You're well acquainted with hair serum and leave-in conditioner, but what about dry oil finishing spray for hair? This miracle product is applied in a fine, even mist as the last step in your hairstyling routine, and noticeably amps up luminosity, nixes frizz, protects and nourishes hair.
"Dry oil is less greasy, less wet, and lighter than regular oils, and many use it on their hair to add light shine and moisture," explains Nelson Chan, celebrity hairstylist and founder of Nelson J Salon in Beverly Hills. "It's great for people who want the benefits of regular oil without the weight and greasy-coating, since it adds little to no weight to the hair. "
Chan said that dry oil can be a serum or hair oil replacement for those with thin, limp hair who want volume and shine. For those with thick, curly, or stick-straight hair who want to further nix frizz and impart shine, it works brilliantly in conjunction with other oils and products. Basically: consider dry oil the icing on your hairstyling cake. Click ahead to see our top dry oil picks.
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CHI Rose Hip Oil Color Nurture Dry UV Protecting Oil, $18
CHI's cult-fave dry finishing oil is perfect for color-treated babes who want to protect their hair from fading while adding shine and keeping frizz at bay. It boasts UV protection and a mixture of beneficial ingredients, including rose hip oil to nourish and promote shine, silk to strengthen, and vitamin C to rejuvenate. It applies in a super fine, delicate mist and smells like a high-end salon product.
L'Oreal Total Repair 5 Multi-Restorative Dry Oil, $7
This dry oil can be used on both damp and dry hair. On damp hair, it's meant to be sprayed from the mid-shaft to the ends as a nourishing, leave-in dry oil treatment. On dry hair, it tames frizz and flyaways and instantly creates sheen. The finish is feather light, and you only need a tiny amount to get the job done.
Bumble and Bumble Invisible Oil Dry Oil Finishing Spray, $34
With a superstar blend of coconut, argan, macadamia nut, sweet almond, safflower, and grapeseed oils, Bumble and Bumble's Invisible Oil Dry Oil Finishing Spray makes hair instantly shiny, hydrated and soft. Though it's potent in terms of moisture, it boasts an extremely lightweight formulation that delicately lands on your hair and penetrates the cuticle without weighing it down. It also contains UV protection, and is intended for fine to medium hair that's curly, wavy or straight.
IGK Speechless Hair and Body Dry Oil Finishing Spray, $29
When it comes to packaging, IGK never fails to impress. As you know, though, it's the inside that counts, and the brand's Speechless Hair and Body Dry Finishing Oil definitely delivers. Formulated for all hair types -- ranging from tightly coiled to pin-straight -- Speechless dry oil disperses in an uber-light mist to impart intense moisture and nourishing ingredients, including marula oil and shea butter. It doubles as a body oil, and smells like a tropical dreamland via IGK's signature Miami fragrance.