Oils are one of the unsung heroes of the hair product world. One of the most versatile, beneficial and fuss-free product ingredients for our hair. If used correctly oils will enhance shine, promote hair growth, and provide nourishment from within. Need further reasons why oils are the saviour of our strands? Read on.
Nourishes the Scalp
Do you have childhood memories of sitting in your mother’s lap, getting your scalp moisturised with hair oils? Needless to say, Mama was onto a good thing. The practice of applying an oil-based treatment to the scalp is super beneficial, and can help to foster growth as well as keep dry, itchy scalps at bay. Product technology and innovation has come a long way since the days of the old, and Design Essentials is one of the brands leading the way forward. Design Essentials Scalp & Skin Care Vitamin Drops (£8.99) is a nourishing oil that is designed to protect the scalp providing the perfect environment for healthy growth.
It comes in a handy bottle with a plastic applicator which contains seed oil, castor oil, rosemary leaf extract, carrot root extract, sage oil and many more. Apply a few drops to your scalp and massage throughout.
Hero ingredient: sage oil
Key benefits: Contains antioxidants that protects hair cells from free radicals that causes damage. Sage has been used since ancient times to combat hair loss as it improves circulation to the scalp, which in turn provides nutrition to the hair follicle.
Acts as a Detox
Just think of how many products we slather on our hair on a weekly basis? If we were to haphazard a guess, would 3 to 5 products be an accurate assessment? And while you’re thinking, try and factor in all the environmental pollutants your strands are exposed to during our day-to-day life… Something to ponder on, right? It’s no wonder then that our hair often becomes overpopulated with grime and product build-up, resulting in hair that feels lank, lifeless and dull. Just like our bodies benefit from a good dietary detox, your hair will also look and feel tonnes better after you rid it of all the unwanted pollutants it accumulates. Design Essentials Scalp & Skin Care Detoxifying Tonic (£8.99) cleanses and detoxifies the hair to remove dirt particles, reduce scalp irritation and rid of excess oil. Apply directly to the scalp and massage throughout. Detoxifying Tonic also works to reduce the effects of fungus, dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, and psoriasis.
Hero ingredients: Lemon oil and eucalyptus oil
Key benefits: Provides natural purification of the hair and scalp. Lemon balances and restores PH and is also a natural dandruff fighter. Eucalyptus is a natural antiseptic that stimulates and soothes the scalp.
Effective Hair Treatment
Every so often Afro hair will require a deep treatment to repair it from damage, provide moisturisation and add shine and lustre to the hair. Hot oil treatments are great for repairing brittle and frizzy hair, sealing in moisture and preventing spilt ends. Design Essentials Scalp & Skin Care Moisturizing Oil Treatment (£8.99) is ideal for hot oil treatments. The product contains wonder natural ingredients such as sweet almond oil, Marula oil, seed oil and juniper oil, which provides soothing nourishment to the hair and scalp while helping to promote hair growth. Apply after cleansing and treating your hair. Add the treatment when your hair is damp and wrap a hot towel around your head and feel the benefits. It’s great for scalp massages too.
Hero ingredient: Marula oil
Key benefits: Made from the Marula tree which is native to Africa, Marula oil is rich in essential fatty acids and seals, coats and smooths the hair cuticle. Also contains antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin E and flavonoids.
Keeps Hair & Scalp Protected
We are huge fans of protective styling, there’s nothing like giving your hair a break from the day-to-day rigour of hair manipulation, everyday styling tools, as well as the onslaught from external elements such as adverse weather conditions. Sometimes the comfort and practicality afforded by protective styles can lead us to neglect our hair underneath, which may result in the very damage we are all trying to avoid. Design Essentials Anti-Itch & Tension Relief (£8.99) is a blend of natural oils and nutrients that helps to calm and soothe dry and itchy scalps. Ingredients include natural tea tree oil and aloe vera, both ideal for calming the scalp as well as nourishing and stimulating it. The oil comes packaged with a plastic tip applicator, ideal for relieving the scalp when hair is worn in braids, cornrows, extensions and other protective styles.
Hero ingredient: Tea tree oil
Key benefits: Unclogs the hair follicles, contains natural anti-fungal properties which helps to treat dandruff and other minor scalp ailments. Improves the circulation of blood, which stimulates hair growth.
The Design Essentials Scalp & Skincare Range is available to purchase from headlinesbeauty.com