The hair oil market used to be a battlefield for us greasy locked gals to navigate, filled with thick and heavy formulas that created a slickness that threw our every two days hair wash schedule all out of sorts. Luckily, that’s not the case these days and there are now a bevy of serum-style products out there that cater to everyone. We no longer need to be worried of testing out a formula in fear of our lengths descending into a stringy style that’s impossible to reverse till shampoo time rolls round again. Have no fear ladies, for here is my small, but perfectly formed greasy haired gals guide to hair oils…
I’ll kick things off with a recent rather fabulous discovery – Ojon’s Rare Blend Oil Lightweight Texture. You must know the original version of this oil that settles into a ‘sunset’ in the bottle? Looked awesome, but it was always too intense for my locks, so this new parred-back version is right up my street. It still forms three distinct layers that need to be shaken prior to use which is so cool, but it does the job adding shine, while skipping the grease. A few drops onto freshly washed damp hair – done. For a budget friendly option there’s always the VO5 Nourish My Shine Miracle Concentrate (+5 reader points if you remember the first time I spoke about this), which smells delicious and performs in practically the same way. Just be a little less heavy handed with this.
Of course there’s always the option to skip oils completely, yet still add a dose of nourishment to things with an alternative product. To fit that bill I love the Unite 7 Second Conditioner Leave-In Detangler, and I really do mean love. It’s directed to be applied post-wash on wet hair to aid brushing, add moisture and protect from heat styling. I know – add a spritz of thickening spray at the roots and it really doesn’t get better than that. Not only does it smell god damn edible, it leaves my locks feeling soft, but never weighed down or piece-y – just touchable and cared for. The fact that it means I don’t almost end up in tears each time I brush my hair is just a bonus.
P.S) Pouring Olive Oil onto my desk to jazz up a photo opportunity really wasn’t the best idea I’ve ever had. Don’t do it kids. #Messy