Who can resist a styling product that boosts shine, smooths, and strengthens strands all at the same time? Or rather, who would? After researching hair oils of every stripe, we’re certain that every mane can reap those rewards. Find the right one for your hair type here.
Let’s set the record straight: hair oil is not the enemy of greasy strands. In fact, applying a lightweight elixir to the ends of your hair (avoid the roots!) will help balance out oil levels and prevent breakage. Try a nourishing formula that strengthens hair without weighing it down, like Davines Oi/Oil Absolute Beautifying Potion.
For hair that feels fried to a crisp, there’s no better daytime treatment than a powerhouse oil blend like Ojon rare blend™ oil Total Hair Therapy. This ace hydrator instantly quenches hair’s thirst, tames frizz, smooths split ends, and adds some head-turning luster. Even better, all you need is one drop to see a visible improvement.
If your hair is neither oily nor dry, then it’s considered “normal,” and you generally have the most options with oils. For fail-proof shine, work a few drops of Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil into damp strands. The richly scented blend harnesses Sandalwood Extract and Jasmine oil to make hair silky, minimize frizz, and detangle.
A hair oil that’s too heavy will make sparse strands look downright stringy. Try an ultralight type like Beauty Protector’s Protect & Oil. Enriched with argan oil, the sweet-smelling formula smooths, strengthens, and protects strands, and it has an impossibly lightweight feel.
Whether it’s one too many tussles with the blow dryer or a lifetime of chemical treatments, no head of hair is beyond help. Our prescription for severely damaged locks: Agave Healing Oil Treatment, which harnesses amino-sugar rich agave extract to heal hair while adding a vibrant gloss.
Whether your locks are kinky or pin-straight, the right hair oil not only tames frizz, but heals the damage that causes it. Our top pick: Kérastase Elixir Ultime – Prime, which uses a blend of four essential oils to keep your strands calm and under control.
Caudalie Divine Oil is the perfect formula for spirals, helping hold their shape without weighing them down. Warm a small drop between your palms before scrunching into damp curls. Got some leftover? Massage it into your skin—this multitasker works as an all-over moisturizer too.
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