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5 Reasons Why you Should Be Using Hair Oils
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By now you've definitely heard hair care brands sing the praises of hair oil; from jojoba, Moroccan to Argan oil, each miracle elixir plays an important part in rejuvenating, strengthening and improving hair quality. But if you haven't jumped on the bandwagon yet, you're not alone. It's one of those products that's intriguing but seriously intimidating for newbies. As haircare specialists we hear all the time that many of you are afraid of having flat and oily hair or breakouts from oils touching your skin – that’s where we come in.
We believe knowing the perks make it easier to overcome the fear, but first, hair oils often get confused with serums, yet the two products actually have completely different uses. A silicone serum is ultimately a styling product – it should be applied onto dry hair to tame frizz. Most contain special light reflectors to add immense shine on the surface. In contrast, hair oils are more treatment focused and dig a little deeper, whilst creating immense shine.
So, where a silicone-based serum will coat your hair to smooth frizz and enhance shine, an oil can actually penetrate fibres and nourish follicles, working to restore and repair on a long-term basis.
Just like the rest of your products, you should aim to use hair oils to address specific concerns. Thankfully, bhave’s shelves contain an oil for every hair type, and we’ve rounded up the very best ones, right here to address your concerns
Scroll down for the best hair oils you’ll find us slathering on come wash day…
1. IF YOUR STRANDS LOOK DULL
Ready to add lustre and shine to hair while keeping the scalp hydrated and balanced?
If the answer is yes, then look no further than bhave’s Riot Control oil to create that extra layer of gloss and that glossy look. Rich in fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamin E, Riot Control oil’s main ingredient, Argan oil, not only makes your hair look wonderful, but also has many protective qualities. What makes Argan oil so fabulous? A product of the Moroccan Argan tree, Argan Oil is often referred to as ‘liquid gold’ for its healing, nourishing, and conditioning qualities. Argan Oil contains a lot of vitamin E and fatty acids, which act as antioxidants to promote healthy-looking hair (glistening shine).
Excellent for protection against damage from UV rays and heat, it will help you maintain shine and moisture.
Since Riot Control oil is not as greasy, you can use it more frequently than once a week — even daily, if you like. The recommended practice is to pump a few drops into your hands, rub them together, then apply to your hair, starting at the ends and working your way up (avoiding the roots). Best of all, if you like to use an iron or blow-dry, use Riot Control oil before you start styling your hair to add a protective layer between your locks and the heat … and works great as a quick anti-frizz treatment.
2. IF YOUR LOCKS HAVE DAMAGE FROM HIGHLIGHTS, COLOUR OR STYLING
On the road to healing your damaged locks and reversing the damaging effects of colour-bleach-treatments and heated styling tools, oils provide omega 3, essential fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamin E to strengthen and thicken your hair follicle. This means you can prevent against hair breakage while improving hair strength and elasticity. If you’re strands have been worn down by heat or colour, then we recommend bhave’s Fresh Ends, a rich blend of Argan, macadamia and primrose oils including bioactive keratin, aloe-vera and peptides to help repair, seal and control split ends.
3. IF YOUR HAIR IS CURLY
It's harder for oils from the scalp to travel all the way down to the ends of curly hair, making it more prone to dryness than other hair types. To keep it moisturised and frizz-free try a moisturising crème formulation like bhave’s Curl Defining Crème that defines your natural waves and curls. This luxurious crème formulation is enriched with jojoba oil, sunflower seed oil and murumuru butter to stimulate hair growth, softer texture with the added benefit of shinier hair. We adore the jojoba in bhave products because it shares many characteristics with sebum, the oil our scalps naturally produce. It won’t interfere with the scalp’s natural balance since it deeply penetrates the hair shaft and follicle, working from the inside out. Jojoba oil is a great moisturiser to detangle wiry hair.
4. IF FLYAWAYS ARE DRIVING YOU NUTS
A quick fix for those annoying wisps is to rub a tiny bit of bhave’s FrizzControl Crème between your fingertips then smooth over any stray hairs or frizzy spots. The award-winning formula consists of bioactive keratin, murumuru seed butter and Abyssinian oil which are loaded with vitamins, omega fatty acids and keratin proteins proven to rebuild the internal structure of your hair, restoring strength, elasticity and shine. PLUS, it’s a great aid when blow-drying hair too.
5. IF YOU'RE IN NEED OF REPAIR FROM HEAT AND STYLING
We can attest to the fact that hair damaged from heat is difficult to work with. Studies have concluded that the heat generated from styling tools like curling irons and hair-dryers cause the outer cuticle of the hair to crack. These fractures are the source of split ends and result in hair that is prone to breakage.
If your hair has been feeling dry and/or dull, add bhave’s Leave-in Crème into your hair routine ASAP. It's filled with jojoba oil, macadamia oil and sunflower seed oil with the added bonus of bioactive keratin and peptides — all of which are high in strand-strengthening proteins and fatty acids — to leave your hair insanely moisturised. Furthermore, the oil possesses extra thermal protection between you and heat styling tools, allowing you to create flair without harming your locks in the process.
Whether you’re trying to improve your overall hair health or just looking to experiment with some new hair care products, try bhave’s variety of award-winning products, containing oils such as argan, jojoba, almond, olive and grapeseed. These are some of the best oils for hair health and can be used directly on the skin and scalp. We also use essential oils, such as lavender and lemongrass, in our products because they also possess many qualities that help nourish and strengthen hair, while leaving it looking and smelling great. bhave is dedicated to bringing you quality products that inspire creativity and experimentation. View our shop for your haircare routine.