Saturday, 8 October 2011

Hair Oils: Macadamia and VO5

 I'm sure many of you have heard of or tried both these hair oils but I thought I'd share my thought's on them. I purchased Macadamia (natural oil) Healing Oil Treatment at least half a year ago and have enjoyed using it since. I actually had a hard time choosing between this brand and the well known Moroccan oil (which I still want to try) but after having Macadamia products used on my hair during a trip to the hairdressers and loving how it made my hair smell and feel I decided to buy it. The hairdresser also said out of all the oils they have tried this one was in their opinion the best one.
The smell is light but really lovely, the bottle is glass and I love that it has a pump which makes it easier to dispense the oil.
The label instructs you to work a small amount in damp or dry hair and for extra nourishment you can add a small amount to your favourite hair mask which I am yet to try but sounds like a good idea. It states that it instantly absorbs into the hair, weightlessly infusing moisture, health, softness, protection, control and shine.

The VO5 miracle concentrate elixir with argan oil was purchased after hearing so much about it via blogs and you tube videos and it was also on a special offer in Boots at the time so I thought why not? Plus I like that it's smaller than my Macadamia bottle which makes it better for travelling purposes. It has a pipette which is fantastic for controlling the amount you want to dispense, nothing worse than a product in annoying packaging that gives you too much product! Again this smells really nice, a slightly stronger scent than the Macadamia oil.
The label has no instructions on how to use it but I guess it's fairly obvious but it does say that the elixir is high in Vitamin E, Rich in Anti-Oxidants which help fight free radicals and is hydrating and deeply conditioning.
 I tend to put a few drops on the palm of my hand, rub it between both hands a little and then distribute it from neck downwards of my hair. This way my hair doesn't look oily.
Macadamia oil is much more expensive it retails at  whopping £29.95 for 125ml on websites like lookfantastic but I'd suggest looking on ebay. The VO5 however is much more affordable although it's a smaller 50ml bottle but has the price tag of around £4.99
As I haven't been using VO5 for as long I can't make a judgement on which one is better but I really like both of them, they both make my hair feel nourished and smooth. I do want to point out however that both the products contain 'cones which can be good and bad for your hair so if your looking for pure oils I'd avoid these.

Do you use any hair oils? If so which ones?

1 comment:

  1. I use the VO5 oil as well. I'm too much of a cheapskate to shell out for the Macadamia Oil, lol. x


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