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BEAUTY ON TRIAL: HAIR OILS VS TIKTOK

BEAUTY ON TRIAL: HAIR OILS VS TIKTOK

It kinda comes with the territory when you’re called HQhair, but all the gals at our head office are beyond obsessed with hair products. In our first hair-related Beauty on Trial we wanted to find out the best hair oil. So what to pit it against? Our latest obsessed, TikTok, obvs.

HQ Tests: Hair Oil

The Test: Hair oil application in fifteen seconds – AKA the total amount of time you’re given on TikTok.

The Score: It’s not all fun and games, we wanna make sure you get the best black lipstick for your dolla’ so will be scoring them on the below:

  • Instagrammable packaging
  • Ease of application
  • Texture
  • How it feels on hair

The Hair Oils:

Kérastase Elixir Ultime L’Original Hair Oil

Kerastase Elixir Ultime Hair Oil | HQhair Blog

What Kérastase say: Nurturing and caressing your tresses, the shine-enhancing oil can be used as a primer, finisher or refresher, sealing the look of split ends and smoothing the hair fibre for a sleek and perfected finish. Hair feels soft, silky and protected.

Why we picked it: This cult hair oil had to be put to the test.  Kérastase are known worldwide for their bestselling Elixir Ultime, so we wanted to see if it lives up to the hype.

Price: £41.40

L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Original Oil

L'oreal Mythic Hair Oil | HQhair Blog

What L’Oréal Professionnel say: Infused with a blend of oils, including precious Argan Oil and Cranberry Oil (a Vitamin C-rich ingredient that nourishes and protects while inspiring a healthy glow), the lightweight oil delivers 48 hour frizz protection and effective heat protection against temperatures up to 230°C.

Why we picked it: One of the first hair oils to the game, this Mythic Oil by L’Oréal Professionnel is promising magic results, and we wanna see  whether they come true.

Price: £17

SHOW Beauty Pure Treatment Oil

SHOW Beauty Pure Treatment Hair Oil | HQhair Blog

What SHOW Beauty say: This luxurious Pure Treatment Oil from Show Beauty is a rejuvenating elixir that works to restore shine and silky soft texture to your hair. Boasting an anti-oxidant and nutrient rich formula, this oil will leave your hair fibre renewed and strengthened.

Why we picked it: Instagram packaging GOALS. We love having SHOW Beauty in our collection purely cos it looks so pretty, but is the product itself as good?

Price: £50

Moroccanoil Treatment Light

Moroccanoil Treatment Light Hair Oil | HQhair Blog

What Moroccanoil Say: If the original Moroccanoil is too heavy for your fine hair Moroccanoil Light Treatment is the answer. It gives the same incredible results but has a lighter consistency that’s perfect for fine and fair-coloured hair. Moroccanoil Light Treatment is instantly absorbed by the hair to improve manageability, control frizz, detangle and increase elasticity.

Why we picked it: We know and love the original Moroccanoil treatment, but how does the light one compare?

Price: £32.85

Redken All Soft Argan-6 Oil

Redken All Soft Argan Oil Hair | HQhair Blog

What Redken Say: Soften hair like never before with new Omega-6 enriched, fair trade Argan Oil which provides concentrated softness, deep conditioning and lasting suppleness to intensely nourish dry, brittle hair.

Why we picked it: Did someone say Keratin? Filled to the brim with this stuff, we wanted to see if Redken‘s softening claims live up to the hype.

Price: £26.50

Wella Professionals Oil Reflections Luminous Smoothing Oil

Wella Professionals Oil Reflections Luminous Smoothing Oil | HQhair Blog

What Wella say: Harnessing the powers of Camellia Oil and White Tea Extract, the luxurious formula infuses individual strands with long-lasting moisture and hydration, whilst restoring softness and mirror-like shine from root to tip.

Why we picked it: Used in salons worldwide, Wella have a reputation plenty of haircare brands can only dream about, so we wanna get to know this pro product ASAP.

Price: £8.20


Hair Oils Vs TikTok

Currently draining our phone’s data is TikTok, but can we apply and get the look we’re after in 15 seconds? Here’s how we got on…

Best Hair Oils | HQhair Blog
Best Hair Oils | HQhair Blog


Hair Oil Reviews

Kerastase Elixir Ultime Hair Oil Review | HQhair Blog

Kérastase hair oil

Instagrammable packaging

Kérastase are queens of creating ultra covetable and luxe products, so their Elixir Ultime will be getting pride of place right at the front of our beauty stahs.

5/5

Ease of application

In a large bottle that’s easy to hold, this product applies easily and without any excess oil.

5/5

Texture

Almost like a dry oil, this doesn’t leave your hands or hair feeling sticky after application.

4/5

How it feels on hair

As it’s a dry oil, hair was left easy to manage without any excess oiliness.

5/5

Total: 19/20

L'oreal Mythic Hair Oil Review | HQhair Blog

L’Oreal Professionel Hair Oil

Instagrammable packaging

Almost Art Deco inspired, we love the sleek packaging on the Mythic Oil, however it’s a bit too long to fit in our everyday cosmetics bag!

3/5

Ease of application

With an easy to use pump that doesn’t distribute too much product, Ruby easily managed to add this to her hair without any difficulties.

5/5

Texture

Beaut to apply, this is an incredibly nourishing hair oil that Ruby’s already obsessed with, however it might be a bit too thick for finer hair types.

4/5

How it feels on hair

Smells unreal, and left Ruby’s hair glossy but not wet.

5/5

Total: 17/20

SHOW Beauty Pure Treatment Hair Oil Review | HQhair Blog

SHOW Beauty hair oil

Instagrammable packaging

Come on, just look at it 😍

5/5

Ease of application

The pipette doesn’t have much control and sometimes the hair oil can drop off before you’ve squeezed the top of it. You have to move from bottle to hand quickly otherwise you get a trail of oil, and that can take a while to master.

2/5

Texture

The texture is lovely. It looks like it’s going to be quite a heavy hair oil, but on application it’s a lot lighter. A little goes a long way too – all you need is a 5p sized amount for a whole head of hair.

4/5

How it feels on hair

Kirsty’shair strands are quite fine, but she has a lot of them and this doesn’t leave her hair greasy at all! Just smooth and sleek. Plus, can I add a category for smell? I am OBSESSED!

/5

Total: /20

Moroccanoil Treatment Light Hair Oil Review | HQhair Blog

Moroccanoil Hair Oil

Instagrammable packaging

Moroccanoil treatment always comes in its classic pharmaceutical style bottle, and we love how it looks with the rest of our beauty stash on the ‘gram.

5/5

Ease of application

To use the hair oil, you have to unscrew the bottle top and replace with the pump. Although cute, it kinda leave the bottle top a bit redundant, as the pump gets filled with oil and you can’t really take it out without cleaning and washing away loads of product.

However, actual application was super easy, and Lucy was only left with a little bit of residue on her hands.

4/5

Texture

A perfect light wash over Lucy’s curls, there are no complaints here!

5/5

How it feels on hair

Once you’ve perfected the amount required for your hair type, you’ll absolutely nail this product. While you’re fine tuning it, you might find it hard to get just the right amount.

4/5

Total: 18/20

Redken All Soft Argan Oil Hair Review | HQhair Blog

Redken hair oil

Instagrammable packaging

Emily loved the packaging, and it would fit perfectly in her haircare stash, but she’d love a box with a bit more info on the product and how to use it.

4/5

Ease of application

Lovely and silky, this product was a dream to apply.

5/5

Texture

Easily melting into hands, this was the best hair oil for smoothing away flyaways and keeping hair manageable.

5/5

How it feels on hair

Hair felt super smooth, and Emily loved the results after application.

5/5

Total: 19/20

Wella Professionals Oil Reflections Luminous Smoothing Oil Review | HQhair Blog

Wella hair oil

Instagrammable packaging

Sophie loves the cute little bottle, and it’ll be great for travelling, however a bigger version would be perfect for use at home.

4/5

Ease of application

Easy to apply to hair straight from the applicator, there’s nothing we’d improve here.

5/5

Texture

Although great for Sophie’s hair, we can imagine this would be a little much for particularly fine hair.

4/5

How it feels on hair

Sophie loved how this hair oil defined her curls, and it needs a shout out for its incredible smell!

5/5

Total: 18/20


Best Hair Oil | HQhair Blog

The Winner:

The joint winners – both with 19/20 – were Kérastase and Redken!

Wanna find out more about the best hair oils your hair will love? Keep scrollin’ for our ultimate edit…


Best Hair Oil 2018

  1. KÉRASTASE ELIXIR ULTIME L'ORIGINAL HAIR OIL
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    KÉRASTASE ELIXIR ULTIME L'ORIGINAL HAIR OIL

    The original, and an HQhair bestseller, Kérastase‘s Elixir Ultime is right at the top of our list of the best hair oils. An unreal smell and celeb fans as well, this is defs worth a place in your haircare routine.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best Kérastase products

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  2. L'OREAL PROFESSIONNEL MYTHIC OIL ORIGINAL OIL
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    L'OREAL PROFESSIONNEL MYTHIC OIL ORIGINAL OIL

    Make magic with the best hair oil from L’Oreal Professionnel. Cranberry and Argan Oil are combined to create weightless hydration and heat protection.

    Buy now with free delivery
  3. SHOW BEAUTY PURE TREATMENT OIL
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    SHOW BEAUTY PURE TREATMENT OIL

    Of course, SHOW Beauty win when it comes to instagrammable packaging. However, there’s plenty of worth to its high price point too!

    Luxe and nourishing, this beautifully scented oil will leave hair manageable and easy to style.

    Buy now with free delivery
  4. MOROCCANOIL TREATMENT LIGHT
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    MOROCCANOIL TREATMENT LIGHT

    Like the original Moroccanoil Treatment, but lighter in texture, this is the best hair oil for fine hair. Utilising Argan Oil, expect hair to be easy to style and have UV protection.

    This really is a must have for shiny healthy looking hair. Would definitely recommend and re-purchase.

    On-site review

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best Moroccanoil products

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  5. REDKEN ALL SOFT ARGAN-6 OIL
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    REDKEN ALL SOFT ARGAN-6 OIL

    This Keratin hair oil by Redken helps to improve hair manageability and keeps hair soft and shiny. Infused with proteins, long-term use will help to improve hair elasticity.

    This product is beautiful it transforms your hair to silky smooth without being oily. It melts into your hair and gives shine and manageability whilst protecting it from heat.

    On-site review

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best Redken products

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  6. WELLA PROFESSIONALS OIL REFLECTIONS LUMINOUS SMOOTHING OIL
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    WELLA PROFESSIONALS OIL REFLECTIONS LUMINOUS SMOOTHING OIL

    Wella have combined Camellia Oil and White Tea Extract to create a truly luxe haircare product. Use this either as a styling product, leave-in treatment, or pre-shampoo oil to ensure that hair retains its natural moisture and is left looking and feeling stronger than ever.

    I first discovered this oil in a hair salon a few years ago and haven’t stopped using it since. You can see, feel and even smell a difference in your hair after using this miracle worker.

    On-site review

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  7. CHRISTOPHE ROBIN REGENERATING OIL WITH RARE PRICKLY PEAR SEED OIL
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    CHRISTOPHE ROBIN REGENERATING OIL WITH RARE PRICKLY PEAR SEED OIL

    Using their key ingredient Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil, this hair oil comes direct from parisian haircare brand Christophe Robin to help your hair live its best life.

    Fragranced with a delicate aroma of bergamot, jasmine and ylang ylang, this fabulous oil is versatile and luxurious. Fitted with a pump that will help spray a fine mist, this is manageable and easy to use.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best Christophe Robin products

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  8. BIOSILK HYDRATING THERAPY MAACUJA OIL
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    BIOSILK HYDRATING THERAPY MAACUJA OIL

    Never heard of Maacuja Oil? Time to educate yourself. BIOSILK have utilised it along with passion fruit seeds to smooth hair. Vitamins A and C will make sure hair is perfect for styling, and is easy to manage.

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  9. SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR ESSENCE ABSOLUE
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    SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR ESSENCE ABSOLUE

    By using just 1-2 pumps, this Shu Uemura hair oil will help to transform dry, stressed hair. Camellia Oil protects hair fibre, meaning it’s perfect for use before sun exposure. Hair will look soft and supple.

    If I had to choose one premium hair product to use on my hair for the rest of my life – this would be it!

    On-site review

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  10. OUAI ROSE HAIR AND BODY OIL
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    OUAI ROSE HAIR AND BODY OIL

    Last on our list of the best hair oils can also be used on your body – yep, lazy girls listen up. OUAI have created an oil that will work just as well on the lengths of your hair as it will on your body. Expect instant hydration and a scent you’ll love that sticks around all day.

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