It’s officially fall! A crisp autumn breeze has hit the city, and our strands are…not too happy about it. With that dry, pre-winter weather settling in, our manes are in desperate need of some mega-moisture ASAP. That’s where hair oils come in handy. This season, we’re foregoing our favorites and trying these 6 exotic oils out instead. Read on to find out why you should keep these 6 exotic oils on your radar.
1. Buriti Oil
Hailing from the Amazon and Central Brazil, this ultra-luxe oil is the dry scalp solution you’ve been waiting for. The fruit of the Buriti palm is ground and cold-pressed into this gorgeous bright orange serum with rich antioxidant properties. Perfect for those thirsty locks.
2. Roucou Oil
Derived from the fruit of the Amazonian achiote shrub, Roucou oil is jam-packed with the nutrients your dried-out mane deserves. This miracle oil is filled to the brim with beta carotene and ellagic acid, which work together to fight frizz, protect against UV rays, and stimulate melanin production to keep your color popping. No wonder it’s one of the main ingredients in Davines’ Oi All in One Milk.
3. Kukui Nut Oil
This moisture-rich oil is derived from the nuts of Hawaii’s state kukui nut tree. With a wealth of fatty and amino acids, kukui nut oil is the perfect deep conditioning treatment for those over-processed and under-loved strands. A simple spritz is all it takes for healthier looking strands.
4. Moringa Oil
This essential oil is culled from the Moringa Oleifera tree, a drought-resistant tree native to India and known for its nutrient-rich properties (it’s seeds can purify water!). Rich in oleic acid, Moringa oil penetrates the hair and scalp to promote strong strands and smooth skin. It’s essentially a magic potion for your mane.
5. Babassu Oil
Brazillian Babassu oil comes from the seeds of the Cohune Palm. Thanks to a killer cocktail of vitamins, fatty acids and phytosterols, this oil provides your tresses with a natural sunscreen, working hard to preserve elasticity and minimize aging.
6. Sapote Oil
This golden-tinted oil has its origins in Central America, where it is extracted from the seeds of the mamey sapote, a bright red fruit similar to a papaya. Sapote oil is rich in vitamins A, B, C, and E (to name a few), a powerhouse combination that works wonders on scalp irritation and ultra-dry tresses.