Jennifer Garner wearing a red dress at the 2022 Oscars against a teal background
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Jennifer Garner Called This Hair Oil Her 'Secret Weapon' for Shiny Hair at the Oscars

The actress credited the Virtue Labs Healing Oil for giving her the “shiniest, healthiest bounce” possible for Hollywood’s big night — and here's why.
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ICYMI, Jennifer Garner stunned at the Oscars on Sunday evening. The actress stepped out in a gorgeous off-the-shoulder red gown, silver dangle earrings, and a brown smokey eye with nude lips. The real star of the show, however, was Garner's hair. The 13 Going on 30 alum wore her clavicle-length hair in soft, effortless waves parted to the side for a subtle and elegant hairstyle that perfectly complimented the rest of her attire.

Garner's hair looked voluminous and healthy, and it shined perhaps brighter than the statues given out that night. In a recent Instagram post, the 49-year-old actress credited the look of her strands to the Virtue Labs Healing Oil (Buy It, $44, sephora.com), calling it her hairstylist's "secret weapon on Oscar Sunday." It gave her "the shiniest, healthiest bounce for a glammed up—and still low key—hair situation," she shared in the caption.

Given that Garner's an ambassador for the brand, it's not shocking to learn that she's such a fan of the Healing Oil. That being said, there's plenty to love in and of the product itself that'll make anyone a devotee.

The Virtue Labs Healing Oil is a lightweight formula intended to boost the look and feel of hair. It's formulated for all hair types and combines a mix of good-for-you hair ingredients to increase shininess while also protecting against hair damage. The formula features alpha keratin 60ku®, the brand's proprietary healing protein that's identical to the keratin that naturally makes up hair. The identical makeup of this protein allows it to bind directly to damaged areas and repair hair with each use. (Related: This Jennifer Garner-Approved Hair Serum Repaired My Split Ends In Just One Month)

The formula also includes Tahitian gardenia flower extract to strengthen weak hair and Kalahari melon seed oil to protect against loss of moisture. An antioxidant called tocopherol, a natural form of vitamin E, is also included to help fight free radicals created from exposure to UV light and pollution. Free radicals from these environmental aggressors cause stress on hair, resulting in dullness, breakage, and overall unhealthy-looking strands, according to a scientific review published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science.

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While Garner's Instagram post was a paid partnership with the brand, users of the hair oil rave about its benefits so much, it's rated 4.6 out of 5 stars on the Sephora website.

"This helps with the frizz but doesn't add any additional weight to my hair. I also love to use it on my ends to smooth those out," says one reviewer. Another loves its scent and how their hair feels after using it, writing, "This stuff is amazing! My hair feels so soft. And it smells incredible!"

If you're looking for shinier, healthier hair, consider taking a page from Garner's book and give this hair oil a shot. You'll be ready for the red carpet in no time.