Our hair is exposed to a lot of aggressions everyday – hair colours, hair dryers and straighteners, pollution, UV rays or even salt and chlorine (for the luckiest!), all of which can leave it dull and brittle. Used alongside an adapted shampoo, conditioner and mask, the right hair oil can make wonders on damaged hair, no matter its condition. So how do you find the best hair oil? It’s all about knowing your hair and the properties of the different oils commonly used to improve the quality of hair (argan, coconut, jojoba, marula to name but a few). Are hair oil treatments for everybody? Yes and no. An adapted oil and the way you use it (pre or post-wash) are the key to success. Here’s a selection of our favourite oil treatments and our top tips for a healthy looking hair:
Sebastian Professional Dark Oil
Formulated with sandalwood, cedarwood and argan oil, this thick yet not overly greasy oil replenishes the hair from the inside, leaving it incredibly soft and glossy. No need to mention the super sleek packaging and divine smell that will make you a hit with your clients (it will also look good on your bathroom shelf if you don’t feel like sharing!).
Perfect for: any type of hair
Periche Profesional Kode KONE “Ten-in-one” leave-in treatment
Periche’s powerful 10-in-1 oil combines argan and marula oils with cucumber extracts, naturally rich in vitamins and minerals like silica, potassium and magnesium for super smooth and nourished locks. This leave-in mask repairs damaged hair and split ends whilst protecting it against the damaging effects of heat and UV rays for a silky, shiny and easy-to-style hair
Perfect for: lifeless, dull hair
Biosilk Silk Therapy Original
Used by thousands of hairdressers around the world, Biosilk Silk Therapy Original is the ultimate leave-in silk replenishing and reconstructing treatment. Used on wet hair, this oil will quickly absorb without leaving any greasy residue behind for an immediate, weightless shine.
Perfect for: all hair types – use on dry lengths and ends for a super soft finish.
Redken All Soft Argan-6 Oil
With argan oil and omega-6, this nourishing hair oil provides softness, deep conditioning and shine. Its very light texture makes it perfect for everyday use (either on wet or dry hair) for lasting suppleness and strength.
Perfect for: all hair types, including combination & greasy hair
Bear Face Intensive Hair Oil Treatment
This amazing oil is handmade in the UK and contains only ingredients that your grandmother would recognise – it is deeply moisturising and does wonders on very damaged hair, leaving it looking revived and smelling amazing thanks to added Ylang-Ylang extract.
Perfect for: very damaged hair/split ends
Wella System Professional Luxe oil
The Wella SP Luxe oil combines a trio of luxury oils (almond, argan and jojoba) blended to create a premium lightweight leave-in treatment. This reconstructive oil transforms the hair from the inside out while protecting it from damage for instant, long-lasting shine and smoothness.
Perfect for: all hair types/everyday use