6 of the Best Frizz-Fighting Hair Oils

Can a hair oil give you silky, shiny supermodel hair? I put these ones to the test!
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Can a hair oil give you silky, shiny supermodel hair? I put these ones to the test!
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The Fashion Week runways are showcasing a lot of different hair looks, but the soft waves at DKNY were totally my fave. The general texture, shine and smoothness of the models’ locks is what I seek to achieve daily... but I somehow fail miserably because unless it's a special occasion, I refuse to spend more than 10 (okay, five) minutes with a blow dryer in my hand.

I’m more of an air-dry girl—which means I’m always on the lookout for a product that I can smooth onto my wet hair and go. Mousses, gels (crunchy curls, anyone?), powders and sprays: I’ve tried them all, but keep coming back to the superstar power of oil. It’s totally fab on my fine hair when I want to go au naturel, and it also rocks when I bite the bullet and commit to giving myself a blowout. I also love smoothing oils on dry hair to conceal split ends and tame frizz when I’m on the run.

But after years testing various hair oil prodz, I’ve become a very harsh critic. I expect a lot out of these babies! That's why I’m happy to report on six that made the cut... and have my hair looking better than ever! Trust.

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THE PRODUCT:  Live Clean Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Treatment
THE PROMISE: This silicone-, paraben-, phthalate- and phosphate-free formula repairs damage, restores lustre and shine and combats the effects of humidity­ using 100 percent pure argan oil, grape seed oil and olive oil.
THE TEST-DRIVE:  I love that this is natural and made with sustainable plant ingredients. The clear oil smells great and made my hair soft and shiny.
THE VERDICT: A terrific natural hair oil at a fab price point.
BUY IT: At Well.ca for $13.39. (Free shipping in Canada with no minimum order!)

THE PRODUCT:

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THE PRODUCT:  Matrix Total Results Silk Wonder Smoothing Oil
THE PROMISE:  This ultra-light formula absorbs instantly and uses shea butter and olive oil to fight frizz, condition and restore shine and sleekness.
THE TEST-DRIVE: This one has a stronger scent that I didn't enjoy as much as the others, but makes up for it in shine factor. My hair was sleek and frizz-free all day and I loved that it didn't leave any greasy residue.
THE VERDICT: This mid-range product is great for banishing frizzies and adding shine.
BUY IT: In salons for $15 or at matrixcanada.ca.

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Elizabeth Oborne is a Vancouver-based writer and holistic nutritionist. Follow her on Twitter: @elizabethedits.

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