Sunday, 27 July 2014

GUEST POST: ALEXANDRA, SWEET DREAMS


Hi everyone! I'm Alexandra and I write a beauty and lifestyle blog; Sweet Dreams. Chloe is away having a fab time on her holidays, so I've popped in for today to tell you all about a budget hair oil which actually works! I hope you like my post and if you get a chance I'd love you to check out my blog!

Now that I have lighter coloured hair on the ends of my hair, it's an essential for my poor hair that it gets a good drenching of hair oil at least each time I blow dry. I've been loving using Garnier's Silky Smoother shampoo, so I was really excited to try the 'Sleek Restorer' hair oil from their new Ultimate Blends range. Over the past year, hair oil has become an everyday routine for me and after developing a crush on the rather expensive Moroccan Oil, I'm always open to finding cheaper and possibly even a better alternative! The 'Sleek Restorer Oil' is taken from Garnier's 'Sleek Restorer' range which is aimed at dry and frizzy hair - perfect for my dry ends.

With the hair oil itself being part of the sleek range, I find the packaging pretty sleek itself. As you can see, it comes in a cute round bottle which has a handy dispensing pump and lid. Before I tell you any more about the product - I need to tell you just how amazing it smells. Think of the perfect summer scent - coconuts, sunscreen and sun - and you'll have the scent of the Sleek Restore Oil. The main scent of the oil is coconut as the oil itself has been blended with pure coconut oil to help restore frizz and smooth down any flyaways. I love that the oil is versatile, you can use on dry hair to smooth down flyways or just for a general quick condition on the go or you can use my favourite option of massaging the oil into the ends of my wet hair before blow drying. The oil itself is a clear liquid oil and blends easily onto the ends of my hair. I just love the coconut scent! Also a handy selling point of the oil is that it includes protection of heat up to 230°C, so you don't even need to add a heat spray to your routine!
When using a new hair oil, I have two concerns. My first concern is that it may make my hair feel greasy or weighed down - this did neither. My second concern is that it will not live up to my expectations of my usual hair oil - but luckily this didn't disappoint me and I really recommend it to you. It keeps my hair feeling soft, smooth and silky and best of all, it doesn't break the bank - what more could I ask for? The oil retails at just £9.99 for 150ml. I only need to use a small amount each time , so this bottle is going to last me a long while yet!
What's your favourite hair oil? x

3 comments:

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  2. Hi Alexandra & Chloe!

    I've been swearing by coconut oil for a few years now - I just use pure coconut oil (i used to buy it off ebay, but superdrug now sell it cheaply) and apply it to my hair in the morning and then wash it out in the evening. It makes it so shiny!! And I'm sure it adds other goodness to the hair too. It's also great to just rub all over the skin - very moisturising!

    Love Shani xo
    Co-founder at Style Honey
    www.stylehoney.com

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  3. I'm tempted to try this out. I have quite dry ends so I bought the shampoo and conditioner that accompanies this oil and let's just say it did its job! My roots are quite oily naturally (oily roots and dry ends = disaster for finding matching shampoo and conditioner!) but I thought I would give the shampoo and the conditioner a try and it made my hair too greasy unfortunately, due to my naturally oily roots :( so I am definitely looking for a good product to use just on the ends!
    I'm currently using Holland & Barrett Dr Organic Argan Oil which isn't bad, but it's a bit more expensive than this and I have to go all the way into town to get it (lazy over here!) Hopefully this will work well for me :)

    - Taisie ♥ | Life by Taisie

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