Kiehls • Deeply Restorative Smoothing Hair Oil Concentrate • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
I bought a bottle of this oil because I had a voucher and my beloved herbal shampoo was out. Looking back, I'm glad I did. This oil comes in a sturdy, orange bottle (yes, it's the bottle that's orange not the oil itself) with the trademark white label. Now, the first thing about my hair routine I had to let go, was using a conditioner after shampooing. The instructions on the oil bottle say to shampoo first and THEN apply the oil on damp hair. Hence, I left the conditioner aside and I think this is the only way to make it work without getting greasy hair. My hair is about shoulder blade length and rather thick so I apply the recommended 6 sprays before combing it through with my tangle teezer. The oil really does feel light weight and almost dry. It's difficult to describe. Only when my hair dries and I touch it, I can feel that I actually applied oil. It doesn't feel greasy, just well nourished, lush and very, very soft. Once completely dry, my hair looks incredibly shiny and has wonderful definition & volume. No frizz, no fly-aways. I also love to touch it because it feels really great but that could just be my fetish speaking. What I also noticed is less hair loss. I used to wash out quite an amount of hair each time and that's not the case anymore although I can't say why. It's not like I apply the oil on my scalp. The scent is exactly the same as Kiehl's Argan Oil Conditioner: very organic but not unpleasant and it lasts about a day or two. Now for a warning or two: I think it's absolutely possible to overdo & end up with really greasy hair. But that can happen with any hair oil and even though this is the lightest hair oil I ever had, it's STILL oil. So be careful and keep to the instructions. I also think that this is too heavy a treatment for those with fine hair.
One bottle comes at the hefty price of 30 € in Europe (which is quite the scandal, considering the 25 $ price tag in the U.S.) and contains 4.0 fl oz / 118ml. I haven't even used up a noticable amount yet so a little goes a really long way which is why I can justify spending that much money on hair oil. The ingredients are also rather luxurious, I might add: Argan oil, Safflower Oil, Sesame Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil & Jojoba Oil. And it comes without silicones & parabens, yay! A rather accidental, unplanned purchase that turned out to be a blessing! I'm so very glad I got it and I will most definitely repurchase. Highly recommended!
Update 2013-05-24: This has become my holy grail regarding hair care. I'm not even halfway through my bottle, although I use it after washing my hair *every* time and, having said that, my hair has never been so beautiful! It's in perfect condition, healthy, shiny, smooth, sleek, flawless. I hope Kiehl's keeps this forever. I gave away all conditioners I still had stashed, btw. I'm only using shampoo & this oil. There's nothing better.