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Silky hair and a care that builds up the hair from the inside. This is what hair oils promise. Top hairdresser Eniss Agrebi reveals what to look out for when using it.
In Japan, camellia oil has been considered a miracle cure for shiny hair for centuries. Inspired by Japanese beauty rituals are hair oils The holy grail of the beauty world for a long time. They cover the hair like a protective shield and make it silky and shiny. So it's no wonder that they are among the hottest products around the world. But what do you have to pay attention to when using it?
This is how hair oil works best
"I think hair oil is awesome as a styling product," enthuses the local top hairdresser Eniss Agrebi from the Die Wiener Friseure salon. "Especially when the tips are a little brittle, it helps incredibly well. It gives a nice shine and the hair is supple again. However, this is one momentary effect. "
Putting oils - for example coconut oil - into your hair and letting it work overnight is a huge trend that you can't avoid on Instagram and TikTok either. However, according to the professional, this brings less than expected. "It doesn't do any harm, but it does certainly not the value one thinks one can achieve. The oil settles around the hair, which conjures up a nice, smooth look. As I said, ideal for styling, but in terms of care you can use professional hair masks - where oils are usually in anyway! - align more ", explains Agrebi.
In addition to a wide variety of oils, it also contains other substances, such as natural silicones: "It is precisely this interaction that is what the hair ultimately does builds up, gives it structure and smooth from the inside out power. I like to compare that to skin care. For example, if you want to moisturize your skin, you don't just put oil on it. However, it can be very effective in combination with other substances. It's the same with hair oil."
At this point he notes that you shouldn't be put off immediately if a product contains silicones. These are plastics made from petroleum. As is so often the case, quality is what counts. "Silicones have fallen into disrepute," said the master hairdresser. The problem with the matter: "Inferior cheap silicone is used in many products. Mostly a form of crude oil that is too coarse and cannot penetrate the hair. High-quality silicone, on the other hand can help build the structure of the hair. Its molecules are so small and fine that they can deeply care for the hair - even in combination with oils."
Product recommendations from professionals
“Basically there are now a lot of companies that offer high-quality hair oils. That just depends on personal preference. My tip is always to yourself to seek advice from a hairdresser you trustand not just buying any product from the drugstore,”says Agrebi.
Incidentally, he recommends argan oil from Belma Kosmetik. It's natural and - according to the hair guru - the top hammer. It contains vitamins and also protects the hair from heat. The "Nutriplenish" from Aveda, on the other hand, is a combination of several oils (such as sunflower, avocado, jojoba, argan and coconut oil). Agrebi recommends it for particularly dry, brittle tips.
As the hairdresser has already mentioned, there are countless brands with great hair products. The oils from the trendy brands Morroccanoil and Maria Nila are also a hot tip.
The right application
You should always start at the ends of your hair when applying the oil. These are the driest and therefore also the most receptive. From there you work your way up into the middle lengths. Very little, if any, is used to smooth out any protruding hairs. Preferably you knead the oil into your hairor wrap it around individual strands - this creates more texture. If you blow-dry curls with a diffuser, you can put the oil into your hair during the drying process - an insider tip for less frizz.