I am all about the beauty oils.
Rosehip, Jojoba, Argan – whatever it is, I will slather it all over my face and body on a daily basis. Bliss.
However, my love for oils has always had a limit, and that has been hair. As a long suffering oily-scalp lady, putting anything remotely oil-based near my head has been a big no-no. Even on days when I’ve washed my hair, by the end of the day I’ve got some seriously greasy roots going on.
Until just recently I’ve washed my hair every single day to combat this oiliness. I’ve now come around to washing it every second day — with the help of aloooooot of dry shampoo on the off day. That was a leap for me in and of itself.
So, naturally, when some new shampoos and conditioners came across my desk that were all based on oil, I was like, ‘Aww hell no’.
As we all learn about the awesome benefits of oils for our skin, it makes sense they’ve crept into shampoo and conditioner too. The oils used in these products are absorbed by the hair to deeply nourish the strands and scalp, rather than just moisturising them.
Ordinarily, I wouldn’t have chosen these for my oily-haired self. But you know what? Sometimes you have to take one for the team. And this time, that person was me. (I would not be rubbing oil into my grease ball head for anyone else.)