"And to think I used to be scared of hair oil 🤦♀️," posted TikToker @kayli.boyle
, showcasing the positive effects of castor oil on her hair in a video with 1.6 million views. Hm. Using oil on your hair and scalp has also been rebranded as 'hair slugging
' on the app, where the phrase has 311.9 million views. TikToker @shrekislove777
stitched an influencer's 'hair slugging' video
, which shows her saturating her hair in oil to make it soft and shiny. @shrekislove777 calls the video into question, captioning her clip: "South Asian people have been doing this since forever and now y'all calling it hair slugging?" The comments echo her scepticism. One TikTok user observed: "So tired of POC cultural practices being coined by white ppl and treated like rare discoveries 🤦🏻♀️."