Don’t sweat it: Why hair oils are your summer bff (especially here in the UAE).

Let’s face it, Dubai in the summer is basically a giant hairdryer set to “scorch.” Sun, sand, and enough humidity to make a mermaid jealous – it’s a recipe for hair that resembles a windswept tumbleweed. But fear not, there’s a secret weapon in your arsenal that doesn’t involve a gallon of leave-in conditioner: hair oil.

Yes, you heard that right. Oil. Not the kind that your grandma use to plait your hair, but fancy, modern-day elixirs that are about to become your new best friend.

These hair oils are lightweight, absorb quickly, and leave your hair feeling nourished, protected, and oh-so-shiny.

Here’s why hair oils are essential, especially in summer:

Hydration Hero: The UAE heat is a moisture-sucking monster. Hair oil acts like a shield, locking in hydration and preventing your strands from becoming dry and brittle. Think of it as a tiny raincoat for your hair!

Frizz Fighter: Humidity? We don’t know her! Hair oil tames frizz by smoothing down the hair cuticle, leaving you with sleek, manageable strands that can withstand even the most intense Dubai downpour (okay, maybe not that intense, but you get the idea).

Sun Savior: Some hair oils, like argan oil, offer natural SPF protection, helping to shield your locks from the harsh summer sun. It’s not a replacement for sunscreen, of course, but it’s a great bonus.

Split End Slayer: Summer fun often means more pool time, which can wreak havoc on your hair. Hair oil helps prevent split ends by fortifying your strands and keeping them healthy.

Now, onto the good stuff: Products!

Here are a few brands that are shaking things up in the world of hair oil, all available right here in the UAE:

Fable & Mane: This homegrown hero offers a range of hair oils infused with luxurious ingredients like Moroccan argan oil and Indian gooseberry. Their lightweight formulas are perfect for all hair types, leaving you with nourished, frizz-free locks.
Gisou: Made with pure honey-infused argan oil, Gisou’s hair oil is a celebrity favorite for a reason. It adds incredible shine, helps repair damage, and smells absolutely divine.
Olaplex: Known for their bond-building hair repair treatments, Olaplex also offers a fantastic hair oil. This is a great option for those with color-treated or damaged hair, as it helps strengthen strands while adding shine and manageability.

So ditch the greasy stereotypes, your hair (and your summer selfies) will thank you for it.

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