Sounds like an awful idea, right? Well think again. Although the oils did not treat my greasy roots, they did treat my dry ends. So if you’re like me, and you’ve always wanted to try an oil treatment because of their amazing conditioning results, but worried that it would make your greasy roots worse, fret no more. Read below for my experiment with two new oil treatments.
Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment
I made my first venture into oil using Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment ($4.99, Walgreens.com) as an extra conditioning treatment in my daily hair routine. Because I suffer from greasy locks, I figured the best way to use the product would be in the shower. This way I could wash it out after letting the product sit for two minutes. You can also use the oil treatment on wet hair as a leave-in conditioner or apply to dry hair to tame frizz and add shine.
Verdict: After adding the product to my daily routine a few weeks ago, I have experienced shinier and softer strands.
Josie Maran Argan Hot Oil Self Heating Hair Treatment
When I hear “hair treatment”, I think…time and energy. But what I loved most about the Josie Maran Argan Hot Oil Self Heating Hair Treatment ($36, Sephora.com) is that it’s just as easy as applying a deep conditioner. Unlike other hot oil treatments, it has a self-heating feature so when you open the product, it is at the perfect temperature. No need to microwave before! Leave on your hair for 1-3 minutes in the shower for best results.
Verdict: The next morning I woke up to moisturized, detangled and smooth strands. And just like the Garnier Fructis oil, my strands were no more greasy than before.
Bottom Line On Oils
Oils are great for hydrating, adding shine and reducing frizz. They don’t affect grease. Just remember to add some dry shampoo to your roots before leaving the house.
Did I talk you into trying out an argan oil?