Of course, the product you choose can (literally) carry most of the weight. Opt for lighter oils like jojoba, argan, or grapeseed oil rather than heavier moisturizers—olive oil, for example, has the potential to weigh down the strands. If you’re in the market for a lightweight, absorbent hair oil, check out the NUELE Hair Serum (a tried-and-true favorite of the entire mbg beauty team). It contains both jojoba and argan oil to provide deep hydration with no oily residue, and thanks to rosemary and clary sage essential oils, it offers a fresh, rejuvenating scent.
Even with a lightweight formula, though, your application matters. Oriol recommends placing a few drops of oil into the palm of your hand, then rubbing your hands together for around 10 seconds. “This is going to warm up the oil and will assist when rubbing into the hair for a more even application,” she says. “Comb out your hair first and place hair into four sections. Then work the palm-warmed product over each section in a downward motion, focusing on moisturizing the ends.”