Having curly hair often means being on a continuous hunt for solutions to some of the most common problems that come with this hair type, such as frizz, brittleness, a lack of shine and an overall lifeless look.
While oftentimes our first instinct is to reach for well-marketed products designed to combat these issues, it’s not always necessary. Sometimes, seemingly relentless hair problems, beg for the simplest solutions: such as natural hair oils.
A lot of people aren’t all that excited about the prospect of using oils on their curls, fearing it may leave them looking greasy and unclean. It all depends on which oil you’re going for, however, and how you are applying it.
If you’re ready to find an effective solution to all your curl frustrations, it’s time to give oils a try. We’ve compiled a list of the best products for you, to get you started!
Forest & Shore 100% Natural Hallelujah Hair Oil
Treat your curls to this 100% natural hair oil by the Forest & Shore brand, and they’ll be singing hallelujah with great relief and gratitude in little to no time. Handmade in England with the finest ingredients, this organic oil is Soil Association Certified.
Featuring a blend of sesame, olive and coconut oils as its main ingredients, it is wonderfully moisturizing and nourishing to dry and brittle hair, restoring its natural shine and promoting strong and silky hair growth.
This product will help you control the frizz and give your curls and coils wonderful definition whilst locking in the proteins needed to stay strong and bouncy. This Hallelujah hair oil also offers effective heat protection and can restore damage from heat-based styling methods.
Essy Naturals Hair Growth Oil
Another problem many curl-types face is lack of growth. This is especially true for tighter textures such as kinky coils and spirals, but also fine locks such as cherub curls.
If this is what you’re dealing with, you may consider giving your tresses a little natural boost with Essy Natural’s Hair Growth Oil. Packed with vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients, this oil is gentle and safe across all curl types and strengthens them from the inside out.
Made with omega-6 rich castor oil, caffeine and rosemary oil, it has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that not only protect your curls but also stimulate the hair follicles which helps to speed up hair growth.
Free of parabens, perfumes and sulphates, you’ll notice your hair became thicker and fuller after just a few weeks of regular use, all thanks to its top-quality power ingredients.
Aussie Work That Curl Serum
Let your curls work their natural magic with this fantastic Curl Serum by the Aussie brand. Work it into your hair and keep them set with a bounce that could give the kangaroo on the brand’s logo some healthy competition.
Made with Australian jojoba seed oil, this serum for curly hair is full of vitamin E and B-complex vitamins which are super soothing and moisturizing to both scalp and hair. It acts as a natural dandruff remedy and nourishes your curls with minerals, copper and zinc.
It is known for its hair strengthening properties and will give your curls extra volume and thickness over time. All those hair strands and balls you kept losing after a good brush? History! Aussie’s jojoba seed oil is all about preventing hair loss.
Hair Xpertise Moroccan Argan Oil Hair Treatment
If you’re already using argan oil-based products on your skin, it’s time to let your curls in on its goodness too byways of Hair Expertise’ Argan Oil Hair Treatment. This is a hair-miracle in a bottle, derived from top quality Moroccan argan oil.
Full of natural ingredients, vitamin E and antioxidants, this hair oil is a great choice for curl types that have been overworked, chemically treated or that have enjoyed a little too much time in the sun or under the hairdryer.
Its nourishing properties rehydrate, repair, and rejuvenate damaged curls, leaving them with a protective layer and an undeniable shine that will inspire at least one hair-focused selfie-session for your Instagram page.
Winner of the 2017 Hair Awards in the category Best Hair Oil Treatment, you can rest assured that this product works on more levels than one.
Garnier Coconut Hair Oil
Tame that frizz with Garnier’s Coconut Hair Oil and you’ll be left with sleek and smooth curls within little to no time. This delicious blend of cocoa butter and coconut oil will leave your hair smelling divine and feeling healthier than ever.
Whether you’re trying to combat your curls’ damp-weather-frustrations or the after-sun-blues, this hair oil acts restorative, moisturizing and strengthening – i.e. it tackles all the problems dry, frizzy hair may be faced with on a daily basis.
This vegan formula is full of natural ingredients and extracts and is as good for your curls as it is on your conscience.
Natural World Brazilian Keratin Smoothing Therapy Hair Treatment Oil
The Natural World brand is all about creating superfood for hair, and this Brazilian Keratin Smoothing Therapy Hair Treatment Oil is no exception: it infuses your curls with 95% naturally derived ingredients carefully selected to get the best out of your hair.
Free of parabens, dyes, gluten, phosphates and phthalates, this hair oil treatment is vegan friendly and 100% cruelty-free. This is a fantastic choice for chemically treated and damaged hair, that will strengthen your curls from the inside out: no more breakage and brittleness.
Luxuriously lightweight, this hair oil works across all curl types and feeds it with the keratin needed to replenish dry and damaged hair, smoothing down any frizz, no matter how stubborn.
Cantu Shea Butter Tea Tree & Jojoba Hair and Scalp Oil
For an oil treatment that’s soothing and beneficial to both hair and scalp, try Cantu Shea Butter’s Tea Tree & Jojoba Hair & Scalp Oil. This works fantastically across all curl types and is especially great for braids, extensions and weaves in need of a little pick-me-up.
This bottle comes with a no-drip applicator and the oil can be applied directly to wet or dry hair – whatever takes your preference. It conditions the scalp giving it a clean and hydrated feel and can even help keep those fly-aways in check when you’re wearing your curls up.
The tea tree’s cleansing and anti-fungal properties work a treat on sensitive and itchy scalps, whereas the jojoba oil infuses your curls with all the vitamins and minerals needed for your hair to regain its natural health and shine.
Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil for Hair, Eyelashes & Eyebrows
Treat every hair on your head to a pampering session consisting of Sunny Isle’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil: it’s great for your curls, scalp and even your eyelashes and eyebrows!
This is a wonderful treatment for people who are prone to sensitive skin and scalp irritations caused by eczema and psoriasis, as it acts deeply cleansing, nourishing and, above all, soothing to affected areas.
This oil is quite dense, so depending on your curl type, you may consider diluting it somewhat using a lighter oil. It also works great as a carrier oil – mix in your favourite essential oils for a deeply relaxing and healing scalp massage.