I was on a mission this weekend. I was going to step into Sephora and get exactly what I needed. I picked up the mask I saw online and headed for the check out line. On my way there, I peeked over at the haircare section and wondered if I should even bother looking for a hair mask since the line was getting longer by the second. Luckily, my friend Connie was with me and told me to stay on line as she went to get her holy-grail hair oil for me to try. Thanks, Connie 🙂
While I was waiting for Connie, I thought about how I had such low expectations for this product since anything hair-related I’ve tried in the past has never “wowed” me. Not going to lie though, I was definitely nervous about putting oil on my hair. Will it weigh my hair down? Will I hate the smell? Will I want to wash my hands afterwards? I had many questions.
She came back with Ouai Hair Oil. I put one pump’s worth of the oil in my hands, warmed it up, and massaged it into the ends of my hair. My first thought, “it smells so good.” I’m not well-versed in describing scents but it smelled a lot like jasmine. You have to give it a sniff to smell for yourself. My next thought, “whoa…it just melted into my hair.” There was no oily residue on my hands. The oil vanished and I was left with smooth, glossier strands. I was so impressed that it came home with me.
I left the store with two products I’ve been meaning to get. It felt like sweet victory.
So I spent this weekend trying out these two products. Here’s what I think about them so far.
First up, the Ole Henriksen Hygge HydraClay Detox Mask ($32 for 90 ml/3 oz).
I don’t usually buy anything after reading just one review but what caught my attention was the reviewer pointing out how the mask doesn’t dry your skin out like most “detox” masks do. Although that wasn’t something the reviewer liked about the product, it sounded perfect for me. Something “detoxing” that’s also soothing and gentle? Sign me up. I’ve used it three times so far and am pretty impressed.
5 things I like about it
1. It smells lightly like incense, which is calming to me.
2. It feels very gentle on skin.
3. It doesn’t do that “cracking” or drying out thing that detox masks often do.
4. Skin doesn’t feel dry after washing it off. In fact, it felt hydrated and clean afterwards. Sounds like magic, right?
5. It brought whiteheads to the surface so I can finally extract them (safely).
So if you’re in the market for a no fuss, face mask that will both detox and hydrate your skin, you might want to give this one a try.
Last but not least, Ouai Hair Oil ($28 for 45 ml/1.5 oz).
Let me preface my review by saying that I don’t like doing more than I need to to my hair. My haircare routine is strictly shampoo and conditioner. I’ve been using this Giovanni duo (It’s cruelty free, vegan, and free of sulfates in case you’re wondering) and I’ve been liking it so far. I will say though, that since I’ve been letting my hair grow out, my hair still feels like it needs a bit of smoothing out post-wash. It get’s tangled and needs more brushing out than usual. And since I don’t have the patience to put on a hair mask for 20 minutes, this hair oil seems to be exactly what I’ve been needing. After using it for the past few days, I’m sold on how easy and effective it is.
6 things I like about it
1. It melts away and leaves no oily residue on your hands.
2. It feels weightless on your hair.
3. It smells like the perfect summer scent-no perfume needed.
4. It instantly adds shine and softness to dry strands.
5. The pump is so easy to use and dispenses the perfect amount of product. For me, I like one pump for dry hair and about 2-3 pumps for damp hair.
6. It’s travel-friendly.
This is the second Ouai product I’ve used and I’m definitely more impressed with this than the dry shampoo I wrote about in my first ever blog post. If you’re in the market for a quick and easy fix for dry and dull hair, this might be something worth trying. After all, Sephora has an excellent return policy.
I’m really happy with these two things and am even more surprised by how much I like them. What is something beauty-related that you’ve been loving? I would love to know!
Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you in my next post!
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