10 Best Oils for Hair

By on September 10, 2014

It’s every woman’s dream of having thick, lustrous hair. So what’s the big beauty secret hiding behind those gorgeous manes? Oils. We’ve come up with a list of the 10 best oils to use on your hair that will leave you with shiny, healthy, vibrant locks that you will adore.

1. Olive Oil

Yes, you heard correctly. Olive oil isn’t just an essential ingredients to your favorite pasta dish. It’s also one of the most popular hair care oils you SHOULD be using. Olive oil is a great option for all hair types, but it’s especially handy on sensitive hair and skin as it isn’t as likely to cause an allergic reaction as some other oils. Use olive oil and you’ll notice how wonderfully moisturized and conditioned your hair feels in a lightweight and free way. Besides its moisture components, olive oil is also great at preventing dandruff while promoting scalp health and hair growth. So when you’re done whipping up some of Grandma’s famous spaghetti, use the extra olive oil on your hair!


2. Avocado Oil

It’s no secret that avocado is great for hair, hence the reason we’ve been creating avocado hair masks for several years. But few know about the remarkable power of avocado oil. This particular oil is packed with a long list of essential vitamins and minerals needed to produce healthy, vibrant, and shiny hair. Avocado oil is an extremely effective moisturizer and can turn even the driest, brittlest locks into stunning manes filled with moisture and life.


3. Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is a recent ‘buzz word’ we’ve been hearing more and more about in the beauty industry. But don’t let its newness sway you from giving it a try. Coconut Oil is rising in popular at a rapid pace- and for good reason, too. It’s an excellent oil used for cooking, skin care, and of course, hair care. It has the ability to penetrate the hair and reduce protein loss, which means less breakage and split ends. This powerful moisturizer and conditioner will repair the hair from the inside out while also preventing hair loss. If you try one oil in your lifetime, let it be coconut oil. (Oh, and it smells AMAZING!)


4. Argan Oil

Argan Oil is undoubtedly one of the most popular oils in the hair care business because of its versatility. It can be used on all types of hair and works wonderfully as an intensive repair treatment on dry, brittle locks. With the ability to tame frizziness and prevent breakage, this handy all-in-one oil is the go-to for all hair types. Argan Oil leaves you with the soft, glossy hair you’ve always dreamed of, while also enhancing hair growth for long, thick manes.


5. Grapeseed Oil

One of the lesser known oils is Grapeseed Oil. It’s typically used as a natural sunscreen for hair, but it can also be used on the scalp to treat and prevent dandruff. Thanks to the unique makeup of this oil, it can also be used as a hair repair treatment and strengthener. Many women swear by this particular oil and love the fact that it’s less greasy than other oil options, which makes for a wonderful post-wash conditioner.


6. Pomegranate Seed Oil

Pomegranates aren’t just delicious and have that ruby red color that’s oh-so-attractive. Pomegranate Seed Oil is an excellent option for hair care. It has the power to penetrate locks and repair even the driest and brittlest tresses. If you’re in the market for a powerful moisturizer that will penetrate and repair your tough, lifeless locks, I highly pomegranate seed oil. You’ll love how your hair feels- soft and smooth- and you’ll love even more how it looks- beautiful, shiny, and lightweight. All in all an excellent oil to try alone or paired with another one of your favorite oils.


7. Tea Tree Oil

You’ve probably heard of Tea Tree Oil before (if you were anything like me, you used this handy product to tackle acne as a teenager). But this amazing oil isn’t just great to use on your skin- it’s also a wonderful product to combine with your favorite shampoo and conditioner. Why? Because this anti-bacterial and anti-fungal product has the power to THOROUGHLY cleanse your hair, leaving you with a mane free of any dirt and grime and a fantastic glow that can’t be ignored. You’ll LOVE the way your hair feels after just one use. If you’re seeking tresses that are vibrant, lightweight, and CLEAN, then Tea Tree Oil is the only way to go. You could even combine it with your favorite oil for a hair care powerhouse!


8. Amla Oil

Amla Oil is loved by ladies all around the world, and for good reason, too. Amla Oil has all of the typical benefits you’re looking for: the ability to penetrate hair and moisturize, prevent breakage, and help to treat dandruff- but there’s one benefit in particular that sets this oil apart from the rest: Amla Oil has the ability to ADD pigmentation to the hair, which means you can fend off gray hairs- maybe even get rid of them altogether. Now, you can’t tell me you aren’t on your way to purchase this amazing oil after hearing that!


9. Lavender Oil

Lavender Oil isn’t just good for your mind and body- it’s also a wonderful oil to use on your hair. Using this particular oil, you’ll notice a serious improvement in your overall hair health- especially in the scalp area. Lavender Oil penetrates and soothes the scalp, which means you’ll no longer have to deal with dandruff OR psoriasis- not to mention you’ll have a serious increase in hair growth. If lovely, long tresses are your goal, I recommend lavender oil. (And you will LOVE the smell!)


10. Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Essential Oil is the go-to if you’re struggling with extremely oily hair. Add a few drops of this sensational oil into your favorite shampoo and you’ll notice your hair feels healthy, strong, and oil-free. Oh, and did I mention you’ll smell like a citrus masterpiece? Get rid of oily tresses and indulge in lemon essential oil- you will adore the high-shine, glossy, lightweight finish.

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