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The Best Hair Oils To Achieve Super Shiny Hair According To Customer Reviews

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If you’re like us, you’re really feeling that end-of-summer, lackluster hair blues. It may be a result of a little too much time spent out in the sun recently (sorry, hair), but it’s time for its revival. But, where to begin? 

When you find a hair oil that works, it’s like giving your hair the gift it deserves. But sometimes it feels like there’s a new one popping up every month, and we can’t keep up. There are over 100 choices on Sephora’s site alone, so yeah, we’re a little overwhelmed. 

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Fear not, we did the very important research for all of us and narrowed it down to five options with the best reviews on the internet. Depending on precisely what your hair is missing, we’ve got you! 

Olaplex Oil No. 7

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Known to revive damaged and broken hair, Olaplex No. 7 is one of the most popular oils on the market, fighting to bring back shine and tame unwanted frizz. No. 7 can be used as both a heat and UV protectant. 

One reviewer said, “I’ve repurchased this hair oil at least twice now and love it! Not greasy or heavy and has my dry bleached locks feeling nice again! I think it’s worth trying for sure.” 

Ouai Hair Oil

A favorite for most hair types, this oil is known for its fantastic jasmine smell and high gloss finish. A few drops go a long way with this oil. Packed with Asian borage oils to keep color from fading and help for split ends, you really can’t go wrong. 

One customer wrote, “I don’t ever write reviews on this type of thing, but I felt compelled. On a whim, I bought this hair oil. I already use the thick hair shampoo and conditioner and quite like it. I have extremely thick, wavy hair that is prone to frizz in the summer. My hair feels AMAZING and smells so nice. It’s so manageable frizz is nearly eliminated, and it always air dries perfectly without any poof. I’m actually stunned and will be recommending this to everyone!” 

KérastaseElixir Ultime Hydrating Hair Oil Serum

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Finally tried the elixir ultime hair oil from kerastase!! I applied it prior to boarding a plane and dare I say my hair stayed as tangle-free as they could during a 5-hour flight 🤯 #shinyhairtips #shinyhairtip #finehairtips hair oil for fine hair, hair oil recommendation

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Kérastase’s Elixir Ultime Hydrating Hair Oil Serum is a less popular but highly effective option. While boosting hydration, this serum’s lightweight finish boosts shine and reduces frizz. Elixir can be used as a pre-cleanse, heat protectant, finishing touch, and as a touch-up oil. 

This customer gave five stars and shared how it works for her thin hair “I’m Asian, and the strands of my hair are coarse and wavy. It’s been damaged and weakened due to color damage. This oil serum helps with dryness but doesn’t make it greasy looking. I apply it on damp hair after washing as well as on dry hair on days that I don’t wash (only on the ends).” 

Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil

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THIS HAIR OIL IS MADE WITH HONEY?! Somebody tell winnie the pooh about this 🍯🧸 #haircare #hairgrowth #curlyhair @Gisou

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The question we’re all wondering: Is this product only popular because of its cutesy aesthetic, or is the stuff inside the bottle really worth it? According to the 2000 positive reviews, it’s certainly worth the hype! Made with gisou mirsalehi honey for hydration, this oil will smooth those nasty split ends and add much-needed luster. 

One Gisou customer said, “I have natural beach waves that are super frizzy. I paired this with the Gisou shampoo and conditioner; immediately, I noticed my hair was shinier, less frizzy, and even a little more wavy! Everyone at work has complimented me all day on how good my hair smells and looks. Get this asap!” 

JVN Complete Nourishing Hair Oil Shine Drops

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After literally years, I finally have my overnight curl routine DOWN and I’m so excited to share🫧👩🏻‍🦱🤍 the JVN Complete Hair Oil Shine Drops = my BFF @sephora #IHCxSephora

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All hail JVN and their luscious locks. This silicone-free oil is the total package and the most inexpensive option yet. The pink-hued drops not only enhance shine but also protect against future hair damage. 

Did we mention it’s an Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner? 

This is just a few of the many great hair oils out there. Stay tuned for more! In the meantime, let us know your favorite hair oil in the comments below.

Jillian Angelini Reflect Beauty Author
Jillian Angelini

Jillian, she/her, is a Brooklyn, New York-based writer and sexual education student fascinated by all things wellness. On a given day, you can find her playing with her cat Misu, trying every sushi restaurant in New York, or writing about the latest trends. Instagram: @jnangee

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