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 😛
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.
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! 🙂