As anyone who has tried a hair oil can attest: There is a fine line between shiny and greasy. The key to choosing the right one is all in the ingredients and a little know-how (which we’re here to help with).
The 5 Best Oils to Hydrate Dry Hair (Even Fine Strands)
Verb Ghost Oil
Light in every way, this staff favorite doesn’t weigh down your strands and smells faintly of citrus instead of being overly fragrant. Tip: Spray it on your hands first to disperse the concentration before working it through your ends.
Devacurl High Shine Multi-benefit Hair Oil
Meet the latest launch from the curly hair authority. This silicone-free mist enhances dry ringlets with a blend of babassu, coconut, pequi, flaxeed and passion fruit oils. We’ve been using it as a finishing step to revive fallen day-old coils.
Buy it ($29)
Igk Crybaby Anti-frizz Smoothing Serum
Taking a cue from skin care, this unique serum-in-oil formula absorbs quickly into your hair instead of just coating the outer layers. With prickly pear extract and coconut oil, we like to massage it through as a pre-shampoo treatment every other wash.
Naturelab Tokyo Perfect Shine Oil Mist
A heat- and color-protectant in one, this Japanese import uses botanical stem cells to guard against environmental aggressors (like the sun...and your flatiron). Mist it onto dry ends before bed and wake up to smoother, more manageable strands.
Joico Blonde Life Brilliant Glow Oil
Calling all blondes: This crystal-clear oil won’t stain or tint super-light hair; it will only brighten it so you get the shiniest finish.
Buy it ($23)