Tame a frizzy mane. How to achieve sleek, salon-look hair with minimum effort
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Making decisions is hard enough as it is and with a countless variety of hair oils these days, all of which have great benefits, how do you know which hair oil you should use? Whether you want moisture, heat protection or added shine, we’ve found three hair oil heroes that should feature in your bathroom cabinets.
We all know the incredible benefits of oils for the skin - that can’t be denied. But did you know people have been using oils on their hair for centuries? - And for good reason; our hair is constantly suffering from what we subject it to including over washing and extensive use of heat as the most common culprits.
And that’s where hair oils come in “the main benefits of oils on hair are that they help keep up the moisture levels in the mid-lengths and ends where the hair has been depleted.” Explains Paul, “Hair oil also supports protection against external aggressors, adds shine luster and illuminates.”
Coconut oil has become the most in-demand oil on the market thanks a wide span of uses - from skincare to teeth-whitening, we are amazed by this all-purpose oil (all hail the coconut!). Of them all, perhaps the best use of coconut oil is on your hair, since it’s the only hair oil to help reduce protein loss: the culprit of damaged hair. Here are some other reasons why coconut oil ranks top in our hair product hall of fame;
Argan oil is a household name. It comes from the kernels of the majestic argan tree and has been used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes for a long time, as it’s packed with Vitamin E, which is known to have antioxidant properties that counter harmful free radicals. So what can argan oil do for your hair? Here are some of our favourite benefits of argan oil;
Rich in essential lipids, camellia oil is one of the fastest absorbed oils. By maintaining the lipid balance of the hair fiber, it leaves your hair silky-smooth! Not sold? It doesn’t stop there for this hair oil;
“The red camellia oil in Shu Uemura Essence Absolue is full of anti-oxidants, it will offer 24 hours of nourishment protection while protecting against UV.“ Paul exclaims “Shu Uemura Essence Absolue overnight serum is enriched with the same benefits but provides nourishment overnight without leaving residue.” This multi-use hair oil not only helps to prevent frizzy hair but also adds enviable shine to your puffy hair!
Camellia oil has been used in ancient China for centuries as a hot oil hair treatment. The rapidly-penetrating properties of the oil make it one of the best deep conditioners you can find. Reach for Kerastase Elixir Ultime to benefit from both camellia and argan oil.
Camellia oil is also infused with oleic acids, proteins and glycerides that are essential to ward off split ends and keep your hair as glossy as ever. The versatility of these natural hair oils truly have us swooning. They prove that multi-use oils will never just be a trend: in our bathroom cabinets, they have found their home for good!
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