Whether you have curly, coloured, straight or dry hair there is a hair oil out there for you!
Now hair oils, understandably can be a little intimidating. The idea of putting oil in your hair might seem a little whack, surely that would just result in greasy hair? Don’t worry I had the same fear, until I tried out Argan oil and my eyes were opened to the wonderful world of hair oils. They are our friends don’t worry!
With so many on the market, it can be difficult to know where to start but we have you covered with this guide to hair oils. Have a read of the list below and find out which is best for your hair type and specific hair needs. We’ll all have glowing locks just in time for summer!
Argan oil or otherwise know as moroccan oil can be used for a whole host of things. As a body oil, cooking and you guessed it, as a hair oil as well. Using argan oil in your hair has a number of benefits. Although it originated in Morocco, it is becoming increasingly popular in the western world thanks to these benefits. It is high in anti oxidants and vitamin E which make the oil great at hydrating and softening your hair. It restores the hairs elasticity and shine, minimises frizz and even cures an itchy dry scalp.
To use simply use two-five drops of argan oil depending on hair length ( a little bit goes a long way!), rub together between your palms, rub in to your scalp and run through the ends of your hair. Say hello to fabulous, glowing locks!
Suitable for: All hair types
I mean of course coconut oil is good for your hair as well! There really is nothing coconut oil can’t do! Coconut oil is extremely beneficial for both your hair and your scalp. Coconut oil fights off fungal infections and keeps your scalp moisturised, calming any irritation. It has also been proven to help split ends thanks to it’s moisturising qualities that prevent hair breakage.
You can use it as a mask or a leave in treatment to really reap the benefits of the oil.
– Place a small amount of coconut oil in a bowl
– Heat the oil in the microwave for about 30 seconds until it is soft but not completely liquid yet!
– Check the temperature to ensure it is warm and not too hot
– massage the oil in to your hair using your fingers and run it through your hair right down to the tips
– Leave in your hair for anywhere between 30 mins to a few hours
– Wash out with your regular shampoo
Suitable for: All hair types but specifically those with brittle hair or irritated scalps.
Derived from the seeds of the jojoba plant jojoba oil serves as a fantastic moisturiser that can improve the overall condition of your hair! It is rich in vitamins C, B and E, and minerals copper and zinc. These work together to strengthen your hair, prevent hair loss and promote hair thickness.
How to use:
– Warm the oil up slightly in a microwave to make it easier to apply
– Use 1 tablespoon if you have short hair and 2 tablespoons for longer hair
– Apply to the scalp and work your way down to the tips of your hair, leave in for around 20 – 30 minutes and then use shampoo and conditioner to rinse it out.
Suitable for: Weak and damaged hair
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet almond oil contain high levels of protein, omega 9 fatty acids, and vitamin E which can give you strong and shiny locks! It has also been proven to help hair grow faster and treat scalp conditions.
It can be used in the same way as argan oil. Use 2-5 drops depending on hair length, rub between your palms and massage in to scalp. Run your hands through your hair from the root to the tips. No need to wash out you can style your hair with the oil still in.
Suitable for: Frizzy and all hair types
Yup the same oil you use to cook your dinner! Olive oil has been proven very beneficial for softening and strengthening hair as well as controlling curls. It adds softness and strengthens your hair by penetrating the hair shaft and preserving moisture. It also leaves a gorgeous glow in your hair! As it is such a good moisturiser it gives curls a nice bounce.
To use massage the oil deeply in to your hair for a few minutes. If you have a dry scalp your can massage it in to your scalp to reduce irritation!
Suitable for: Frizzy and curly hair as well as all hair types.
Have you tried hair oils before?