3 Picks: Hair Oils

Friday, 19 February 2016


1) Moroccanoil Treatment
When I first started blogging 4 years ago lots of beauty bloggers were raving about Moroccanoil so *of course* I ended up buying a bottle.  Amazingly despite using this for about 3/4 years now I still haven't finished the bottle.  What sorcery is this?!  

Up until very recently I only used this on wet hair, rubbing through the ends of my hair before blow drying.  I definitely feel this makes a difference when I use it, the tips of my hair feel much softer and look a lot less fried.  Oh and did I mention it smells delicious?  


At a recent hair appointment my stylist used some oil on my hair after blow drying to give it a bit of shine and definition and it was like a revelation.  Since then I've been using oil on dry hair quite regularly and it gives my hair a lovely bit of glossiness.  You have to be careful to not use too much though as it's easy to cross that line from lovely glossy locks to a greasy mess.

2) Wella SP Luxe Oil
This is the oil that my hair salon uses and so I ended up buying a bottle about a year ago after falling in love with the smell.  If you've read my Beauty Products From My Teens post then it smells just like that mysterious tropical body spray I mentioned. So nice!  Anyway, as well as smelling great, this leaves my hair feeling in really great condition.  In terms of how it differs from Moraccanoil - it's lighter both in terms of colour and consistency.  And lighter on the purse too (lols) as it's around £4 cheaper for 100ml.  It's definitely one I'll be repurchasing soon as this bottle is now empty.  Boo!  That's the only downside of it being a thinner oil, I get through it much quicker.

3) Garnier Ultimate Blends - The Marvellous Glow Oil
I bought this to try out a high street / cheap alternative to the above products.  I actually discovered when taking the picture for this post that one of the suggested uses for this oil is on dry hair before shampooing.  I can't believe I hadn't thought to try oils like this before, as my only experience of hair oils before Moroccanoil was those VO5 hot oil treatments that I used to use years ago, and that was a pre-wash treatment. I probably should have tested it out as a pre-shampoo treatment before writing this post but I haven't had a chance yet.  Next time I have a pamper evening I'll definitely give it a try.
Anyway, back to the Garnier review - I have to say that as a treatment, it isn't that great.  It does work well as a styling product, but when I use it on wet hair it doesn't really do anything.  So probably not one I'd repurchase.


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