When the lovely team at Alchemy Oils* wanted to send me one of their Hair Remedy Oils, I jumped at the chance. Who wouldn’t?! With all the hair styling and heat that has been thrown on my hair in full force over the past couple of months, it’s left my hair feeling quite dry and it is about time I gave it some tlc. All of the oils that they sell are packed full of nutrients that help to achieve various things depending on the oil that you choose.
I decided to opt for the Amla Hair Remedy as the blend of coconut, avocado and argan oils which help to promote growth, strengthen and condition hair sold it to me straight away. It also contains a splash of lemon oil to shine and naturally cleanse. It all sounds wonderful and I couldn’t wait to give it a go! Amla is a powerful hair tonic from the Indian Gooseberry. It is known to stimulate the hair follicles to encourage growth. It nourishes the hair by adding strength and sheen, cleansers the scalp to prevent dandruff and provides the perfect environment for long and healthy hair. The vitamin C can help to treat dry, itchy scalps because it is rich in antioxidants. These antioxidants also carry anti-ageing mechanisms that prevent grey hairs.
There are different options on how you can use the oil. Firstly, you can use the remedy as a light serum which is what I tried first. I washed my hair as usual and instead of using the Paul Mitchell’s Serum that I have been using for months. I put the tiniest amount of oil on my hand, rubbed it between my palms and smoothed through the ends of my hair. The first thing I noticed was how good is smells! If any of you are familiar with the citrus scented bath bombs from Lush then you will love the scent of this because it’s so uplifting and the scent lasts all day because it is quite strong. After drying my hair and styling it for the day – it looked a lot shinier and smoother. I have been trying to delay washing my hair so that it can grow. I’ve heard that this technique works best. Using the oil as a serum, delayed my usual wash by an extra day because my hair still looked smooth and healthy.
Next up, I tried it as a hair mask. I applied a generous amount of oil all over my hair, working from the roots to the tips, and massaged it into the scalp. I left it on over night and then washed it out with my usual shampoo and conditioner. Even whilst I was in the shower, my hair felt a lot more smooth and nourished. When my hair was fully dried, it looked beautiful! The shine was gorgeous and healthy. It felt super light and really clean however using it as a hair mask wasn’t as beneficial as using it as a serum.
Overall, I definitely think that the oil worked best as a serum rather than an overnight mask but either way it made my hair look so healthy. The packaging feels extremely luxurious and since writing my review, they have included a pump to help you get the desired amount. The oil retails at £38.00 and can be purchased from their website.
Have you ever tried one of the Alchemy Oils? What’s your thoughts?
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*Alchemy Oils kindly sent the hair remedy to me for review purposes however this does not affect my thoughts and opinions about the product or the brand.