If your hair is looking tired, dry or damaged it can benefit from a dose of hair oil. Don’t worry, it won’t weight your hair down, in fact it will do the opposite. Use a tiny amount and your hair will feel soft and silky. Just wait for the compliments to come rolling in.
In the last few years the beauty aisle have been flooded with different oil. Figuring out the best hair oil can be confusing if you don’t know what to look for. We’ve researched the 9 best oils available and sorted them by price. Check out what we found.
Top 9 Best Hair Oil Reviews
Budget Options (Under £10)
Organix Penetrating Oil
The Organix Penetration oil is the best budget Moroccan Argan oil on our list. Packed full of natural vitamin E this oil conditions badly damaged hair, leaving it feeling silky smooth and soft.
The pump bottle makes it easy to measure out a small amount the smooth onto your hair. The oil is smooth and lightly fragranced, but not overpowering, and absorbs quickly into the hair. It’s not 100% Argan, a tad lighter to use, so suitable for fine or oily hair types.
Expect to pay around £7 for 100ml.
Pros: good price, tames frizzy, leaves hair smooth and soft
Cons: not 100% Argan
Elvive Extraordinary Oil
The Elvive Extraordinary oil is a great non-greasy, lightweight option designed for all hair types. This oil can be used a pre or post conditioner to add shine and softness. Around three small drop is all that is required to provide enough moisture for most hair type, although thick hair may need more.
The flower extracts give this oil a subtle fragrance. The oil is smooth and absorbs very quickly, use sparingly and it won’t leave your hair greasy.
This oil costs around £7 for 100ml.
Pros: lightweight, smells nice, makes hair glossy
Cons: greasy if too much used
Runner Up: Osmo Berber Oil
Splurge Options (Under £20)
Macadamia Natural Healing Oil
This Macadamia Natural Oil is a blend of macadamia nut oil and argan seed oil designed for dry damaged hair. This oil is the favourite of soap actress Michelle Keegan to keep her hair looking beautifully glossy. It provides intense nourishment and gives hair a long lasting healthy shine. If your hair tangles easily, it the perfect solution to detangle before dry without causing damage.
We expected this oil to leave hair feeling heavier, but it actually leaves your hair bouncy and soft. You only need a small amount, but even if you use too much it absorbs so fast, your hair won’t be greasy.
Buy on Amazon as it usually cost around £10 cheaper than everywhere else, costing around £12 for 125ml of this oil.
Pros: great for long hair, lightweight, quick absorbing, great for damaged hair
Cons: pump can dispense too much
L’Oreal Mythic Oil
The combination of Avocado Oil and Grape Seed Oil in thisL’Oreal Mythic Oil is perfect for taming split ends. This oil is raved about by hairdressers as a tiny drop goes a long way to making your hair look amazing.
The oil itself is light and absorbs well. Perfect if you need to tame frizz or flyaways, and adds some bonus shine to your hair. Your hair will feel lightweight, especially if you find that Argan oil is too heavy for your hair, it’s a great alternative.
125ml costs around £16.
Pros: lightweight, absorbs well, great alternative to argan
Cons: can cause build up on styling tools
Runner Up: WELLA System Professional Luxe Hair Oil
Luxury Options (£20 Plus)
Moroccanoil is the original hair oil that started the trend and is now the bestselling hair oil in the UK. This oil is amazing is you have very damaged or frizzy unruly hair, it will be worth the cost.
The oil absorbs so quickly and has a subtle distinctive scent. If your hair is fine there is a lightweight version so it doesn’t weight the hair down or look greasy when hair is finished. You hair will be feeling soft and bouncy after using, trust us your hair will thank you for it.
A 100ml bottle will cost around £31.
Pros: bestseller, non-greasy, only need small amount, cuts down drying time
Kerastase Elixir Ultime
The award winning Kerastase Elixir Ultime is the most luxurious oil on our list with its blend of four oils leaves your hair feeling moistured. It’s pricey but you only need a tiny amount with each use. It leaves your hair soft and full of life.
The oil is quick absorbing and not sticky at all, plus it smells lovely. The silicone in the ingredients makes it super easy to glide into the hair and doesn’t weight it down. If your hairdresser has used this on you and you like the results, buy it, you won’t regret how amazing it makes your hair feel.
The 100ml bottle costs around £30.
Pros: smells great, only small amount needed, applies easily
Runner Up: Shu Uemura Essence Absolue
Advantages of Using Hair Oil
Hair oil may seem like another hair product fad, but it’s one of the best rated product for your hair. If you’re fed up of your hair feeling lifeless and dull you need some hair oil in your hair care routine. Here are some more benefits of using hair oil.
- Frizz control
- Soothes Psorisis
- Reduces hair drying time