10 hydrating hair oils for silky smooth strands
Think glossy, not greasy
By Delaney Loane
May 26 2022
It's easy to consider oil the enemy of a good hair day—grease doesn't exactly equal glamour. And so, applying an oil to a freshly blown out mane may seem counterintuitive.
However, hair oils of the bottled variety offer only positives. In fact, these nourishing formulas are able to repair damage, replenish moisture and optimise hair health all while simultaneously leaving strands feeling silky smooth and enviably soft.
Their versatile nature also carries over to application options; you can apply damp or dry, to smooth split ends, enhance a sleek style, or even as a potent pre-shampoo treatment. However you choose to utilise them, hair oils always equal hydration.
Here, our edit of the best hair oils on the market.
Living Proof No Frizz Vanishing Oil
This hair oil smooths frizz and blocks out humidity so well, it has the co-sign of Lily Collins who swears by the stuff for styling her new fringe. “Now that I have bangs, I don’t want them to be fluffy, and I don’t want them to be oily,” Collins confessed to Bustle. “I’m an air-dryer, so putting this hair oil in when it’s still a little wet — and when it’s dry as well — creates the perfect locked-in, hydrated [effect] in my hair.”
$45 at MECCA
Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil
Luxurious yet lightweight, it's formulated with nourishing argan, lychee and sandalwood extracts to scent, soften and strengthen stands.
was $81 now $68.85 at Adore Beauty
Wella SP Luxe Oil Reconstructive Elixir
This split end-sealing oil works to replenish keratin levels to leave hair feeling like silk and glistening with enviable shine.
was $34.95 now $26.21 at Adore Beauty
Kérastase Elixir Ultime Beautifying Hair Oil
Fight against frizz with this nourishing formula; it protects against dryness and dullness while also healing hair beneath the surface.
$64 at Adore Beauty