Tried & Tested Trio : Hair Oils


Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment, L'Oreal Professionel Mythic Oil & L'Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil


As you all know, I work full-time in a medical-related field where blood, guts and saliva get thrown in the air and being a hygienic freak, I HAVE to scrub my body after work PLUS wash my hair.  Every.  Single.  Day.  That, in hair speak, means that I strip my hair of its natural oils and as a result, I dowse my hair every day in hair oils in an attempt to nourish it.  Here are 3 hair oils I have tried and tested.  Check it out y’all…

Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment

My hair LOVES LOVES LOVES this stuff!  Its star ingredient is obviously, macadamia oil – and has therapeutic properties which help rejuvenate hair.  I can totally attest to that.  I put my hair through a lot – washing, blowdrying, straightening, curling, dyeing and more dyeing.  And it would be a pile of straw if it wasn’t for this magical Macadamia Oil.

I probably use waaaay too much because I do 2 pumps a go, but my hair soaks it up like a sponge in water.  The smell is DIVINE!  I love it!

But…there’s always a but…I find that it’s only effective when used on wet-damp hair, not on dry hair.

It leaves my hair feeling healthy, looking shiny and smelling great!  Yes, the product is loaded with silicones, but I wash my hair so much that silicone overload is impossible :P

I just finished the last drop of it LAST NIGHT!!!  It is on my repurchase list, that is fo sho*!  (*= for sure)

I don’t remember seeing this range in the shops, but you can buy it online at StrawberryNet for $38.50 AUD for 125ml bottle of miracle hair loving goodness.  A tad expensive but worth it.

 

L’Oreal Professionel Mythic Oil

I thought I would love this Mythic Oil as I had read rave reviews on beauty blogs and because it is enriched with avocado oil and grape seed oil – I LOVE avocado and grapes!  Sadly, I don’t love it…I just like it.  I don’t feel it leaves my hair looking as shiny as I would like it to be.

My hair must be in the minority because it is an award-winning product and won Best For Frizz Styling Product in Your Hair Awards 2012.

Try it yourself.  It is more affordable than the Macadamia Oil – under $25 AUD for 125ml bottle from feelunique.com

 

L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil

This is like the drugstore version of L’Oreal Professionel Mythic Oil – except with better packaging.  It is in a solid glass bottle (in comparison to plastic) and that instantly makes it feel more luxe.  I actually featured this already in this beauty vlog.  This is my 2nd favourite of the hair oils featured today, but the only downfall is the smell – which is subjective to each individual, but it didn’t appeal to my nasal senses.  Le sigh.

This comes in cheapest at $19.95 AUD for 100ml and is readily available at your nearest drugstore.


Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment, L'Oreal Professionel Mythic Oil & L'Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil


 

Disclosure :  I did not purchase any of these 3 hair oils but I received my favourite one as a gift from a fellow beauty blogger, Tine – thanks babe!  And the other 2 L’Oreal hair oils were from 2 different beauty blogging event goody bags.  Did I need to blog about them?  No, but sharing is caring :)  I recently went to a hair event by muk – boy oh boy oh boy!  Let’s just say, we were spoilt rotten and my hair will be putting their products through vigorous testing before featuring on the blog so stay tuned! :)








9 Comments on Tried & Tested Trio : Hair Oils

  1. Ashlynn
    12/04/2013 at 12:44 pm (2 years ago)

    I’ve been wanting to try the Macadamia hair oil. I just finished my Moroccan oil mask, and I loved that one.

    Ling Reply:

    @Ashlynn, I’ve not used Moroccan Oil before but I’ve read that it’s good :)

  2. Ling
    12/04/2013 at 5:36 pm (2 years ago)

    Did you try the Argan oil treatment?
    Anyway, I can’t believe you can maintain such long locks and wash it everyday!
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    Ling Reply:

    @Ling, Not yet. I refuse to use anything unless I take the photo first! :P BTW, how is muk pronounced?? I read somewhere that it was pronounced ‘mak’ – I was like ????

  3. The Made Up Maiden
    14/04/2013 at 11:23 pm (2 years ago)

    Gosh, it never occurred to me how gross it might be being a dentist!

    I have such a love for hair oils!! I think it’s because I’m quite lazy with doing long hair mask sessions, this is a good way to baby my hair while compromising on time. :P

    I have the Macadamia oil, which I reviewed a while ago on the blog. While I love how it feels, I must say it doesn’t really live up to the promise of helping hair dry quicker!

    I also love Elvive but I’ve never tried the Mythic Oil!

    Currently swapping between the Redken Diamond Oil and the MUK argan oil, that one really is the bomb!
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    Ling Reply:

    @The Made Up Maiden, Hehe, yes it is uber gross!! Think of all the contamination..oh wait, don’t! :P

  4. Karyn
    20/04/2013 at 10:26 pm (2 years ago)

    Well I wasn’t nervous about going to the dentist before… I am now! Blood AND guts?

    But seriously, great post. I use the Mythic Oil in dry hair to control frizz and its fine, but now I am tempted to try the Macadamia one. I hate overly fragranced things though.
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    Ling Reply:

    @Karyn, Yep, blood from the gum and guts from rotting teeth – how lovely, eh?! Sorry to make you nervous :P

    I am also not an overly fragranced kinda gal. Some lipsticks – ughhh!!! Anyway, miss you and hope to see you soon at some beauty event xx

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    01/05/2013 at 8:25 am (1 year ago)

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