I’ve been wanting to try incorporating a hair oil into my regimen for a long time.
A few years ago, Moroccanoil was very popular where I live in Switzerland, but when I checked the ingredients list I noticed there were silicones in it. I follow the Curly Girl method in my hair routine so this ruled out Moroccanoil for me, and at that point I mistakenly assumed that all oils contained silicones and I ruled out all hair oils from my product search. Obviously I was wrong about hair oils and silicones - the two do not always go hand in hand.
When I heard about a new natural hair oil called Darshana Natural Indian Hair Oil -- a hair oil that does not contain any silicones or sulfates -- I was excited to try it. I still can’t believe how much shinier my curls were after only using a few drops of it. Oils are more expensive than other hair products, but in my opinion this is absolutely worth the initial investment. See for yourselves, try it and let me know what you think.
When trying a new product, I always worry about frizz.
I worry about the product creating more frizz, or whether it will break up my clumps and leave my curls hanging down with no volume. As it turned out, this oil had no negative impact on my curls whatsoever. I think it is important to address the cost of this product, at $18 for two ounces the price is considerably higher than what you spend on other hair products. However, do keep in mind that you really only need a small amount of it, just a few drops every time you wash your curls. Unlike conditioner, this oil will last for a very long time! If the price tag scares you, I am giving away 4 bottles on my blog. So you have a chance of winning one and trying before you buy!
How I used it
I used the oil at least 30 minutes before washing my hair by applying it on my dry curls as a pre-poo. To get even better results, I recommend leaving it in overnight.
1. I took a small amount of the oil and used my fingers to massage it onto my scalp.
2. I also applied it to my curls from the roots all the way to the ends. A little goes a long way, so I only lightly coated my hair with it.
3. I pulled back my curls for the time being. If you’re planning on leaving the oil in overnight, you can also do a pineapple and cover your pillow with a satin pillowcase.
To see how this product worked for other curlies with different curl patterns, you can read more reviews of Darshana Hair Oil in NaturallyCurly's product review section. Have fun trying it and let me know what you think about it by commenting below. I am looking forward to hearing from you all!