Using oils on your hair to keep it nourished, lush and flickable is not new.
I remember sharing a house with one of my girlfriends in the late ’80s. She was a big fan of pouring a vat of olive oil on her head and wrapping overnight it in plastic to keep her strong, curly hair under control.
Her family is originally from Lebanon and her mum and aunties had been doing this as long as she could remember. And probably their mums and aunties before them. (I must say God bless my girlfriend’s mum. She made a mean tabouli and kibbie and would send us care packs of food because she was worried we were not eating. More to the point she was worried about her daughter’s cooking skills … which proved to be a valid worry … but that’s another story.)
THIS story is about hair. And oils.
It really wasn’t until a few years ago when Moroccanoil blitzed onto the hair care scene that what started as a minor buzz around oils developed into a deafening hum.
And yes, I jumped on that hairy oily bandwagon super fast. My hair suffers for style on a daily basis. It was the least I could do.
But – and it’s a biggie on an ongoing basis – these oils, Moroccanoil and others such as Kerastase Exlir Ultime – are not exactly budget friendly. I love them and still recommend them but that initial $40-50 price point might be a stickler for you.
I get that.
And you know how much I love a beauty product that you can just “sneak” its way into the weekly grocery budget? Of course you do.
Well, come in closer. I need to let you in on my latest shopping trolley find secret … shhh … it’s Dove Nutritive Nourishing Oil Care Treatment.
You’d better come in closer again because I need to whisper the price to you … shhh … it’s under $10.
OUCH, you didn’t have to squeal SO loudly.
But I forgive you. I understand your excitement. I do.
Before YOU sneak a bottle under the tray of sausages next time you’re at the supermarket, let me tell you a bit about it. The stuff I’ve learned from the good people at Dove.
Dove Nutritive Nourishing Oil Care Treatment is formulated with coconut oil and sweet almond oil as a base. The formulation penetrates deep into the hair shaft and provides nourishment to your hair from roots to tips. It helps replenish lipids lost from the hair – lipids are vital to hair health as they act like cement to hold protein within the hair shaft for healthy, supple looking and feeling hair.
“Coconut oil is high in protein yet has a low molecular weight, allowing it to penetrate the hair shaft and protect it from damage, while sweet almond oil is a vital component of the hair cortex and is known to strengthen the hair fibre,” says Katya Ivanova, Dove research and development technical project leader.
Dove also says that its Nutri Oil Serum (which is the key formulation found in the entire Dove Nutritive range – there’s a shampoo and conditioner too) has been tested to reduce up to 99% of roughness and frizz without any greasy residue. Yep, all that for RRP $9.99.
I’ve started testing Dove Nutritive Nourishing Oil Care Treatment and my hair is a starting to talk to me again … in a happy, thank-God-you’re-looking-after-me-kind-of way. I’ll have more on my trial of this product soon but for now, thanks to Dove, I’m giving 10 readers the opportunity to try this product out too. To be in the running, leave a comment below letting me know why your hair deserves some love from Dove.here. Entries remain the property of Styling You and may be republished. For full terms and conditions, click here.