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Learn the Right Way to Apply Hair Oil to Restore Damaged Locks

Fight frizz and repair damaged ends with hair oil. This tutorial will teach you to keep your hair healthy without your locks looking greasy. Enjoy your sleek, shiny hairstyles!

 

The idea of adding oil to your hair may seem totally nuts, but oils aren't necessary the evil we grew up thinking they are. Your hair needs oils to stay healthy and smooth. You naturally produce oils, but frequent washing and styling products can strip aways healthy oils. So adding oils back in can revive dull locks and keep hair healthier.

There are plenty of options when it comes to choosing the type of oil you want to use on your hair. You may want to try a few different types until you find the one that works best for you, but generally speaking, thick, unruly hair will responde best with an application of coconut, argan or extra-virgin olive oil. Thinner hair needs an even lighter touch, so try out omegranate seed oil or rosmary oil. Check out this guide to hair and face oils and see some of of our favorite products for both.

The first step to healthier hair is pouring a nickel size amount of your favorite hair oil in the palm of your hand. Rub the hair oil in your palms and then apply the oil to the ends of your hair—from your chin down. When working the hair oil into your hair leave the roots alone. Putting hair oil on the roots will weigh down your 'do and give hair an oily sheen instead of a glossy finish. Start by aplying hair oil just once a week and then increase usage if necessary to maintain your smooth, silky locks. 

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Reagan Breinholt

Reagan is a hairdresser and blogger living in New York City.

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