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How to Use Hair Oil

With so many hair oil options it can be hard to keep track of what does what, so we’re here to help. We explore what hair oils can do, and how you can use them for beautiful, non-greasy results.

Why do oils make great beauty ingredients?

Oils have been used in beauty products since ancient times thanks to their ability to smooth and nourish skin and hair.. Based on your hair type and its specific needs, you can identify which oil(s) would suit you best.

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    Argan oil. 

    Argan oil is exclusively harvested in Morocco and sometimes called Moroccan oil. Rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamins F and E, it’s great for hair. The oil helps increase hair’s strength* and suppleness, plus the Vitamin E helps protect the hair’s lipids from UV damage. You can find argan oil in Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo and Conditioner

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    Macadamia oil.

    Macadamia oil is one of the richest sources of Omega-7: a fatty acid found in the natural oil on hair, which conditions and protects it (and which we have less of as we age). Macadamia oil is a featured ingredient in Dove Advanced Hair Series Pure Care Dry Oil Shampoo and Conditioner to help nourish hair and add radiant shine.

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    Almond oil.

    Almond oil has always been coveted as a beauty product in Middle Eastern, Asian and Mediterranean history. It’s naturally rich in Omega-9,. It’s believed to penetrate inside the hair and increase its strength, also making it soft and smooth

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    Coconut oil.

    For thousands of years, Indian women have known how to use coconut oil on hair to make it beautiful, hydrating the scalp, adding shine and even believing it helped with hair growth. It is known to  absorb quicker and easier into skin and hair than most of the other natural oils. Try our Dove Repairing Ritual Shampoo and Conditioner with coconut oil and turmeric to repair damaged hair.

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    Castor Oil. 

    Conversely, for thousands of years, Egyptian women known to use castor oil for its nourishing hair properties. As pioneers of this practice, they knew how to use castor oil for hair nourishment . They believed castor oil enhanced their hair growth because of its nourishing properties.

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    Using hair oils together.

    With such great benefits, it can be hard to pick just one. But you don’t have to. Dove Advanced Hair Series Pure Care Dry Oil Shampoo and Conditioner feature a blend of coconut, macadamia and almond oils to help nourish hair and leave it touchably silky, smooth and soft.

    *against breakage