One of the best hair products I’ve ever used. As simple as that. I’m a bit of a hair products junkie and have been that for a while. I think it all started with Douglas Coupland’s book “Shampoo Planet”. He was my absolutely favorite author when I was a teenager and the protagonist from this particular book became some sort of a role model and a real life hero for me. Tyler (the teen from the book) had a meticulous attention to his hair and used a lot of hair products, so I’d started to do the same. Even as a kid I’d spent a lot of my pocket money on expensive salon shampoos, hair serums and top-notch hairdressers. These days because my hair is extremely long and it is such a hassle to wash it, I try not to use too much of styling products. And because I wash my hair very seldom (to be precise not more than one-two times a week), I love to have real multi-product-hair-pampering-sessions: I first wash my hair with a shampoo, then use a conditioner, then do a hair treatment while soaking in the bathtub and finally round everything up with a blow dry using hair oil for faster and smoother results. Hair oils are by far my favorite hair inventions. I really appreciate how my otherwise frizzy hair gets smoothed out without feeling heavy or looking greasy. Because I’m an experienced hair oils user, I’ve become very picky about them. So I made up an index to calculate how good or bad the product is. Here are my criteria and the rating for Davines OI/Oil Absolute Beautifying Potion in each of them. Hair Smoothness (on the scale from 1 to 10). This is a point builder and the most important criteria of them all. After all, the main purpose of hair oils is to make hair softer, silkier and smoother. I also might be the ultimate test subject for this category, because my hair is naturally frizzy (= smooth factor -100) and thick (= softness factor -10). For the unbelievably strong anti-frizz effect and super softness, I apply two-three squeezes of OI/Oil on damp hair, distributing it evenly on the lengths and ends (but avoiding roots), then blow dry. Score? 9 of 10. I mean, there might be something even better out there, but this is pretty damn perfect. How Long It Lasts? Obviously if you smother your hair in vegetable oils and tons of silicones, it’ll get shiny and smooth all right. The question then is how long will you be able to enjoy your beautiful hair before it starts dripping fat? My first experience with hair oils was classic Moroccan Oil, even if I used just a few drops of it, after two days I inevitably had to put my hair up in a bun, because otherwise you could see it was dirty. With OI/Oil I show off the full length of my silky and smooth hair for up to five days. What a time saver! The Scent (on the scale from 1 to 5). I guess it is hard to add a lovely scent to a hair product, because I’ve encountered way too many that smell to say the least inappropriate. All I want is a nice, subtle scent that contributes to the overall freshness of my hair and doesn’t interfere with my perfume. One of the best oils I used prior to Davines was DermOrganic Leave-In Treatment, which scored high in two previous categories but had a very strange smell of a bubble gum. I mean bubble gum in the hair, really? Who came up with that genius idea? OI/Oil’s smell is much more discreet, to be honest, barely noticeable. It could have been a bit more luxurious and salon-like, but I don’t have any major concerns with it. 3 out of 5. Packaging (on the scale from 1 to 5). When dealing with oil, a bottle with a pump is the most user-friendly solution and Davines knows it. I own a 50ml bottle, that is big enough to last me a couple of months and small enough to be following me on my short trips. It’s easy to use, beautiful to look at and I couldn’t design better. 5 out of 5. Price Index (total score/price per ml). OI/Oil Absolute Beautifying Potion retails for around 17€ for 50ml bottle, which gives us 1ml worth around 30¢. So the price index for this product is 0,7 (amount of score points you get for every cent you spend on a ml of this treatment). To compare Morrocan Oil’s score is 0,4 mainly because the results don’t last as long and the price is slightly higher. So you can see that it is very much worth the money. And you need it right now, don’t you? Like this post? Stay tuned for more. Find out latest beauty news, trends and tips on Beauty Pie’s Facebook page. We have fun – join us!
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