How to: Hair oils
by Ridhima Sapre
Super-light, multipurpose oil blends continue to be a rage in hair care. Here are five ways to use them.
As a pre-wash treatment
With a mix of oils like olive, almond, jojoba, argan – they’re all very nourishing for your hair. A quick, brisk massage about 15–20 minutes before you wash your hair will also improve blood circulation in your scalp.
6 Oil Nourish Extraordinary Oil, Rs 119, L'Oréal Paris
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On damp hair
A couple of pumps massaged into damp hair lengths will minimise frizz as your hair dries out.
Elixir Lavender & Olive Oil, Rs 185, Dove
On dry hair
Give a quick-shine fix to two-day-old hair – smooth on a couple of pumps of the oil on the lengths and ends. Rubbing it between your palms first will ensure even application.
Elixir Ultime, Rs 2,200, Kérastase
As a heat protectant
A bit of oil smoothed over your hair before blow-drying or using tongs will form a barrier, protecting hair from heat damage.
Mythic Oil Rich Oil, Rs 950, L'Oréal Professionnel
To fix flyaways
Push back baby hair from your scalp into place, or tame a windblown ponytail back to its sleek, smooth self with a dab of oil.
SP Luxe Oil Reconstructive Elixir, Rs 1,900, Wella