Smells like Summer: Hair Oil Guide

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By Jemma Walker

There’s a secret to lush runway-ready locks and tame beach hair – and it’s as simple as massaging hair oil through your tips to replenish moisture and restore minerals – after all, summertime isn’t always the splendour advertised. Seasalt, chlorine, heat, sand and humidity can soon turn the warmer months into a beauty nightmare, so start treating your hair before it’s damaged by punishing summer heat with one of our silky oils helping to de-frizz and de-tangle. We make avoiding unnatural serums packed with silicone easy with our breakdown helping you to discover your new hair saviour that’ll transform your locks all year round.

Macadamia Oil – best for dry hair

This therapeutic oil has more omega-7 than any other nut oil and is actually absorbed by your hair, making it a long lasting treatment rather than temporary mask – and just like every natural oil it doesn’t build up over time. The lightweight formula mimics your hair’s natural oil production, infusing your locks with nourishment and moisture – just add to hair after styling for an instant effect. The deep conditioning treatment is especially effective on coarse hair and helps repair heat damage over time.

Argan Oil – best for weak hair

Argan oil is rich in vitamin E, which after only one use helps to strengthen locks, reduce frizz and renew damage. Although small amounts are often used in shampoos and conditioners, the oil itself adds extra shine and softeness to tresses with quick, long-lasting results – even when added to your roots – without creating the dreaded ‘slick’ effect. Run through your hair root to tip post up-do or after you’ve blow-dried loose curls for an instant infusion of moisture – hairspray and argan oil are a great combination for sealing challenging styles. 

Coconut Oil – best for damaged hair

It’s the all rounder with a huge celebrity following. Coconut oil can save your skin, whiten your teeth and revamp your diet. Use the sweet oil as a deep mask and your tresses will look and feel healthier in just a few hours, the regenerating treatment is full of vitamins E and K, as well as iron that helps to clean your scalp and hair – as well as leaving your locks with a glossy sheen.

Some of our favourites include the soothing Dr. Hauschka formula; it’s light enough to massage directly into your scalp helping to stimulate growth and strengthen your locks. The brand is acclaimed for natural, healthy products and this hair oil is full of neem leaf extract, chamomile and rosemary oil. Kérastase is a product trusted by professionals all over the world and the Elixir Ultime 24 Carat Indulgence is a rich oil masque that you can rely on too. By replenishing precious oils this hair-saviour results in long-lasting silky locks – just avoid applying too much to your roots.

1. Dr Hauschka Hair Oil | 2. Kérastase Elixir Ultime 24 Carat Indulgence | 3. Leonor Greyl Complexe Energisant | 4. Bumble and Bumble Invisible Oil | 5. Rahua Elixir | 6. Leonor Greyl Huile Secret de Beauté | 6. Percy and Reed No Oil Oil

If you’re looking for a specific treatment rather than rehydration, Leonor Greyl offers individual vials with specific target areas. Try the Complexe Energisant to boost and thicken thinning hair with a sweet mix of tenuiflora mimosa, amino acids and botanical extracts or the Huile Secret de Beauté to stop your hair aging. It’s a multi-tasking oil packed with vitamins – great for nourishing your skin and your tresses with soft lemongrass scented undertones.

For silky, strong, healthy locks make sure you use your oil regularly and wave goodbye to frustrating split ends.