I *hearts* this product so much! I mainly use this for my hair, and then after application, whatever is left on my hand, I just massage the oil on my elbows and knees. With the 2-3 times a year of hair-smoothing treatments, plus the almost daily hair wash and home blowout (I live in the tropical region, so humidity, hair frizziness and strand dryness are now my daily nemesis urghh). Shampoos and conditioners for treated hair are barely helping, and plus Kerastase products on daily basis is also too heavy for my highly sensitive scalp and facial skin. Hardcore hair treatments and masks at salons are not enough (and too pricy!!) to do it on weekly basis, as by the middle of the week, the frizziness and dryness will just come back no matter what!
So this is what I do now, which is *wonderful* for my hair. Three times a week, before washing my hair, I would apply about a handful amount of this oil on my dry hair, but make sure to avoid as much as possible the top part of the hair strands and the scalp area. Leave the oil on the hair for between 30min to 2hrs, and then wash the oil off with Shiseido Tsubaki Head Spa Shampoo (the shampoo works great with my sensitive skin). It would usually take me twice of shampooing to rid the hair of the excess oil. End Result: Sooooft healthy hair strands, with the sweet, gentle, warm scent of Monoi oil. Luuurve it. continued >>
this oil smells nice and made my hair soft. i used it on my tummy when i was pregnant to prevent stretch marks but it didnt work for that. you do get a pretty big bottle of oil. lasted me about 9 months. wouldnt buy it again as i feel it did nothing for my skin. but nice for your hair.
I've never liked the idea of oils on any part of my skin, so I used this only for my hair. I blowdry my hair everyday, so it's dry and frizzy. Even with moisturizer, it's pretty wild. However, I used this and it made my hair so much softer and tamer! I love it.
I actually poured the oil into a container with a spray (whatever it's called.. @_@ ) because I don't like pouring the oil onto my hands either, I feel that I can't control how much gets out. I like how even the spray distributes this product. I usually use 3 spritz, one for each side of my head and the back. A little really goes a long way. You only need a little bit to see results. However, you should take note that it actually weighs down your hair.
The smell is pretty okay too. I don't mind re-purchasing this again, but I would like to try one of their beautifying oils before going back to this. Just out of curiosity.. Cause I wanna see which is better =X
I'm a big fan of after-shower body oil. Mostly because I'm too lazy for lotion, so a quick swipe of oil while I'm still damp from showering saves time and I don't have to wait for lotion to soak in.
This is one of my current favorites. It's a bit heavier than some other body oils I've used (like Neutrogena body oil) so a little goes a long way, which I like. The smell is gorgeous - like tiare flowers. (for the commenter below who said it smells like incense and sex on the beach - i'll have what you're having.)
This oil I have to say is great for both hair & body! My skin after using it not only smells divine, leaves my skin silky smooth! I apply it straight after the shower so it all absorbs in... As for my hair I apply only on my ends as its an oil so you don't want your hair looking greasy and most importantly you only need literally a dab of it! Love this oil alot.. Thanks the body shop!
I have been looking for a good hair /body oil for a while after my Moroccan Oil stopped working. This was a great change and I don't think I will be going back. It smells great and absorbs quickly. It is great for people who get dry bumps on their upper arms like me. It's about $20 a bottle and a little goes a long way. I only need to use 3 to 4 drops for my very long hair.
I don't know what is so Miraculous about this oil. The SA convinced me to buy this saying it was comparable to argan oil and I bought it without reading the ingredients list.
It's just a blend of almond, coconut and sesame oil with jasmine fragrance. And here, in India, I can buy all three oils (get pure oil extracted right in front of my eyes from the finest quality coconuts, almonds and sesame seeds) at a fraction of what this Monoi oil retails for here!
Now that I've bought it, I will use it up (as an overnight treatment) but once the bottle's over I'll go back to my preferred combination of coconut and castor oils which, IMHO really nourish and soften and hydrate the scalp and hair.
I love this oil. I was looking for a multipurpose oil I could use for hair and body and this oil is amazing for both. I love the smell, it's like incense and sex on the beach :) It absorbs quick enough and the scent isn't too overpowering. I love this oil definitely HG for me!
I used to be a big fan of TBS coconut oil hair shine, even kept one at home & one in office. By now, I got sick of it. This is a perfect substitute for my hair! i don't know what the intended usage for this product is, but it's a dream on my long, fine straight hair. just a pea-sized amount 'pushes up' my hair with some wave-control abilities. Otherwise, my hair would look flat & dry. It might smell like strong, indian-incense...but the smell doesn't remain. it served well on my hair, sometimes I use this to massage my feet too, absorbs well into skin. Great multi-purpose product.
This was recommended to me by a friend after I was looking to by Moroccan Oil for my dry winter hair & split ends. I've been trying to grow my hair for ages but as its heavily coloured I keep having to have the ends trimmed off as they get so dry.
Given that this is £10 (& half the price of M/O) i thought I'd give it a go.
I'm hooked! I leave it on as a deep conditioning treatment once a week before washing out - but the most impressive results are from putting a tiny bit through the ends after I have styled it - it makes my blow dry last a bit longer as it smooths down the ends... and consequently means less styling required on a daily basis = less split ends = longer shinier hair!
I also use it as a body oil on knees/shins/elbows after a bath/shower & it moisturises my skin without a greasy residue.