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REVIEW: Comparing hair oils featuring Kerastase, Percy & Reed, Moroccan Oil & Macadamia Natural Oil

I am a big fan of hair oils in a never-ending bid to hydrate & protect my hair. I currently have 5 in my collection, although I wouldn't repurchase all of them. I don't think it is necessary to own more than one, but I kept buying until I found "the one" & thought I would share my thoughts on the oils I own with you today.

I will start with the one that is probably most well known: Moroccan Oil. This is the original version - it also comes in a light version for fine hair. When I first used this, I thought it was the best thing since sliced bread! It helped my comb to just glide through my hair & reduced drying time - result! However, over time I found that it left a lot of build-up in my hair & I just felt that I couldn't get my hair to feel clean. I tried using a clarifying shampoo, but it really just took time & lots of washing for my hair to feel clean & non-greasy again. Having said that, this oil really gives my hair a beautiful shine & it is nice to use occasionally rather than after every wash. Maybe the light version would just suit my hair better.
Next up is an oil from Percy & Reed: Smoothed Sealed & Sensational Volumising No Oil Oil. This was a freebie with a magazine last year & I have to say that I love it! It is very light, has a beautiful scent & really does add some volume. It is a light oil & doesn't leave my hair feeling weighed down. I wouldn't say that it particularly adds shine, but it does leave my hair looking sleek.
Next up is an oil from the Macadamia Natural Oil range. You will already know that I am a huge fan of the mask from this range, so I was excited to try the oil spray. This is a very light oil & has the same beautiful scent as the mask. It is a very fine mist & I tend to use this as a finishing spray to add shine, rather than as a pre- blow-dry treatment. I really like this oil & think it would suit all hair types as it is not too greasy.
Finally, I have two from Kerastase. The first is from the Cristalliste range: Cristalliste Serum Lumiere, which is the range designed for long hair. I purchased this in a set with the matching shampoo & conditioner & I am not a fan. It is a light oil, but I don't feel that it adds shine or helps to improve my hair's condition at all. Maybe if your hair is normal, this would be the oil for you but for dry or damaged hair, it is a no-no.
The second Kerastase oil is Elixir Ultime. This is AMAZING & my favourite by far! It smells beautiful & contains a combination of 4 oils. It can be used in a number of ways: as a pre-wash treatment, a pre-heat treatment or a finishing oil. I used it mainly after shampooing & conditioning. It is the best oil I have ever used - it is non-greasy, not heavy yet leaves my hair very soft, swishy & shiny! What else could I ask for? This is probably the only oil I would repurchase.
What is your favourite hair oil/serum?
Thanks for reading!


  1. I just bought the Moroccan Oil light, i have fine bleached hair prone to tangles so im desperate need of a bit of silicone :). Hope it works well, had the Ojon in the past and it was way to heavy.


    1. Oooh, let me know what you think of the light version!

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  3. I've been looking for the right one too. So far, no luck. Thanks for sharing info on these. I"ll check out the Macadamia one.
    Bright and Shiny

    1. Do, it's really lovely! Your hair will have a mirror shine afterwards!


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