Top Hair Experts Say THIS About Hair Oils
Even the most seasoned beauty aficionados can be scared of oil. After all, we get in the shower and lather up our shampoo in an effort to clean out the oils that have accumulated on our scalps. “A lot of people are turned off by oils because they think they make hair greasy,” explains Liana Zingarino, a hairstylist at Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon. “But, they probably just haven’t found the right one,” she notes. We spoke to top stylists to get the scoop on what to use, no matter what kind of hair you have.
Read on to find your match.
It’ll be worth it: oils work wonders for the health of your hair once you find the right one!
FOR THIN/FINE HAIR: Oribe, Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil
“This is a lightweight oil, and not only does it reduce drying time, but it also helps strengthen and condition dry, damaged, or color-treated hair. My favorite thing about this product is that it adds high shine and silkiness while detangling and reducing frizz”— Whitney Green, stylist at Warren Tricomi Salon
FOR MEDIUM/THICK HAIR: Kevin Murphy Young.Again Hair Oil
“This nourishing oil contains immortelle oil to help prevent damage, safflower seed oil to add softness and shine, and burdock root oil to moisturize the scalp. This can be used on towel dried hair as a pre-styling treatment/heat protectant or a small amount on dry hair to smooth flyaways and add shine to finished styles, Sophia Porter, hairstylist
FOR FRIZZY HAIR:
Shu Uemura, Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil
“My favorite thing about this oil is that it restores the hair's moisture level and provides all-day UV protection without weighing down even the finest of hair. Using this divine-smelling oil leaves your hair feeling soft, silky and smooth”—Whitney Green, stylist at Warren Tricomi Salon
FOR CHEMICALLY TREATED HAIR:
Milbon, Luminous Bodifying Oil
"This is a great light, dry oil. If you have normal hair prone to greasiness but still want to add shine without feeling oily and limp, this offers the perfect weightless finish. Blow dry your hair as usual and spray a light mist over the finished style. Voila!" —Tina Dizon, owner of The Private Room in Beverly Hills