They can be helpful at times, but most often beauty myths simply prevent us from trying out products, treatments, or adding something new and potentially beneficial to our regimen.

We are big fans of oils. Whether they be for skin or hair, these natural beauty elixirs work wonders and shouldn't be avoided! Not only are these age-old tools of the healthy skin and hair trade, but the innovations for oils continue on! Shu Uemura Art of Hair recently debuted a new innovation in oil technology, creating a Cleansing Oil Shampoo for Dry Scalp & Hair.

So just why do women still steer clear of these skin and hair care essentials when cruising down the beauty aisle? When it comes to hair care, there are many a myth. Here are five of the so-called hair oil truths that keep women from treating their tresses to essential oils:

Hair Oils Are Heavy. Unlike some oil products that sit on top of the hair, products with Camellia Oil rapidly absorb thanks to a high concentration of lipids and minerals that work to protect and hydrate the hair.

Hair Oil Will Make Your Hair Look Greasy. With the correct application technique and amount of product, hair will appear healthy and shiny - not greasy. Only a pea-sized amount of oil should be used on mid-lengths to ends, never roots.

You Shouldn't Use Oil On Second-Day Hair. Oils are a great way to revive second day hair by working to smooth frizz, hydrate dry ends, banish second-day dullness and refreshing shine with an added hint of fragrance.

Oil Should Only Be Applied To Wet Hair. In addition to being a great styling aid, oils can be applied to dry hair to add shine, tame flyways, and also as a great pre-shampoo treatment for extra conditioning before washing.

All Hair Oils Are The Same. From Argan to Almond to Coconut, hair oils each offer unique benefits and nutrients. Choose an oil that is easily absorbed so it doesn't weigh hair down or leave it looking greasy.

This article was originally published on Fashion Times