I have my hair dyed on a regular basis and use heat on it almost daily too, so I’m always keen to try products (and in particular oils) which will nourish my hair and keep it healthy. This Old Wives Tail (great name, I think!) ‘Melado’ oil is made from organic ingredients, is paraben free, vegan, and is priced at a fairly reasonable £13.99 per pot. I also think it’s nice to support smaller beauty companies.
First things first – the oil I chose smells absolutely wonderful! On a lazy day when my hair was in need of a wash, I applied the oil very liberally all over my hair and scalp, left it for around 1 hour as recommended in the instructions, shampooed my hair twice to ensure all the oil was out, then conditioned the ends. I then dried and fully straightened my hair as I normally would. It felt much softer than usual (and so I would assume that this product would be particularly good for coarse hair) and was slightly less frizzy than usual too. The oil also claims to stimulate growth; this remains to be seen with my hair as I’ve only used it once, however healthy hair grows more quickly than damaged hair so I imagine that this product will help! I’ve also used it very sparingly to tame flyaways, which works a treat.
I’m not sure I can say that it’s much different to any other oil I’ve used, other than smell-wise, nevertheless I’m really pleased with the results! However because it is made with organic ingredients, and is from a small company, I’d definitely take a chance on this over a big brand if you’re looking for a new oil or perhaps if (for some crazy reason) you’ve never tried a hair oil and fancy giving it a go!
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