With or without oil?

Now in India you have all grown up being told oiling you’re hair makes it healthy, grow faster, thicker etc etc and every now and then you wonder why it feels dry still, well here is why!

The hair once it leaves the body is dead keratin and it’s not alive it’s dead, the growing part of your hair is under the skin and is feed by what’s inside your body with small elements of the growth subject to the outside world. The dead keratin ( or commonly called your hair ) can last longer looking better if we treat it the right way, so far so good and makes sense!

Now once the hair exists the body it has internal moisture on the inside and an outside layer that opens and shuts called the cuticle ( think fish scales overlapping each other ) if they are open the internal moisture gets sucked out by heat damage, pollution, chemicals, coloring incorrectly, Sun, wrong products and neglect and the list goes on.

Using oil to get a head massage you relax ( awesome ) but you maybe have forgotten oil and water don’t mix right? So what happens is even if you wash it out 1-2 times directly afterwards there are small oil particles left in the cracks and in between the cuticle. Over time more is there and with heat from the sun, our body and/or heat from styling they get sealed on the hair eventually coating it completely like glue.

Then what happens is that the internal moisture evaporates from the hair pulling the oil coating tighter onto the cuticle, making it tight suffocating the hair. At this point you have super shinny hair and are most likely convinced your hair is super healthy, the reality is far from that. The oil layer is making your hair look shinny yes, your hair is actually brittle, dry and extremely fragile.

Don’t believe us? Try getting a small amount of hair in between your fingers and rubbing it together. Hear that rough sound like sandpaper? It’s the rough coating over the cuticle.

What do you do instead of oil I hear you asking?

Well firstly oil doesn’t need a replacement as it’s not needed or desired for healthy hair firstly so relax you don’t need to replace it with anything. You do however need shampoo followed by a conditioner and if your hair is brittle maybe a leave in conditioner and a moisturiser.

When these things were used or started it was a different time, the world was different we didn’t have the Developement with products or science to know better. We do now and we know that it is not what your hair needs. If you still can’t survive without a weekly oil massage replace oil with conditioner you will thank later.

Oil massages, the facts!

Your mum told you to do it so it must be right, right?

Now before you all decide to spam our inbox keep reading.

Oil & water don’t mix right? No they don’t and hair is dead keratin right? Yes!

Oil doesn’t absorb into the skin does it? No!

You can’t replace the moisture inside your dead keratin you can only protect it!

Oil coats the hair even after washing it multiple times, later upon layer of build up of that oil and it accelerates the heat created by sun, air, wind, Ac etc. the heat seals the oil on your hair and the heat is increased sucking the last bit of moisture out of your dead keratin hair!

Later upon later of oil ( because your mumma said it’s good) now your hair feels like a Brillo pad and tougher than concrete but super shinny ( from the oil coating )

Your mum is wrong!

If you think that oiling you’re hair is right and makes your hair grow, stand in a bucket of water and absorb the water next time your thirsty!

Summer & fresh AF

The temperature is on the rise and as a community announcement we thought we needed to remind you of a few hair care FACTS


It’s true, we all believe what we want to believe but there is fact and fiction. 

Here are a few more common things that do more harm than good and you should not do!

  • Oil on your hair, leaves a film which accelerates heat dehydrating the hair causing damage like split ends, color fading and possible scalp bacteria hence actually could lead to hair loss!
  • Onion juice, no seriously apart from the smell ( which FYI is disgusting for days! ) doesn’t nothing for your hair, the thought that the juice somehow penetrates into the skin through to to the root of the hair and does anything is beyond realistic! 
  • Rubbing ginger on your scalp, again 🤐 it creates warmth on your scalp which makes you think it’s beneficial but nothing
  • Fish oil………creates and breeds bacteria and is possibly the most anti social DIY Ever heard of
  • Egg 🍳- hair outside your scalp is dead keratin. Fry it put it in between two pieces of hair and eat it!
  • Beer 🍻 the yeast in beer sweeps the cuticle making it appear shinny hence you think it help. Yeast is bacteria, bacteria breeds infection so drink it.  

Hope that helps in understanding the facts when it comes to Summer hair care!

Start summer with a trim, remove the split ends, rehydrate using a linseed treatment ( which your hair will love! ) and repeat process every 6-8 weeks. 

Why we don’t want your coconuts

We are writing this, because everyone who knows hair will tell you it’s wrong, every ones who thinks they know hair will tell you it’s great!


Coconut oil is an oil, oil and water don’t mix right? Right

Hair is dead keratin? Right 

If hair is dead and growing hair is inside our body, oil doesn’t soak in does it? No it doesn’t 

The hair is made up of three layers? True

Oil residue is left every time you apply oil in the cuticle layer even if you wash it several times? Correct

Putting oil on your hair will make it shinny? True

Putting oil on your hair will 

  • Dehydrate the internal structure 
  • Coat the hair and cause internal moisture to evaporate 
  • Make your hair feel like concrete
  • Leave your hair limp
  • Possibly cause hair loss due to change of ph level of your scalp

All the above are facts! So before putting any oil on your hair or head think twice if you want healthy hair. If it’s a condition problem then use alternatives like linseed treatment by Alfa Parf or if your hair is that damaged Olaplex. 

Oil is for cooking not for your hair!