Sunday, 30 March 2014

Birchbox Review - Beauty Protector Protect & Oil Hair Oil


After liking the Beauty Protector Leave In Conditioner that I was sent a fair few months back now, I was excited to find another product from the Beauty Protector brand in my Birchbox recently.  This hair oil aims to help protect your hair from heat and UV rays, whilst smoothing and strengthening at the same time. Similarly to the Leave In Conditioner, it claims to do many things, but actually achieves them too. We love products that do what they say on the bottle, don't we?

I think the reason it took me so long to get round to trying this was because I wasn't sure if you were mean to apply the product to wet or dry hair. I know that sounds ludicrous and would take me only seconds to find out if I googled it, but I just never got around to it. Nevertheless, I simply decided to be a beauty daredevil and apply it straight to my wet hair from the shower and see where it took me. Turns out it only took me to great places.

Once I'd applied the oil to the lengths of my hair, I instantly recognised that same sweet scent which the Leave In Conditioner had. This was one of the reasons why I loved that product so much, so I was happy to see it carried through to the oil too. After I dried my hair with the hairdryer I immediately noticed a difference. My locks felt like cashmere - silky smooth, soft and shiny. Everything that hair should be in my eyes. Looking up close, the hair strands looked a lot smoother and less ruffled up from a tough 10 minutes under the heat of my styling tool. This is always something that's going to win my heart. I'm not the type of girl to section my hair off and dry it with a round brush, bit by bit. If only I could! No, I whiz through it, ruffling up my hair and trying to get it dry as quick as possible, which usually means roughing up the hair follicles too and therefore not leaving my hair as sleek as it could be.  But in comes the Beauty Protector Oil and the day is saved by it's smoothing qualities. Brilliant.

Although the oil feels lightweight and non-greasy in my hair, it definitely makes my hair greasy quicker than it would usually get. Sometimes I push for third day hair but not when using this oil. Two days is definitely a max before my hairs complaining that it needs a wash. I don't like to over-wash as it strips hair of the natural oils that keep it healthy, but I'm happy with going 2 days when my hair feels as good as this.

I'd definitely consider repurchasing this, though I've come across so many great oils through Birchbox that I don't know what to do with myself. The Montibel.lo Gold Oil Essence was rather epic too, so definitely check that out if you're interested.

Let me know your favourite hair products of the moment in the comments below :)

Beauty Protector Protect & Oil Hair Oil - £16 from Birchbox

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