Thursday, 25 April 2013

Battle of the hair oils // And the winners are...

hair-oils

Pretty much all of the oils contain silicone. I use pure coconut oil as a mask regularly, but day to day I use and love hair oils for a quick fix. I don't think silicones aren't all that bad as long as you use a clarifying shampoo, (I Love Juicy from Lush is my favourite), to avoid build up. Silicone gives heat protection and thus decrease hair breakage, so these are perfect to run through the hair before blow drying and styling. 

All oils claim to provide nourishment, repair damage, promote shine and reduce drying time without residue. Anything that promises 'you're worth it' swishiness is worth a try, so naturally I've tried a tonne of hair oils since they first appeared on the scene. Here are my top three, in order. They were placed taking into consideration their ingredients, value, scent, packaging and performance. 

1st place // 
Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment* £25.50 125ml 

In consistency appears similar to Moroccan Oil which doesn't make my top three purely because its too heavy for my hair and its ridiculously easy to use far too much. Macadamia Oil, however, has hit the spot. Its thick without being gloopy, its easy to spread and its easy to use the right amount on wet or dry hair, though only a very tiny amount is needed. This somehow transfers to the hair as my hair feels stronger and thicker. It also gets points for being my favourite smelling hair oil, without a doubt. 
This oil is a little pricier, but I use half the amount of Clynol that I use, due to its thicker consistency and ease spreading it out, so its worth it, and the ingredients are mainly decent, so it gets first place! 

After silicones, the three main ingredients are Vitamin E, Macadamia oil and Argan oil - So its fair to say that its packed with nutrients. Saying that, silicones aren't exactly natural so I don't completely agree with the natural name.

Ingredients // 
Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil (Macadamia oil, Heat protection, moisturiser), Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (Argan oil), Parfum/Fragrance, Benzyl Salicylate (UV Filter/Sunscreen), Hexyl Cinnamal, (Fragrance), Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Coumarin (natural fragrance), 
Linalool (fragrance), Limonene (fragrance).


2nd place //
Clynol Glow Precious Oil* £11.50 75ml

This hair oil is incredibly light and its impossible to go over the top with this one. This is my favourite hair oil to use on my fine, dry hair day to day. Its completely buildable and doesn't make my hair look greasy in the slightest not matter how much you apply. It loses points as its quite hard to find, but it makes up for that on price. I've written a full review here.

Ingredients //
Trisiloxane, Cyclomethicone, Dimenthiconol, Parfum, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil (Marula oil great for dry hair, Vitamin C), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative, no real effect), Butylphenyl Methlypropional, Geraniol Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance), Citronelloi, Limonene (Fragrance), Nezyl Salicylate (UV Protector), Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance), Citral


3rd place //
Organix Moroccan Argan Oil £6.99 100ml

Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Serum isn't really organic, and contains a lot less argan oil than the other oils, though you'd probably expect this from the price. This oil is another thicker consistency and it is possible to go overboard on this one, so less is more, which is pretty difficult when it smells like heaven. Be restrained! I picked this up when Boots had 3 for 2 on hair products, and it sits in my gym bag and is usually taken away with me on weekends away etc. Its earn't its place through value and the super easy, slim packaging.

Ingredients // 
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Cyclomethcone (Silicones), D4 C12-15 alkyl benzoate (Anti-tackiness agent, sunscreen), Butylphenyl methylpropional (Synthetic Fragrance), Linum usitatissimum oil (Fragrance),
 Argania Spinosa (Argan Oil).


What are your favourite hair oils 
Have you tried any of these?
S xx

26 comments:

  1. God, I thought moroccanoil was fantastic. I must try these cheaper alternatives!

    Lyonsnotes.blogspot.co.uk x

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    1. Moroccanoil isn't too bad, its just tooooo heavy for my super thin hair - I've still used a whole bottle though haha! The top two are my all time faves <3

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  2. Ah which one to try first Sarah! You're putting me in an awkward position haha!
    Sophie
    x

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    1. It depends on your budget and hair type! If you want to spend a little more, Macadamia oil! It'll last longer so its worth it in the long run, but if you want to save a few pennies I'd go for Clynol! I love them both depending on how my hair is behaving haha! x

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  3. I don't use hair oil, but just bought John Frieda Brilliant Shine. Can't wait to try it.

    This is a great post. I think I will give moroccan oil a try.

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  4. I don't really use hair oil that much, but just frequently I tried the new Loreal Elvital Oil Maqique and it did give my hair a nice grip, but to the sides it looked kinda greasy.
    Though I'd really love to try the Macadamia oil!

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  5. I've been using Macadamia Oil recently but I really don't like it :( I feel like it works on my hair for a short time but then it seems to puff up after an hour or so which is something that's never happened before! Maybe my hair is just playing up these days though! I loved Morrocan oil so I think I'll need to get that again

    xxx

    www.maisy-meow.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Moroccan oil will always be my fave, but then Ive got really thick wavy hair! x

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  7. I tried L'oreal's hair oil and didn't get on with it at all, but Percy and Reed do quite a nice one which is good for fine hair :) These sound great! xx

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  8. Agree! Macadamia is the best! :) xx

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  9. I am so glad you did this post, I'm always looking for posts which focus on affordable products rather than just comparing high street to high end! xx

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  10. This is something I really admire.

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  11. Macadamia and only Macadamia.
    IS THE BEST OIL AND IS MAGIC!!!

    Best perfume
    Best healing oil treatment
    Best Best Best Best!!!

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  12. Yay another coconut oil fan! That's too bad about the silicones, I try to avoid them. It was nice reading your reviews on these though!

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  13. I used to use the Organix Moroccan shampoo and conditioner and really loved it. I've never used the oil though.xx

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  14. The Macadamia Oil is one of my holy grail hair care products! I love their mask too. Great post! xox

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  15. I love the Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment, it smells amazing and works great too!
    Carissa xx
    Vanilla Crush Blog

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  16. I always debated on trying Macadamia's oil treatment, but this makes me really want to try it now! haha

    But, I do loveeee my Moroccan Oil! (I probably have a lot thicker hair.)

    Great review btw!

    Sarah| Beauty and Lemonade xo

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  17. Macadamia Oil definitely trumps Moroccan Oil - have been using it for a few weeks now and my hair loves it. I've written a review for the Healing Oil (as above) here on my blog.... http://peachonbeauty.blogspot.com.au/

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  21. Her hair looks soo beautiful, she looks like a real sweet girl, thank you for doin the review, products look amazing!harriet

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