Exposure to chlorine can do its share of damage, especially to the scalp. Colour treatments, as exhilarating as they can be, can wreak havoc on your tresses. And, of course, repeated use of hot-styling tools can result in dull, dehydrated hair. All of these factors can leave you without the shiny supermodel hair that you so covet. Fear not! L’Oréal Paris’s collection of oil-powered treatments can turn back time and repair the damage. Essential oils are key to achieving a healthy mane year-round, whether it’s coloured treated or not. Lavender, neem, coconut, argan, grape-seed and acai oils are just a few of the amazing ingredients you can add to your hair-care routine to get luxurious, healthy hair.
If your hair is in desperate need of lustre, it’s time to switch your shampoo to an oil-based one, such as L’Oréal Paris EverPure Soothing Lavender Oil Shampoo and Conditioner. The lavender oil formula delicately soothes the dry scalp and leaves parched hair feeling hydrated and silky. It’s especially beneficial for colour-treated hair, as its sulphate-free formula won’t strip away dye as most shampoos do. Aside from its moisturizing properties, lavender oil is known for its fresh fragrance and calming properties sure to make your shower even more enjoyable.
Derived from Indian lilac, neem oil helps repair damaged, colour-processed hair and performs double duty as a dry-scalp treatment. It’s the hero ingredient in L’Oréal Paris EverPure 10-in-One Elixir, a powerful leave-in treatment that can transform hair vitality in just one week. This skincare-inspired elixir delivers 10 benefits in one compact product, from nourishing and hydrating to repairing and improving the texture to achieving softness and shine. For best results, apply to towel-dried hair, and your scalp, in sections and then gently work into the hair to evenly distribute. Style as usual, and, yes, hot tools are welcome as the neem oil will protect your tresses from heat damage.
Aside from being the sweetest-smelling oil, coconut oil has endless benefits, from its super-moisturizing to intensive repairing properties, which is why it’s the key ingredient in L’Oréal Paris Extraordinary Oil Penetrating Oil. This formula also features argan oil, known for its healing, protecting and nourishing properties, as well as sunflower oil, known for its exceptional lightness and non-greasy hydration. This product be used in two ways: before and after styling. To control and discipline hair, it’s best to use before styling, applying the oil to towel-dried hair, concentrating on the ends where the hair needs it most. Or you can use it as a finishing touch, applying it to dry hair for additional softness and shine.
Coconut oil enthusiasts will also love L’Oréal Paris Extraordinary Oil Coconut Oil Mask. Its creamy, luxurious formula deeply nourishes hair without weighing it down. The mask can be used three different ways: in the shower as a powerful conditioner; as an overnight mask for the ultimate restorative therapy; or before styling as a leave-in treatment. Whichever you choose, it will leave your hair looking like a million bucks, exuding with richness and health, and smelling great.
For the lovers of hot-styling tools, L’Oréal’s Stylista line can be a hair saver. Formulated with grape-seed oil, L’Oréal Paris Stylista #Blowdry Heat Protective Primer protects up to 230°C, so feel free to turn up the heat. This gentle, alcohol-free, non-greasy formula will leave your hair with a healthy, shiny appearance while maintaining its natural movement. For best results, distribute evenly through damp hair from lengths to ends and then blow-dry using a round brush for volume.
If you are in a serious relationship with your flat iron, then L’Oréal Paris Stylista #Sleek Smoothing Serum is the product for you, especially if your hair requires smoothing due to dryness, frizziness or those pesky flyaways. Stylista #Sleek serum offers heat protection up to 230°C thanks to its acai oil formula that protects hair from extreme temperatures. For that coveted sleek ultra-straight look, distribute evenly on towel-dried hair, blow-dry and then smooth over with a flat iron. If your hair is fighting frizz, you can also apply a couple of drops to dry hair for ultimate silkiness.