Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Samol Herbal Hair and Scalp Oil

You all know that, for someone who can't even successfully blow dry her own hair, I'm strangely into making sure that it's in the best condition that it can possibly be. So, when Samol offered to send me some of their Hair and Scalp Oil to try, i willingly accepted and prayed I might have finally found my hair saviour after all this time. When it arrived, I was dubious but excited and so I put it straight to the test.


 I use a fair amount of oils and so I have to say that I was surprised by the size of the bottle. Given that I have insanely long, really thick hair - I can use a solid quarter of a jar of coconut oil in one treatment - and so I was really doubtful that this would go anywhere near to covering my whole head of hair. I will admit though that I was pleasantly surprised to find that I needed very little in the way of this, I literally just squeezed it onto my roots and then dragged it down the lengths and I could probably get another treatment out of this size bottle.

You're ideally meant to put this on at night, leave it on whilst you sleep, and then wash it off in the morning. I did it the opposite way around because I had a day free, and so I put it on in the morning with the view of leaving it on until the night - and I've never been more grateful for my completely inability to follow even basic instructions, but we'll get into that shortly.


  To be fair, in theory, as an overnight oil this is actually great - it's quite dry and non greasy and it spreads well (although I'd probably still say cover your pillow if you wear it overnight so it doesn't get gross). There is one issue, though, and it's one that I just can't get over; the smell. For all the world, this smells like salt and pepper seasoning - it's heady and really, really strong. I could probably get over this, although I don't think I'd ever be able to sleep with it on, but the fact that it really lingers long after washing is something I just can't cope with.


My hair genuinely did feel good after using this, and I would recommend it at only £5 for this size bottle - but for somebody as sensitive to smell as me, that's a going to be a real decider. The heady spicy smell does only come from the natural ingredients, as it's a herbal oil, but personally I just can't shake that "smells like I've been working in a kitchen and not yet washed my hair" fear. Give it a go if you think you can handle it though - your nose might not thank you, but your hair definitely will.

Sammy xo.
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