, well, effective product for your hair. When used correctly it can add shine, luster, and strength back into your hair, making it a great product to try out for any hair care routine.

Megan Dominion

Megan Dominion is SILKUP's Managing Editor. She's been down both the curly hair and skincare rabbit holes many times and loves that there's always something new to learn; a new science, method, product or personal experience.