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What hair oil should you be using for your hair type?

What hair oil should you be using for your hair type?
Team LF
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If you long for sleek, beautifully shiny hair, a hair oil should be a staple part of your haircare routine. Delivering much needed moisture and improving the look and feel of your hair, oils make the perfect finishing touch - leaving your hair looking healthy, soft and ultra-sleek.

For dry, dehydrated hair

Beautifully nourishing and lightweight, the Shu Uemura Art of Hair Essence Absolue detangles and smoothes your hair, leaving it wonderfully soft with a divine shine.

Enriched with Camellia Oil, the Essence Absolue delivers unrivalled hydration and protection without weighing down the hair. Dry, brittle ends will be transformed as each hair is deeply conditioned for a gorgeously sleek finish. The velvety oil also provides all-day UV protection and leaves your locks shiny and silky soft.

For fine, limp hair

Finding the perfect product to deeply hydrate your locks can be difficult when you're hair is especially fine and limp. Most nourishing products can weigh down the hair, leaving it looking greasy and lacking in volume.

The Kérastase Elixir Ultime Volumising Oil Mist for Fine Hair treats and protects your locks whilst enhancing the body of your hair. Argan and Maize oils deeply nourish, thickening the look and feel of every hair fibre.

Perfect for a little pick-me-up pre or post-blow dry, the Volumising Oil Mist leaves your hair beautifully healthy with a mirror-like shine.

For damaged, colour-treated hair

Colour treated hair is often left much more delicate and prone to breakage due to the strength of the chemicals drastically alter the hair. Damage is often extremely noticeable on the ends of the hair but lengths and roots can also suffer as a result of the dyeing process.

The Sachajuan Intensive Hair Oil is the perfect treatment for damaged, colour-treated hair. Harnessing the powers of Argan Oil and Rosemary Leaf Extract, the luxurious, shine-boosting oil delivers intense moisture from root to tip, concealing any signs of damage.

Sachajuan's unique Ocean Silk Technology helps to strengthen and protect each strand of hair, repairing split ends and preventing breakage for sleek, silky-soft locks with a salon-worthy finish.

For dull, lifeless hair

Revive and add some serious shine to dull, lifeless hair with the Diamond Oil Glow Dry Style Enhancing Oil from Redken. Not only does this divine oil add mirror-like shine to your locks, it also accelerates the hair drying process.

Coriander Oil seals, coats and smoothes the hair whilst Apricot Oil deeply penetrates the hair to improve the overall condition and shine of your hair. Perfect for all hair types and textures, the Diamond Oil brings life back to your hair when it's in need of a little TLC.

For frizzy, unruly hair

If your hair is a little unruly and frizzy, using an oil can help to tame your tresses and make your hair that bit more manageable.

The Frizzy Logic Shine Spray from Original & Mineral (O&M) works to smooth and nourish frizzy hair with a signature blend of organic, cold-pressed Argan Oil and vitamin-rich Macadamia Oil.

The perfect final step in your routine to tame any unruly texture and fly-aways, Frizzy Logic adds a little hold to help to keep your hair in place all day, providing a high-shine, professional finish.

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