No matter your gender or hair type, there’s an oil out there for you. Chances are it’s also better for your tresses than several other products that offer short-term benefits, but in the long run, end up building up on your hair and leaving it drab. Whether opting for coconut or argan oil, applying before shampoo or after, oils penetrate your hair (rather than simply coating it) and leave it nourished, soft and shiny. Especially good at caring for post-summer hair that’s been fried and frazzled in the sun, sea, and pools, here are a few of our favorite hair (and face) oils that will have your locks looking and feeling healthier in no time.
F. Miller Hair Oil
Made up of 14 botanical oils, F. Miller’s blend ($48 CAD) is divinely aromatic. With all-natural oils including argan, pomegranate seed, jojoba, rosehip seed (especially good for protecting against sun rays), rosemary, clary sage and more, this product is concocted to soften and protect hair—in the long term making it stronger and silkier. Especially good for dandruff-prone scalps, this blend is to be applied to wet or damp hair after washing.
Goldfaden MD Solution Fleuressence
Developed as a face oil, we were curious to extend Goldfaden MD’s elixir ($129) value beyond improving skin elasticity and discovered a couple drops de-frizzes, but in a lighter way, rendering hair as if it had been blown dry. Made up of pure active botanical, fruit extracts, and natural oils, the fragrance-free blend includes Kalahari oil (for omega-6), rosehip (to protect against pollutants) and more.
Peet Rivko Balancing Face Oil
Another face oil, Peet Rivko’s serum ($56) of avocado, jojoba, and prickly pear oils is full of antioxidants and will nourish your hair at the same time. This fragrance-free oil is light and clean, so will work for those with finer hair. Adding a little shine and weight, it’s a great styling product that will de-frizz any tresses that have been subject to chlorine or city humidity.
Oille Hemp + Sea Kelp Organic Hair Serum
For use before shampoo, Oille’s Hemp + Sea Kelp Organic Hair Serum ($78) has lasting effects, despite being rinsed out. While massaging into the scalp for two minutes, this oil penetrates the roots, offering extra protection and leading to stronger hair. The active ingredients include hemp, sunflower, castor, sea kelp extract and algae extract, resulting in a product that’s 99% organic.