About a month ago, I was pondering the state of my haircare routine. I was missing a hair oil to use on my ends during the day, and as a weekly deep conditioning treatment. I wanted something that has a balanced blend of nourishing oils, and a pretty scent wouldn't hurt either. While wondering what I should try next, I remembered that Badger Balm makes three hair oils that I remember being quite drawn to. That night, I wrote down on my wish list page "Badger Hair Oil." Now, imagine my surprise when the next day, I recieved an email from Badger's product educator, asking if I would be interested in trying their Argan Hair Oil* ($18.99 for 2 oz)! The universe was speaking to me, and it wanted me to try Badger's Hair Oil. The universe is very concerned with matters of my hair, of course.
As expected, this oil has a deeply nourishing texture, thanks to carrier the oils argan, jojoba, sunflower and baobab. These oils are rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids that smooth out the surface of the hair shaft, penetrate to prevent moisture loss, and protect your strands from heat an UV rays. What I was not expecting, maybe because of the earthy toned packaging, was the gorgeous ylang ylang scent. This sophisticated aroma is a blend of ylang ylang, sicilian orange, bergamot and sandalwood. It's citrusy and slightly floral, with the slightly woodsy sandalwood base. When I first opened the bottle, I thought, "Oh yes, I would like my hair to smell like that."
You can use hair oils in a couple different ways. As a defrizzer and softener, I take a small pump, rub between my hands, and pat lightly into the ends of my wet hair so that it is evenly distributed. I don't apply it the scalp area because I want to avoid the greasy look. The oil makes your hair smooth and soft, and acts as sort of a leave in conditioner. It definies curls, and if I apply it before straightening, it helps my hair look pin straight. You can also use it as deep conditioning treatment, massaging a larger amount into your scalp and working towards the ends. If you're feeling economical, you can mix a pump or two with plain jojoba oil and work it in to your hair. And P.S., there is no reason you couldn't use this as a body oil too if you so desired.
The Compact Review: A gorgeous, citrus and ylang ylang-laced hair oil that is full of nutrients for you locks. It's perfect for running through your ends to smooth and nourish, or to use as an intensive treatment for dry and damaged hair. All the oils are certified organic, and any other brand would likely be charging twice as much for a blend like this!
Get it: badgerbalm.com
Ingredients: *Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Oil, *Helianthus Annuus (Organic Sunflower) Oil, *Argania Spinosa (Organic Argan) Oil, *Adansonia Digitata (Organic Baobab) Oil, Essential Oils of *Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Organic Sicilian Orange), *Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Organic Bergamot), *Santalum Album (Organic Sandalwood), *Cananga Odorata (Organic Ylang Ylang), and Tocopherol (Sunflower Vitamin E).
* = Certified Organic