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What is a hair oil?

What is a hair oil?

Hair oil takes care of damaged, dull, or non-growing hair. Despite its oily texture, which may seem unpleasant to some, it is recognised for its nourishing, hydrating, and protective virtues. Which hair oil should you choose and how should you apply it? Let's take a look.

What is a hair oil?

Hair oil is a type of lipid that plays a vital role in the cohesion of hair and scalp cells. Indeed, it penetrates deeply into the hair fibre to restructure it. The result? Your hair is shiny and vigorous, yet soft to the touch.

Furthermore, hair oil protects the hair from external aggressions such as pollution or ultraviolet rays. It works by sealing in moisture, thus preventing hair from drying out.

Generally, there are two types of hair oils available on the market: synthetic component hair oil and 100% natural hair oil. The choice depends on the nature of your hair and the result you are looking for.

Which hair oil should you choose?

The selection of a hair oil is determined by your hair type and your actual needs. If your hair is coloured, opt for hibiscus oil mixed with piqui oil and argan oil. Castor oil is recommended to accelerate hair growth. Mixed with pracaxi oil, piqui oil will enhance curly hair.

If your scalp is oily, use a vegetable oil based on organic jojoba like that from Typology. For a touch of freshness, add a few drops of rosemary essential oil. Nothing nourishes your hair in depth like coconut oil. In the event that your scalp is irritated, apply a mixture of touloucouna oil and chaulmoogra oil.

How to apply your hair oil?

Whether it's to repair, hydrate or nourish your mane, the application of a hair oil can be done in several ways:

· As an oil bath or as a pre-shampoo treatment

Hair oil can serve as a pre-shampoo treatment. To do this:

1. Pour the hair oil into your hands before spreading it on the tips and length of your hair;

2. Gently massage the strands one by one to allow the hair oil to penetrate into the hair fibre;

3. Wrap your hair in cling film, followed by a towel, for approximately half an hour;

4. Proceed with a gentle shampoo, then rinse with clear water.

· As a daily styling treatment

Used as a styling treatment, hair oil helps to nourish and hydrate the ends and lengths of your hair. The application is as follows:

1. Pour a few drops of oil into the palm of your hands;

2. Rub them before running your fingers through the length of your hair like a comb. This will help distribute the treatment evenly throughout your hair.

· As a shampoo

If you prefer not to use hair oil as a daily styling treatment, mix it with your shampoo. At Typology, we advise you to add a few drops of organic jojoba vegetable oil to the 10-ingredient shampoo to enhance and maintain your hair.

· As a conditioner

A few drops of hair oil can alone serve as a conditioner. After letting it sit for a few minutes, rinse with clear water. Do not hesitate to add a few drops of hair oil to your regular conditioner for a satisfactory result.


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