Suffering From Post-Party Hair? There's An Oil For That

If, like us, you enjoyed the weeks of late nights, indulgent food, excessive drink and overload of beauty products that make up party season, you'll be in need of some new year TLC.

Our skin isn't in the best post-party shape, but our hair has also suffered. With a different soiree every other night requiring experimentation with everything from hairspray to curlers via temporary hair colour and texturising mist, it's fair to say that our tresses are slightly knackered.

Enter the hair oil. Much like they do with our skin, oils can work wonders for all sorts of hair issues and concerns. Flyaways in need of taming? Look no further. Parched locks crying out for hydration? There's an oil for that.

Click through to find our favourite oils, from basic to luxurious, that will revive your hair and breathe some life into those worn-out ends.

An intensive treatment that replicates the sebum your scalp produces, this blend of olive, walnut, almond and jojoba oils dissolves build-up and hydrates parched ends. Forbes magazine included it in its 'Top 100 Things That Are Worth Every Penny' and we can't argue with that.

Philip B Rejuvenating Oil, £33, available at Cult Beauty
Suitable for all hair types, Christophe Robin's hair oil rebuilds elasticity, meaning stronger, bouncier hair. Vitamin E soothes the scalp, while olive and wheat oil deliver shine. Plus, the lavender oil makes it a real bathroom treat.

Christophe Robin Moisturising Hair Oil With Lavender, £34, available at Space NK
Bleach London may specialise in bold, bright colour but they're also on hand to repair any damage that occurs when, well, bleaching hair. This avocado oil-based elixir works best when run through damp, towel-dried hair. Silky shine without any weight or greasy residue – dreamy.

Bleach London Hair Elixir, £6, available at Cult Beauty
Kérastase's elixirs have long lined our bathroom shelves. This luxurious hair oil is a blow-dry's best friend. Suitable for both fine and thick hair thanks to its weightless finish, argan and maize oils are combined for the most brilliant shine. Who needs a salon?

Kérastase Elixir Ultime Hair Oil, £33.55, available at Look Fantastic
This one is a go-to for Afro hair, with the tea tree soothing a dry scalp without the tingling sensation, and the shea butter hydrating damaged ends. Jojoba oils replenish shine and the formula is so light, it can be used every day to keep hair looking fresh.

Cantu Shea Butter Tea Tree & Jojoba Hair & Scalp Oil, £7.99, available at Boots
Based on a blend of traditional Ayurvedic remedies, this powerful product combines sesame, coconut, moringa and argan oils. With an aim of tackling daily aggressors – pollution, stress, ageing – Mauli's hair oil will reconstruct, protect and revive dull, worn-out tresses. Plus, the brand donates £1 from every purchase to children's charities.

Mauli Grow Strong Hair Oil, £29, available at Space NK
With wunderkinds avocado and grapeseed oil the main ingredients, L'Oréal's hair oil is a fantastic daily saviour. We apply ours from mid-lengths downwards when hair is damp, and top up with the smallest amount post-blow-dry to keep pesky flyaways in check.

L'Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Original Oil, £13.19, available at Look Fantastic
A classic product for curly to Afro hair, this oil-cum-cream defines the natural shape of your hair while boosting hydration. Olive oil has been used for thousands of years thanks to its fatty acids, which cure the scalp of all manner of ills. An excellent one to add to your routine in winter, when tresses are extra thirsty, you can take through wet hair, comb and allow to dry naturally, or use the lowest heat setting on your hairdryer.

ORS Olive Oil Creme, £4.90, available at Boots
Remember the hype several years ago around Moroccanoil's liquid gold? Just because there are more oils on offer now, it doesn't mean you should dismiss this hero product – there was buzz for a reason. Our favourite way to use it is running through damp hair before shampooing; the difference in shine and moisture retention is dramatic.

Moroccanoil Treatment Original, £13.45, available at Look Fantastic
Formulated with a potent blend of cold-pressed plant and essential oils including coconut, argon, macadamia, rosemary and mandarin, this 100% vegan, gluten-free oil works to promote growth, strengthen the hair follicle, seal in moisture and add shine.

Sister & Co. Raw Coconut Drink For Hair, £27, available at Sister & Co.
Ouai's hardworking hair oil seals split ends, smooths unwanted frizz and delivers high shine. A pump through damp hair will protect from heat styling damage, while softening locks that have seen better days. With sunflower, carrot and rosemary oil (to name a few), it's a concoction of the best oils your hair can get.

Ouai Haircare Hair Oil, £24, available at Cult Beauty

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