This article was first published on 28 March 2022.
Sleek, shiny tresses are back in style with the resurgence of the glass hair trend. The style is characterised by perfectly combed locks without any kinks or frizz in sight, creating a clean, polished look. Looking to try it? Reach for hair oils instead of hair gel. Not only will hair oils help you achieve that glass-like shine (minus the hair gel ‘crunch’) but they also have added nourishing benefits to keep your hair healthy even post-styling.
More about the glass hair trend
This hair trend has been popping in and out of internet searches over the years, with celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Zendaya bringing back long sleek locks on our Instagram feeds from time to time. The trend got its name from the glass-like appearance of the hair, with light reflecting on the locks.
Similar to the glass skin K-beauty trend, glass hair also relies more on achieving results by nourishment and hydration. That’s where hair oils come in.
Hair oils and hair health
Hair oils and the practice of hair oiling traces their roots from centuries of Indian Ayurvedic practices. Hair oiling helps restore your scalp and hair’s health by bringing back moisture and nutrients that are usually stripped away because of excessive washing or use of harsh haircare products.
One of the perceived downsides of using hair oils, however, is the feeling of greasiness and heaviness on the hair and scalp, especially in humid conditions. Thankfully, many hair oils are now formulated to be comfortable to wear in Singapore’s hot weather.
Curious to know which hair oils fit this bill? Below, we curated 10 of them that you can get in Singapore ASAP.
1. L’Oreal Paris Elseve Extraordinary Oil Hair Treatment Gold Hair Oil Rich
You’ll love it more because it helps protect the hair up to 230 degrees Celsius of heat and can be used as a protective treatment before you blow-dry or iron your hair.
2. KÉRASTASE Elixir Ultime Shine Enhancing Hair Oil
Dealing with tons of breakage? This hair elixir will help strengthen your strands with its blend of camellia seed oil and argan oil. It’s also formulated to give extra love and care to treated and coloured hair.
You’ll love it more because it can multitask as a pre-cleanse product (to help detoxify your scalp), a pre-blow dry treatment, a leave-in hair mask, or for touching up.
3. Hask Keratin Protein Smoothing Oil
You’ll love it more because it’s affordable and handy, making it the perfect hair treatment to bring along whenever you’re travelling or off to a busy day out.
4. OUAI Hair Oil
You’ll love it more because it provides heat protection for over 232 degrees Celsius, keeping your hair from getting dull, dry, and brittle even when you style with heat.
Get it at Sephora for SGD42 per 45ml.
5. Jill Stuart White Floral Hair Oil
Six botanical oils, including argan, almond, and avocado, make up this luscious blend. Expect a smooth and lightweight coat that makes your locks looking polished to perfection. It also has an alluring fresh floral scent that will have you turning heads when you pass by.
You’ll love it more because just like any other Jill Stuart product, this isn’t just packed with benefits but its packaging would also look amazing on your vanity.
Get it at Sephora for SGD40 per 60ml.
6. Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair!™ Strengthening Treatment Hair Oil
Say goodbye to split ends and breakage with this on your hair care routine. It’s enriched with the brand’s proprietary NOVA Complex® made from clean and naturally derived ingredients that help fortify and protect the hair from environmental and UV-related damaging factors.
You’ll love it more because the brand recommends no more than four drops of this product to cover your entire hair’s length. Talk about a product that’s both money and a hair saver!
Get it at Sephora for SGD46 per 30ml.
7. Herbal Essences Bio Renew Potent Coconut & Aloe Oil
This dual-phase oil not only gives your hair a mesmerisingly shiny appearance but also repairs damage with its mix of active antioxidants, aloe, and botanical oils. The result? Healthy hair that’s free from dryness and horrible frizz.
You’ll love it more because it works great as a pre-styling product and a hair repair spritz whenever you need a hair refresh. The coconut and aloe oil mix also gives your hair a sweet but not overwhelming scent that lasts all day.
8. AVEDA Nutriplenish™ Multi-use Hair Oil
You’ll love it more because aside from being an effective pre- and post-styling treatment, this can also be used as an overnight hair mask that will have your hair looking its best form with continued use.
Get it at Sephora for SGD58 per 30ml.
9. Joon Haircare Saffron Hair Elixir Pistachio + Rose Hair Oil
You’ll love it more because it helps deal with frizz without losing the natural texture and body of your hair. And the rose plus pistachio smell? Divine!
Get it at Sephora for SGD76 per 92ml.
10. &honey Melty Moist Repair Hair Oil
This hair oil promises to replenish your locks with its combination of argan oil, hyaluronic acid, and, of course, the range's star ingredient, honey. This product also promises to deal with frizz and strengthen your fragile strands.
You'll love it more because it has a soft but irresistible fragrance that will leave your hair smelling fantastic all day long.
Get it at Watsons for SGD28.80 for 100ML.
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