when and how to use oil treatment products

Oil Treatment Products: Why Your Hair Needs Oils During the Winter

The oilier the better, TBH.

The winter weather has been all over the place. From freezing temps to surprisingly warm days, it’s no wonder our skin and hair are starting to feel a little out of whack. To take refuge, we have been soothing our stressed-out locks with oil treatment products. Adding oils to your hair care routine during the winter is so critical because of the extreme temperatures that can result in dullness, dryness and lack of moisture. Because no one wants to have crispy-looking (no matter what season!), you’ll need to rehydrate and protect your strands with oil treatment products. Read on to learn why you need oil treatment products and how to incorporate them into your winter hair care routine.

Why Your Hair Needs Oil Treatment Products Right Now

when and how to use oil treatment products
You can use oils, no matter what your hair type.

1. Why You Need Oil Treatment Products

Like we said, winter’s extreme temperature and low humidity can play games with your hair, especially if you already have naturally dry hair! That little bit of humidity that keeps your hair soft the rest of the year is yanked out from underneath you in winter.

Oils are one of the best ways to hydrate your hair for a few reasons. First, depending on the oil, they can hydrate your hair and seal in the moisture. This is critical when going outside in harsh weather!

2. Hair Oils to Look For

There are tons of hair oils out there for thirsty winter hair. One of our favorites is coconut oil that helps to hydrating your dry and damaged hair. Other oils that we love include Moroccan and Argan that are particularly great for softening, sealing the hair and making it seriously shiny!

3. How Do You Choose Oil Treatment Products?

This is probably the most important aspect of using oils in your hair! Choosing the wrong product can lead to lank, heavy-looking hair (no, thank you) or even products that don’t provide your hair with enough hydration. A good rule of thumb is to go based off how dry your hair is naturally. So, if you have naturally normal to oily hair, be on the lookout for lighter products. For naturally dry hair, aim for thicker oils.

You also need to take into consideration how thick or full your hair may be. If you have very thin, straight hair that runs on the dry side, you’ll still need to use lighter or less products to avoid limp hair. We suggest for normal hair or thin hair, start off with a small amount of leave-in-treatment to see how your hair reacts. Try out a pump of the Suave Coconut Oil Infusion Damage Repair Oil Treatment to help treat your damaged hair.

For thicker, curlier, or very dry hair start off with a hydrating shampoo and conditioner, and add more products if your hair needs them. We suggest the Nexxus New York Salon Care Oil Infinite Shampoo and Nexxus New York Salon Care Oil Infinite Conditioner. These are great because they can effectively clean your hair and moisturize without making your hair feel oily. Then, if your hair still needs more moisture, add in an oil after cleansing.

Need more information on oil treatment products? Check out when to use a hot oil treatment.

Sign up to our newsletter and get exclusive hair care tips and tricks from the experts at All Things Hair.


All Things Hair on Instagram