For many of us, winter is a time of chapped lips, dry skin and, yes, even dry hair. So when I received an email from Forest & Shore with an offer to try their brand new vegan, cruelty-free hair oil, I simply jumped at the chance.
Designed to offer effective treatment to damaged hair while staying all natural, the Hallelujah Hair Oil* utilises organic oils to help rehydrate and nourish even the thirstiest hair, and can be used in a variety of ways. I prefer to massage around 6 – 8 drops into my hair before I go to sleep, washing it off in the morning to reveal brilliantly softened locks, but you can also apply a couple of drops to towel dried hair to help tame flyaways and keep everything manageable while styling. I’d recommend the latter for thicker or curlier hair types, as it can look a little greasy on those of us with fine hair, but it’s still workable if used sparingly.
This oil combines a number of ingredients, each claiming to combat various hair woes. The organic coconut and sunflower oils encourage growth, strength and shine, while arnica extract works at nourishing the scalp and reinforcing the hair follicles, supposedly preventing early hair loss.
After trialling this oil for over a week, it’s safe to say that I really do love it. The oil itself penetrates the hair easily without weighing it down, and can be washed out with ease. I’ve really noticed a difference – my tresses definitely feel softer and look a lot shinier, while my frizz issue seems to have calmed down a little. I’m hoping this continues; I’m not a big fan of the ‘just taken off a big woolly jumper’ look that my hair seems to constantly be sporting.
I’m not wild about the scent, but I appreciate the fact it is naturally fragranced with lavender and rosemary as opposed to a harsh perfume. As a side note, I wouldn’t recommend putting perfume on your hair – the chemicals can end up drying out your strands, and even irritating your scalp.
The packaging is sleek and minimal, fitting neatly with the sulphate, silicone and paraben-free formula inside. I adore the floral illustration on the box, and the pipette-style bottle would look stunning on any dressing table.
My only gripe is that I wish they had included the directions on the bottle itself – I’m a bit of a nervous Nelly, and like to read instructions the first few times I use anything new to ensure I’m using it correctly, meaning I had to hoard the box for a while. It’s a minor thing, though, and hair oil really isn’t that complicated to figure out!
The Hallelujah Hair Oil is available from £9.99 on Amazon (choice between 50ml and 100ml). If you’re looking for affordable, all-natural haircare, you may have just found it in Forest & Shore.
Have you tried this oil? Do you have any other organic beauty recommendations? Let me know below – I’m always curious to hear your thoughts!
*This product was sent to me for my consideration, but all opinions remain my own. I’m not being paid for this review, and none of these links are affiliated. It’s just a blooming good hair oil.