5 Hair Oils To Nourish Your Mane With This Summer
With summer in full swing, our hair is prone to frizz and dryness – especially curly or wavy hair, which is why it imperative that you take extra care to keep your locks hydrated in order to withstand maximum humidity levels.
From the Middle East to South Asia, the ritual of oiling one’s hair has been a self-care routine observed by many and passed down for generations and head massages have been purposeful in increasing the circulation in the scalp, which helps stimulate hair follicles and encourages hair growth. Oiling the hair also helps to keep it conditioned and ultra-hydrated. However, where many people like to keep it simple by using coconut oil, amla, or almond oil – there is much research that has gone into elevating and improving your haircare ritual now that we use a plethora of shampoos, dyes and styling products, and your hair oil needs to work in harmony.
It has been noted by many hair care experts that oils such as pure coconut oil don’t necessarily penetrate the hair, but instead solidifies and sits on the surface and may be added to other essential ingredients to create the right consistency for better results. If you have found your hair to be drier even after oiling – it could be because you are applying the oil to dry hair. When using natural oils to massage your hair and scalp, dampen the lengths of your hair to allow for the oils to penetrate the hair better – and remember a little goes a long way!
AboutHer.com has rounded up 5 of the best essential hair oils to tame your locks and have them looking healthier than ever…
Saanté Self Care – Crowning Glory Hair Oil
Alcohol-free, cruelty-free, non-toxic, silicone-free, vegan, and all packaged up in a recyclable glass bottle, Saanté Self Care’s Crowning Glory hair oil is the ultimate in hair hydration. Rosemary, clary sage, lavender and juniper make for this potent oil that can help stimulate the scalp to reduce hair fall and increase hair growth. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties that calm inflammation of the scalp.
Fable & Mane – Holiroots Hair Oil
This award-winning formulation by Fable & Mane pays homage to the ritual of “champi,” an Indian head massage. Infused with powerfully potent ingredients, the oil works as a root treatment oil to grow stronger, healthier hair. Designed to be part of your weekly hair ritual, the oil contains Ashwagandha, which helps to thicken fine hair and strengthen the scalp, while Dashmool promotes healthy scalp circulation to encourage hair growth.
Gisou – Honey Infused Hair Oil
A maximum multitasking product: Gisou’s Honey Infused Hair Oil can be used as a pre-styling or finishing product, an overnight treatment or a hair mask – it does it all! Hydrating, but surprisingly non-greasy, this lightweight oil is infused with honey as an effective humectant that not only absorbs and holds hydration within your strands, but also helps to rebuild and repair damaged hair right at the cuticle. Honey is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and amino acids that work together to strengthen your hair and leave a healthy shine.
Briogeo - Don't Despair, Repair! Strengthening Treatment Hair Oil
This hair strengthening treatment is suitable for EVERY hair type – and is especially potent for restoring dry, damaged or chemically-treated locks. An intense weekly treatment, this product combines a two-part formula that uses a unique set of natural and vegan ingredients. From proprietary rice protein complex, which cancels out existing damage and prevents further damage, to hydrating rosehip oil which not only injects moisture but also helps to reduce the appearance of split ends for an all-over healthy hair glow. 97% natural, vegan and cruelty-free — as well as free from phthalates, parabens, sulphates, silicones and artificial dyes — this lightweight oil is the ultimate hair savior.
Augustinus Bader – The Hair Oil With TCF8
Augustinus Bader is better known for the face cream that works wonders – according to beauty mavens – but the brand’s hair oil also happens to promise and deliver fantastic results. Ultra-hydrating and yet impressively lightweight, this restorative elixir repairs dryness and split ends while actively reducing further breakage by deeply conditioning locks and protecting them against damage. The formula is contains amino-acid ‘TFC8 Complex,” which helps to repair brittle, breakage-prone hair, tame frizz and boost shine. It also contains squalane and argan oil and vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, to restore your hair to its optimum.