Finally, an oil that even fine haired ladies will love
I have a love/ hate relationship with hair oils. I absolutely love the idea, but they often turn my fine hair into an oil slick. Most oils are way too heavy for my fine locks, and I end up looking as if I haven’t showered in weeks. I am usually forced to apply a microscopic dot of oil to the very ends of my hair, which really doesn’t do much for the styling or health of my hair. I have found there is a very fine line between sleek, shiny hair and looking like a cast member of Survivor!
I was cautiously optimistic to try Laurent D’s Prive Vanishing Oil. The oil contains a blend of Argan, Maracuja and Brazil nut oils which claim to ‘vanish’ into the hair creating shine, smoothness and hydration without weighing the hair down. (Hmmm, this would be a first!)
This product is a “hybrid conditioning, styling and finishing product” differentiating it from other hair oils on the market. The very popular Argan and Maracuja oils are very effective at repairing dry and damaged hair and are packed with anti-oxidants, vitamin C and carotenes. They offer increased elasticity, hydration and promote healthy growth from the inside out. Brazil Nut Oil is known for its lightweight texture. The oil is omega-6 rich, and contains selenium, which is a powerful anti-oxidant known for encouraging hair growth.
I figured I would give this a go on the weekend, expecting a grease-fest, and necessary post oil re-wash. I washed my hair and ran some through my damp strands, and let it air dry. The result was a shiny and soft hair that was not weighed down at all. It did not even feel as if I had oil in my hair. I concur with the ‘vanishing’ product name! I even felt as if my scalp had benefitted from the hydration of the oils. My hair appeared healthier – flyaways were smoothed, split ends seemed less visible.
I am hooked on this oil and will be using it even more when the fall comes and my hair isn’t already fighting the humidity battle (it’s 100 degrees and 97% humidity in Baltimore as I write this review.) The 4.2oz bottle is pricy at $36 and only available in elite salons and spas, but well worth the effort. Luckily, you can also purchase it online at the Prive site.
As a fine-haired girl, I am thrilled to have found a nourishing hair oil that I can use without looking like I just got out of the pool! And I think ladies of all hair types will enjoy the sleek, shiny hair Prive Vanishing Oil produces.
Readers – are you a fan of hair oils?
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Stephanie was born in France and travels there every year to visit her mom and relatives. She now lives Stateside with her two kitties; Winston and Pippa. Makeup is her passion (she worked as a makeup artist for Laura Mercier), she also loves to cook, do artsy stuff and garden.
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