The winter temperatures have been cruel to my hair, I don’t know about you but I could really use some extra moisturising love for my locks.
I know many of us are skeptical about using oils on our hair and skin for fear of looking like we’ve just pulled a 12 hour shift in a greasy spoon, but I am an oil advocate through and through. Here I have put together a list of some of my favourite hair oils and serums to lock in the moisture and bring your bangs back to life.
With a focus on natural ingredients, harnessing the power of botanical extracts and essentials oils to benefit the skin, body and mind, athletia is a beautiful experience using unique formulations that give incredible results. This scalp & hair oil contains nine types of plant-derived oils and a fragrance that includes lavender, orange and cedarwood. This rich, smooth oil is designed for massage and to loosen the scalp beforeshampooing, either at night as part of your relaxing wind-down routine or in the morning as a fresh way to start the day. It can also be used as a leave-in treatment hair oil, leaving your hair easy to manage. As a scalp care oil, it softens the stiffened scalp & promotes blood flow to help your head & mind feelrelaxed. When used a hair oil, it moisturises dry, frizzy hair tips for more manageable, radiant hair.
The first of its kind, Virtue contains Alpha Keratin 60ku® – a pure whole human protein that when used continuously will transform the health, quality and appearance of hair. Virtually identical to keratin in its native form, Alpha Keratin 60ku® is accepted by the hair as a natural extension of itself .. and has been clinically shown to restore structural integrity for improved overall hair health. While other brands address the symptoms of damage, Virtue addresses the cause – with phenomenal impact. Virtue® Healing Oil is a lightweight serum infused with our patented Alpha Keratin 60ku® protein plus three super oils and added active vitamins. The nourishing combination instantly permeates strands with Alpha Keratin 60ku® for a nourished, healthy glow. The unique shake-to-activate formula is designed to add a high-shine, incredibly-hydrated finish to dry, damaged hair. Healing Oil is ultra-lightweight and never greasy.
The K18 Molecular Repair Treatment mask heals and strengthens hair with lightweight moisturising benefits to detangle and keep hair smooth and soft, without weighing it down. Available in two sizes, the K18 at-home treatment helps to restore any damage from everyday styling, to help maintain and protect hair colour and health. The K18 Molecular Repair Treatment Mask can be used in three simple steps:
1) Shampoo your hair, do not condition it, and then towel dry thoroughly.
2) Begin with one pump of the K18 Hair Mask, working from the ends to the roots, and add more as needed depending on length, th ickness, and hair condition.
3) Let this sit for four minutes to activate. Style your hair as usual, but do not rinse out.
The K18 Hair product range also includes two salon service products; K18 Professional Mist, 150ml, which is a pre-service treatment that strengthens hair before a chemical service and the K18 Professional Mask.
Mirah Lustrous Hair Oil is a luxurious, multi-tasking hair treatment formulated to help keep your locks soft and shiny, no matter your hair type. Infused with Argan, Monoi and Abyssinian oils, your hair will love the hydration it gets from the fatty acids and vitamin E, as well as the lustre and brightness. Lightweight and fast-absorbing, Young Living’s hair oil also has a light, pleasant aroma and will leave your hair sleek and glossy – not greasy.
Deeply nourishing and conditioning shine treatment for your head and scalp. Rosemary, Burdock Nettle, Almond and Apricot Kernel Oil are all incredibly rich in vitamins D and E to boost circulation, clear the mind and condition your hair, resulting in reduced frizz, healthy and shiny hair.
This multi-tasking oil works to seal cuticles, help improve the appearance of split ends, control frizz and protect hair fibres against heat damage of up to 195°C. Infused with an expertly-selected blend of six precious oils including Marula and Moringa, to nourish and help restore a glossy finish. Price: £25.00
The silicone-free Regenerating Serum with Prickly Pear Oil offers a fast-absorbing hybrid texture to infuse hair with a soft, sumptuous feel. It enhances shine while protecting hair from artificial heat up to 440F (230°C) and helps improve the appearance of split-ends and frizz. Price: £40
Soothing, toning and revitalising for scalps prone to psoriasis or eczema, this specialised oil softens, smooths and stimulates dry or dehydrated skin. This powerfully soothing treatment blends renowned skin healer Redroot Extract with calming Bisabolol, Chamomile and ProVitamin B5 plus revitalising organic Rosemary Essential Oil. Skin cell renewal is stimulated and dandruff diminishes, restoring toned, smooth and soft skin.
High performing eco-luxe hair care brand Tabitha James Kraan’s Scented Organic Hair Oil is raising the bar in the hair oil category and changing how our hair behaves. The Scented Organic Hair Oil is a carefully curated blend of nourishing, plant powerhouse of ingredients, rich in antioxidants, including rosehip oil, argan oil, sea buckthorn, safflower, and goji berry, infused with certified organic essential oils of rose, neroli and lemon. The heavenly aromatherapy scent has been blended to soothe the senses, whilst the game-changing formula features an amethyst to create calm, balance, and promote healing.
This 100% natural, organic hair oil cleverly ‘strengthens the hair, leading to hair being restored, revived and silky smooth, improving more each time you use it, until optimal hair health is achieved. It delivers unparalleled shine, that is a Phyto rich treatment which deepens and enriches the colour of unprocessed and coloured treated hair.
The Hair Boss Overnight Repair Serum, £14.99, www.thehairboss.co.uk