There was a time when someone with fine to medium textured hair was afraid to use any type of oil on their hair. Even though oils cut down on frizzy ends and added shine, they were heavy and often left the hair feeling ‘oily’ and looking flat. Today, oils are refined, light and work wonders on all types of hair – including fine textured hair.
I’ve found several new products containing oil that have proved very useful. They add shine, get rid of frizzies and moisturize ends.
Moroccan Oil Gold Glimmer Shine contains Argan oil. It is derived from the nuts of the fruit of the Argania Spinose tree in Morocco. The cosmetic grade of this oil has been used for centuries by women in Morocco to naturally enhance their hair, skin and nails. It gives a luminous shine and is said to have UB filters to protect your hair. Gold Glimmer Shine is in a spray form. I found that it did indeed impart a great natural shine to my hair – not oily looking. It was light in weight, helped to get rid of fly-aways, but it did not weigh my hair down. Use one drop of Moroccan Oil Treatment (emulsify between your palms and run your hands through your hair) to condition and calm frizzy ends. Use Moroccan Oil Light Treatment for very fine hair and pale blonde hair color.
It’s a 10 Miracle Shine Spray contains Noni oil. Noni oil comes from the seed of the Noni plant in Southeast Asian It has been used to moisturize sensitive skin and to seal moisture in. Miracle 10 Shine Spray can be used on either wet or dry hair. It shines, softens coarse hair, locks in moisture and gives thermal protection. When I used it, the first thing I noticed was the great smell. The second thing is that it gave a nice shine and did not feel heavy on my hair.
Lippia Tea Hair Oil by Zosimos Botanicals is an all-natural handcrafted oil made from the Lippia Tea from Ghana. I used just a few drops to stroke through my hair to calm frizzie ends. It is strong enough for ethnic hair and can be a bit heavy on fine hair if too much is applied. This is not a spray. You use it by drops. It is a moisture treatment that can be used as a treatment before shampooing.
Real Control Mineral Elixir by Redken uses Shea Butter and Ceramide to lock in moisture, block humidity, smooth split ends and fight frizz. Shea butter is a yellowish or ivory-colored natural fat that is extracted from the fruit of the Shea tree. It is widely used as a moisturizer in cosmetics. Ceramide is a natural-derived plant fatty acid. Real Control Mineral Elixir is applied at night and used as an overnight treatment. I was hesitant to use Mineral Elixir, being afraid of oily pillows, but I found that the Elixir absorbs instantly so it doesn’t transfer. It can be shampooed out the next morning or left in for more conditioning and control.
Lynne Chapman served as Hair Site Editor of BellaOnline.com for fifteen years. She is a professional stylist and colorist of more than forty years.