The Tiktok ‘Clean Girl’ movement has bought hair oil and sleek, shiny hair into our social feeds. While this trend has only recently risen in popularity, the practice of Hair Oiling is nothing new.
You may have heard of many hair oil products, from Rosemary Hair Oil and Gisou Hair Oil to Kérastase Hair Oil. But what’s so special about them?
Hair Oil is one of the oldest beauty traditions that has lasted from ancient civilizations to modern households. A significant sect of this practice comes from Ayurveda, a traditional system of medicine originating from India, that emphasises the importance of oiling the hair and scalp to maintain overall hair health.
Yet many clients will be new to hair oiling and won’t know where to start.
Regular oiling does a lot of good protecting hair from environmental and styling damage. It may also increase moisture, lustre, and shine, and helps to prevent hair loss and stimulate growth. It can also help to repair dry and heat damaged hair.
If your clients struggle with dry, dull, frizzy or thin hair, consider incorporating hair oiling into their beauty regime.
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How to Use Hair Oil
It is recommended to only oil your hair 1-2 times a week. Using hair oil too often can cause breakage.
- Apply oil on your scalp and massage with fingertips using a circular motion.
- Apply the oil left on your palms to your hair.
- Cover with a towel or shower cap and leave on overnight.
- The next day, shampoo hair while dry. Rinse thoroughly.
- Condition as normal. You can also use coconut oil as a conditioner.
Which Hair Oil Should I Use?
Hair Oiling is best for dry, heat damaged hair. Clients with naturally oily hair can still use hair oil on the ends of their hair, but should avoid applying to the scalp.
Here’s our guide on the most popular hair oils, and which you can recommend to your clients.
Rosemary Hair Oil
Best Used For Medicinal Purposes
Rosemary hair oil offers several benefits for hair and scalp health. It has traditionally been used as a stimulant for hair growth, and can aid in hair loss prevention. The anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties of Rosemary Oil also means that it is effective at combatting dandruff and can help to soothe an itchy and flaky scalp. Rosemary oil also comes with aromatherapy benefits, and your client may consider this when choosing an ideal hair oil product.
Gisou Hair Oil
Best Used For Dry and Frizzy Hair
Gisou hair oil is a product created by Negin Mirsalehi, an influencer and entrepreneur in the beauty industry. Gisou hair oil is formulated with a blend of natural ingredients, primarily featuring honey derived from the Mirsalehi bee garden.
The natural ingredients of honey and essential oils help to moisturise and nourish the hair, helping to restore hydration to dry and damaged hair. These ingredients also enhance hair shine and lustre, for a glossy healthier hair look.
Kérastase Hair Oil
Best Used For Frizz Control and Heat Protection
Kérastase Hair Oil offers deep nourishment, helping to replenish moisture and nutrients for softer, manageable hair. This oil is highly effective for frizz control and provides a protective barrier to the hair strands to minimise damage caused by heat styling tools.
Best Used For Conditioning Dry, Damaged Hair
Coconut oil is a popular choice for hair care. As a rich source of fatty acids Coconut oil has deep conditioning properties and helps to form a protective barrier on the hair strands to prevent damage and breakage.
Best Used For Deep Hydration and Dull Hair
Argan oil is deeply hydrating and rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin E. This helps to restore the hair’s moisture balance, especially in dry and damaged hair, leaving it softer and more manageable. Argan oil also enhances the natural shine and lustre of the hair, giving it a healthy and radiant appearance.
Best Used for Hair strength and Texture. Recommended for oily hair types.
Jojoba Oil, derived from the seeds of the jojoba plant. It is similar in composition to the natural oils produced by the scalp, and can therefore help to control excess sebum production. The vitamin E and other essential nutrients present in jojoba oil can also help strengthen the hair shafts, reducing breakage and split ends. It can also add more texture and volume by lifting the hair at the roots to provide body and a fuller and more voluminous look.
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