Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The right oil for your hair.

There has been an explosion in recent years of oils for your hair.  This proliferation of different botanical oils can be confusing...plus with oils, a little goes a long way!  Oils provide extra moisture, shine and help detangle.

Applying the oil correctly will avoid a greasy look.  The best way is to put a few drops in the palm of your hand, then rub you hands together to spread the oil.  Run your oiled hands down the length of the hair starting at the mid-shaft and, focusing on the ends, work the oil through this part of your hair.

Below is a list of some of the more popular oils and what they are used for.
  • Coconut Oil - thinning hair, strengthening hair.
  • Argan Oil - Moisturizing, Anti-aging, Nourishing
  • Tamanu Oil - Curly hair, anti-frizz, detangling
  • Apricot Oil - Moisturizing, protecting as it seals in moisture
  • Camelina Oil - Protective, Restorative

Goldwell Elixir Versatile Oil Treatment is a combination of argan and tamanu oils.  It is very effective as a regenerative and moisturizing treatment.

Macadamia Professional Weightless Moisture Dry Oil Micro Mist is ultra-lightweight.  It is perfect for thin or damaged hair that needs an extra dose of oil each day to keep it looking great.  So is Kuene So Pure Moroccan Argan Oil Light, which uses both Argan Oil and Apricot Oil to strengthen hair.

Scruples Renewal Hair Therapy Polish using argan oil in an alcohol free formula that give you an incredible shine and eliminates frizz.  This works great on any type hair, but especially on medium to thick hair.

Matrix Oil Wonders is perfect for color treated hair.  It uses Egyptian Hibiscus oil, adapted from the ingredient used to protect hair from the harsh Egyptian climate.

Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine Intense is for coarse hair.  It is a super-rich oil, silicone free, that uses a combination of coconut, apricot, camelina and coriander oils to really strengthen hair.

Kenra Daily Defense Oil is lightweight and is perfect for those who use a flat iron daily as it contains marula oil that acts as a heat defense, plus camelina, coconut and apricot oils for strength and shine.


  1. Love to try Kenra Daily Defense Oil. It would protect my hair from heat styling hair tools

  2. I've been using Argan Oil for about a year. It's good to know it has these properties: moisturizing, anti-aging, and nourishing.

  3. Thanks for the info. I've been looking for a new styling protectant and didn't know which ones were good.


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