Tuesday 5 February 2013

Hair Oils Collection

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Hey girls. I'm sure you're all aware that 2012 was the year that using oil as a treatment for dry and damaged hair really took off, with countless variations from high end to high street and even Primark offering up different concoctions for us all to try, and I for one was fully on board with the hair oil hype. After trying out my first one (Babyliss Pro Argan Oil) it was love at first use and I was eager to see what else was out there on the market to give a helping hand to my frazzled ends. Needless to say, my hair's now in the best condition that I've ever had it, it's split end free and growing at a good rate and my only 'secret' would be the incorporation of oils into my hair care routine. Some are put on wet hair, some on damp, some on dry, most on both and are brilliant for using a 'finishing product' to keep any flyaways at bay on styled hair as well as using a healing leave-in treatment.

I know I've gone a bit overboard and don't need all these (there's 11), but hey - what can you do? There's a huge variety in my 'collection', ranging from the apparent 'best of the best' hair oil in the form of The Original Moroccan Oil, to the super pricey Ojon Rare Blend Hair Oil, the 'up and comer' in the popularity stakes: Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment, all the way down to the cheap and cheerful high street offerings of L'Oreal and Tresemme, plus a £2.50 tube picked up from Primark (Hask Argan Oil). There's obviously a range in prices and value, but also a range in quality and intensity, sizes that range from 10ml to 30ml to 100ml, and some bottles with pump dispensers and some with pourers. We all need variety in our lives.

L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil, Tresmme Liquid Gold Restorative Complex, The Body Shop Mango Beautifying Oil, Lee Stafford Argan Oil Nourishing Miracle Oil, Avon Adance Techniques Moroccan Argan Oil, Babyliss Pro Argan Oil, Ojon Rare Blend Oil Total Hair Therapy, Hask Argan Oil from Moroccan, The Original Moroccan Oil, Osmo Berber Argan Oil, Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment.
Longest photo caption I've ever written right there! This post isn't really intended to review any of these oils in full because that would take me far too long and you'd be here all day reading it too, plus I've already reviewed most of these individually anyway. If you're interested in reading more about any of the oils pictured then here is a list of the ones that I have reviewed with a clickable link to their post:

It's quite hard to make much of a dent in any of these because with all of them only a tiny amount is needed with each use and a little goes a long way, plus with the way that I chop and change between which one I'm using I'm struggling to foresee even one of these running out any time soon - looks like I'm set for life on the oil front! There's none that I dislike at all, just some that are better suited to different circumstances or 'hair days', and some are more intense than others or better value for money, but all are good and I like using them all. I tend to stick to one that I use all the time for a week or two, and then I rotate things around and start using another for a while, but at the moment my three favourite ones are the Lee Stafford one, Babyliss and 'The Original', but ask me again in a month and I'm sure I'll reel off a different list.

Leave me a comment and tell me your current favourite!

*Just realised that I should have included some sort of non-bragging disclaimer to this: these have been accumulated over the course of about 10 months and weren't very expensive, and if they were then it was most likely a Christmas present! I also solemnly swear I will not buy any more!!


  1. Wow that is a lot! Would love to see a review of the macadamia one, seen it in Tk Maxx.... Lovely blog,


  2. omgg soo many!! I have the Avon one,it was pretty cheap and it works pretty good for me :)

  3. wow quite a collection! my favourite is called 'argan oil' they sell it in superdrug, i'm currently trying the l'oreal extraordinary oil and i'm not so sure on it..


  4. Extremely jelly of this collection ha! I've only tried John Frieda Frizz-Ease, didn't get me hooked but this post has told me not to give up and try a different one!



  5. Ive been using the Moroccan oil for about two years and I love it, but recently I've been trying the Loreal Mythic oil, I'm still a bit undecided, I would love to try the Ojon one though it is ridiculously expensive :-)

  6. wow that is quite a collection you have well done! I love the macadamia oil and the Loreal oil....still need to try the famous Moroccan oil though!


  7. Hahaha Hannah! How many hair oils does one woman need? You'll definitely be set for life haha!! Xx.

  8. wow there's a lot of oils here! i've wanted to try out the avon one of ages, especially for the price!


  9. Hi Hannah,
    Your blog is so pretty and I loved seeing your vast hair oil collection!
    I swear by V05 hot oil every three washes, but will revisit this post when I want to try something new for inspiration!
    Nicola xx

  10. I really want to try the loreal oil! I'm a big macadamia fan x


  11. loreal elvive is amazing great blog did you enter my lauren conrad book giveaway


  12. wow you have alot, i love Rare Blend Oil just a shame its so pricey, although i like the thought of the three different oils providing different benefits for your hair :)


  13. I've used Moroccanoil, the Aldi version and now trying Macadamia Healing Oil. I've loved every one and really hope to try some different brands.


  14. I adore Morrocan oil and for me, nothing is as good! but i've always wanted to try the macadamia one :) x


  15. Wow, that's A LOT of hair oils, haha! My favorite is the Avon one. :)

  16. wow what a collection, thank you for the recommendtion, very nice, I love argan oil but I use the one from pro naturals, it's really good too :)

  17. What a collection! I've recently purchased Lee Staffords Argan oil but i'm yet to use it!

    Kirsty xo

  18. pro naturals hair treatment with heat protector is the best, in my opinion :D

  19. this is an insansely huge collection! I use one of the only ones you don't have - VO5's offering, which i love :) xx

  20. WOW! You have a LOT of hair oils! Definitely enough to last you a long time! I've only tried the AVON one out of these but I do enjoy using hair oils.

    Rachel x
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  21. That's a lot of products! My current fave is the argan oil from pro naturals, it's sulfate free.

  22. I really like this article as it's very informative. All the products are very affordable and definitely worth a try.Jamaican Black Castor Oil

  23. I use Shu Uemera Hair Essence Absolute (I think that's what it's called). It smells sooo good.. It's got a hint of vanilla and florals. It's super expensive but it rly protects my hair from heat and UV rays.

  24. That's quite a collection - which one would you recommend for overall quality and price?? Thanks :) also thanks for sending over your link after bbloggers xxx


  25. My favourite hair oil is the Kerastase Elixir Ultime, it's expensive but has lasted me a long time! I only have 3 hair oils in my collection and none of them seem close to being finished! xx

  26. Hell thats alot of hair oil!
    I have the ALDI version of the moroccan oil and love it x

  27. Wow nice collection and love the colors. all these pictures are looks good, thanks for sharing with us fantastic post about hair oil collection. i liked you blog, great job.

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  29. Thanks for sharing all these hair oils for outshining and nourishing of hair roots.


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