Most of us have dealt with problems like overly bleached or heat-styled hair, frizz, itchy scalps, brittle strands, and more. But there’s one superhero product that can bring your tresses back to life: hair oil. In fact, the process of oiling hair has been around for centuries and is rooted in the science of Ayurveda. Today, there is a hair oil for every hair type, texture, and purpose. Here, we list some of our favorites that will help infuse your hair with shine, bounce, and resiliency.
The Ultimate Pre-Wash Hair Oil
Fable & Mane created this hair oil with all hair types and textures in mind. It is formulated with Dashmool to strengthen the hair, ashwagandha to nourish the scalp, and castor oil to revive damaged ends. Massage it into your scalp and ends for at least five minutes. Or, for best results, leave it in overnight and wash it out in the morning.
Hair Oils That Welcome Healthy Strands
This non-greasy conditioning oil is great for addressing hair concerns such as dry, damaged, or brittle strands stemming from excessive heat styling, sun damage, or chemical treatments. Lipex SheaLight and jojoba oil work together to reduce frizz and breakage while maximizing shine and moisture. Simply apply a few drops to freshly washed hair and style as usual. You can easily pair it with other haircare products or add a few drops to boost your shampoo or conditioner.
OUAI created this hair oil to smooth frizz, combat heat and UV damage, cater to split ends, and leave you with a lightweight, glossy finish. Suitable for all hair types and textures, it is formulated with ingredients like Ama-Oil, which penetrates damaged hair fibers to combat humidity, and African galanga root extract, which helps protect color-treated hair from fading. Apply a few drops to damp hair and style. This hair oil can also double as an overnight treatment; simply massage it in and rinse it out first thing in the morning.
Mizani created this lightweight, 99% biodegradable oil to be kind to both your strands and the environment. Ingredients include coconut oil to hydrate dry hair and increase shine, jojoba oil to repair damage, and sunflower seed oil to strengthen. It is designed for all hair types and textures but is particularly beneficial for curly or wavy manes. Apply just a few drops to dry or wet hair. For an extra boost of nourishment, add some drops to your hair mask.