Has anyone else ever noticed that their hair feels ridiculously soft and silky after getting it coloured? I always thought it pretty strange, considering there’s nothing particuarly healthy about covering your locks with foreign colours and chemicals. But on a recent trip to the salon, it dawned on me — perhaps it wasn’t the hair dye itself that was making my hair soft but the oil the hairdresser put in later to seal the colour and counteract some of its negative effects! Upon taking the oil home with me and using it a week later, my theory was confirmed. My locks had been instantly transformed into those of a newborn’s (albeit a tiny bit longer!)
Turns out, I’m not the only one who’s noticed how incredible hair oils are for making your tresses sleek and shiny. Just like face and body oils, they’re having a serious moment in the beauty world right now. Hair oils can be used in one of two ways. You can use them in one of two ways — as a nourishing, all-over leave-in treatment or sparingly through your tresses to add sheen. Either way, you’re going to be left with baby soft hair you can’t stop touching! Scroll through the gallery for 9 of our top picks.
1. Percy & Reed Volumising No Oil Oil
Smooth and volumise your locks without weighing them down with the Percy & Reed Volumising No Oil Oil.
2. Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil
The Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil is a super lightweight serum that hydrates, smooths and adds shine to lacklustre hair.
3. Ouai Hair Oil
The ultimate mutitasker, the Ouai Hair Oil smooths frizz, seals split ends, adds shine, locks in colour and protects your hair in sun damage.
4. Verb Ghost Oil
Enriched with Moringa oil, the Verb Ghost Oil revitalises dull hair from the roots to the ends. Ain’t nothing spooky about that!
5. Kopari Coconut Sheer Oil
The super versatile Kopari Coconut Sheer Oil can be used on both your face and hair and will make you smell like summer. Win!
6. Captain Blankenship Mermaid Hair Oil
Gorgeous, mermaid-like tresses are within your reach, thanks to the all natural Captain Blankenship Mermaid Hair Oil.
7. Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Dry Oil Mist
Protect, nourish and revitalise your hair with the super luxe Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Dry Oil Mist.
8. Morrocanoil Pure Argan Oil
Used on your skin, hair or nails, the Moroccanoil Pure Argan Oil harnesses the natural fatty acids and antioxidants or pure argan oil to condition and nourish.
9. Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Oil
Say goodbye to frizz and hello to perfectly soft, smooth locks with the Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Oil.