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Get the most from your hair oil

02:00 Thu Jul 17 2014
Melissa Williams-King
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Hair oils have become big business ever since Moroccanoil stormed the market a few years ago (prior to that ‘oil’ was a dirty word when it came to hair.)

Since then tonnes of versions have hit the shelves, but are you getting the most from your chosen hair oil?

Here are our top tips for using this handy hair product...

Don’t save it for special occasions
Using a hair oil is like using a facial moisturiser - you need to do it daily. Try using a little of the product every day when styling your hair in the morning (for thicker, drier hair apply it twice a day).

Use it wet or dry
For first-time users, it can be less daunting to apply the product to wet hair. But once you are confident, it’s easy to apply a dab to dry hair without ever getting a greasy look.

Use it before, after and even during colour treatments
You can use hair oil three ways to avoid hair damage due to colour processing. First, use it as a treatment prior to colouring the hair to even out the hair’s porosity and make.

Second you can mix the oil with the dye or bleach and apply the combination to your hair (even with at-home colour kits). Finally, a treatment with the oil is great after the colour has been achieved.

Try a pre-cleanse treatment
For extra dirty hair or scalps, you can apply a hair oil at night time as a treatment. This helps lift dirt and styling product residue from your hair, so that it easily cleans out once you shampoo in the the morning. It also gives your scalp some extra TLC.

Check out our favourite nourishing hair oils in this gallery

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