The 7 Best Lightweight Hair Oils for Dry Hair

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The 7 Best Lightweight Hair Oils for Dry Hair
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Hair oils are one of those products that you kinda, sorta know that you’re supposed to use, and you’ve probably heard celebrity hairstylists swear by, and you’ve maybe even picked up and stared at it in the drugstore before, but, ultimately, you’ve never actually tried. Why? Why do you hurt our hearts, so?

Our guess: the word “oil.” We’ve been so conditioned to avoid any heavy-sounding product that sometimes, excellent products like hair oils get a bad rap. But guys—hair oils are bomb. No, seriously. We can almost guarantee you with 100-percent certainty that every single celebrity you see on the red carpet has been touched with styling oils, and not just for their insanely glossy shine factor.

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Hair oils actually seal your hair’s cuticle, so each strand lays smoother, feels softer, and won’t tangle and break as easily. And there’s not a hair type out there that doesn’t need a softer, smoother, shinier finish. The trick to preventing a grease ball effect, though, is to use only a dime-size amount of product at a time (rub it between your palms and smooth it over the bottom two inches of your damp hair), and find the right formula for your hair type. Yes, that’s where we come in.

Below are seven of the best lightweight hair oils that smooth and soften hair without weighing it down. Scroll through to find the recommendation for your hair type, and then test it out for yourself. We promise you won’t look like you fell into a vat of oil.

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For fine, flat, whisper-thin hair...
For fine, flat, whisper-thin hair...

Phyto Huile Soyeuse Lightweight Hydrating Oil, $15; at Phyto

For straight hair that poofs...
For straight hair that poofs...

Verb Ghost Oil, $14; at Verb

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For wavy hair that falls flat...
For wavy hair that falls flat...

Ouai Hair Oil, $26; at Ouai

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For waves that love to frizz...
For waves that love to frizz...

Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil, $40; at Bumble and Bumble

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For dry, curly hair...
For dry, curly hair...

Kiehl’s Smoothing Oil-Infused Leave-In Concentrate, $25; at Kiehl’s

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For curly hair with split ends...
For curly hair with split ends...

Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment, $40; at Macadamia Professional

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For thick, coarse curls...
For thick, coarse curls...

Dove Regenerative Nourishment Serum-in-Oil, $6, at Dove

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