The Best Hair Oils for Your Hair Type and Texture

The power of hair oil should not be overlooked!

Dry hair, straight hair, wavy hair, curly hair, long hair, short hair—no matter what texture or length you’re working with, a little something extra in the strength and shine department never hurt anyone. Including a hair oil in your hair care routine will up the durability of your strands and increase the glisten factor. But how do hair oils actually work?

Primarily, they coat each strand of your hair with its own protective outer layer. This means that any heat that comes your way (including the summer sun), all the tugging that occurs while you learn to braid and any general wear and tear will have limited access to the health of your hair.

Secondly, hair oils also coat hair and keeps existing moisture in the strand and prevents it from leaching out. Doing so minimizes the need for hair to absorb outside atmospheric moisture (a.k.a. humidity!), meaning less frizz.

Applying the oil and massaging it into your scalp is also a nutrient and growth booster. By stimulating your scalp as you massage the oil in, you’re increasing blood circulation and bringing nutrients to the surface that will then nourish your hair. Win-win, right? Check out the benefits of hair oils for all hair types below to get some seriously sparkling strands and keep reading to get inspired:

1. Dry Hair

To help dry hair, you’ll need a thicker hair oil such as coconut oil. This versatile product is the perfect remedy for parched hair. To use, coat it onto your strands and leave it on for 20 minutes to ensure that the product absorbs while also nourishing your locks. Love Beauty and Planet Hope and Repair Coconut Oil & Ylang Ylang 3-in-1 Benefit Oil is infused with coconut oil and will deliver that much-needed moisture in no time.

2. Wavy Hair

Hair that takes a wavier turn can be prone to tangles. In addition to the moisturizing benefits listed above, hair oil can also be a top-notch detangler. The oil acts as a lubricant and applying it to wet hair before brushing will make your comb sail through like a breeze. One of our favorites is Love Beauty and Planet Rose & Almond Natural Oils Infusiona cool oil that combines the power of an oil with serum’s ability to renew and restore the hair.

3. Straight Hair

One of the downsides to rocking straight hair is that there are no waves or curls to hide split ends. Another benefit of using hair oil is sealing up the ends of your strands and giving them a little longevity. The added shine will extend all the way to the tips—a foolproof way to have healthier ends without getting a trim. The smoothing effects of Love Beauty and Planet Vetiver & Jojoba Natural Oils Infusion are frizz-fighting—those pesky flyaways will be a thing of the past.

4. Curly Hair

All about that definition. Each individual strand of hair getting its own shiny coat is a recipe for smooth and radiant curls. A little personal attention ensures that each curl is more defined than the last. Sectioning your hair off into different parts and running the product through one at a time is the best way to make sure they’re evenly coated. The Good Stuff Frizz Control Oil is the ultimate choice for curly hair.

5. Damaged Hair

Whether you’ve spent too much time out in the sun or you overdid it on your color, chances are your damaged hair could use the help of hair oil. We recommend Love Beauty and Planet Sandalwood & Grapeseed Natural Oils Infusion for damaged strands. Grapeseed oil visibly repairs damaged strands!

6. Color-Treated Hair

Illuminate your color-treated hair with TIGI Copyright Custom Create Colour Lustre Oil. This coconut oil-infused hair oil tames hair, nourishes, and adds instant shine.

As a part of your hair care regimen, this product is an easy product to incorporate more nourishment into your life to help restore hair and make it shine.

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