The Best Oils for Your Hair—And Not Just Coconut
Hair oil can be a little intimidating to deal with. We want our hair to look healthy and shiny, not weighed down and definitely not oily. While most hair types can benefit from using it, the catch is finding one that works best for your hair in particular. Consider what you need the oil to do for your hair; pay attention to the ingredients, which will help you decide which product you should be using on your hair.
Below, we’ve rounded up the best hair oils that will transform your strands.
This one from Living Proof is not only fast-absorbing, but it’s also useful for those looking to get rid of frizz. Plus, it smells absolutely heavenly.
For heat protectant
Ouai’s pick not only repairs damaged hair, but it also works as a great heat protector. Apply the floral-scented product from the middle of your hair down.
For damaged hair
If your hair has gone through some damage from colouring, straightening, perming and other processes, this one from Olaplex will be a great help. The formula features ingredients that help repair broken bonds in your locks to prevent further damage so you can nurse your hair back to its best state.
For fine hair
If your hair is on the finer side, Shu Uemura’s pick will be the perfect fit for you. It’s ultra-lightweight and infused with camellia oil, hydrating it from within. Apply just one pump; warm a few drops of it in your hands, then work it from your mid-lengths down to your ends.
For dry hair
Dry and dull locks? Go ahead and add this highly moisturizing oil into your hair routine. The combination of argan oil and linseed extract—both of which are high in fatty acids—leaves your hair hydrated and shiny.
This pick from Verb is an excellent detangler and smoother, thanks to moringa seed and argan oil. It’ll transform your lacklustre hair to bouncy curls, all without a trace. Apply all over the hair for some shine and gloss.
For hair growth
Castor oil has long been known for its hair-growth properties. This one from Briogeo has been extracted using the cold-press method, with all its natural vitamins preserved.
For extra nourishment
The cult-favourite and totally luxurious Gisou hair oil is enriched with honey from the Mirsalehi bee garden. Formulated to rebuild and repair hair from the core, you can use it daily as a pre-styler and finisher, add a few drops to your hair mask, or leave in as an overnight treatment.