For many people, the words ‘hair’ and ‘oil’ put together in one sentence can spark the fear of hair that looks like it’s in desperate need of a wash. Yet the humble hair oil should not be ignored. It’’s a beauty saviour that you need – thanks to all the hair boosting properties that each vitamin-enriched formula holds. There are some one-size-fits-all oils, however the wealth of options available for specific hair types is something that you should definitely be cashing in on. Still wary of a greasy scalp? Just concentrate the application to your mid-lengths and ends to help them recover from the overuse of heat tools and split ends. Whether your hair is frizzy, fine, curly, straight or thick, we’ve got the hair oil for you.
ALL HAIR TYPES
If you’re not sold on this hair oil just by looking at the packaging (obsessed), then the contents will make it an instant must-have. Suitable for all hair types, the Neighbourhood Botanicals Age Of Aquarius Hair Oil feels light on strands and leaves it looking glossy, gleaming, and shiny. For thick, unruly hair types, apply as much as you need, and for finer hair types, use slightly less. Enriched with camellia oil (Japan’s go-to ingredient for hair nourishment), shea butter (the OG hair hydrator), and jojoba wax, this oil seals down any lifted hair cuticles leaving your hair free from flyaways. Oh, and it’s vegan, cruelty-free, silicone-free, packaged in recyclable bottle, and made in small batches in the UK – what’s not to love?
If going off customer reviews is your secret to finding some of your most loved beauty products, then you’ll be interested to know that reviewers of the Sebastian Dark Oil have dubbed it the ‘miracle oil’. Enriched with argan oil, a renowned ingredient for strengthening strands and taming thick hair, this oil works quickly to nourish your hair with just a few drops. It’s hydrating, but never greasy, and the sandalwood and cedarwood oils give it a scent that smells amazing.
Is there anything The Ordinary can’t do? Not only have they revolutionised the way we see and use skincare, but they also have serums that are just as good for your hair. The Multi-Peptide Serum For Hair Density is not strictly a hair oil, but it’s definitely the treatment your fine hair has been looking for. Enriched with science-y sounding peptides, this serum helps to support healthy hair from the scalp, by encouraging circulation and promoting healthy hair follicles. If you want your fine hair to feel thicker, fuller, and healthier, than you need to add this to your order ASAP.
A hair type that probably needs a hair oil more than most is dry hair. The ultra-nourishing and hydrating properties of hair oils are made for quenching dry hair types. The Matrix Biolage R.A.W Replenish Oil is vegan friendly, silicone and paraben free formula is perfect for dry strands that need some hydration. Enriched with olive and borage oils to seal and protect the cuticle, your hair will be left feeling smoothed and moisturised. Plus, a little goes a long way so this bottle (that is also made from recycled plastic) will last you a while.
Frizzy girls will understand the struggle of trying to keep frizz at bay. Hot? Hair goes frizzy. Raining? Hair goes frizzy. Windy? Hair goes frizzy. No matter what the weather or climate, hair oil can help to calm and tame frizz. Our favourite frizz-friendly oil is the R+Co Tinsel Smoothing Oil. Another fave where the packaging is just as good as the contents, inside this bottle you’ll find a super silky oil that helps to smooth the hair, as well as using a thermal conditioner to protect against dry, brittle strands that can be prone to looking frizzy. Argan oil, vitamin E, and jojoba oil all work their hydration magic, whilst the warm, soft scent makes your locks smell just as good as they look.
The world of hair colouring, heat styling, and over-washing can lead to hair that is in need of some TLC. If your hair’s feeling a little unloved, is prone to breakage, and feels dry on the ends, then you’re going to want to invest in a damage care hair oil. The lightweight spray formula of Holika Holika’s Biotin Damage Care Oil Mist makes it ideal for all hair types, whether it’s fine, thick or frizzy. The lightweight formula is formulated with biotin, the vitamin that makes your hair, nails, and skin stronger and healthier by strengthening the cuticle and protecting it against environmental aggressors. The addition of camellia and argan oils deeply nourish the hair, meaning it will be back to its former glory in no time.
Curly girls, believe us when we say that moisture is your best friend when it comes to getting your best natural curls. Our go to brand for curly hair, Shea Moisture, has a 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Leave-In Treatment, which is a spray that intensely moisturises the hair, leaving it feeling nourished and strengthened. Not your traditional oil formula, but still enriched with all the nutrients your hair needs, this treatment is enriched with coconut milk, shea oils, argan oil, and sweet almond oil which all work together to condition, re-hydrate, detangle, and de-frizz your curls.