A silicone free hair oil that calms flyaway ends and conditions the hair
What does silicone free mean?
If you read my article 'is silicone bad for your hair', you will know that silicones are a group of oils, rubbers or resins put in to haircare products to help smooth, detangle, protect the hair from heat damage and help prevent the dreaded 'flyaway frizz' on the ends of hair when there is a lot of moisture in the air.
As you can get a build up of silicone on your hair which can make it a bit flat and difficult to style (although this is easily removed) some products are formulated to be free of any silicone ingredients and are therefore 'silicone free'.
I try to make sure that not all the hair products that I use have silicone in them as having quite fine hair I find that silicone free products often give me more volume and don't weigh my hair down and I don't get a silicone build up as quickly.
Silicone v silicone free hair oil
I have previously tried using various hair products on the ends of my hair to stop the flyaway ends (very important when you have to dog walk in the damp a lot!) and even though I have tried hair oils that are advertised as 'lightweight' they still have a heavy silicone in them (although usually mixed half and half with a lightweight one) and I just didn't get on with them.
Silicone based hair oils don't really touch the skin but I was also not overly happy with a lot of the added synthetic ingredients in the products either so prefer to stick to more natural hair products for my hair where I can.
Initially I made by own hair oil but then I found John Masters Organics Nourishing Defrizzer for Dry Hair. If I'm honest I think their marketing department could have come up with a better name but never mind!
The product comes in a small glass bottle (8 fl oz/23ml) with a dropper top. It has a mild herby smell which comes from the rosemary, cedarwood and lavender oils that it contains but the scent does not transfer on to the hair.
How to use John Masters Nourishing Defrizzer for Dry Hair
Simply put a drop of oil into the palm of your hand. I have short hair and only use the oil on the ends so only use 1 drop but if your hair is longer you may need a drop or two more. Rub your palms together to warm the oil and get a good spread and then apply to the ends of dry hair. Try 'pinching and pulling' the very ends of your hair with your finger ends to stop the fly-aways without adding oil to the rest of your hair, or pull through the hair from mid lengths downwards if you have curls or movement you want to enhance.
The oil can be used on wet hair as well. I have tried it just on the ends of my wet hair before blow drying and it works well but I think it tends to get on the rest of my hair from the brush so I prefer to use it just on the ends of dry hair.
What I like about the product is that it conditions the hair well, gives it a shine and makes the colour more luminous (probably because the cuticle is smoother). It helps prevent hair breakage and also helps frizzy ends if you have any.
The really great thing about this product for me is that being silicone free it washes out of the hair easily at the next wash but it also conditions the hair every time you use it. The oil contains nine certified organic essential oils and two certified organic botanical extracts.
Ingredients: Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*,Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil*, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil(Cedarwood)*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Linalool†, Limonene†, Geraniol†
I'm really happy with this oil as a frizz fighter on dry hair. I imagine that if you have thicker, heavier hair it would be really good to put on wet hair before styling. The oil costs £20 for 8 fl oz/23ml but my bottle has been going forever due to the tiny amount that I use each day. You can buy the oil here from Look Fantastic.
If you fancy a silicone free hair condition was the have a look at my review of Mane Tamer from Lyonsleaf.
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