Originally published on Thought Couture, the blog that I created.
As many people have been, I wasn’t always so excited to liberally apply oil to my hair. Especially as a teenager, I felt like my roots were greasy like, all the time. But now, I realize that I actually have the opposite problem. After almost 10 years of dying my hair frequently, and harshly bleaching it twice in the last two years… I need to do some repair work. So I’ve been trying out a few different options for hair moisturizing, including hair oils. The three featured above are my favourites by far, including (from left to right) KMS California’s Tame Frizz De-Frizz Oil. Although it doesn’t feel quite as natural as the other options, it does a fantastic job. I apply multiple squirts all over my strands- from ear down- on wet or dry hair, and it totally tames frizz and makes my hair look much more healthy and smooth.
Second is my Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil by Organix. This one definitely feels less synthetic than the KMS, but it doesn’t do quite as good of a job of moisturizing. Again, I apply this liberally on either wet or dry hair- though I find this one works better on dry hair, while the KMS works better on damp. At least I think so… maybe I’m imagining things?
Finally, I have an actual tiny little vile of Moroccan Oil. This stuff is truly remarkable. I was concerned that I only had a tiny little sample, but let me tell you, less is more with this oil. the tiniest little dab will coat your entire head of hair with shiny, smooth, goodness. I’m going to need to get a full size of this stuff eventually because I am in love.
1. Don’t wash your hair (that often)
Over shampooing removes too many natural oils and drys your hair out. Three times or twice a week is lots. If you need, try dry shampoo on your roots on in between days.
2. Let hair air dry – and don’t brush it
Skipping heat when trying to save strands from drying goes without saying. But brushing your wet hair can cause damage as well. Try letting your hair air dry, and then brushing it later on. If brushing is unavoidable, comb with a wide tooth comb when your hair is wet.
3. Don’t colour your hair
This is honest to goodness the hardest one. I love dying my hair as much as the next girl, but we have to admit it is just not good for your hair. I learned that the hard way when I went blonde a few winters ago. My hair is still suffering from it.
So those are my best healthy hair tips and favourite hair oils. What are your tips for strong and healthy hair? Let me know on Twitter, or in the comments below.