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Review : Jojoba & Clove organic oil treatment by Old Wives Tail!

Hello beautiful,

In this world that we live in, with various products loaded with chemicals and sold purely to make profit, Old Wives Tail emerges as a breath of fresh air.

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OWT is a small hair care company, based in the UK, selling handmade, organic hair care products with absolutely no additives or chemicals!. Their main lifetime goal is to eradicate animal testing in the beauty industry and 10% of their profits go to charities that save animals from being tested upon!

The first time itself that I heard of OWT and their ethical approach to creating organic, cruelty products, it really appealed to me!. They make oil treatments and mask treatments for hair and also sell hair accessories and cosmetic brushes (with bamboo handles). I am delighted to review one of their hair oil treatments today.

It’s the Jojoba and Clove organic oil treatment. Each of their oil treatments target different hair problems. I chose the Jojoba & Clove one because it is made for dull, thinning, brittle and broken hair. After my rebonding experience, my sole goal has been to take as much care of my damaged hair as possible. This treatment seemed just perfect!. It came wrapped in a very pretty printed napkin, which is so lovely!. I could see that extreme care has been taken to package the product, so that there is no damage caused during transit.

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Once the napkin was removed, there was a plastic wrap inside with a little sheet which listed the benefits and usage directions of the product.

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The product is solid/creamy in consistency, yellow in color and filled to the brim of the container.

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Truth be told, seeing the container, I felt it’s way too small. Looking at the picture on their site, I had expected it to be much bigger. Ofcourse, it’s mentioned there that it’s 100ml but still, that info hadn’t registered with me. Seeing the container in real, placed in my hand, I wondered how little 100ml actually is. I thought to myself that this surely isn’t going to last me a long while.

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I have long hair that reaches around my elbow level. You can imagine my surprise when I had to use only 1/2 a tbsp (shown below) for my entire hair!!. It’s solid at room temperature. So, I took a little bit in between both my hands and rubbed them together. Your body temperature makes it melt into a luxurious oil. Then I spread it on my hair, massaging it on the roots first and then onto my entire hair. My husband quite loved this treatment too. For him, I used a little less than 1/2 a tsp.

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Here is some info about the product from their site – The pure organic jojoba oil penetrates every hair follicle to add strength, volume and texture to weak, lifeless hair. This treatment has both anti-bacterial and stimulating properties which when massaged onto the scalp will naturally sooth, balance and stimulate your roots to encourage healthy hair growth.

Directions for use: Use on damp hair and massage into your scalp. Leave the treatment on for one hour. Rinse with fresh water and shampoo. Repeat this process until your hair feels clean and product free. After shampooing you can use conditioner on the ends of your hair only. Rinse out thoroughly and style as normal. If your locks are really damaged, then use twice a week leaving the oil on overnight wrapped in a warm towel. Store in a cool, dry, dark place – A cupboard in a ventilated bathroom is fine to store your hair treatment.

As directed, I applied it on damp hair. Once it was washed off, my hair looked shiny and felt healthy. Also, the color of my black hair seemed to look more intense after the treatment! It’s main smell is that of cloves. It’s a beautiful and strong smell that lingers on your hair even after you wash it off with shampoo. I could smell that pleasant smell even the next day!. I use it only once per week.

Here are the all-natural ingredients in this amazing product : Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Karite Butter Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil.

It is made with certified organic ingredients only. It’s paraben free, sulfate free, gluten free, vegan & vegetarian with no animal testing. I loved this treatment and I really recommend you try it!. OWT offers free worldwide delivery on any order, which is a huge plus!. I got my package by post via Royal Mail.

Price: $22.76 (AED83.60) for a 100ml container

Giveaway!

OWT is holding a giveaway on their site, whereby when you follow their rules and participate in it, you stand a chance to win TWO hair oils of your choice!. It’s an excellent opportunity to win and try some awesome, organic hair products!. Go ahead and participate in this worldwide giveaway!. It ends on November 1st, 2014 and winner will be contacted by OWT via email.

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Naz ♥

Note: I was provided this product for review purpose and all opinions are 100% my own.

Haircare tips by TRESemme!

Healthy-looking hair is all about strength. Try these simple tips for durable locks—so your tresses are ready to take on all the styles you like.

  • Don’t rough dry wet hair out of the shower with a towel as it will damage hair. Instead, blot hair to remove the moisture.
  • Always condition your hair if it’s prone to breakage. Conditioning is the best way to give your hair the nourishment it needs to stay strong.

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  • Use detangling spray and a wide-tooth comb on damp hair—wet hair is more delicate.
  • If your hair is especially delicate, sleep on a satin pillowcase. Satin won’t snag your hair or cause friction like cotton, which can rough up the cuticle of extremely fine hair.
  • Don’t use elastics that have metal clasps on them. Always tie up your hair with covered, snag-free elastics.
  • Try not to sleep with your hair tied back. Leave your hair down as often as possible at night to prevent breakage.
  • Getting the right brush is key for frizz-free hair. Invest in a boar-bristle brush with a rubber base to smooth and straighten hair.
  • Hair is most fragile when it is wet, so after washing, dry hair gently with a towel to absorb excess water. Avoid brushing until most of the moisture has evaporated.
  • If you have really fine hair and are afraid of conditioning, apply conditioner first in the shower and then shampoo your hair. That way, your hair gets the moisture it needs, and you’ll get the clean, full-bodied feeling of a fresh shampoo.

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  • One way to get healthy-looking hair? Rinse, Rinse, Rinse! Any conditioner left on your hair will weigh it down and won’t allow you to get the most optimal style.
  • Never brush your hair with a metal or bristle brush when it’s wet. Use a wide-tooth comb or a vent brush on damp hair to prevent breakage.
  • When applying conditioner, focus on the mid-shaft to ends as that is where the most damage is; you don’t need to moisturize the roots.
  • If your hair is brittle, don’t be afraid to lightly rinse conditioner out of your hair — it may benefit from a little conditioner left on your ends.
  • If your hair is fine, don’t try to over-condition — this will only weigh it down. Pick the right conditioner for fine hair to add back moisture.
  • For naturally stronger, healthier-looking hair, make sure you have a balanced diet. Your hair is a reflection of your inner health, so design your eating habits accordingly.
  • Once a week, deep condition your hair to leave it ultra soft and super strong. Apply your usual conditioner all over damp hair and put hair in a shower cap or towel. Leave it on your hair for ten minutes and then rinse thoroughly.
  • After shampooing and conditioning your hair, do a final rinse with cool water to seal the cuticle and leave hair looking extra shiny.
  • Avoid using a brush to detangle hair when it’s wet or damp — use a wide-tooth comb. Hair is more delicate when it’s wet, and a comb is gentler on damp hair than a brush.

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Naz ♥

Note: This is a press release, aiming at promotion to a wider audience. I am not compensated in any way for the publication of this post.