From leave-in masks to nourishing oils and scrubs, there are multiple ways to restore moisture, softness and even brightness to your hair. Here, we share five of the best, including how to use them and what to expect…
Regardless of your hair texture, oils are great for keeping dry strands looking and feeling hydrated. However, it’s essential you choose wisely, based on what you want them to do. For instance, if your goal is to enhance shine, experts recommend looking for ingredients like olive, carrot, or jojoba. If you’re after one that provides heat protection, silicone coats the hair and ensures heat penetrates slowly and evenly. As for application, always use a light hand. Work a small 5p-size amount between your palms, rub it over the bottom of wet hair in the shower and leave it on for 10-15 minutes, allowing the steam from your shower to open the cuticle and let the oil penetrate further. You can also use it as a styling product to keep hair smooth and free of flyaways. A top tip is to apply it at the back first, where your hair is thicker, and use whatever is left for the front.
Try: NatureLab Tokyo Smooth Hair Oil, $16