Trust us, you’ll be hooked on hot oils after you read this…
You may have heard of a hot oil treatment, but do you know exactly what it can do for your hair? Lots – that’s what! And whilst there aren’t many on the market, don’t fret, because the VO5 hot oil treatments work a charm on all hair types. We’ve teamed up with Unilever creative director and head stylist Dan Lynes to tell you why you should try one now…
5 Reasons to try a VO5 hot oil treatment
1. They help to reduce hair breakage
Both the VO5 Give Me Moisture Hot Oils (£4.28*) and the VO5 Nourish My Shine Hot Oils (£4.28*) help to reduce hair breakage. When used as a weekly treatment, they can help to strengthen your delicate or damaged strands by bonding together the weak sites of every strand**. The results? Less split ends and breakage. Yay!
2. They help to add shine
VO5 hot oils use the power of heat to restore moisture in dry, dull locks, by penetrating deep within the hair. Regular hair oils are designed to penetrate the cuticle, manipulating change in the hair structure, rather than simply coating it – and heated oils work even better. But unlike other leave-in hair oils, you should thoroughly rinse these hot oil treatments out.
3. They help to maintain colour vibrancy
If you colour your hair, then you’ll know how quickly your hue can lose its brightness. Fret not, because the VO5 hot oil treatments will help to boost colour vibrancy in dyed locks. By keeping dry hair at bay with this weekly treatment, your hair will look more bright and vibrant.
4. They help to remove chlorine from your hair
“The VO5 Hot Oils remove up to 70% more chlorine from the hair,” says Dan.
As you probably know, chlorine can be damaging for your hair, so if you’ll be spending a lot of time in the pool this summer, you’ll need to ensure that you spend an extra few minutes rinsing your hair to remove any chlorine residue. Luckily, the VO5 hot oil treatments help to remove chlorine from your tresses compared to just shampooing alone. Plus, their compact size means they won’t take up too much space in your suitcase – totally travel friendly!
5. They don’t weigh your hair down
There’s a common misconception that hair oils can weigh your tresses down and make them feel heavy. But this isn’t the case with the VO5 hot oil treatments: the highly advanced technology means the formula is much lighter than you’d expect. This is great news for girls with thin, limp hair, who are often concerned that oils can make their hair look heavy and greasy.
How to use the VO5 hot oil treatments
- Remove one of the tubes from the packet and place it in a mug of hot water to heat it (alternatively you can drop it in your bath or under a hot running shower).
- Once it’s heated, break the cap open and apply it to damp hair (avoiding the roots). Massage the oil into your tresses, focusing on your ends.
- Leave it on for around 1 minute before rinsing thoroughly.
- Finish by applying shampoo and conditioner as normal.
Need more convincing? Find out 7 more reasons to try a hot oil here.
*RRPs are Unilever suggested retail prices only, it is at the discretion of the individual retailers to set the actual price.
**Note that while you might not be able to save strands that are already split, using hot oil treatments can help to protect your tresses from future breakages in the long run.