Treatment Oils for Hair
Because hair treatment oils are such fabulous multi-taskers, they have become a beauty favorite. The truth is that they have been used for centuries but have recently regained popularity. It’s easy to see why…
Basically the essential fatty acids in oil moisturizes hair and replaces the lipids to help keep strands from forming split ends. They also seal the cuticle and help prevent roughness, which is especially beneficial if you have naturally coarse or wiry hair. Using oils as a pre-shampoo treatment fills in all the little gaps in the hair and helps moisturize and smooth where you typically get a lot of tangles.
Oils also work as a lubricant for detangling wet hair. In that case they are lightly applied after shampooing and conditioning but before running a comb or brush through damp hair.
To effectively use oils on your hair, try to distribute everything evenly. Start at the ends, which usually need more oil, and work your way up the hair shaft from there. It’s also recommended to work in sections: the thicker your hair is, the more sections you may need. For normal hair thickness, go for a top section and a bottom section. Put one or two drops of oil in your hands, or more if you have super long hair, rub your hands together, rake your fingers through your hair and then comb through. Repeat for each section but stay several inches away from the roots. The natural oils from your scalp will help to condition hair, so there is no need to add more oil.
Oils can also be used as a styling aid. When a few drops are mixed with styling lotions or creams, they add luster to hair. If mixed in with heavier styling products like paste, putty, mud or wax, the oil helps to soften the product and makes it easier to apply with the added bonus of increased shine. For smooth looks, a few drops emulsified on your palms and smoothed over the surface helps take down flyaways and leaves a polished finish.
Here are some of our favorite treatment oils for hair:
Osmo Berber Oil Hair Treatment with Argan Oil
Luxurious and intensely nourishing, this Argan Oil infused hair treatment is designed to breathe new life into tired, dull, lack luster locks. It helps strengthen and repair the hair for noticeable, more manageable results. The unique blend of oils includes the renowned Argan Oil, a powerful antioxidant providing intense nourishment and hydration. Vitamin E reduces drying time and offers increased control while UV filters offer protection against sun damage and heat styling.
Moroccan Oil Hair Treatment
Moroccan Oil Hair Treatment is a lightweight oil-infused hair treatment that works to restore shine and rejuvenate damaged hair with reparative proteins. This product can also be used to detangle hair after shampooing, removing frizz during styling and smooth wigs or hair extensions.
Lanza Keratin Healing Oil Hair Treatment
This healing oil treatment smoothes all hair types and quickly restores health and shine to tresses. This formula combines Phyto IV complex and Keratin protein in one treatment that reconstructs hair from the inside out, providing renewed strength and elasticity. Keratin protein reconstructs the inner layers of the hair to add body and bounce. Phyto IV Complex rehydrates hair so that it's soft and silky smooth. Provides Thermal Protection up to 500 F.
Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment
This therapeutic hair oil instantly absorbs into hair and scalp, weightlessly infusing moisture, softness, protection and shine. It’s especially beneficial to hair in need of hydration offering intense nourishment for tangle and frizz free hair. This non-greasy formula cut drying time by 40-50% leaving hair ultra-smooth, manageable and shiny.
Sexy Hair Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Oil
Whether used on wet or dry hair, this soy renewal oil has many benefits. Apply to wet hair to strengthen brittle strands, increase elasticity and reduce breakage. On dry hair, it smoothes and adds shine while controlling frizz.
Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Nourishing Treatment
This lightweight, luxurious formula with African Macadamia leaves your hair nourished and revitalized with silkiness, softness and shine. Dove’s Dry Oil technology absorbs rapidly, leaving hair silky and manageable, not greasy or weighed down. It works to protected hair from the damaging stress caused by blow-drying and styling.
SheaTerra Egyptian Black Castor Oil (Original)
Egyptian Black Castor Oil has a long track record of improving hair growth, decreasing breakage and loss, and encouraging new hair growth of hair lost due to pulling and possibly other short-term hair loss issues. It also strengthens and deep conditions the hair. The result is a superfluous, shiny head of hair.