Oil Change

Photography by: Victoria Pearson
Oil Change

TREAT TRESSES “Oil glands in the scalp constantly produce sebum to keep the hair shaft healthy,” explains Beardshear. But with constant assaults, such as coloring and heat styling, sebum production can slow, leaving hair dry, dull and lifeless. A nourishing oil adds the necessary moisture to bring strands back to life. An age-old remedy is to heat some olive oil, comb it through your hair, leave in for 10 minutes and then shampoo. Lighter oils can be used on dry hair to tame frizz and restore shine without giving you a greasy look that will make people think you simply forgot to shampoo.

TRY:
Kaé Nutri- Radiance Hair Serum repairs fried strands with jojoba and argan oil. Rub a small amount of serum on dry hair and leave on overnight for silky, smooth hair when you wake up. $45; kaetherapy.com

HollyBeth’s Hair and Body Silk uses organic camellia oil to moisturize dry hair and organic chocolate peppermint oil to stimulate the scalp. Rub two to three drops between your hands and massage into scalp and damp hair to add shine, hydrate and tame frizz. $54; hollybeth.net

WEN Fig Oil can be used to add shine to dry hair. Or, massage three dropperfuls into your scalp and leave on overnight to treat damaged tresses. $20; chazdean.com

Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum helps tame flyaways, seals split ends and quenches thirsty hair. Warm a few drops in your hands and apply evenly on towel-dried hair, concentrating on ends. $30; sephora.com

John Masters Organics Dry Hair Nourishment & Defrizzer has cedarwood to help fight dandruff and rosemary oil to stimulate hair growth and add shine. Rub one to three drops into your palms and use on damp or dry hair. $16; johnmasters.com