Hair oils have so many incredible benefits and uses, whether you use it for detangling your wet hair, as a heat protectant, or overall boosting the health of your hair. However, there are dozens of hair oils on the market and they all have different benefits and formulas, which could make it hard to figure out which one is best for you. Here are 13 of the best hair oils out there and what they are formulated to do.
XMONDO Viper Smoothing Oil
Formulated and developed by the infamous hairdresser Brad Mondo, this hair oil is packed with nourishing ingredients such as carrot seed oil, argan oil and baobab oil. This hair oil is ideal for people with dry or damaged hair and helps keep it moisturized and smooth. This formula also helps strengthen the cuticles in your hair which will improve the overall health and appearance of your hair.
Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3
Beloved by hairdressers across the country, Olaplex is a one of those staple hair oils both in the salon and at home. This hair oil is formulated to target broken bonds in your hair, which is typically caused by chemical or thermal damage. This is one of the biggest reasons hairdressers apply Olaplex to their client’s hair before bleaching or coloring it. Olaplex is also formulated to prevent breakage in the future. If you love to color your hair, Olaplex is the hair oil for you.
L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil
If you’re looking for cheaper hair oils, this drugstore option is incredible for giving you that smooth, healthy glow in your hair. This oil is infused with argan oil and camellia oil, which help with plumping your hair strands and giving your locks a bit of shine. This hair oil can also be used as a styling product to help hold your desired look in place. For its low price point of $6, this hair oil is definitely worth a try.
Phyto Plage Protective Sun Veil
If you’re looking to protect your hair from harmful UV ray damage, this hair oil has got you covered. This product is formulated UV filters to help protect your strands from sun damage, along with sunflower extract, which helps prevent your hair from dehydration due to sun exposure. This product is essentially sunscreen for your hair and will help keep it from drying out.
This hair oil is the perfect product for overall enhancing the overall health of your hair. It is formulated with Argan Oil and Linseed Extract, which are packed with vitamin E, antioxidants and fatty acids that hydrate and nourish your hair. It also tames flyaways and helps defrizz your hair without weighing it down. This product is also formulated with a gorgeous scent, with a blend of notes of amber and florals.
Briogeo B. Well Organic 100% Castor Oil
If you’re looking to enhance your hair growth, this castor oil is perfect for you. This multipurpose oil is extracted using a cold-pressed method, meaning that the product you’re purchasing is pure caster oil. This product nourishes and hydrates your hair and conditions your cuticles to help promote faster hair growth. This product is also great for people with a dry scalp.
Ouai Hair Oil
Created by celebrity hairdresser Jen Atkins, this lightweight hair oil is formulated with African galanga, ama oil, and Asian borage oils to help manage frizzy and unruly hair. You can apply this to both wet and dry hair to achieve smooth and hydrated locks. This oil is excellent for people with dry hair who need that additional boost of hold and moisture for your everyday hairstyle.
Verb Ghost Oil
We’ve all had those mornings where your hair is an absolute tangled mess. This hair oil has moringa seed oil, which makes this product perfect for working through those knots and smoothing out your hair. This hair oil promotes hair elasticity and also enhances the definition of natural curls. This hair oil is also perfect if you’re concerned about your hair looking oily after applying the product, since it essentially disappears after you massage it into your midsections and ends.
Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil
While this is one of the more expensive hair oils on this list, it is definitely worth the splurge if you have fine hair. This lightweight multitasking hair oil promotes balanced moisture levels and hydrates your hair without leaving it feeling oily. This product is also infused with ingredients to help protect your hair from harmful UV rays that can dry out and damage your hair.
Hask Argan Oil Repairing Shine Oil
This budget-friendly hair oil works wonders for its low price point. This oil is excellent for managing dry and frizzy hair, leaving it feeling silky smooth without being too heavy. It also works extremely well for detangling hair. Since this product has a slightly thicker formula, avoid the roots and apply only on dry and damaged areas of your hair.
Living Proof No Frizz Vanishing Oil
This lightweight, fast absorbing oil is another great option for fine hair. This oil helps control frizz and helps hydrate and nourish dry and damaged ends without a trace. This product is infused with moringa, jojoba, and sea buckthorn oils to give your hair a natural looking shine without leaving your hair looking or feeling weighed down and oily.
Curls Blueberry Bliss Hair Growth Oil
This hair oil is perfect for people with naturally curly hair. Curly locks are known to be more dry and damaged because of day-to-day maintenance, but this oil is packed with nutrients such as blueberry extract, pomegranate seed, argan, and gardenia flower oil, to help nourish and restore your natural hair.
Serge Normant Dry Oil Finishing Spray
This is another great option for people with fine hair. This hair oil is extremely lightweight and is formulated with Tsubaki and Olive Fruit Oils to give your hair a gorgeous sheen without weighing it down. This product is also formulated with Nopal Extract to help promote overall follicular health.
Hair oil is often slept on because people are worried it will weigh down their hair. However, any of these incredible products will help de frizz your hair, give it a boost of nutrients all while not weighing it down.
Lara Hill is a senior Public Relations major at Emerson College from Groton, Massachusetts. She has contributed to several college publications, holding multiple editing positions and focusing mainly on sports journalism. When she is not in class or writing, she loves to sail, watch sports with her friends and family, sing with her sisters, and play with her dog, Cassie.