How long has it been since the last product review? I think we’re well overdue for one aren’t we?
This time we’re going to talk about a product sent to me to try by Alchemy Oils.
If you’re not familiar with them (like I wasn’t), Alchemy Oils are a UK based hair oil brand. Their line of products includes 3 oils – 2 for hair, 1 for beards. They are cruelty free, PETA certified and were happy to clarify any additional questions I had on the subject. This attitude is very refreshing, because a lot of time brands claim to be cruelty free but when I ask follow up questions they stop answering.
With the basics out of the way – let’s get to the review.
The Alchemy Oils packaging is very sweet. It’s simple and clean and most importantly – you can see when you’re running out.
There is a little inconvenience though. Because the top is wide sometimes if you’re not careful too much will spill out. That’s why instead of pouring it out I use a little pipette from another bottle. It might be a good idea to add one to the box. In any case it’s not a major hassle.
The oil I chose was the grapefruit oil for strength, shine and anti-dandruff qualities. It’s actually made up of 5 different oils, all combined together to give you a total effect.
First thing that hits you when opening the bottle is the smell. The grapefruit smell is so strong, but pretty nice and most of it fades after application leaving a delicate scent. Just enough for hubby to start sniffing once I got near ;).
I tried 2 ways of application – before and after drying my hair and found that after worked best.
After application my hair feels very soft and smooth, becoming even softer the next day. Also There was even one time I forgot to use it and when I woke up the next day my hair was definitely more frizzy and dry. I personally apply the oil everywhere including my scalp, but if you tend to get oily you should only use it on the tips.
I would actually also like to try this as a hair mask. As in, really work it into my hair and scalp, leave for a while and then wash off to see if it has any softening effect. I’ll update you guys once that happens.
At a price of £24 for a good amount of 100ml (most oils contain less), this is definitely the one to consider if you’re looking into hair oils. Right now it’s part of my regular hair routine and I can’t live without it.
As said before, the brand is based in the UK and is currently only shipping there. It would be worth emailing them though if you’re in Europe and are interested.
Have any of you used hair oils before? Let me know in the comments.