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Kerastase Q&A: Proper Use of Hair Oils

Question & Answer: How to Use Hair Oils

Often knowing how to use hair oil is the key to fearlessly applying hair oils to all hair types.
Proper application technique, measurement and timing can make the difference between fail
and holy grail. Here, indulge in tips from our experts that guarantee a perfect result, every time.

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Question 1: How do I apply a nourishing hair oil and how much hair oil should I apply?


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This is a very common question, and only your hair knows the answer to! The amount and type of hair oil needed ranges from 1-5 pumps depending on the length of hair, hair texture, hair thickness and hair condition. The trick is to apply one to two pumps of hair oil at a time and distribute the hair oil evenly.

Start small. Begin with one pump of hair oil at first then increase to two or three pumps. Until you get the desired result. You’ll know you’ve gone too far when your hair looks greasy, heavy and seems weighed down. If this happens, have no fear, use our Fresh Affair to absorb any grease or weight in the hair. After a few applications of hair oil, you’ll know your own magic number for a perfect healthy, shiny, soft look. Elixir Ultime hair oil is the number #1 selling product, loved across the globe and an excellent hair oil to start with if you don’t already have one.






Question 2: Is it best to use hair oil on damp or dry hair?


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It depends on the result you are seeking. Applying hair oil on wet or damp hair means less shiny hair, but there are other benefits, such as detangling. Some Kérastase hair oils even offer heat protection before blow drying the hair like Discipline Oleo Relax. When applied to dry hair, the hair shine factor is higher, and you will get better frizz control. For best results, we suggest priming the hair with a Kérastase Thermique then layering the best hair oil finish with another 1-2 pumps evenly applied from mid-lengths and end to dry hair.






Question 3: What styling tools work best with hair oil?


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Hair oils are the perfect complement to styles done with heat tools such as blow dryers, curling irons or flat irons. When applied as a hair primer with a Kérastase Thermique, our iconic hair oil Elixir Ultime protects the hair from blow dry damage, so hair remains stronger and nourished during the style process. As a post-styling finisher, hair oils can tame unwanted frizz, defines hair shape, and leave hair with more shine and more fragrance. For clients who lighten their hair such as balayage, foils or double process (platinum) blonde, Blond Absolu Huile Cicaextreme is specially formulated to the needs of blonde hair such as weightless hydration and damaged fiber recovery.






Question 4: Can I use a hair oil when I air-dry my hair?


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Absolutely! Applying the hair oil while the hair is damp will nourish and protect the fiber it from unwanted frizz as it dries into a subtle, shiny version of its natural texture. Once the hair is dry, you can use another pump of hair oil into your palms and warm it between your fingertips. Accent the lengths and ends of the shape for added shine, protection, and lasting fragrance. For clients with curly hair and coily hair, we suggest the multi-use Huile Sublime Repair.






Question 5: What is the secret to long-lasting shine and fragrance using hair oil?


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For long-lasting high shine on the hair, the key is to begin with a high-performance hair oil. Our iconic and best-selling Elixir Ultime formula provides 48 hours of shine, which sets you up for success. In between washes, re-apply a pump of hair oil to lengths and ends (rub it into your hands first) to give hair a boost of shine that will take you all the way to your next wash. If you’re looking for an indulgent, lasting hair perfume, try our Chronologiste Huile De Parfum.






Question 6: When is the best time I should apply a nourishing hair oil?


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Hair oils can be applied to damp hair after the hair is shampooed and conditioned and air dried. Try twisting your hair into place according to the wave pattern that you prefer. If you are styling your hair with a blow dryer and brush, you can use a Kérastase Thermique first then layer a hair oil of choice on top. Finish with one or two pump of your selected hair oil to finish the look.






Question 7: Which are the most popular hair oils & serums?


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BLOND ABSOLU
HUILE CICAEXTREME

for lightened hair

• 1st intense blonde strengthening oil concentrate
• Post bleach recovery providing stronger, shinier hair

SHOP EXTREME BLONDE HAIR OIL

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Kerastase Elixir Ultime Hair Oil Model Playing With Hair



BLOND ABSOLU
SERUM CICANUIT

intense overnight recovery
serum for lightened hair

• Recovers and restores the hair damage overnight
• Protects against breakage and split ends
• Hydrates hair for a luminous, smoother appearance

SHOP BLONDE HAIR NIGHT SERUM





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CHRONOLOGISTE HUILE
DE PARFUM

• High concentration of fragrance (2x current formula)
• Provides nourishment and lasting shine

SHOP FRAGRANCE-IN-HAIR OIL

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Kerastase Elixir Ultime Hair Oil Model Playing With Hair



ELIXIR ULTIME
L’HUILE ORIGINALE HAIR OIL

• Multiple uses – before, during and/or post blow dry
• Ultimate Shine and nourishment
• Fast absorption – weightless touch

SHOP UNIVERSAL HAIR OIL





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CURL MANIFESTO
HUILE SUBLIME REPAIR

• Nourishing multi-use scalp & hair oil
• Reduces breakage and hydrates
• Softens, defines shape while reducing frizz
• Oil combination: Manuka Honey, Ceramide, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Sunflower Oil

SHOP CURLY HAIR OIL

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Kerastase Elixir Ultime Hair Oil Model Playing With Hair



8H MAGIC NIGHT HAIR SERUM
IRIS ROOT EXTRACT

• Iris root extract for strong antioxidant powers
• Resists dryness
• Rich in nutritive molecules

SHOP DRY HAIR NIGHT SERUM






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SERUM OLÉO-RELAX HAIR SERUM

• Moisturizes hair while reducing tangling
• Controls frizz and suppress volume
• 450 degree heat protection and all-day shine

SHOP FRIZZY HAIR OIL

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Question 8: Which hair types are hair oils good for?


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Any type of hair, can receive this hair miracle. It’s just a matter of knowing the hows and whys.



Fine Hair

Our fine-haired friends sometimes think they can’t use oil for fear of greasiness and extra weight.


Hair Oils Were Made For Curly Hair

Curly Hair


Hair Oils Were Made For Curly Hair

Hair oils were made for curly girls. Since curls tend to look dry and frizz easily, oils really tame and define the locks, leaving shine and the look of pure health behind. To define curls, apply one pump of oil into the hands and apply one strand at a time.



Twist it through the curls and all the way into the ends. If you’re having a particularly frizzy day, apply one pump to hands and comb through with the fingers, focusing on the frizzier zones. Goodbye, dryness.

Hair Oils Were Made For Curly Hair


Heat-Addicted Hair


For those who have a close relationship with blow dryers and other hot tools, hair oil is absolutely essential. Use it as a pre-styling primer for heat protection and faster blowdry time. Apply 1-3 pumps, depending on length, to towel-dried hair and evenly distribute. After styling, you can swipe a bit of oil on dry hair as a finishing touch for shine and fragrance.

Hair Oils Were Made For Curly Hair




Second-Day Hair


Kerastase Elixir Ultime Original Hair Oil

Elixir Ultime Original Oil

The ideal refresher for days when you choose not to wash. Perhaps you don’t have time, or your hair gets dry if you wash it too much. Or maybe you prefer that sexy, unwashed look. If the roots aren’t dirty, there’s no need to wash or wet the hair. Simply add a quick pump or spray of oil to reshape and redefine, keeping it nourished and shiny with a refreshed fragrance.






Question 9: Can I add Hair Oil to my Hair Mask?


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Your hair mask is already deeply nourishing, but there’s a way to make it even more potent. This miracle mixture takes coarse dull hair to new shiny heights. Add 2 to 3 pumps of Huile Originale into a a teaspoon-sized amount of Masque Elixir Ultime Hair Mask and mix until you achieve a smooth silky texture. Take a strand of hair and apply a bit of the mixture applying it to ends and lengths working your way up from the tips. Then twist the strand into a curl. Let it sit and repeat on the rest of hair. After 5 minutes, rinse out.






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