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How well do you know your oils? Let’s play True or False

Living in the infobesity age, it can be a little challenging to spot misinformation from credible facts. As your resident hair doctor, we cannot let misinformation about hair oils go unchecked. So you’re in luck! We have put together some facts, and we’re busting myths. Are you ready?  

We’ve put together a short but fun fact-checking article. Test your own knowledge before you read the right answer; try to answer ‘True’ or ‘False’ first. 

Let’s start off easy. 

 

Hair doesn’t benefit much from oils 

True  

False 

 

The correct answer is false! Type 4 hair thrives on moisture, and the right oils can be a game-changer. Opt for lightweight oils like jojoba or argan oil to keep those curls hydrated and happy. According to a study published in the International Journal of Trichology, incorporating oils into your hair care routine helps improve overall hair health. 

 

Type 4 hair does not like Coconut oil 

True  

False 

 

The correct answer is false! While coconut oil may not be suitable for everyone, many with Type 4 hair swear by it. MPL’s Coconut oil is specially formulated to encourage growth, remove dryness, refresh, and revitalise your scalp, leaving your hair strong and full of life. 

 

 

Castor oil Is the ultimate solution for type 4 hair growth 

True  

False 

 

The correct answer is true & false! Castor oil is renowned for promoting hair growth, but it might be too heavy for some people, which means it’s not thee ultimate solution, but it’s a pretty darn great one! To make castor oil work for you without greasing up your hair, use it sparingly. MPL Black Castor is your perfect hair growth companion! 

 

 

Natural hair doesn't need regular oil applications. 

True  

False 

 

The correct answer is true & false! Regular oil application is key for Type 4 hair to lock in moisture and promote overall hair health. According to the International Journal of Trichology, regular oiling contributes to hair strength and vitality. It's like giving your curls a nourishing hug.  

 

 

Olive oil makes your hair greasy. 

True  

False 

 

The correct answer is true! Olive oil is fantastic for deep conditioning but can be heavy. So make sure to use it in moderation or mix it with lighter oils to avoid that greasy feeling.  

 

Essential oils are harmful to Type 4 hair. 

True  

False 

 

The correct answer is false! Many essential oils, like lavender or tea tree, can be beneficial for Type 4 hair. A study in the International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences suggests that essential oils have antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, contributing to hair health Dilute them with carrier oils and enjoy the added benefits. 

 

 

You shouldn’t mix oils 

True  

False 

 

The correct answer is false! Type 4 hair is versatile, and using a blend of oils can provide a range of benefits. The Journal of Cosmetic Science indicates that combining oils can enhance their overall efficacy. So experiment with different combinations to create your own MPL cocktail that works best for you! 

 

And finally,  

Silicones damage natural hair 

True  

False 

 

The correct answer is true! Silicones can build up and weigh down your mane. The International Journal of Cosmetic Science advises against using silicones in hair care products, especially for those with textured hair, i.e., you girl. Instead, opt for natural oils without silicones for a lighter and healthier feel, i.e., our entire range of MPL oils! 

 

BONUS TIP 

Oil use is not seasonal. Hair benefits from oil year-round. In the summer, opt for lighter oils and adjust the amount based on your hair's needs. 

There you have it! Let’s tally up the scores. How many did you get right? 

 

Love MPL. 

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