THE GOOD OIL
Hair oils are a favourite of beauty experts and for good reason. They are full of essential fatty acids that can help seal in moisture, detangle, tame and treat split ends. “The popularity of oils comes from our desire to mimic the best hair oil ever, a natural substance we all produce called sebum,” says Matrix’s new creative director Hayley Pullyn.
Oils like argan, coconut, grapeseed and moringa bring all hair types back to life. You can use hair products that contain oils or you can use coldpressed oils straight from the kitchen. “Post colouring and pre-haircut, it’s great to do a pre-shampoo oil treatment to nourish and plump the hair,” says Pullyn. “Also, adding a few drops of an oil serum before and after your blowdry will give more shine and nourishment and act as a smoothing agent.
“Generally the drier and frizzier your hair, the more oil-based products it can handle.” Even fine locks can handle oils. “Fine hair lacks the elasticity and suppleness that thicker and denser hair naturally has, so you need an oil to help nourish it.” TRY: 1. Joico K-PAK Color Therapy Dry Oil Spray, $33. 2. Matrix Biolage Exquisite Oil, $32. 3. 3 More Inches Magic Oil, $64. 4. Matrix Biolage Oil Wonders Indian Amla Strengthening Oil, $24.