From Moroccan argan to Japanese camellia, hair oils are to 2010 what Aqua Net was to the Eighties. But Ricky Kenig, co-owner of Ricky’s, the New York City beauty emporium, is using it in a wacky way: He’s “baking” Turkish olive oil into pale green plastic combs. When used on dry hair, each RickyCare No-Frizz Oil Comb deposits an imperceptible dose of oil onto strands, instantly replacing frizz and static with smoothness and shine.
Hairstylists Edward Tricomi and Kevin Ryan are already fans, but perhaps more important to Kenig, his teenage twin daughters have given their seal of approval too. “As you continue to use it, it gets better,” Kenig insists. “I don’t think any single comb on this planet works better with dry hair.” $5.99 each; rickycare.com
Previously in W magazine: Use oil to clean your face? Just dew it!
Photo: John Lawton