Flat lay of haircare products enriched with hair oils

Hands up who wants shiny, glossy, split-end-free hair without the faff? Yes, we thought so! We’re about to make things ridiculously simple, the solution is staring at you in the haircare aisle in the form of hair oils. We’ve sorted through the must-have miracle hair cures to help you find the best hair oils to repair damaged hair. See ya straw scarecrow ends!  

Flat lay of haircare products enriched with hair oils

Argan Oil

You might already be familiar with argan oil because it’s BIG news in the world of haircare – it’s even been nickname ‘liquid gold’ by those in the biz. A product of the Moroccan argan tree, it’s packed with ultra-nourishing ingredients such as vitamin E, omega 3 and fatty acids.

Why use argan oil?

We think the real question here is, why wouldn’t you use argan oil? First up it has moisturising properties so it can fight off a flaky scalp. It’s also great at taming frizz, flyaways and brittle hair and is often found in overnight hair treatments. It has the ability to add shine and hair flick-worthy luminosity to your locks. It can repair damage too which is why you might spot argan oil in heat defence sprays.

Where can I find it?

OGX OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Extra Penetrating Oil 100ml £6.99 Buy Now
Superdrug Superdrug Argan Hair Therapy Hot Oil Intense Hair Treatment £2.49 Buy Now
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Macadamia Oil

Cold-pressed from the nuts of the macadamia tree, this refined vegetable oil boasts a long list of nutrients including iron, calcium, magnesium and fatty acids.

Why use macadamia oil?

Not only does it have hydrating properties but it is also restorative too which is why it’s great when used in hair care. It nourishes the hair follicles so it can coat the hairs to reduce frizz and over time it smooths over those wiry, brittle strands.

As the consistency of macadamia oil is similar to natural body oils, it’s fast-absorbing so it can penetrate the hair follicles to improve strength and elasticity.  

Where can I find it?

Maui Moisture Maui Moisture Revive & Hydrate Shea Butter Shampoo £8.99 Buy Now
OGX OGX Hydrating Macadamia Oil Conditioner 385ml £6.99 Buy Now
OGX OGX Hydrating Macadamia Oil Dry Styling Oil 100ml £6.99 Buy Now

Coconut Oil

It revolutionised the foodie scene a few years back, but before it became everyone’s favourite cooking oil it was used to keep hair healthy and shiny. Thanks to its winning blend of carbohydrates, minerals, fatty assets and vitamins, it’s a useful oil to have in your collection.  

Why use coconut oil?

It’s perfect for keeping the scalp healthy as it has antibacterial properties (dandruff be gone!) and it’s said to have hair-growing powers too as it boosts blood circulation. It moisturises hair follicles and can also protect against heat damage and other environmental factors.  

Top tip: If you’re worried about the extra glossiness making your hair look too shiny then try a more targeted approach and use on your ends only.  

Where can I find it?

Superdrug Superdrug Coconut Oil 125ml £2.49 Buy Now
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L'Oreal Paris Elvive L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil Coconut Hair Mask 300ml £5.09 Buy Now

Avocado Oil

If you thought avocados were only for that brunch life, think again. Once transformed from its normal fruit form into an oil, this substance has more monounsaturated fatty acids than olive oil – making it a winner when used on your hair.

Why use avocado oil?

When massaged into the scalp it works in a similar way to coconut oil, as it stimulates blood flow to hair follicles to help growth. It also moisturises and strengthens strands which can help tame and nourish dry and damaged hair.

Where can I find it?

Hair O Hair O Hair Oil Make It Shine 100ml £19.99 Buy Now
Hair O Hair O S.O.S Soothe Our Scalps Conditioner Soap Bar 100g £8.99 Buy Now
Noughty Noughty Wave Hello Curl Defining Conditioner 250ml £6.99 Buy Now