I’m going to have to out myself before I begin this post. I’m outing myself as a hair product hater. I’m the client who, after sitting having her hair cut, coloured, pulled and teased for hours then looks wide-eyed in horror in the mirror as the stylist gathers up his cans and vials of product to use on my hair. At this point we fall out. ‘No hair product, please, ‘ I request to a variety of shocked stylists as they clutch their mousse and gel and I (literally) duck to avoid it. I abhor stickiness. Why spend hours having your hair yanked only to have to re-wash it exactly 2 hours later to rid yourself of the sticky congealed hardened mess that creates your new style? Doesn’t make sense to me.
Saying that, the one product I’m drawn to as it’s usually non sticky and adds a certain gleam is hair oil. I’ve had a variety of semi-successes with both Toni & Guy and Jo Galvin but it’s this latest discovery that’s made it a necessary, solely because it’s so dry, non sticky, gives a superior gleam and shine and also has the advantage of smelling exotically divine.
What is it?
It’s a lightweight hair oil that instantly conditions and protects hair against heat damage caused by styling while leaving hair with a natural, luminous and lush shine. Made from three specifically selected botanical ingredients – Kenyan yangu oil, radish seed oil and coconut oil, it’s moisturising, smoothing and conditioning as well as doing good for the native peoples who harvest the organically grown produce.
What are its benefits?
It can be used on damp hair pre styling or, as I prefer, as a final swish on warm palms and run through hair when dry. Makes the hair gleam and gives that instant going on sparkle while making it smell glorious. It’s great for taming those ends and for the frizz that creeps in to hair as soon as its dried.
How much does it cost?
It’s a worth-it £15 for 50ml and available from Liz Earle stores, lizearle.com and selected counters at John Lewis, Boots and on QVC.