Over the past 6 months or so I have been trying out and comparing three different hair oils. My hair is short, straight, fine and bleached. So my main concern is usually dryness and breakage, as well as getting volume.
1. Moroccan OilThe first oil I have been trialling is the probably most famous one in the market that has started the hype of oils..
Moroccan Oil says:
Moroccanoil Treatment’s versatile, nourishing and residue-free formula can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool. It blends perfectly with other products and even speeds up drying time. This treatment for hair completely transforms and repairs as its formula transports lost proteins for strength; fatty acids, omega-3 oils and vitamins for shine; and antioxidants for protection. It absorbs instantly to fill gaps in hair created by heat, styling and environmental damage.
I like it. In fact I like it a lot. Firstly it smells really nice, a little sweet. You only need to use the smallest amount and it will instantly smooth out your hair and get rid of any knots and tangles. It makes your hair manageable and I also find it protects your hair from drying out when working with heat. Most importantly though it doesn’t weigh your hair down and make it look all greasy like some hair oils used to do in the past. And what’s left on your fingers can be used on your elbows or any other dry skin patches. Only downside of this product is the price…
The price of this product varies a bit but I found it online at http://www.salonstyle.com.au/ for AUD 52.50 for 125ml
2. L’Oreal Mythic OilThe second oil is the L’Oreal Mythic Oil which was kindly supplied to me for consideration.
Enriched with a special blend of avocado and grape seed oil, this lightweight oil cares and pampers all hair types. Nourishing even the finest hair, the formula leaves hair looking shiny, feeling nourished and supple.
I am somewhat undecided how I feel about this product. I like it, but I don’t love it. I will definitely use it up but I don’t think I would repurchase. I feel that out of all three hair oils I have tested this one is the heaviest one, and if you are not really careful with the amount you are using then it can leave you looking like a grease ball. I think this would be more suitable for someone with thick hair. It does smell divine though.
The Mythic Oil retails for around AUD 38 for 125ml
3. DoveI was lucky enough to be given this Oil Serum as one of the first people in Australia to test. It has now hit shelves and is easily available through places like Priceline.
This new wonder serum treats 99% of roughness and frizz and is clinically proven to be as good as the current market leader, Moroccan Oil, yet is only a fraction of the price.
Formulated with both Coconut and Sweet Almond Oil, Dove Nourishing Oil Care Nutri Oil Serum will turn dry and unmanageable hair into soft and silky, finger-runnable hair within minutes. The hair shaft is deeply nourished by fine and easily absorbed oils, leaving no greasy residue.
Well not much else to say really – I agree with everything that Dove says. I love this product – it works just as well as the Moroccan Oil. I find it is slightly runnier and lighter. I also like that the pump bottle is a lot smaller than both the Moroccan Oil (full size) and the L’Oreal Mythic Oil – but this is only a personal preference because I have been travelling a lot and taking it with me. No matter how crappy the hotel hair dryer – if I use this oil after washing my hair and before blow drying it then I am pretty much guaranteed to walk out the door with a lovely hair do.
The product retails for AUD 9.99 for 40ml
Summary:If we set money aside for a moment then my winners are the Moroccan Oil as well as the Dove Nutrive Therapy Nourishing Oil Care Nutri Oil Serum (even though I think the name is ridiculously long). If we do take price into consideration then Dove is my winner without a doubt.
Have you tried any of these three hair oils and what is your favourite? Let me know in the comments below. X