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How much is it important to oil the hair.also is it important to oil the hair before washing them.wht are the effects if hair is washed without oiling?

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Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Listen to your body: If you have dry hair, ingesting more essential fatty acids as supplements or in your food may help. Use a shampoo that doesn't strip out oils. Follow with a conditioner that that has good oils. Read the ingredients carefully because many additives in shampoos and conditioners are not healthy. Olive oil and coconut oil are generally healthy for hair.

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