Using high-quality oils in your hair is key to sealing moisture into your strands. This boosts your hair’s health by promoting elasticity, therefore reducing breakage and encouraging healthy growth. Keep reading for great hair oil suggestions and how to use them for best results.
Haircare Key Practices
Getting serious about your hair’s health starts with a few key practices:
- Weekly deep conditioning;
- Limiting the use of heat tools;
- Covering your hair with a silk or satin bonnet while sleeping;
- Using a great hair moisturizer on a regular basis; and
- Sealing in moisture with a great hair oil.
Incorporating a moisturizing and sealing routine into my haircare regimen was key to its growth. Why? My hair was hydrated and soft, and no longer prone to dryness and breakage. I saw a huge difference in manageability and there was were no longer tons of broken ends on the bathroom floor and on my clothes.
One hair oil that stood out amongst the rest is THIC Daily Hair Perfecting Oil. This hemp, argan and grapeseed-based oil is lightweight, rich in omega 3-6-9 fatty acids (great for strengthening hair) and is non-greasy. This last point is particularly important if you are like me and seal your hair with oil each day.
This hair oil is suitable for all hair types. If you have fine hair, apply THIC from the mid-length of your hair and really focus on the ends, which are the oldest part of hair which need the most TLC.
While THIC Daily Hair Perfecting Oil contains many natural ingredients, it does contain silicone. There is a long-standing myth floating around that silicones are detrimental to hair. They are perfectly safe and very beneficial especially if you have curly, coarse and/or frizzy hair.
*Silicones such as dimethicone are added to hair products to control frizz and provide good slip (that silky soft feeling you get from a great conditioner/detangler, etc). Silicones also assist with the “spreadability” of hair products.
Once a month, I suggest using a clarifying shampoo monthly to rid your hair of build up from heavy conditioners, etc. This will keep your hair soft, manageable and allow great ingredients to penetrate the shaft of your hair.
NOTE: For my blondies, this oil is for you. As it is clear, it will not stain your hair or make it brassy. Ask your hairstylist for tips on how to curb brassiness caused by hair products so that you can safely use various haircare.
THIC Daily Hair Perfecting Oil Ingredient List
Full Ingredients List: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Argania Spinosa (Organic Argan) Kernel Oil, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Vitis vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Phytantriol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Tocopherols (vitamin E), Parfum (Fragrance)
Free from: Parabens, Phthalates, and Sulfates, cruelty-free, no animal byproducts 100% vegan.
Gisou’s Honey-Infused Hair Oil has been a staple in my haircare regime for about a year now. It works exactly the same as the THIC oil, except it contains “Mirsalehi honey”. Negin Mirsalehi, one of my favourite IGers EVER, created her signature hair oil using honey harvested from her father’s apiary.
Honey is fantastic for hair, as it is an emollient and humectant, making it a fantastic hair moisturizer. Emollients smooth hair follicles boosting shine and softness, while humectants draw moisture to hair, keeping hair hydrated and healthy. Gisou also contains silicone (*please see note above).
Gisou Honey-Infused Hair Oil Ingredient List
Mirsalehi Honey: Maintains a natural moisture balance for strong, shiny, healthy hair.
Full Ingredient List: Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Trisiloxane, Mirsalhei Honey, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Passiflora Incarnata Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum (Fragrance), Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, CI 47000 (Yellow 11), Tocopherol, CI 26100 (Red 17), Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool.
Free of: sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also cruelty-free, gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.
Natural Hair Oil Options
So, now that you are fully versed on hair oils, start using them NOW if you haven’t already. You will see an enormous boost in your hair’s hydration, manageability, shine and growth!
If you do not have access to the products mentioned above, natural hair oils are the way to go. Try almond oil and grapeseed oil – two lightweight alternatives. Jojoba oil is intensely hydrating as well, and a little thicker for those who need some extra “oil sealing love”.
Haitian and Jamaican black castor oils are fantastic options that I use frequently too. Please note that these oils are too thick, heavy, sticky and greasy to apply directly to your strands. They are best used mixed in with your weekly deep conditioner for an extra conditioning boost. If you are suffering with weak edges or breakage at the scalp, these two thick oils can be rubbed directly into the scalp to promote growth.
Have yourselves a happy hair day!
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