It may have taken us years to cotton on, but we've finally realised that less is more when it comes to our hair. The temptation to succumb to every marketing claim leads to our team using a combination of shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner, mousse, styling spray and heat protector just to try to achieve red-carpet gloss and shine. In reality, all this overload really did was leave us with weighed down, greasy hair that even a hurricane would struggle to shift! So it was with heavy hearts and a sense of doom that we set out on a search for that elusive 'all-in-one' super product that would tame our frizz, help with styling, and give our locks mirror shine. Having read so many articles about hair oil, we decided to give one a go. Step forward Salon Secret Elixir Hair Perfecting Oil from cruelty-free hair brand, Biorganics, which contains organic argan oil and ylang ylang with no SLS, parabens, perfume or artificial colours.
The oil is available in a 12ml sample size for £3.99 or in a larger 50ml bottle for £12.99. The sample size is great if you want to give it a try or take it on your travels and, even though the bottle is tiny, it will actually last you quite a while.
As instructed, we applied a couple of drops to the mid lengths and ends of our towel-dried hair. You do only need a couple of drops so don't be tempted to use any more than this and be careful to apply only to the ends and lengths if you want avoid the greasy, caught-in-a-storm look! The 50ml bottle comes with a pump which makes dispensing the oil a doddle. The sample size, however, doesn't so be careful - a couple of drops can turn into a palmful!
The product is pretty much odourless, which is great if you don't want it to mask or clash with the smell of your shampoo. It's also very light so you don't really feel it at all, and it claims to speed up drying time, which we assumed was just an extravagant claim, but it actually does! Our hair started to dry almost immediately and was soft and tamed rather than frizzy and unmanageable, which made styling a whole lot easier, especially as it has a built-in heat protection. Yet another bottle we can throw away - yay!
We found that the straighteners glided through easily and our hair - even the ends - looked healthy. Even the curly-haired among us were pleased with their soft curls, and no crispiness! We weren't convinced, initially, that our hair was as shiny as when we step out of a salon, but compliments assured us that it was! Anyway, it looked so silky and healthy that we'd happily forgo a little bit of shine in exchange for that any day! We love this product and our bathroom cabinet is looking a lot less cluttered, which can only be a good thing!