Oil: A salad is quite naked without it. Our cars would go kaput in its absence. We pop it in pill form to keep our skin bouncy and prevent our joints becoming crickety. But talk about applying it topically and grown women baulk at the prospect.
Some have been converted to the oil-based skincare cause, (it may seem like an oxymoron but an oil cleanser can break down and reduce greasy complexion build ups). Yet is seems you’re still reluctant to slick the good stuff onto your hair.
But here’s the rub: oil can cleanse, moisturise, add shine and generally amp up the health of your hair when it’s gone all dry and crispy in these dark winter months. So for those who recognise that they need a hair oil but don’t want to look like a grease monkey, compromise comes in the form of the latest oil-inclusive treatment products. Get ready to oil up with our favourites.
|From left: Agadir Argan Oil, Kerastase Elixir Ultime, Child's Farm Shampoo|
Agadir Argan Oil Volumising Shampoo and Conditioner, £12.75 each (www.dnlhair.co.uk). Argan oil, (from the nut of a Moroccan tree) is the new beauty wonder ingredient. So forget what you think you know about oil making your hair look flat. This in-shower power pair hydrates the scalp and restores the elasticity to broken, brittle strands to give your tresses back their bounce.
Kérastase Elixir Ultime Beautifying Oil Masque, £28.50 (www.kerastase.co.uk) contains not one, not two but four oils to make your hair more magnificent. Apply the blend of pracaxi, argan, maize and camellia oils to hair for 10 minutes once a week to quench, feed and nurture every strand. Just make sure you have somewhere to go afterwards. Hair this shiny will not want to be kept back home in the dark.
Child’s Farm Shampoo for Luscious Locks, £4.69 (www.childsfarm.com). Why should we adults have all the oily fun? Tailor made to soothe the often-sensitive scalps of children, this natural, organic cleanser has just been reformulated with the addition of argan oil. Catch a whiff of its strawberry and mint scent and see how glossy your children’s hair is afterwards and we guarantee you’ll be stealing this one for yourself.