Not that we’re all ‘it’s what’s on the outside that counts’, but it can’t be denied that a person’s exterior is – more often than not – a fair-to-middling representative of their internal state; frazzled hair equals a frazzled mood and so on, which is no way to be your best self this January. So then, allow our top picks of nourishing hair oils to soothe your tresses (and your soul), and gear you up for an energised 2018.
When hair stylist, Jen Atkin, gifted the world her much-coveted brand, we felt the hair gods had answered our prayers once and for all. Not only is each piece camera-ready for that obligatory ‘shelfie’, OUAI’s photogenic range boasts a founder who’s tamed the manes of pretty much everyone in Hollywood. (Where do we sign up?!) On the hair, OUAI’s oil is just as good as it looks; super lightweight, so it glides on easily; smells in-cred-ible, with notes of violet, gardenia, and white musk; and can even be used post-washing when the hair is still damp, or as a styling serum when dry.
If your locks are looking past the point of no return, then fear not – salvation is yours for the slathering! Leonor Greyl’s rich hair oil is as thick as honey and works best as a treatment to deeply nourish the driest, most tired-feeling tresses. Massage the oil into your scalp, then leave it for 30 minutes to work its magic, before shampooing out with your usual product. For the ultimate drenching of moisture, go that extra mile and keep the mask on overnight.
RODIN by RECINE
Rodin’s products are built around a double-pronged philosophy that includes a less-is-more approach and a reverence of precious oils. Its own offering of the latter – created in collaboration with hair stylist, Bob Recine – taps into a blend of eight essential oils (think almond, rosemary, jojoba and neroli), which combine to a fragrant yet dreamily calming scent and work to revitalise limp, lifeless hair. Apply a few drops after washing to a wet or dry mane, and it’ll be healthier in a heartbeat.
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