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How to Use Vaseline on Your Hair

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How to Use Vaseline on Your Hair

Does your hair damage easily, struggle to grow or lack shine? oneHOWTO proposes these foolproof tricks to achieve healthy and beautiful hair: Using Vaseline on your hair! These simple tricks will save you a lot money while leaving you with shiny, damage-free hair. However, to use Vaseline on your hair you should be careful if you don't want your hair to look greasy and dirty, so make sure you follow all of the steps.

You may also be interested in: How to make Vaseline at Home

Benefits of using Vaseline on hair

The reason your hair splits and breaks is most likely because it is dry. Dry hair gives it an unhealthy appearance and makes hair prone to damage and split ends. Just like your skin, your hair needs moisture to stay healthy. Vaseline is ideal to hydrate and nourish your hair, preventing split ends and enabling stronger hair growth.

At oneHOWTO we show you the best beauty tips with Vaseline.

However, you should take into account that there are also some downsides to using Vaseline for hair.

If applying Vaseline on dry hair, you are preventing it from getting any moisture due to pore clogging, therefore, it can make your hair even drier. Moreover, it has created an allergic reaction to some people when applied to the scalp.

Vaseline on hair for split ends

When applying Vaseline to your hair to avoid split ends, remember that a small amount is enough. Remember this tip daily: you only need to apply a small amount of Vaseline, and only to the tips of your hair. This will lock-in moisture and nourish your hair. Applying too much Vaseline to your hair will give it an unwanted greasy look, so make sure to keep the quantity low!

Vaseline on hair for hair growth

If your problem is that you have problems with hair growth, apply small amounts of Vaseline to the scalp. Whilst doing so, softly massage the area to encourage and promote stronger roots and prevent hair loss.

How to apply Vaseline on hair

As for the time of the treatment, we recommend applying the Vaseline on the hair before bed. This way you will allow the product time to penetrate adequately into the scalp and the hair in general. We suggest you do so once a week.

Remember you can also make your Vaseline at home if you want to avoid the chemicals in the commercial product.

Prevent greasyness when using Vaseline

If you notice the Vaseline is leaving you with greasy hair and a dirty look, simply wash your hair in the morning with your normal shampoo and rinse it with abundant water. If the Vaseline is not removed and you still notice your hair is greasy take note of this trick: add a teaspoonful of baking soda to your shampoo bottle. You will see that the Vaseline completely washes away leaving your hair clean and perfect.

Another great cheap, natural way to get healthier-looking hair is by using Cassia, discover how to do it in our tutorial.

Extra tip: Eyelash growth

Another tip: if you want your eyelashes to grow strong and healthy, you can also apply a little Vaseline in order to stimulate their growth. Place the Vaseline on a cotton bud and run it on your eyelashes. Use this treatment every night, for a couple of weeks and you will notice the change.

If you want to know more tricks, check out our article on how to use Vaseline instead of mascara or learn how to grow thicker eyebrows with Vaseline.

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  • If you notice your hair looks dull with Vaseline, which can frequently happen with afro or very curly hair, try other methods such as shea butter or grapeseed oil.
  • Try Vaseline out on a small portion of your skin beforehand to make sure it doesn't create an allergic reaction.
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Personally, my hair loves vaseline and so does my body. This is so old school, been using vaseline in my hair since the late 50's. I stopped it when I got "caught up" in the "only use natural products" phase started on the internet for us natural ladies. Waste of money and so much dry hair later. A light bulb went off as I finally got common sense knocked back into me on one very dry brittle hair day and when I could not afford those expensive products anymore. I remembered what use to make my hair grow and stay moisturized, grease, and water! My hair has been flourishing like it did back in the day. Vaseline not only saves you money but time also, and you can find it cheap anywhere. It does wash out, I wash my hair with Colloidal Oatmeal (make your own, save money) or hair conditioner or a clarifying shampoo. Also, Vaseline does not clog the pores, the molecules are too large, but I do understand that some can be allergic to it or just don't like it at all.

Thanks for the wonderful article.
I want to make my own haifood to sell, what can I use?
Do i need to mix with any oil or lubricants before applying on my hair?
OneHowTo Editor
No, just apply a very small amount on the tips, no need for any extra ingredients
DO NOT USE THIS!! Vaseline is NOT water soluble so it just sticks to your hair. I tried this the other day on my ends and I washed it 3 times with shampoo and it isn't come out. I then tried body soap (as it cleanses the scalp more) and that didn't work! I tried the baking soda and that didn't either! I ended up having to use washing up liquid which has no damaged my hair! So turns out my hair was healthier before using the Vaseline.
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Jasmine. You are not meant to get the Vaseline out of the hair. As it states in the article, you should always only use a small amount, no matter why you are using it.
Jasmine you are NOT supposed to mix water and Vaseline try it on your hands put Vaseline on them then try to wash it
Im using vaseline in my hair ones in a week..probbaly I mixed it with avocado oil and coconut oil!!and also in my eyelashes!!! ..guest what its so perfect!!! I notice that its really work!!!. Its perfect if u have a problem in your eyelashes and your hair!!!!!!i forgot vaseline petroleum jelly is really good in your foot..especially if u have a dry foots!?? ....for girls out there dont waste your money!!! Just try it and you will see!! Just be patient to see the result

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