Best Hair Oils of 2023, Tested by Experts

The Hair Oil

Augustinus Bader The Hair Oil

Yes it’s pricey, but Good Housekeeping Beauty Assistant Catharine Malzahn swears by this hair oil. “It feels super luxe during application and really makes a difference for my hair,” she says. “It helped me manage static and frizz during my first winter in New York City, and it also significantly boosted shine and smoothness.” Malzahn applies it to her hair dry from mid-shaft to ends, but you can also apply it to damp hair after getting out of the shower.

U Oil

UNITE Hair U Oil

Those with extensions have to tread carefully when using hair styling products, as anything with silicone is a no-no. This light oil is safe for extensions and Saraf uses it on all hair types, including those with fine hair. “It does its job of reducing frizz and flyaways with no weight or residue,” she says. Plus, “they also make a purple one specifically for blondes.” Be careful when storing or traveling with this oil; a few reviewers commented that the bottle leaks easily.