Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Beauty | Old Wives Tail Organic Clove & Jojoba Oil Treatment*

Hello beautiful people!  I don't know about you, but I feel as a beauty blogger I kind of fail when it comes to hair care.  I've got pots and potions galore for my face and body, but in the hair department I'm seriously lacking, I mean I've literally got my shampoo and conditioner and then one leave-in conditioner.  Obviously this is a situation I felt needed to be remedied.

Imagine my delight then when the lovely Lily from Old Wives Tail got in touch to see if I was interested in reviewing one of their organic hair treatments (they have a good variety for all different hair types).  Being a bit of a hair mask/treatment newbie I relied on Lily's advice about which product would be best for me, and after sending her a description of my barnet and it's various woes (my hair is naturally curly/wavy, colour treated, and although there's masses of it, it's quite fine in texture) she said the Clove & Jojoba Oil Treatment would suit me best.

Old Wives Tail Organic Clove & Jojoba Oil Treatment

A few days later a very well wrapped parcel arrived containing a 100ml pot of said treatment.  Scent is immensely important to me in my beauty products so the first thing I did was whip off that lid and give it a good old sniff.  I was pleasantly surprised, I'd expected the usual strong medicinal clove smell but what I got instead was something still pungently clove-y, but also somehow sweet.

Next came the testing.  Delving into the little plastic tub was in itself a bit of an experience; I'd kind of expected a thick conditioner type texture but was met instead with something considerably thicker, and more buttery, almost more like one of the luxurious lip balms I use.  Also unexpected was how little I need to use of this, you can see from the picture in this post that my hair is pretty darn long, so I thought I would have to at least half of this little tub.  I needn't have feared though, scooping out an amount roughly about the size of an olive was enough to cover a good proportion of my hair.  I also worried about how this super thick texture would go into my curly tangly hair, but again I had no problems, the treatment quickly melted with heat of my hands into luxurious scented oil that was easy to spread from root to tip and to massage into my scalp.  From there it was a pretty pleasing experience to wrap my hair in a towel and enjoy the spicy aroma that wafted around me.

So what about the results?  Well let me tell you, it took a little bit of work to wash out this oil treatment, but I was left with lovely soft shiny hair which felt very manageable and easy to style; used a second and third time (with at least a week break in between each use) the treatment gave me similar results too, I only wish I'd taken before and after photos instead of just after.  I'm not surprised by the results either, considering the ingredients in this little pot.  Lovely thick jojoba oil is packed full of B and E vitamins and is intensely moisturising and is helped along in this with shea butter and olive oil.  Clove oil is very well known for it's stimulating effect on the scalp and helping to promote hair growth and whilst after three uses I can't really comment on seeing fuller hair and faster growth, I've got no doubt I'll see results similar to the thousands of people who use clove oil for this very purpose.  I'll still have plenty of opportunity to keep using the Old Wives Tail treatment too, three uses hasn't made too much of a dent in it at all. 

Now normally I'd end a review here telling you how much the product is and where you can get your hands on it, but I've got to take a moment here to wax lyrical a little about Old Wives Tail as a company, and why I like them so.  First off, read the story here about how the company came about, it's so evocative and if it doesn't bring a smile to your face then I don't know what will.  Second of all I find the ethics of this company really admirable, they don't pack their treatments full of nasty fake ingredients, they completely abhor animal testing of any kind and have managed to make effective products that are vegan and completely cruelty free.  See?  Lovely!

So if you do want to get your hands on this oil, it's £13.99 for 100ml and can be found here.

Have you tried anything from Old Wives Tail?  What are your favourite hair treatments?

Sharon x
*Product sent for review purposes. Opinions 100% my own.

1 comment:

  1. I read their story and it definitely put a smile on my face. I've never used any of the Old Wives Tail products but I'm seriously considering having a go at this as I have exactly the same hair and same issues with it too.
    I've always really loved the Aussie Re constructor conditioner but since I cut my hair into a short bob and then let it grow again, it's grown in a lot better condition then before and I don't really need any treatments for damaged hair just something to calm it down a little and I like the sound of the Old Wives Tail Argan & Rosemary Organic Oil Treatment as it calms frizz which I may have to give a try!
    Victoria xx


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