We Found the 7 Best Hair Oils for Natural Hair

Updated 01/12/18
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Excuse this extremely basic analogy in advance—it's just too accurate: Natural hair without oil is like a car with no gas, and one can't function without the other. The biggest priority for natural girls is maintaining moisture in their textured hair since it's naturally drier than other hair types. Oils filled with hardworking vitamins and nutrient-rich ingredients will slather your curls with the shine and hydration they need.

A little drop of oil massaged into your scalp, roots, and hair shaft goes a long way with the right products. Ahead dive into the best hair oils for natural hair, and then watch your curls transform.

Satin Hair Serum for Unisex, 1.5 Ounce
Living Proof Satin Hair Serum $22
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Treading the line between a serum and an oil, this has been one of my favorites for years. Its super-lightweight formula surprisingly delivers optimal results in seconds. Ideal for thick textures, this oil brings shine, controls frizz, and leaves behind a silky smoothness you'll love.

Treatment 3.4 oz/ 100 mL
Moroccanoil Treatment $34 $15
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If you haven't heard about this little bottle's reputation, we're honored to introduce you to one of the best hair oils on the market for natural hair. Blended with argan oil and flaxseed extract to strengthen your strands, this oil will seep into your curls to promote shine and give you more styling power.

Argan Oil Treatment, 3 Ounce
Creme of Nature Argan Oil Treatment $7
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Here's proof that you don't have to spend a pretty penny to feed your hair with hardworking products. Argan oil is a staple for curly hair, and it's the star ingredient of this product, which will deeply hydrate your hair's cuticles and leave your strands feeling soft.

Shea Moisture Pure Jamaican Black Castor Oil
Shea Moisture 100% Pure Jamaican Black Castor Oil $5
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If you're not on the Jamaican black castor oil train bandwagon yet, give this multitasking oil a whirl. Jamaican black castor oil has been praised for centuries because of its magical abilities to grow your hair longer like no other. It's equally as good for your skin, eyelashes, and nails too.

Trader Joe's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil $14
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Coconut oil and curls are a killer combination. We can go on about the endless uses of coconut oil, and hair is definitely not excluded from that equation. This 100% natural product drenches your strands with hydration and nutrients to help your hair grow longer and stronger.

Carol's Daughter Monoi Oil Sacred Strengthening Serum $30
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Monoi oil comes from Tahitian gardenia extract and coconut oil. This is technically a serum with the same powers of an oil that'll revert dry and heat-damaged natural hair back to its best state. Gently massage this silicone-free formula into your scalp and along your hair shafts.

Leven Rose 100% Pure & Organic Jojoba Oil $14
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Jojoba oil is one of the earth's essential elements that'll deeply penetrate and moisturize your natural hair at the same time. If your hair is feeling brittle or dry, a dollop of this goodness will do the job. Bonus: It's a skin savior as well.

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