If you are using medicated oil, the oil meant for the body should not be applied on the head, but oil recommended for the scalp can be applied on the body.
Also, oil meant to arrest hair fall and stimulate growth is not advisable for a patient suffering from sinusitis or cold. When slightly warmed (not hot), the oil will help penetrate the skin faster and deeper.
Pour a little oil in your hands and apply to the scalp, first, starting on the top of the head. Rub a little oil over the body and progress downwards towards the feet.
While applying oil, follow the direction of hair growth to facilitate absorption and to go with the blood flow.
It is recommended that at least half an hour to one hour be allowed after applying oil and before taking a bath. A morning Abhyangam before bath is advisable.
There is no insistence on applying oil on the head after bath (except for keeping hair in place).
The benefits of a daily Abhyangam in maintaining health and preventing disease are so high that it will ensure there will be no necessity to go in for intense oil treatments such as dhara or phizhichil, which are administered to those suffering from serious ailments.
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