Then, there is also the sheer number of oil options available for different hair types; from argan to avocado, coconut to macadamia and more, finding the perfect options for your clients can seem like a minefield.
However, there are a few wonder products out there that can deliver stunning results for all your clients needs.
You just need to know which one to choose, and how to use it…
What Are Hair Oils Used For?
Hair oils are perfect for nourishing dry and damaged hair. They leave a shiny and glossy finish that helps tame frizz and flyaways, while helping to prevent future hair breakage and split ends. Some can also help maintain hair colour vibrancy and protect against heat styling damage.
Which Oils are Best for Hair?
There really is a plethora of oils that can be used on hair. They are mostly extracted from nuts and fruits, each with their own properties that are best suited to particular hair needs. Some oils are deeply moisturising, which make them best for dry or curly hair. Others are more lightweight, making them ideal for finer hair.
Here are just some of the best oils to use on the hair…
- Argan Oil. One of the most sought-after hair oils, argan is rich in Vitamin E, making it the perfect moisturiser. It tames frizz, leaves a glossy finish and helps prevent heat damage, too.
- Macadamia Oil. This highly fatty oil is extremely nourishing for hair and can deeply penetrate the hair for super-soft results. It’s a favourite for those with thick, curly hair who need extra moisture.
- Avocado Oil. Like macadamia oil, avocado oil is high in fat and can penetrate the hair easily. However, it also benefits from being lightweight, so this oil won’t weigh down finer hair. It can also help with dandruff and dry scalps.
- Grapeseed Oil. While it may not get the same level of attention as other oils, grapeseed oil is very useful. It is high in an antioxidant compound, OPC, which some studies suggest can help with hair loss and growth. It’s also lightweight and non-greasy, so great for oilier hair types.
How to Use Hair Oil On Your Clients’ Hair
Knowing how to use hair oils for your clients is key to achieving the results they love. Hair oils can be used before shampooing, on wet hair and on dry hair.
Here are some tips on the best way to use hair oils in your salon…
1. Use it as a pre-shampoo boost
Have you got a client who has done some serious damage to their hair, but you’re worried about weighing down their fine strands?
Comb some oil through their dry hair before you shampoo. Leave it a few minutes to absorb, so you get all the nourishing goodness, then you can wash away the residue and style as normal.
2. Give clients a pre-blow dry moisture shot
This is the most popular way to use hair oil. After shampooing and conditioning, towel dry hair before applying through hair lengths. Remember, a small amount goes a long way! This is particularly helpful when it comes to detangling curly hair. The result will be silky and shiny blow-dried locks!
3. Finish off your style with a shine
Another favourite way to use hair oils is after blow drying. Run a small amount through the hair ends for a glossy finish – just keep away from the roots This can also help tame frizz and flyaways if you are styling braids or an updo.
Remember, be careful about how much oil you use on clients’ hair. For fine and straight hair, use less and avoid the roots – one pump should be more than enough, even less on shorter hair. Thick and curly hair can take more product
Our 3 Best Hair Oils for Your Salon
So, what hair oils should you be using in your salon to ensure all your clients can enjoy their benefits?
Here at Salons Direct, we have picked out three fantastic options that will leave all types of locks feeling soft, supple and grease-free…
Best Hair Oil for Fine Hair & Dry Ends
The lightweight formula of this hair oil is a blend of macadamia and avocado oils which can penetrate the hair for exceptional softness. These oils are also non-greasy, making it our best oil for fine hair with dry ends. You can use it however you want – on dry or wet hair – making it incredibly versatile for salon use, so you can tailor it exactly to suit your clients’ needs.
Best Hair Oil for Dry Damaged & Frizzy Hair
Apply this oil to dry, damaged or frizzy hair when wet for easy detangling and reduced drying time. The formula is a blend of three oils, including deeply hydrating argan oil, making it great for very dry or damaged hair while also taming away unwanted frizziness. In addition, the UVA/UVB filter is great for protecting coloured hair come summer time, while the oriental fragrance and silky texture adds a little luxury.
Best Oil for Hair Growth and Thickness
For clients on a mission to grow long and healthy hair, L’Oreal Mythic Oil is a great product. With a special blend of avocado and grapeseed oil, this lightweight hair oil can deeply nourish the hair with hydration and antioxidants, helping grow strong and shiny strands. All this while leaving a frizz-free and shiny finish for the ultimate pamper!
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