Oils are known to be great for your skincare routine, especially if you suffer from dry, flaky skin. In fact, we’ve written an article all about it. But did you know that oils can work wonders for your hair as well? Whether you have uncontrollable curls or fine, sleek hair or anything in between, hair oils can help you control, hydrate and protect your hair from damage.
We’ve compiled a list of the best hair-oils on the market, and how they can help you look your very best.
Coconut oil Coconuts have long been a multi-purpose tool; acting as a healthy snack, a refreshing drink and a target to be knocked over at funfairs. But, did you know that coconut oil can work wonders for your hair?
Coconut oil has antibacterial, antimicrobial, and emollient properties. The lauric acid in coconut oil strengthens roots by warding off bacteria. It also conditions hair from within, moisturising your locks so they retain strength and shine. If frizz is an issue, coconut oil can reduce the loss of protein which can cause hair to become weak and unhealthy.
You only need to apply a pea-sized amount of Inecto Naturals Coconut Hair Oil to towel-dried or wet hair to reap the benefits of coconut oil. Be sure to comb the oil through your hair so that you reach every strand -the process is even easier if you warm the oil before applying.
For those of us who suffer from the curse of the frizz, a little of Palmer's Coconut Oil Hair Milk can go a long way. The natural ingredients will nourish, hydrate and repair damage to your hair and the coconut smoothie recipe will leave you with hair that is soft to the touch and smells gorgeous.
Almond oil is rich in minerals that are important for hair growth such as magnesium, calcium and zinc. Applying some Dark And Lovely Oil Moisturiser Hair Lotion With Almond Oil will add a little bounce and shine to your hair whilst also protecting your sensitive scalp.
The vitamin E in the Daily Defense Shea Butter & Almond Oil Shampoo is rich in antioxidants that can help repair damage to your hair, neutralizing the free radicals that are a major obstacle to healthy hair. The almond oil also locks in moisture and coats your hair to help protect it against damage.
Castor oil is a vegetable oil made out of the pressed seeds of the castor oil plant. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties, and is high in vital nutrients such as vitamin E, along with beneficial fatty acids like omega 6 and 9. Castor oils also have high ricinoleic acid content that helps to increase circulation to the scalp which improves hair growth.
The Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Edge Treatment is rich in essential fatty acids and other natural ingredients, like peppermint, to invigorate your scalp and help promote hair growth. The added Keratin will also de-frizz your hair and leave you with shiny and healthy looking curls.
Avocado oil can provide your hair with long-lasting and deep hydration, which makes it the perfect treatment for those of us with dry or damaged hair lacking in moisture. Avocado is rich in fatty amino acids that coat the hair. It also contains vitamins A, B6, D and E, and minerals like copper and iron, which can help stimulate blood flow and unclog blocked follicles which can help fight hair loss and aid growth.
Giovanni 2chic Ultra-Moist Avocado & Olive Oil Shampoo is the perfect shampoo for those with heat or style damaged hair, delivering shine, hydration and control. Combining avocado and olive oil, it will leave hair clean and shiny without weighing it down. For hair that needs a little extra replenishing, Anatomicals Phwoar! Not Straw Avocado Hair Mask is rich in Vitamin E and will help give dry hair that extra TLC it may need.
Argan oil is a great all rounder for treating many different types of hair. It adds moisture to dry hair without leaving residue and will leave fine, grease-prone hair clean and shiny. It also contains antioxidants which help boost cells and encourages them to produce healthy hair and can be used to fight dandruff and a dry scalp.
Using Daily Defense Argan Oil Shampoo and Daily Defense Conditioner Argan Oil will ensure your hair has amazing texture and rich shine. It’s also safe to use with colour-treated hair. Cantu Argan Oil Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream has been specifically formulated to protect and reverse the damages of everyday styling, promoting strong, healthy hair. Use once a week on top of your regular hair care routine to keep it soft and shiny!
If you have naturally curly hair, macadamia oil is great for keeping it under control. It’s reconstructive, hydrating and packed full of antioxidants, so is great for calming frizz, tangles and dullness.
If you have dry, brittle or style damaged hair, an oil-based shampoo and conditioner and a weekly oil mask treatment will help your hair stay hydrated, soft and shiny. If you have fine, grease-prone hair, hair oils can help you with growth and dandruff management, so there really is a hair oil for everyone.