Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Evolution of Oil in Haircare...

We've come a long way in life when it comes to secrets on beautiful, healthy hair. When I was small, I've seen my granny drenching her locks in coconut oil, and even sometimes crushed hibiscus leaves to extract the natural goodness, in the effort to maintain a healthy, scalp.

I've never tried the coconut on myself tho, but with us siblings coming from a family with eczema-prone skin, its only natural that our hair and is relatively dry, and having a thick mane doesn't exactly help either. Due to this, the 'hibiscus treatment' would always be a regular when we were small. And to top up to that, since we hated the smell of coconut oil, mum substituted it by using Bertolli's extra virgin olive oil on us hence, helped us improved our problematic scalp.

My point here is that, there are old wives secrets that our mums had actually practiced which they swore, works on them...and they carry these 'petuas' from cradle to grave. Little did we realise that as times changed, technology manages to transform these simple, cost-free at home remedies into high-end, in salon treatments which actually targets the same results that we want - healthy, frizz free hair. Of course, today's high-tech treatments are massively marketed everywhere, and  incorporates all the essential benefits that one would need, and since life today has become more demanding and stressful, extra care is needed to keep our locks in great shape, either to give us confidence in facing the day or even for our own personal satisfaction.

For example, olive oil and coconut oil in its simplest element has been used as a basic hair care since ages. However, the trend today has is the incorporation of these oils plus other components, and produce phenomenal hair care ranges to suit every hair care needs; this explain why at the current moment, all hair care companies have been in the rat race to produce their own 'oil-based' range. Although very similar to their other competitors, it all boils down to customer's budget and preferences.

If you do feel like splurging, these probably should be in your list:-

1) Pureology Precious Oil Range (under Loreal)

With ZeroSulfate and AntiFade Complex, this range helps colour-treated hair to achieve maximum softness, shine and colour protection.

(Contains Sunflower, Coconut, Olive and Jojoba Oil)

Pureology Precious Oil Range

2)  Kerastase Elixir Ultime 

Kerastase's first versatile beautifying oil. It contains a complex of four precious oils - Pracaxi, Argan, Maize and Camellia oil, this is suitable for every hair type to soften, reinforce and enhance the shine of your hair.

L'Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil range  gently cleanses hair with a blend of Argan, Cottonseed oils, Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Using the whole range will deeply nourish, replenish and refresh hair from root to tip leaving it glossy and beautifully lightweight.

Out of budget? 

No worries! You could find great oil-based hair care via drug stores too! Here's what I have discovered:-

1) Sunsilk Nourishing Soft and Smooth Hair Care Range

Sunsilk Soft & Smooth and Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable now have a unique blend of 5 Natural Oils (Argan, Coconut, Jojoba, Babassu and Camellia) to give you long lasting 25-hour beautiful hair!

2) Dove Nutritive Therapy Nourishing Oil Care
This is one of my personal faves. And when I say personal, I really meant it. I was going through my pantang term and my hair was all over the place. In the mids of my despair, hubby went to Guardian bawah rumah, and bought me the shampoo and conditioner. Immediately after usage, I totally noticed a huge difference in taming the kinks in my hair, and immediate softness in texture. Really a keeper~


1 comment:

  1. Loreal mythic oil at TheGlamourShop.com only for £10.99.


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