Today I’ll be reviewing some of my favourite hair oils. Hair oils are wonderful for many reasons: adding moisture to dry and damaged hair, providing shine, taming fly away hairs to name a few. They can also be an alternative to using hair lotions and treatments- most oils are lighter in texture which therefore don’t weigh hair down as much. Of course, it does depend on which oil you use; some can be quite heavy. I personally prefer lighter oils, and I’ll explain which ones I use below.
I’ll also give you a brief rundown on my hair, just to give you an idea what it’s like, in terms of type and texture. It’s long and heavy and I have a lot of it, which makes it look extremely thick. My hair is neither dry nor oily; it’s somewhere in between. I can’t use too much product in my hair as it weighs it down and can get quite matted. For that reason, I prefer hair oils that are light in texture and I apply it quite sparingly.
From left to right: David Babaii Miracle Oil Hair Elixir, Morrocanoil Glimmer Shine Spray, Morrocanoil Oil Treatment and Alfaparf Precious Oil Tradition Absolute Oil.
My absolute favourite oil is the Alfaparf Precious Oil Tradition Absolute Oil (in above photo on the left). This is quite a thick oil; it had a similar consistency to castor oil. Only a tiny amount is needed as it’s extremely concentrated. I apply it to my ends only and it makes my strands silky smooth. It also smells amazing!
Next up is the Morrocanoil Glimmer Shine Spray. This is a spray version of their famous hair oil and is meant to leave a shimmer in the hair. I use this after I’ve styled my hair- only about 3 to 4 sprays are needed. Not only does it smell amazing but it leaves my hair extremely shiny. I’m not sure if it glimmers, however it definitely gives the hair a lot of shine. Because it’s very light in consistency, I am able to spray it all over my hair, from root to tip.
I also love the regular Morrocanoil Oil Treatment. This is a cult classic and it’s easy to see why. It’s extremely moisturising, adds a gloss to the hair and also smells amazing. I only use a tiny bit on the ends of my hair, as it can weigh my hair down if I use too much.
Lastly, the David Babaii Miracle Oil Hair Elixir is another favourite. This is a blend of different oils, including Argan oil, sweet almond, Brazil nut and acai and is free from silicone, sulphate, petrochemical and parabens. It’s an extremely light, watery consistency so it does not weigh my hair down. I normally apply 1-2 pumps which sounds like a lot, however it absorbs into the hair quickly and is not heavy at all. It also smells amazing!
It’s important to find an oil that works for your hair type; you may need to test a few out before you find a suitable one. Where you apply the oil also makes a difference- if you have oily hair, it’s best to apply it from the mid lengths to ends, as anything applied higher will weigh the hair down. Of course, if you have very dry, damaged hair, you could probably get away with applying oil from your roots to ends.
Have you tried any hair oils?