Why you need to add a hair oil to your routine

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Why you need to add a hair oil to your routine

Okay so we know this probably sounds like a nightmare for some of you. But we promise that adding oil to your hair routine has nothing but benefits.

Contrary to popular belief, using a hair oil won’t make it oilier - at least the ones that have been specially formulated for your locks anyway. It’s also a myth that only thick or coarse hair will benefit from hair oils - they are actually great for finer hair too! You’ve just got to find one right for your hair’s needs.

Luckily, a lot of our favourite hair care brands have gotten on board with hair oils. And each brand offer slightly different types of oils and benefits for your hair, so we’ve rounded up some overall benefits (and product suggestions) for your convenience!

It hydrates your hair

Probably the most straightforward benefit that you can reap from hair oils is that they are a natural moisturising agent. Whether it’s coconut, almond, herbal or any other kind of oil, they all hydrate your hair and nourish from within.

You’ll find that coconut oil - the ultimate multi-tasker - is best for all hair types and thoroughly hydrates your hair. The Inecto Coconut Hair Oil comes in a hair spray bottle which you can use as finishing spray to add extra shine and moisture.

It can repair your hair

Apart from hydration, specially formulated oils like the holy grail Morrocanoil Original Treatment can completely transform your hair. It is infused with argan oil, which is rich in antioxidants, fatty acids and vitamin E. Once applied, it absorbs almost instantly to fill gaps and lost proteins in hair that are created by heat, styling and environmental factors. The result? Silkier, softer and shinier hair.

It can protect from heat damage

Most hair oils can also help when it comes to heat styling. Don’t worry, we get it, heat styling is a part of our everyday routine as well - and we know it’s bad for our dreams of luscious locks. But running an oil through your hair before blow drying or straightening can help immensely

The Milkshake Integrity Incredible Oil is a film-forming leave in treatment which you can spray into clean, damp hair prior to blow drying or styling. It nourishes, detangles and helps seal the cuticle to prevent split ends.

It can fight and tame frizz

So you know what dry hair means? Frizz. So much frizz. Luckily hair oils are the best for this, both in damp and dry hair. If you’ve just washed your hair, towel dry is gently then put 1-2 pumps of the Kerastase Ultime Elixir Oil into your palm and run it through your hair - distribute it evenly with a fine tooth comb. Then you can style away without worrying about frizz.

On the other hand, most oils including this one can be used everyday in dry hair as well. Again, use 1-2 pumps and run it through the lengths of your hair, focussing on the ends.

It can reduce drying time!

Yes, it’s a miracle. Especially for the longer hair ladies. Adding a dry hair oil to your routine can actually cut down drying time. Because it instantly absorbs, it also acts to push water out of the hair cuticle and voila! Dry hair in no time.

Shop a great range of hair oils and hair treatments on oz Hair & Beauty today and get ready for silkier, frizz-free hair!