30 Of The Best Hair Oils To Create Lush, Smooth, And Fuller Hair

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Automatically, when we hear the thought of adding oil to our hair, we think, "How ludicrous!" Our hair seems to product too much oil, so it would be redundant to put in more, right? Wrong.

Adding the best hair oil into your routine doesn't necessarily add to the existing oil you have; instead, it revives dulls and lack-luster strands, protects against sun and heat damage, and can even heal hair that's been damaged by color or wear and tear.

Below we've rounded up the best oil for hair, listing their benefits and the types of hair they work best with. You're sure to find the formula that is just right for you.

1. Ouai Hair Oil


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Started by celebrity hair stylist, Jen Atkin, Ouai haircare is a favorite to insta-famous celebs like the Kardashians, Jenners, and Hadids. Filled with African galanga, ama-oil, and Asian borage oils, this product leaves the hair frizz-free and ridiculously smooth. It also keeps hair color intact longer and protects from the harmful rays of the sun.  


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2. Drybar 100 Proof Treatment Oil


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More than just offering the latest trend in blowouts, Drybar has released their branded products to consumers to give them their luscious locks at home too. The 100 Proof Treatment Oil helps rejuvenate dry hair and offer an amazing shine after application. It has an interesting ingredient, watermelon seed oil, which assist in restoring the damaged hair.


3. Dr. Hauschka Revitalizing Hair and Scalp Tonic

This tonic uses neem leaf extract to help add natural shine and volume to hair. Best of all, the oil also assist in making the hair manageable, so no more of those rough-bad hair days. While promoting stronger hair, the tonic also helps heal the scalp as well, preventing dryness and flakey fall-out.  

(Dermstore, $30)

4. Seed Phytonutrients Multipurpose Oil

Supplying good hair health while also making you feel like you spent the day at the beach. This multipurpose oil gives off a natural aroma of sea salt and bergamot. Made for people with particularly dry hair, the camelina and sunflower seed oil, as well as the coconut, argan and olive oil, help provide nourishment and hydration to the hair while also maintaining a lightweight texture. 

(Seed Phytonutrients, $42)

5. Methi Infused Grapeseed Oil 

Grapeseed is one of the relatively unknown but crucially beneficial products for haircare. Grapeseed oil acts as a light moisturizer that's packed with tons of vitamin E, which also helps in promoting hair growth. Along with grapeseed oil, the list of helpful ingredients in this oil is sky high including: folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin A, B6, and C which are mostly located in the fenugreek seed oil, which can soften split ends and help prevent or treat baldness. 

(Belle Bar Organic, $29)

6. Playa Beauty Ritual Hair Oil 


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Created with a 99.4 percent naturally derived coconut oil base, the Ritual hair oil uses its ingredient blend to restore moisture and soften the hair strands. Additionally, the formula includes sunflower oil which helps tame frizz and makes the hair naturally shine. Best of all, the formula feels weightless, while still penetrated through to the hair's pores. Overall, with daily use, it will transform your hair to become radiant.

(Sephora, $38)

7. Derma-E 3-in-1 Hair Protection Serum


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While categorizing more as a serum than a oil, this thick and liquidly blend of vitamin-rich rosehip, coconut oils, quinoa protein and burdock root extract, help to overall moisturize and strengthen dry, damaged hair. The outcome is silky and ridiculously soft and smooth hair. Added bonus: sometimes if you're lucky, Derma-E will throw in a complementary Dry Shampoo on your first purchase. 

(Derma-E, $10.99)

8. Moroccanoil Original Treatment 


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Moroccanoil started the trend of adding oil to your daily routine to restore balance, rather than making it sound like a way to add grease. Loaded with boosting vitamins, this formula gives hair an A+ treatment as it detangles, speeds up drying time and boosts shine. Overall, it will leave you with nourished, manageable and smooth hair with each use.

(Sephora, $34)

9. White Sands Orchid Oil

Imagine a product that restores moisture, enhances shine, and adds elasticity and softness to hair. Well, that'd be the Orchids Oil. The inspiration from the product had to do with looking at the actual orchid itself, a flower that lives a beautiful, long life, and its versatility to adjust to so many different environments. With this, White Sands looked at how damaged our hair becomes from chemical treatments and even stress from the sun, and channeled the orchid oil to protect and create beautifully smooth and healthy hair.  

(eBay, $14.81)

10. Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil

Buzzing around the beauty community, as its name would imply, Bumble & Bumble created a beloved product by hairdressers everywhere with the Hairdresser's invisible oil. An Allure Best of Beauty Award winner, the oil leaves behind no trace of grease or oiliness and creates smooth, feather-soft hair. As the brand oftentimes partners with Promocodes, try using BB15 to get the best deal out of your next order.

(Sephora, $40)

11. Kérastase Elixir Ultimate Hair Oil

A cult fan favorite, the Kérastase Elixir hair oil has been said to provide natural strength to hair and work itself down into the deep natural fibers of our hair and our hair's pores, helping create shine and a smooth finish. The ingredients consist of: Maize oil (which is comprised of anti-oxidant active ingredients to help with shine), Paracaxi oil (which deep conditions), Cameilla Oil (that smooths down the hair's natural fibers), and Argan oil (to act as the ultimate defense against all of the hairs aggressors and toxins).

(Kerastase USA, $50)

12. Ouidad Mongongo Oil Multi-Use Curl Treatment


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Made from Mongongo Nut, which is known in Zambia as a natural "hair food" because of its large concentration of beneficial vitamins and minerals that work to make the hair stronger. These include: linoleic acid, omega-6, and vitamin E. While the formula helps protects against any future damage that can affect the hair, it also restores natural luster and provides hydration, leaving your hair looking glamorously smooth.

(Sephora, $38)

13. Wen by Chaz Dean Treatment Oil

Wen's treatment oils comes in a wide variety of different and super beneficial oils that work wonders on the hair. Additionally, along with the various added ingredients in the different treatments, each is infused with argan oil, which helps nourish the hair. A few of the different treatments offered include: tea tree (which helps moisturize the scalp to fight off dandruff and encourage hair growth), as well as the lavender mint treatment (that utilizes healing properties of Abyssinan Oil to nourish the hair). 

(Chaz Dean, $20)

14. Macadamia Professional Ultra Rich Moisture Oil Treatment

With this formula, you'll be saying goodbye to frizz and dry hair. The treatment oil from Macadamia Professional helps provide hydration, strengthens and protects against hair breakage or damage, as well as smooths any split ends. To further your hair care routine, try their Dry Oil Micro Mist which helps pack on extra shine, or the Healing Oil Spray, that protects against UV ray damage.  

(Ulta, $39.95)

15. Tony Odisho Ostia Collection Smoothing Serum


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Odisho sought out to make an oil based product that didn't leave his customers full of a greasy based hair product, and he wanted to create one that was light-weight and melted right into hair. This oil not only provides a boat-ton of hydration, but can also reverse split ends and create healthier and skinny-looking locks. 

(Tony Odisho, $36)

16. NatureLab. Tokyo Perfect Smooth Hair Oil

Applied to wet hair as a pre-styler, the perfect smooth hair oil contains argan stem cells, quinoa, and yuzu ceramide. While also smelling of delicious and freshly peeled Japanese Yuzu, the formula is also clinically proven to reduce frizz and increase hair smoothness by 83 percent in only 30 days. Talk about a miracle product!

(Nature Lab, $16)

17. Brittanie’s Thyme Organic Hair Silk

Organic oils of lavender and rosemary smooth fly-away hairs and helps aid in fighting all-things-frizzy. The formula promotes additional shine and texture, while the leave-in serum benefits all hair types with increased softness.

(Brittanie’s Thyme, $10.95)

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18. Maple Holistics Various Natural Oils

Maple Holistics comes in a variety of different natural oils that all benefit our hair and scalp in many ways. To determine which oil is right for you, it's ideal to know your hair type as well as what you're looking to get out of your hair care and oil treatment.

The almond treatment improves luster and shine while also promoting hair growth and hair follicles. The castor treatment helps promote thicker eyebrows and eyelashes (why does hair treatment have to be limited to the tops of our heads?). The avocado treatment supports dull hair and unclogs hair follicles. And finally, the miracle oil present in many hair oils — grapeseed oil — is ideal for moisturizing and conditioning dry hair. 


19. Eufora Beautifying Serum

Unlike many oil-based hair products, The Beautifying Serum uses 100 percent organic Aloe Vera instead of water as its base. By doing this, the formula adds nutrition to enhance shine and prevent damage from heat or sunlight. 


20. Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Elixir

Imagine a product that can create thicker and fuller hair. The Growth Densifying Elixir is known to increase hair growth by using natural ingredients such as pea sprouts, biotin, keratin, and zinc. Proving a 90% approval rating by users in hair growth in just one week. Best of all, it's lightweight and doesn't leave any greasy residue as a leave-in treatment. 

(Viviscal, $19.99)

21. Ranavat Botanics Mighty Majesty Huile Extrordinaire

Made with organic vitamin and nutrition-full ingredients, the combination in the formula locks in moisture and fights hair breakage. The formula is also beneficial for the scalp, as it can prevent dryness and deeply nourish the scalp.

(Ranavat Botanics, $55)

22. Shea Terra Organics Shea Nilotik Oil

Within minutes, the organic formula of the Shea Nilotik Oil shea butter treatment can cause lustrous and smooth hair. Scented with lemongrass and coconut, you'll have everyone around you wondering what you're wearing. To use, massage into hair and leave in for 30 minutes and shampoo out. For extra shine, dap onto the bottom inch/s of hair and leave in as a conditioning treatment. 

(Vitamin Shoppe, $15.79)

23. SteelMclean Oil Purpose

Purpose consist of a combination of sweet almond oil, peppermint oil, and soybean oil which assist and aid in conditioning and moisturizing hair, all while improving hair elasticity and nourishing the scalp. By improving the hair's natural barrier to damages from the outside world, users will see the hair begin to shine with additional luster. 

(SteelMclean, $25)

24. InstaNatural Argan Oil Thermal Protector Spray

One of the biggest beauty mistakes is forgetting to protect your hair from heat tools or the outside sun. Just like our skin needs SPF, our hair needs sun block too. With the argan oil thermal protector spray, you're enriching your hair with not only argan oil, but castor oil, vitamin B5 and sunflower seed oil — all of which deliver nutrition to the hair and leave the strands protection to fight off damage from heat. 

(InstaNatural, $14)

25. Freda & Wolf Satin Hair & Body Oil

What's amazing about Freda & Wolf's treatment oil (minus the ridiculous amount of beneficial ingredients) is that not only can it be used on the hair to create silky soft locks, but  it doubles as a body oil and provides all day hydration that makes your skin radiate. The true definition of hitting two birds with one stone. 

(Freda & Wolf, $108)

26. TATCHA Gold Camellia Beauty Oil


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We all deserve to be spoiled with a little gold every now and then, and same goes with our hair. The flakes of 23k gold in Tatcha's beauty oil leave the hair radiantly gleaming. Along with the gold, the oil is infused with extra extra virgin Japanese camellia that grow on the Goto Islands. The camellia oil is filled with antioxidants and essential fatty acids to nourish and help seal in moisture, making dry hair and awful split ends a thing of the past. 

(TATCHA, $95)

27. Rituals Ayurveda Dry Oils

We're all in need of a little TLC, even if it's from our personal beauty stash and our own two hands. The Ayurveda Dry Oils (Vata, Kapha, and Pitta) are all amazing products to use for scalp massages. While the ingredients between the three products vary, they all calm and nourish the hair and scalp while also assisting in different mediation rituals. The aromatic oils are also filled with vitamins and proteins that nurture the hair and create healthier and sturdier strands, such as sweet almond oil and basil. 

(Rituals, $29)

28. Label.m Therapy Rejuvenating Radiance Oil


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Recommended by NYC stylist Fabio Scalia, label.m's Therapy Rejuvenating Radiance Oil makes hair protected, nourished and younger looking. It absorbs super easily and leaves a smooth, soft and shiny finish. Also, it doesn't make the hair yellow which could be a side effect of many other hair oils on the market. It also has an amazing scent.

(Labelm, 29.95)

29. Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil

A picture speaks a 1,000 words, and Josie Maran's Argan Oil adorable shows that it's cruelty free. On top of that, it also earns a green (clean) stamp of approval on Sephora's list. This organic, 100 percent argan oil works wonders on the hair as it naturally moisturizes each strand of hair. This miracle oil can be used on the hair, skin, and even nails to create a complete hydrated glow. 

(Sephora, $48)

30. Creme of Nature 100% Pure Argan Oil


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If you're looking for a product filled with 100 percent argan oil but can't drop the cash for products like Josie's, there's an incredible dupe with Creme of Nature's 100% Pure Argan Oil. The formula, which hails all the way from Morocco, restores, protects, and moisturizes the hair and scalp, leaving you feeling healthy and nourished. Best of all, the formula is free from synthetics, fillers, mineral oil or parabens.


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Elizabeth Blasi is a New Yorker. A lifestyle & travel writer, who is often seen with a suitcase in hand, jetsetting to her next location. But as a true Digital Nomad, her love of writing and romance novels means her laptop is always beside her.

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