Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Liz Earle Hair Oil

Wednesday Beauty Buys

Since discovering how hair oils can transform my hair from a frizzy explosion into a  much more controlled ensemble, I have been hooked. I have used up almost a whole bottle of L'Oreal Extraordinary Oil as recommended by Jen at Beauty and the Biriani . It is a really lovely oil as I mention here.

However, never one to miss out on an opportunity to try something new I was topping up on my Liz Earle shampoo and conditioner and this sort of fell into the basket at the same time . It is their Botanical Shine Nourishing Hair Oil. It retails at £15 which is a little more expensive than the Extraordinary oil, so is it really worth the extra?

It contains Kenyan Yangu Oil, Coconut oil and Radish Seed Oil and claims to instantly condition and protect your hair from heat damage caused by styling. It says it leaves hair with a natural looking shine.

I have been using this for about 3 weeks now and I do love it.

It is a lightweight oil, but is strong enough to control my frizzy bush for a whole day. I have tried it before drying and afterwards and it works equally well both ways.My preferred way is to run some through my hair before I straighten or curl it. I then add a little more to tame any flyaway ends. It smells amazing, as do most of Liz Earle products. I don't like hair products to smell too strongly, but this is such a gorgeous fragrance I'll break that rule!

Liz Earle Hair Oil

Liz Earle lightweight Hair Oil
I'm not sure whether it does any better job than any other good quality oil if I am honest, but the staying power and the smell make it a favourite for me. As I use the shampoo and conditioner as well it makes sense to stick to the range as the smell is the same. I don't like mixing too many aromas and smelling like the inside of a chemist shop. I have been using less of my heat protection spray since using this oil as it seems to add a good layer of protection from the heat of styling anyway.

I tried a sample recently of the coveted Keraste oil. This retails at a ridiculous £30. Lovely though it was I don't feel it did any more for my hair than the Liz Earle or L'oreal oil. 

It is like any product , the best thing to do is to try some samples , read some reviews and see what suits you and your hair best. Never just go for the most expensive product thinking it will be the best.

If you have unruly hair, a little tip is to decant some oil into a small leak proof container ( travel size bottles are perfect) and carry some with you during the day. You can just run a few drops through your hair when it is needed to keep the frizz at bay. I use an old serum bottle that I have rinsed out and is perfect - really small and compact so easy to carry in my bag.

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  1. Sounds lovely, and good tip about the travel sized bottle :) xx

  2. I had this as a birthday gift from a friend in April & love it. :-) xx

  3. Normally I use Moroccan Hair expensive but lasts forever, but might give this one a try when I run out. Think its good to have a change around sometimes! xx

  4. I would love to have unruly hair requiring treatments like this ;-) Xx

  5. Thank you for the mention Claire! This sounds like a lovely product, I very nearly bought it in Boots the other week but had to remind myself of the countless other hair products I've yet to use! As you know though I have a weakness for Liz Earle products so it'll only be a matter of time I guess! xx