We don’t make it easy for our hair. With all the primping, heat styling and chemical dyeing we put it through, our manes can have a hard time staying healthy without a little TLC. Yep, just like our fingernails and skin, and if we don’t give it some extra loving care, it becomes a little worse for wear – think dry, frizzy and full of split ends.
Most of us know that using a super hydrating shampoo and conditioner with cleaner ingredients goes a long way to restoring hair – but did you know you can actually be doing a lot more? Step in, hair oil – aka your new best friend, who always gives and asks for nothing in return.
How does hair oil work?
For centuries, cultures from around the world have been using different plant-based oils for hair growth. Argan oil, Coconut oil and Jamaican black castor oil have always been popular choices and considered the holy grail for hair growth (and our Elixir Oil includes them all, plus some divine additions!).
The oils are known to promote hair growth, replenish hair follicles, increase strength and create a protective layer. This is because the oils include vitamins, nutrients, proteins and fatty acids, meaning healthier hair that can withstand being tortured by heat and dyes. A hair oil product can help reduce frizz and split ends. Even better, oils can be massaged into your scalp to increase blood circulation and help fight off dandruff.
Will it make my hair oily?
Does the thought of rubbing oil into your hair conjure visions of a walking oil slick? Don’t fret, your hair drinks up the oil faster than you down your margarita on Friday afternoon – meaning you won’t be left looking like an oil slick (unless you want that look, then by all means, go ahead and dump the whole bottle on your head).
How do you use hair oil?
There are a few ways to use this goodie in a bottle (gotta love a versatile product). We recommend using your hair oil once a week, minimum, as a pre-shampoo treatment for hair softer than a puppy’s ear. Apply before you shampoo, from roots to ends, and leave in for 15 minutes to do its thing before you wash. This will leave your hair feeling hydrated and looking shiny.
Can I use hair oil as a treatment?
For deeper hydration, you can do a hot oil treatment. Apply the oil and some conditioner to damp-to-wet hair. Wrap your hair in a warm towel and leave for 20 minutes before washing out. If you have the time and want an extra boost, leave the oil on all night and wash it out when you wake up in the morning.
Any other hot tips?
You can also use a few tiny drops on dry hair to smooth away any flyaways and frizz. And, some of our Bondi Boost babes recommend using it as a pre-straightening oil for a smoother finish. Just a smidge is all you need.
So go on, give hair oil a go and rejoice the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
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