There's a hair oil for everyone
Nothing gives hair a quick-fix moisture boost quite like the best hair oil – and we’re here to help you find a quality oil for your hair type with our round-up of the top performing products. If you’ve got dry or damaged hair, you should apply a light layer of hair oil over your locks after washing it with the best shampoo for your hair type, and go easy on the heat treatments, and you should see an improvement in the condition of your tresses in no time.
So how do you find the best hair oil? It’s all about knowing your hair ingredients.
Argan oil is an ingredient to watch out for when it comes to finding the best hair oils. It is rich in fatty acids and Vitamin E which makes it a hair hero for improving condition and texture. Argan oil is extremely expensive, though, so the most argan oil-rich products have quite a high price point. You get what you pay for when it comes to hair oils containing argan oil, so check the label if it seems too good to be true. Cult classic Moroccanoil is one of the best hair oils on the market, and contains a high content of nourishing argan oil.
Coconut oil for hair is also rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids that help moisturise the hair and scalp, so natural coconut oil is another hero ingredient to look out for in the best hair oils. We’ve got 5 genius uses of coconut oil for hair – in case you want to add a little cooking cupboard beauty into your haircare regime.
Nut oils like macadamia and almond oil are also great for giving hair a moisture hit, and they have the added bonus of smelling delicious, too.
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Some oils are better suited for thick, coarse hair types, while some are formulated with fine hair in mind. Generally speaking, if you have very fine hair and are worried about weighing it with a heavy oil-based product, you might be better applying the oil before you wash your hair, rather than as a post-wash leave-in treatment. On the other hand, if you have damaged hair, you may benefit from using oil as a treatment mask overnight to deeply nourish your locks.
Those prone to greasy locks however should also avoid using oil-based products too close to the roots – just a tiny blob of oil applied evenly through the ends of hair should be enough to improve texture without weighing locks down.
Infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and shine-boosting vitamins, Moroccanoil is the product that started the hair oils craze and made argan oil a beauty buzzword. Suitable for all hair types from afro to fine white blonde (although finer hair types may benefit from the lighter treatment), it can be used to aid styling and as a conditioning treatment.
Maize, Argan, Camellia and Pracaxi oils combine to create this super lightweight but nourishing hair oil that takes hair from unruly to silky in seconds.
This nut oil treatment is a lightweight hair product great for instantly improving shine and texture. It?s particularly good for coloured hair as it helps to seal in colour and reduce fade.
Want a quick fix for your heat frazzled locks? Enter Sachajuan’s magic oil. Combining sea buckthorn and sunflower seed oils, plus rosemary leaf extract, a little of this intensive hair oil goes a long way, so it’s a worthwhile investment.
With argan oil and omega-6, this nourishing hair oil treatment is light enough to use every day. Use on damp hair for increased softness or use for styling for a smooth finish.
If you want a lighter hair oil treatment, try applying a little of this hero oil through your tresses around an hour before you wash your hair – then shampoo and rinse as normal. Hair is left smoother and softer, but not weighed down.
This blend of argan oil and five natural oils works to seal hair cuticles, meaning it’s great for fighting humidity and banishing frizz.
Yes, this anti-ageing hero oil is great for anti-ageing and improving your skin’s tone and texture, but it does wonders for your locks, too. Just a tiny amount smoothed through the ends of tresses will make a difference.
One of Bumble and Bumble’s newest arrivals, this oil will quickly absorb into your hair super without leaving any greasy residue behind. It also protects against the effects of heat styling and UV damage, so its well worth spritzing before you blow dry or style your hair for a super soft finish.
This luxurious multi-purpose oil is full of antioxidants and argan oil to deeply nourish your locks. Its dreamy scent will last and last in your hair, but you’ll also do your bit for the planet when you invest, as Caudalie plants a tree for each bottle sold. Good for your hair AND the environment.