If you’re still on the hunt for your holy grail hair care product, it might be time to pick up a hair oil. Adding an oil into your hair care regime is a simple, fuss-free way to infuse your hair with shine and softness, and provide protection from external stressors like heat and pollution. Our pick of the bunch is Kevin.Murphy’s weightless Young.Again Immortelle infused treatment oil. For instant oomph, just apply it daily to damp, freshly washed hair and style as usual.
Hair oils are a versatile, multi-purpose product – here’s the lowdown on how to get the most out of your new favourite buy:
- Use your oil sparingly to dry hair to fight fly-away strands and static in winter. Just apply a tiny bit to a clean mascara wand and brush through. Most hair oil bottles are small enough to throw in your handbag, making them perfect for on-the-go touch ups
- Oils can also be used on lacklustre hair for instant-smoothing and extra shine. Simply work a pump of your favourite oil between your palms, and run your hands through your hair post wash.
- Calling all curly haired girls – oils can be used to combat frizz, dullness and split ends. Applying a small amount to damp hair will add back moisture to fight frizz, and help detangle out-of-control curls. Focus on working the product into your ends to nourish strands that are feeling brittle or damaged.
- For a moisturising kick, try adding an oil to your conditioner or hair mask. Kevin.Murphy’s Young.Again is perfect for this, as it contains Apple Extracts that help to remove dead cells from the hair’s surface, and Bur Oil that promotes scalp health. As well as giving your hair extra-nourishment and body, washing the oil out in the shower helps to avoid weighing down your hair with product build up.