16 best hair oils

If your locks are stressed out after summer holidays, treat your tresses to a moisturising hair oil

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Nothing nourishes post-summer frazzled locks faster than a hair oil. So after some rigorous testing, here's our pick of the best.

From Shiffa's ultra-calming Relaxing Hair Oil - perfect for an overnight treatment, to hardworking multi-taskers L'Oreal Mythic Oil and Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine, there's one to suit all hair types.

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It's a rare oil that can nourish fine hair without leaving it limp, but Percy & Reed have managed it with Volumising No Oil Oil, while award-winner Kerastase Elixir Ultime has packed more vitamin and omega rich oils into one formula than you can imagine. And for the ultimate in luxury, Aromatherapy Associates Nourishing Enrich Hair Oil left my bathroom and bedroom scented like a spa and my sun-parched locks silky smooth after leaving on overnight.

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1. Kerastase Elixir Ultime, £24.80 for 125ml

2. Aromatherapy Associates Nourishing Enrich Hair Oil, £28 for 50ml

3. L'Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil, £15.99 for 125ml

4. Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine, £23.95 for 100ml

5. Aveda Dry Remedy Daily Moisturising Oil, £19.50 for 30ml

6. Shiffa Relaxing Hair Oil, £50 for 100ml

7. Sans (ceuticals) Activator 7 Body + Hair + Face Oil, £35 for 250ml

8. Percy & Reed Volumising No Oil Oil, £14 for 60ml

9. Phyto Huile Supreme, £26.50 for 100ml

10. Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Body and Hair Oil, £33.55 for 100ml

11. Nicky Clarke Argan Oil, £20 for 75ml

12. John Frieda Frizz Ease Nourishing Oil Elixir, £9.99 for 100ml

13. Garnier Ultimate Blends The Marvellous Glow Oil, £9.99 for 150ml

14. Josh Wood Radiant Shine Hair Treatment Oil, £12.50 for 48ml

15. Trevor Sorbie Colour Enhance Oil,  £7.50 for 50ml

16. Daniel Galvin Organics Junior Burutti Oil, £7.99 for 30ml


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