You don’t want greasy hair, so it would make sense to avoid hair oils, right? Wrong. Hair oils offer major benefits to your locks with even a single use per week. Get the scoop on our stylists’ favorite hair oils plus how (and why) to apply them properly.
How to Use Hair Oils
A little bit of hair oil goes a long way. If you’ve got long, thick hair, 4-5 drops of oil will do. To apply, place one drop of oil in your palm and rub the palms together, then slide them through a section of hair from ends to about 3 inches from the roots. Repeat until your mane is covered.
Hair oils boost hydration and strength, seal the cuticle, and improve hair health, thanks to nourishing fatty acids.
Our Favorite Hair Oils
Want to have your healthiest hair ever? Try one of our favorite hair oils:.
Darshana Natural Indian Hair Oil
Packed with Ayurvedic herbs, vitamins, omega oils, and coconut oil, this product smells and feels incredible. You can use it as an overnight hair mask or apply a couple drops before styling. This is our top pick for curls, as it adds definition.
Verb Ghost Oil
Leery over hair oils? Give this a try. Named “ghost oil” because it sinks in so fast, this hair oil smooths locks and tamps down flyaways. It’s made with moringa oil, and it sinks in so quickly you’ll forget you even applied it.
Garnier Whole Blends Illuminating Oil
This is our favorite drugstore pick. Don’t be fooled by the low price point, this hair oil from Garnier smells incredible and delivers real results. Loaded with argan oil and sweet camellia, this product adds shine, softens texture, and makes your hair smell like camellias. What’s not to love?
Phyto Huile Suprême Rich Smoothing Oil
Strapped for time? Try this hair oil after a workout. Since it comes in a spray bottle, you spritz it in and let it sink in on its own — no major application process. Made with macadamia and roucou oil, the Phyto Huile combats UV damage and softens your strands.
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