Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Review: L'oreal Professionel Mythic Oil Hair Masque



I'd heard lots of good things about the L'oreal Mythic Oil, and being a fan of the very similar Extraordinary Oil, which I use on my damp locks every time after I've washed my hair to help tame frizz and keep them looking smooth, I was excited to try the L'oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil Hair Masque.
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The masque, which is suitable for all hair types, aims to transform the condition of the hair in just three minutes, leaving it glossy, nourished and soft to the touch. With an enriched formula of argan, avocado, cottonseed and grapeseed oil blends, it does its best to replenish tired, dull and lifeless hair and get it looking back to its best.
Personally, I've suffered quite a lot with dry and damaged hair since originally having it ombred early last year, so I was really looking for a treatment that would help to soften up my ends and put some oomph back into my locks. So far, nothing I'd tried had made a major impact, and any improvements I had noticed were short-lived, as my ends were soon back to looking pretty dry and frazzled.
The treatment comes in a plastic tub with a screw top, making it easily accessible when in the shower or bath (and no worries about any product getting stuck in the bottom and going to waste). It's a thick, creamy and dense in consistency, making it feel quite luxurious, and it spreads easily and distributes evenly when combed through the hair or run through with the fingers.
While wet, the hair feels like silk, and while it did leave my hair feeling in better condition after the first use, I couldn't help but think that three minutes wasn't enough time for a deep-conditioning product to really do its work. After playing around with it a little bit and experimenting with leaving it on for longer and using it more often, I've found that I get the best results when I stick to roughly the recommended three minutes, but use it more regularly as a normal conditioner rather than just once or twice a week. It's definitely made my hair softer and more manageable, and along with a couple of other hair products I've been using it has really helped to combat that dryness. I'd say that the effect has been cumulative, as it does seem to have improved over time.

The L'oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil Hair costs £17.95 for 200ml, and is available from Look Fantastic.

Have you tried this hair mask, or do you have another favourite you'd recommend for dry, colour-treated hair? I'm always open to suggestions and am currently on the look-out for a new leave-in conditioner too...any thoughts?

Hope everyone's enjoying their week so far.

xx

11 comments:

  1. Well if this product can make my hair look anything as lovely as yours then it is at the top of my shopping list. Have you tried Organix Cherry Blossom & Ginseng S&C it is amazing too. Hope your week has had a great start. Love L xxx A Scottish Lass

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    1. I must admit, I haven't had good experiences with Organix! Their Moroccan Argan mask made my hair so horrificly matted that I had to cut bits out, and the Brazilian Keratin conditioner just made my ends even more frazzled - never again!xx

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  2. I may give this a shot as my hair can get quite dry and damaged at times! I love the Lee Stafford Moroccan Oil range, the Argan Oil made a real difference to my hair and the products all smell lovely as well! xx

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    1. Ooh, haven't tried that, I do have another saviour though, which I'll be posting about soon xx

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  3. Uhu exciting! I didn't even know this mask existed... Definitely want to try it now. Xx

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    1. Neither did I,it's really nice though!xx

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  4. it's great to see you've had some results from this Mel, i know you were going mad there a while back looking for something to soak hydration into your hair <3 x

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    1. I was! Thank goodness, I did have to chop off my ends though!xx

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  5. I haven't tried this one before but I had been meaning to. I use the Dove intensive daily conditioning treatment and couldn't recommend it more highly- it's really effective but doesn't weigh my hair down. And it's really cheap so great for times when you don't feel like splashing out on something big. Alternatively I leave hair oil in my hair overnight (more than I would use during the day) and then wash it out in the morning for really conditioned and shiny hair xx

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

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    1. Oh, I'll have to try that one -sounds nice and affordable! I do use oil too but need to remember to leave it on overnight more often xx

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  6. Wooaah! Really nice representation,. i am impressed by your writing. Thanks for sharing.

    L’Oreal Mythic Oil

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