Hair and Body Oils: Your Essential Moisturizing Multitasker

Victoria Moorhouse

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Fall means sweater weather to some, but to others, it signifies an inevitable spell of dryness for hair, skin, and nails. But before you overwhelm your vanity with 15 different types of moisturizers, listen up: what if we told you that you could multitask your way to perfect hydration? Welcome to the brave new world of hair and body oils. These multitasking cold weather stalwarts are going to change your life forever—and we’re introducing you to the very best on the market.

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Oribe Cote d’Azur Hair and Body Oil ($68,

Oribe has managed to create a line of unbelievably hard-working hair care products, all of which have a signature scent that double as our daily perfume. One of the newest additions to the Oribe family comes by the way of a hair and body oil that’s formulated with ingredients like grape seed oil, almond oil, and argan oil to boost sheen and moisture for your skin and hair. It also hold’s the brand’s special complex that is said to protect your hair from oxidation that leads to color-warping.

caudalie Hair and Body Oils: Your Essential Moisturizing Multitasker

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Caudalie Divine Oil ($49,

Let’s start this off by saying a little of this product goes a really long way, especially in your hair. Caudalie’s Divine Oil is made with hydrating argan oil and of course, the brand’s iconic antioxidant-rich grapeseed oil. It’s a dry oil, so you can rub it over your arms and legs as you would any body lotion, but allow for some time to absorb. When it comes to your hair, apply a tiny bit from mid-way down the half shaft to your tips. Be careful not to apply directly to your scalp—it’ll make your hair look super greasy. We perfer to use this on damp hair before blow-drying.

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Moroccanoil Pure Argan Oil ($52,

Argan oil can be used to pump up hydration pretty much everywhere, from your lips to your hands to your hair to the skin on your legs. It’s a multitasker through and through, and beauty brands have harnessed its power in more products that we can name. But Moroccanoil went in 100 percent (literally) with this tiny bottle of pure argan oil that you can rub on any dry patch (or section of dry hair) for instant hydration.

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diptyque Satin Oil for Body and Hair ($60,

Your favorite candle brand has a treat for your skin and hair, too. diptyque entered into the multitasking beauty oil market with a formulation made with avocado oil (a moisturizing power-player) and a gorgeous jasmine-enhanced scent. Clearly, given the brand’s specialty, this is for those who don’t mind a dose of fragrance.

garner fructis hair body oil

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Garnier Fructis Haircare Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil for Hair, Body, and Face ($5,

Not all body and hair oils have to boast an enormous price-tag. Garnier Fructis created a version that fits in almost every budget, and is a real steal when you consider the fact that it can treat your body, hair, and even the skin on your face. This brand turned to avocado, almost, and olive oils to provide hydration and a spray nozzle to make the oil application process way easier.

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