We’ve all heard that hair oils have long lasting beautifying effects on the hair with more and more leading salon brands unveiling their very own essential oil. But what really makes hair oils so popular and why should they be an essential in our hair care regime?
There is often a misconception about oils and the fact that they make the roots greasy and heavy on the scalp. The truth is that this is only the result of too much oil applied to the roots. With most hair oils a drop or two, depending on hair texture, is enough to to see the full moisturising effects of a hair oil. We’d recommend to start with a drop and apply to the mid lengths of your hair right through to the ends and then that way you can decide whether you need more.
What is the difference between a serum and a hair oil?
So what makes a hair oil different to a serum? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one that may be confused. Both are very similar in texture and look but there is a difference. Hair serums are essentially more suitable for styling and heat protection, for those that use a heat styling tool to manage their hair, a serum can smooth and provide a shield from any damage caused by heat. Whereas oils are absorbed by the hair and usually consist of natural ingredients to treat the condition and give nourishment so your hair feels and looks healthier.
Whats more most hair oils are versatile which means they can be used as a pre-styling treatment, a finishing product as well as a conditioning product to help treat and nourish the hair.
For those with frizzy, unruly hair that is in need of discipline it is definitely worth investing in a hair oil to help reduce and tame the frizz as well as help manageability when styling.
For those with longer hair, oils delicately restore the condition of the ends which tend to become damaged because of its age.
Our top 5 oils at Rush Shop
Moroccanoil Treatment Oil
One of the most popular hair oils and one of our best sellers. The Moroccanoil Treatment Oil is a multi use oil that is enriched with argan oil and vitamins to strengthen the hair leaving it with a mirror like shine. Not only does this product detangle the hair leaving it more manageable and nourished but it also smooths and speeds up drying time making it the best oil for frizzy hair.
For those that have very oily dry fine hair, there is also the Moroccanoil Treatment Light.
Read our full review here.
Kérastase Elixir Ultime Beautifying Oil
Typical of hair oils, this product is also enriched with argan oil nourish the hair but remaining light so that it doesn’t leave the scalp greasy. But offers 200 degrees heat protection and 24 hour anti-humidity as well as reducing appearance of split ends.
The Elixir Ultime is suitable for all hair types which means even if your hair is in the perfect condition, One or two pumps are enough, dependent on hair thickness and can be used on wet or dry hair to boost shine leaving it looking glossy.
Rush Silk & Gloss Multi Use oil
Enriched with Argan Oil and Omega 3, 6 and 9 this oil does not only treat and rejuvenate dry ends but it is also beneficial for your cuticles. So you’ll be treating your nails as well as your hair in one go!
Plus, it comes complete with a pipette which means you can control the amount that you need and not overload your hair with oil.
Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine Treatment Oil
As well as nourishing the hair and restoring its natural condition, this multi use oil boosts intense shine overnight for dull or damaged looking hair.
With a combination of sunflower, coconut and jojoba, your hair is left stronger and easier to manage. For coarse hair that is distressed and in need of an extra TLC there is Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine Intense Hair Oil which provides a seal to the hair cuticles so that they are smoother and protected from damage caused by heat or brushing.
L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil
This is the ultimate oil for those that are looking for shiny locks. Perfect for detangling hair whether it’s wet or dry, This lightweight formula also ensures any flyways are smoothed and frizz is reduced.
Packed with Avocado and Grape Seed Oil which are high in essential fatty acids that are needed for healthier hair, this oil is suitable for all hair types.