Today we`ll be talking about oil because it makes the world go round and people invade countries in the name of democracy! Fine, I`ll stop trolling and get down to business. As you might have guessed from the title, today I`ll review the anti-frizz hydrating oil, part of the Kukui range from OGX. I think I saw the shampoo and conditioner featured in one of Zoella`s monthly favourites video and while I`m not an enthusiastic fan and buy everything she talks about, the products seemed interesting. So I got those and also the hair oil. I`m still testing the shampoo and conditioner, but I think 2 weeks is enough to form an opinion about the oil.
A quick Google search (as accurate as that may be) reveals that the kukui oil is cold pressed from seeds of the Aleurites moluccans tree, known as the candlenut tree. It contains fatty acids and apparently offers relief on sunburned skin, which also makes it ideal for dry and acne prone skin.
I read a lot of positive reviews, but mainly from people with thick, curly hair. Even on the back of the bottle, they say that this defines the curves of your curls, a mention that should have changed my mind, no? I have fine, straight hair and even Cara Delevigne`s eyebrows have more volume than my locks. Did I mention it also gets greasy quite often? Yup, judging by that this product should have been a flop for me, but it was the exact opposite. I bloody love it!
You can apply the oil on damp or dry hair, depending on your preferences. I always use this after I wash my hair, I rub a few drops into my palms and run my hands through my hair. It has a pump so you can spritz it, but like I said, I have fine and greasy hair, so I don`t want to overdue it. The oil acts as a heat barrier and I noticed that my hair is less frizzy and knotty after I blow dry it. After I comb my hair, it feels very smooth and looks a lot healthier as well.
The ultimate test, however, was applying this on dry hair. That`s the part where a lot of oils fail because they look greasy. Much to my surprise, this feels very lightweight and nourishing and my hair seems to absorb it in a few seconds. OK, so I guess it just dries very fast, but I still like to think of this oil as a vitamin shot for my hair. Applied on dry hair it does not make it stiff, but rather keeps it soft and bouncy.
While this product seems to be aimed at people with curly hair, I can assure you it will work great on girls with straight hair as well. I can`t remember the price exactly, but I think it was less than 10£, which makes it a true bargain. Seriously, hair oil are ridiculously expensive these days! By the way, Boots or Superdrug always have some kind of offer on hair products, therefore, you might get it even cheaper. So yeah, let me know if you tried this or are you planning on buying it.