Six Of The Best Hair Oils For Smoother, Glossier Hair

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Our hair needs the same attention we give our skin with a good routine, especially during the colder months. Whether you want to achieve the glass hair look or you’re keen to nourish and repair your locks, a good hair oil is an absolute staple in every solid hair routine, no matter what your hair type and texture is.

If you’ve avoided hair oils for fear of being left with heavy, greasy locks, you’ll be pleased to hear formulas have advanced in recent years. These days hair oils are multi-purpose, and you can find a formula that ticks all your boxes, from shine-boosting to frizz-smoothing.

While hair oils are mostly used as finishing touches after hair styling, they actually have many more benefits for our hair – think of them as a hybrid between serums and moisturisers. “Natural oils help to nourish your hair with vital nutrients like vitamins, antioxidants, fatty acids and omegas,” says Briogeo founder, Nancy Twine. “All of these nutrients contribute to your hair’s overall health, working to repair and prevent future damage as well as offering many other benefits,” she adds.

To help you find the right one for you, we’ve rounded up the best hair oils for smoother, glossier, healthier hair.

Best Hair Oils For 2024

01

Olaplex

No.7 Bonding Oil Deluxe, £ 51,00

Best hair oil for styling
If you regularly straighten or tong your hair, it’s a good idea to have this Olaplex hair oil on hand. Not only does this lightweight formula contain the brand’s iconic bond-building complex to help repair and strengthen, it also provides heat protection up to 450F/232C. It’s our go-to oil for styling as it doesn’t weigh your hair down and we love that it’s now available in a jumbo size bottle.

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02

Charlotte Mensah

Manketti Hair Oil, £ 52,00

Best hair oil for textured hair
Charlotte Mensah is one of London’s most renowned hair experts and if you have curls, coils or textured hair, she probably needs no introduction. Fortunately for those who can’t get to Charlotte’s salon, can enjoy her beautifully blended formulas. The Manketti Hair Oil blends manketti nut with ximenia oils for a rich, conditioning treatment that can be used as on your scalp as well as on mid-lengths and ends to help strengthen and nourish hair.

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03

K18 HAIR

Molecular Repair Hair Oil, £ 65,00

Best hair oil for frizz and flyaways
If you’re worried about an oil leaving your hair feeling greasy or heavy, we’re confident that K18’s formula will convert you. It’s packed full of peptides, natural oils and squalane to help nourish dry, damaged locks and the texture really is featherlight. Whether you have fine or thick hair, we recommend giving this hair oil a try because it leaves locks feeling smooth and healthy after just one use.

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04

Oribe

Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil, £ 38,00

Best hair oil for dry hair
Oribe’s bestselling Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil is a great option if you have dry hair and want a formula that can be applied pre-shampoo and after styling. For a treatment, we recommend applying a few drops to your mid-lengths and ends about an hour or so before shampooing to nourish and revive dry hair. You can also use it post-styling to smooth and groom locks. We love the luxury scent of Oribe’s Gold Lust collection, and this oil ensures it lingers all day long.

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05

Virtue

Healing Oil, £ 25,00

Best hair oil for split ends
While Virtue’s Healing Oil won’t banish existing split ends for good – only a haircut will do that – this formula does help to conceal them thanks to its impressively nourishing formula.

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06

JVN Hair

Complete Nourishing Shine Drops, £ 21,00

Best hair oil for boosting shine
On those days when your hair is feeling a little flat and lacklustre, Jonathan Van Ness’ Nourishing Shine Drops really come into their own. One to two drops gently patted over your hair will instantly give it that lit-from-within finish with minimal effort.

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