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5 Oils to Get Your Hair Ready for Winter

Don't let the name fool you: The right oil won't leave your hair greasy but will lock in moisture, repair damaged ends, and add a healthy dose of shine.

By Nandi Howard September 21, 2018

How is your hair looking after this summer? Is it dry and brittle, or did the humidity give it tons of moisture? What type of hair you have influences the way it reacts to changing temperatures, and with the way things fluctuate in Houston, that means your hair could be straight when you walk out one door and a mess by the time you walk in the next. Many products claim to work on all hair types, but few actually yield results on the wide range of textures from straight/wavy to kinky/curly, not to mention everything in between.

And then there's oil. Don't let the name fool you—the right hair oil won't leave your mane with a greasy film but will actually seal in the moisture and help repair damaged ends, to name just a few benefits. The amount of oil to use depends on the thickness of your hair; it's best to start with a small amount and determine if more is needed. Here are a few options that cater to all types of locks.

Coconut Oil

Let's start with a staple: You're likely familiar with coconut oil's benefits for your skin, but it can also be a game-changer for your hair when it comes to locking in moisture. An added bonus: it's natural, affordable ($6.82 on Amazon), and easy to find.

Joon Saffron Hair Elixir, $28

This light oil leaves hair shiny and bouncy, and you'll want to carry it with you on-the-go—a few drops throughout the day can only help.

Ouai Haircare Hair Oil, $28

Considering Kim K’s hairstylist is behind this oil, you're bound to have great hair. This oil works best to tame frizz, making it perfect for Houston weather.

OGX Renewing Argan Oil, $7.99

Looking for an oil to protect your hair before heat-styling? This blend will do the trick. It's also great for everyday use, especially if your hair is color-treated.

Moroccanoil Treatment, $34

The perfect winter oil, this argan-infused treatment repairs damaged ends and offers tons of moisture when your hair is dry. Use it at night before bed, before blow-drying, or when styling to add shine.

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