I got a (somewhat deluxe) sample of this oil in my Birch Box last month. I'd been eye balling it on the Sephora website for a while so it's one of the few times the folks at Birch Box sent me something I was already interested in.
Just an overview: my hair is super dry, thick and super curly. Back when I was flush with cash, I got keratin treatments which, despite all the hullabaloo about toxic fumes, etc., are a God send to me because it makes the whole straighten process easy. Since I'm not flush with cash at the moment, my hair has reverted back to its frizzy natural state. This is especially true at the crown where it seems like my hair is even curlier and unruly. As such, I like to try any product that claims to moisturize or tame my frizzies. This oil doesn't really tame much so if you're looking for something to smooth out your hair, this probably isn't the product. Rare Oil conditions well enough and it smells nice (vaguely suntan lotion-y) but I didn't notice any amazing results.
Truth be told, this oil is comparable to just about any other hair oil out there that is a fraction of the price. I think the draw for this product is the fact that it separates into a tri-color oil that looks pretty cool in the bottle. Thrown in a hefty price tag and (most) people think it's a product that is bound to work. Don't get me wrong, this isn't terrible but it's certainly not worth the $35.00 price tag. Aside from the high price tag, this oil is impossible to control in the bottle that's it. If you try to pour out a small amount, you best believe half of the oil will come out. Why this isn't in a pump or spritz bottle is beyond me.
Overall, this is a nice product (if you use it sparingly) but I likely won't buy it unless the price is drastically reduced or someone gave it to me for free. With all the cheap hair oils floating around today, I don't see a great need to spend extra money on hair oil that's virtually the same as an generic oil that doesn't separate into three pretty oils.
Does wonders for my thick yet easily weighed down hair. My hair is normally in pretty good condition but sometimes I just want something to add sheen and gloss, and this does the job. The added heat protection is a bonus as I almost always put this oil into wet hair instead of dry.
It's very thick and creamy, and you only need a teeny tiny amount because of it - the way the SA showed me was to put the palm of your hand on top of the bottle and then tip it upside down onto your hand, and then turn it the right way up again before you remove your hand. That way you only get a tiny amount and it's just right.
Saying that, the packaging is a bit silly, so I'm thinking of buying a pump top to go over it.
Overall an amazing product but perhaps the packaging needs a rethink!
I have long, straight hair that can get really oily at the roots. I'm often looking for something to smooth the ends (leave-in conditioner or smoothing oil) and so far my favorite thing is John Masters Organics Detangler. I tried the Ojon because it looks cool, smells good, is easily accessed at Sephora and has some nice natural oils in the ingredients list, although it's mostly made of silicones. I like this hair oil, but I don't love it. And I'm not sure some olive oil or argan oil wouldn't do the same thing. I only use this on the ends of my hair before I blow-dry and it does work to smooth out my split ends, but it also weighs down my hair. It smells very pleasant, but I dislike that it smells so strongly because it ends up competing with any body lotion or perfume I might use. All-in-all, not a must have product.
I cannot say enough great things about this oil! I have course, very dry hair. I have used MANY types of oil and this is by far the best. It is a small bottle for the price you are paying, but a little goes a long way. I use about a little less than a dime size amount for my long hair. The trick is to rub it briskly in the palm of your hands then rub through towel dried hair before styling. It is fabulous!
Unfortunately, I hate this. It's so thick and almost cream like, it makes my combination hair (extremely oily roots - I don't use this on the roots, only on the very ends - and very dry ends.) feel disgusting. Greasy, weighed down and horrible. It's also so easy to pour way too much due to the silly packaging.
PACKAGING SUCKS, TOO MUCH OIL COMES OUT. as of my hair, nothing but a greasy look alla round, not more hydrated
Splurged on this while on vacation and at Sephora. Got this for my daughter who has med length curly, hair. I thought a lot of $$ at the time but the bottle lasted 4 months so not bad considering that. I have noticed that suddenly her hair seems so much longer....wondering if the oil had an effect because her hair grew so much in just these past months. I am definatly getting another bottle for that reason alone.
I was afraid to try this stuff. It's so expensive. But, I got a free sample and let me tell ya this works.. I have dry hair. Years of coloring and heat damage have made my hair a frizz ball mess. I have a lot of hair. It's thick and just sucks up moisture and products like a sponge. I use a tiny amount seriously like the size of a dime and rub it from tips to roots. it smooths my hair with just blow drying! I have no need for my flat iron after this... Do NOT use more than a dime size amount or you'll end up with hair that looks like you poured cooking oil all over... I will repurchase but the size of the bottle is pretty big so I see it lasting quite a while.
I'm just about out of my Ojon Damage Reverse Instant Serum (which I like alot) and decided to try the Rare Blend to see if I liked it better. I was able to get a sample from Sephora to try out.
Side note: I have thick/dry/damaged/frizz hair
I wasn't very impressed with the Rare Blend. Like other reviews I found it wasn't anything special. I find there is better out there and I would not purchase. Until I find something better I'll stick with my Damage Reverse Serum.
EDIT 2/13/13: I won't be repurchasing this. Not unique enough to make it essential to me.
I put I would repurchase this but the answer is probably more like *maybe*. It is a good hair oil, smells nice (kind of like apple pie! Lol!) but I don't think it's unique or special enough to distinguish itself from every other oil out there. It does have dimethicone high on the ingredients and that's not a deal breaker for me but there're a lot cheaper alternatives out there. I put it on my ends only so it'll be awhile before I go through this - then I'll decide whether or not to repurchase. Retails around $25 for 1.5oz at Sephora.