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The new refillable Elixir Ultime is surrounded by beautiful golden hair oil drops and texture.

HOW TO USE HAIR OIL:
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Hair oils are an incredible addition to any haircare routine, nourishing the hair and ramping up shine, fast.

But how to use hair oil is the key to fearlessly applying hair oils to all hair types. You see, finding the right hair oil for your hair type and ensuring you use a proper application technique, measurement and timing can make the difference between fail and holy grail.

Here, our experts answer your top 10 hair oil questions and offer up tips and advice that guarantee a perfect result from your chosen hair oil, every single time.

QUESTION 1: WHICH KÉRASTASE HAIR OIL IS BEST FOR ME?

L'HUILE ORIGINALE REFILLABLE
NEW KerastaseRefillable

L'HUILE ORIGINALE REFILLABLE

Old price New price £58.00 (£77.33/100 ml.)

If you don’t have time to search for the holy grail, then look to our iconic bestselling hair oil, Kérastase Elixir Ultime. With a new and improved formula this lightweight, golden oil deeply nourishes, strengthens and protects your hair fiber. This hair oil suits all hair types.

Our iconic Elixir Ultime is a Kérastase bestseller for a reason, as it leaves even the most dull, dry or frizzy hair looking radiant and luminous. It’s enriched with amazing ingredients like nourishing Marula, Argan and Camellia oils, You can expect instant smoothness, double the hair’s shine and up to 4 days anti-frizz*.

What’s key is that this oil coats the hair to tame frizz and boost shine but it is ultra-lightweight for faster absorption and to ensure you hair never feels weighed down. It’s a multi-tasking wonder too.

The one formula acts as a hair thermal protector during styling, as a pre-cleanse treatment, a pre-blow dry indulgence, or a finishing touch. This versatile golden elixir is a fragranced hair oil that promises hair that is not just manageable and wonderfully scented, but beautiful too.

*instrumental test

QUESTION 2: HOW DO I APPLY HAIR OIL?

This is a very common question, and one that only your hair knows the answer to.

The amount of hair oil needed ranges from 1-5 pumps depending on the length of hair, hair texture, hair thickness and hair condition.

Start small, you can always apply more hair oil; and avoid the roots - hair oil is best applied to the mid-lengths and ends unless otherwise stated.

The trick is to apply one to two pumps of hair oil at a time and distribute the hair oil evenly until you get your desired result.

After a few applications of hair oil, you’ll know your own magic number of pumps for a perfect healthy, shiny, soft look.




EMILY RATAJKOWSKI, KÉRASTASE GLOBAL BRAND AMBASSADOR,
IN HER SUIT IN PARIS
EMILY RATAJKOWSKI, KÉRASTASE GLOBAL BRAND AMBASSADOR,
IN HER SUIT IN PARIS

QUESTION 3: IS IT BEST TO USE HAIR OIL ON DAMP OR DRY HAIR?

Discipline Oleo Relax hair oil is set on a simple white platforme in a pure grey background while its bright orange color sparkles.
The new Elixir Ultime hair oil, its refill and the travel size format are displayed on top of transparent cubes in a pure grey background.

The best time to apply a nourishing hair oil is after shampooing and conditioning your hair when it is clean and dry. This can be done whenever you take your shower. Applying the oil to towel-dried or air-dried hair allows it to penetrate the hair shaft and lock in moisture.

Applying hair oil on wet or damp hair means less shiny hair, but there are other benefits such as detangling. Some Kérastase hair oils even offer heat protection before blow drying the hair like Discipline Oleo Relax.

Additionally, you can also use hair oil during the day as a touch-up. For this purpose, we recommend the Elixir Ultime Travel Size, which conveniently fits in a purse or bag. It can be used to add a boost of nourishment and shine to your hair throughout the day.

Another option is to apply hair oil before going out at night. This can help add extra shine and luster to your hair, giving it a healthy and glamorous look.

QUESTION 4: WHAT STYLING TOOL WORKS THE BEST WITH HAIR OIL?

The new refillable Elixir Ultime is being held between two hands in a twist motion.

Hair oils are the perfect complement to styles using heat tools such as blow dryers, curling irons or flat irons, as they nourish the hair fibre adding a little extra protection against the heat. If your chosen hair oil doesn’t have true thermal protection qualities, then apply it after a heat protector like Kérastase Thermique but before applying the heat.

As a post-styling finisher, hair oils can tame unwanted frizz caused by heat styling, define hair shape, and leave hair with more shine and subtle fragrance.

For anyone who lightens their hair such as balayage, foils or double process (platinum) blonde, Blond Absolu Huile Cicaextreme is specially formulated to the needs of blonde hair such as weightless hydration and damaged fiber recovery.

QUESTION 5: CAN I USE HAIR OIL WHEN I AIR-DRY MY HAIR?

The new refillable Elixir Ultime is displayed on a pure grey background with a freesia and heliotrope flowers, and sandalwood.

Absolutely!

Applying a hair oil while the hair is damp will nourish and protect the fiber from unwanted frizz. The best leave in hair oil for frizzy hair is our Elixir Ultime.

As it dries you’ll notice your hair transforming into a subtle, shiny version of its natural texture - it’s your hair but better!

Once the hair is dry, you can use another pump of hair oil applying it to your palms and warming it between your fingertips. Use the oil to accent the lengths and ends of the shape for added shine, protection, and lasting fragrance.

For clients with curly hair and coily hair, we suggest the multi-use Huile Sublime Repair.

QUESTION 6: WHAT IS THE SECRET TO LONG-LASTING SHINE
USING HAIR OIL?

 Chronologiste Huile de Parfum hair oil - featuring an artful blend of addictive fragrances mingling cedar, magnolia, and tea rose - is being held between two hands.

For long-lasting high shine on the hair, the key is to begin with a high-performance hair oil.

Our bestselling Elixir Ultime formula provides 48 hours of shine (it’s an icon for a reason) and boasts an iconic fragrance with light florals (hello, violet and freesia), cedarwood, rich santal and tonka bean that will have you turning heads.

If you’re looking for an oil that repairs and restores shine for damaged hair, try Premiére Intensive Shine Repairing Oil. This leave-in concentrated oil has a double action: with its high concentration of repairing and caring agents it helps seal the appearance of split ends, boosts hair strength and radically neutralises the persistent dullness of damaged hair. Hair is left stronger, and up to 4 times shinier*​.

*Instrumental test on sensitised hair.

QUESTION 7: WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO APPLY A HAIR OIL?

Emily Ratajkowski shows her beautiful healthy shiny hair.
 Kérastase Nutritive, Discipline and Resistance Thermiques are displayed on a simple grey platform around a pure grey background.

Hair oils can be applied to damp hair after the hair is shampooed and conditioned and towel or air dried.

If your hair is wavy or curly, try twisting your hair into place according to the wave pattern that you prefer.

If you are styling your hair with a blow dryer and brush, you can use a heat protecting oil like Elixir Ultime or apply a thermal heat protector first and then layer your hair oil on top.

Once dry, finish with one or two pump of your selected hair oil to finish the look.

QUESTION 8: WHICH ARE THE MOST POPULAR HAIR OILS?

Kérastase's iconic multi-purpose Elixir Ultime hair oil is now refillable.

ELIXIR ULTIME
L’HUILE ORIGINALE


• Multiple uses – before, during and/or post blow dry
• Fast absorption, ultimate shine, nourishment
• Refillable bottle

Première Huile gloss réparatrice hair oil is displayed on a pure grey background with transparent cubes. The oil repairs shine and split ends while neutralizing dullness.

PREMIÉRE INTENSIVE
SHINE REPAIR OIL


• Restores hair's original strength*
• Up to 4x shinier hair**
*Instrumental test on bleached hair after continued use of the full Première routine vs. non-bleached hair.​
**Instrumental test on sensitised hair. ​

 Huile Cicaextreme hair oil is displayed on a pure grey background with transparent cubes. The oil provides strength and shine to bleached and blonde hair.

BLOND ABSOLU
HUILE CICAEXTREME


• 1st intense blonde strengthening oil concentrate
• Post bleach recovery providing stronger, shinier hair
• Transparent oil, perfect for blondes

QUESTION 8: WHICH ARE THE MOST POPULAR HAIR OILS?

QUESTION 9: WHAT IS THE BEST HAIR OIL FOR MY HAIR TYPE?

Any hair type can use a hair oil, it’s just a matter of knowing which one to choose to best suit your hair’s needs.

Sydney Sweeney with her gorgeous blond shiny hair shows the new refillable Elixir Ultime hair oil.

Best Hair Oil for Dull Hair

Many people with fine hair don’t use hair oil for fear of greasiness and extra weight.

The key is to tread lightly with your hair oil application because the benefits for your hair can be incredible.

Our bestselling Elixir Ultime works wonders on all hair types. For fine hair, start with one pump between your palms, working it gently through mid-lengths and ends.

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Ebonee Davis with her gorgeous curly hair holds the best hair oil for curly hair Curl Manifesto Huile Sublime Repair.

Best Hair Oil for Curly Hair

Hair oils were made for curls. Since curls tend to look dry and frizz easily, oils really tame and define the locks, leaving you hair looking both shiny and healthy.

To define curls, apply one pump of oil into the hands and apply to small sections of hair at a time.

We recommend Curl Manifesto Huile Sublime Repair, with its multi-oil formula it was designed specially for curly and oily hair fibers to define the shape, tame frizz, boost shine and hydrate. Goodbye, dryness.

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Ebonee Davis with her gorgeous curly hair holds the best hair oil for damaged hair Première Huile Gloss Réparatrice.

Best Hair Oil for Damaged Hair

Premiére Intensive Shine Repairing Oil is a leave-in concentrated oil that repairs and restores shine to all types of damaged hair.

This luxurious, enveloping oil has a double action: with its high concentration of repairing and caring agents it seals split ends, boosts hair strength, and radically neutralizes the persistent dullness of damaged hair.

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Blonde model with her gorgeous blonde hair holds the best hair oil for blonde hair Blond Absolu Huile Cicaextreme.

Best Hair Oil for Blonde Hair

Blonde hair isn’t always as shiny as brunette, especially if your blonde is the result of an in-salon process.

Our Blond Absolu Huile Cicaextreme is your best friend when it comes to keeping your blonde hair soft and shiny. In one hit, the oil tackles unwanted frizz, prevents split ends and leaves hair stronger and more resilient.

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QUESTION 9: WHAT IS THE BEST HAIR OIL FOR MY HAIR TYPE?

Any hair type can use a hair oil, it’s just a matter of knowing which one to choose to best suit your hair’s needs.

QUESTION 10: CAN I ADD HAIR OIL TO MY HAIR MASK?

The Elixir Ultime hair mask and the new refillable Elixir Ultime hair oil are display on a pure beige background.

Your hair mask is already deeply nourishing, but there’s a way to make it even more potent.

Add 2 to 3 pumps of Elixir Ultime into a teaspoon-sized amount of Masque Elixir Ultime Hair Mask and mix until you achieve a smooth silky texture. Take a small section of hair and apply a bit of the mixture to ends and lengths working your way up from the tips. Then twist the strand into a curl. Let it sit and repeat on the rest of hair. After 5 minutes, rinse out.

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