11 Low Key Hair Oils to Keep Hair Glossy All Winter
When the temp outside drops but the heat inside rises, it’s the perfect storm for hair dryness. And when hair gets dry, damage of all kinds occurs. If your hair could talk, it would basically be screaming for the most saturation possible (think of your strands shouting in unison “please, don’t let me break”). To keep hair hydrated against all temperature odds and prevent this weird scenario, make hair oil your new best friend. A good hair oil works wonders on all manes regardless of your individual texture or hair story—there’s nothing like a few pumps of liquid gloss. So put your fears of looking greasy aside; winter is coming but you shouldn’t be able to tell just by your hair.
Miriam Quevado The Sublime Gold Oil: $90
Yes, this oil is expensive but that’s because it’s made with literal flecks of gold. A few drops are all you need to turn coarse locks silky soft in all seasons.
Verb Ghost Oil: $16
Literally not greasy at all, this can be your hair oil training wheels. Made with bamboo extract, moringa seed and hydrolyzed soy protein, this ghost oil is super fast absorbing. Even if you apply globs of it to dry hair you won’t leave the house with the wet look, just impossibly shiny strands.
NatureLab TOKYO. Smooth Hair Oil: $16
Fight frizz with this overtime oil, which doubles as a heat and color protectant.
OUAI Hair Oil: $28
Concocted from an impossibly exotic mixture of ama, Asian borage, baobab seed and African galanga root extract oils, this multi-tasker is a glossy mane go-to also doubles as an overnight hair mask. Consider dry and brittle winter hair canceled.
Moroccanoil Oily Scalp Treatment: $38
You normally wouldn’t associate oil as a treatment for an oily scalp, but Morrocanoil has created a genius way to get oil working in all directions. This treatment rebalances the scalp, zapping bad oil for good and bringing new meaning to “hero product.” Relying on a blend of ginger root, lavender and argan oils, it works as an anti-inflammatory that regulates sebum production and brings the calm.
The Mane Choice Multi-Vitamin Scalp Nourishing Growth Oil: $9.99
If growth is the goal, this hair oil is a must. Packed with vitamins to help fortify locks and soothe scalps, a pipette applicator allows easy, no-mess application directly at the crown.
Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Pure Hair Oil: $7
We love hair oil for many reasons, but especially because it’s so versatile. This oil by Carol’s Daughter is just as repairing as a pre-poo (for super dry days) and as a hot oil treatment—which we recommend once a week, especially for curly girls.
SACHAJUAN Intensive Hair Oil: $50
Bring me your dry and damaged tresses—this cure-all oil functions more as a leave-in treatment, mostly because it’s made from protein rich buckthorn oil to restores strands and nixes split ends.
Bumble and bumble. Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil: $40
Control flyaways and keep static away (in spite of 10 consecutive beanie changes) with this impossible-to-feel oil.