Leonor Greyl PARIS 'Huile de Palme' Pre-Shampoo Beautifying Oil
I have baby fine color damaged hair. My hair was a disaster. I tried every product I could find to remedy the situation, Fekkaki, Keratasse, Shu Umera, Philip B, Alterra, B&B, Davines, and others. The best I found was Philip B but still wasn't getting healthy, bouncy, hair with it. I had looked at Leonor Greyl before but had bad experiences with buying products online as hair products are easy to alter and you don't get what you're paying for. Then I noticed Nordstrom was carrying it and figured might as well try it, Nordstrom has always been excellent about returning things if you don't like them...this will not be going back. It's amazing the change in my hair, healthy, shiny, bouncy, styles like a dream...I can wear my hair down again. And although it's oil it makes my hair fuller! This is a miracle in a bottle. Used with the shampoo reviviscence and Jasmine Masque and will be ordering the volumizing products to alternate with.
One of the best hair treatments on the market
I've been using this for many years and it's always been my go-to product for my hair. There are some things to keep in mind for usage that aren't covered here, though. First, this is an oil that will solidify somewhat a room temp. You won't get a product that looks like it's pictured here. It will arrive milky colored and solid. But don't worry! All you have to do is run the bottle under warm tap water or submerge it for a few minutes in a pot full of hot water and it will turn into true oil, which you can pour out easily.
I personally use a LOT more than recommended, but that's because my hair is past my shoulders. Shorter hair is probably going to use about twice the recommended amount, long hair four times or so. Otherwise, you won't actually be distributing it all through the hair. It helps to have a wide toothed comb on hand (no regular combs, since they can tangle.) If you don't have a comb, just mush it through with your fingers until it's all good and feels oily and greasy. :) I leave it in for a half hour or so while I do other stuff. Then I jump in the shower and shampoo as usual.
The best part of this treatment isn't even the softness and shine you get after (for days!) it's the fact that it somehow imparts VOLUME as well. So even fine hair will get a boost from this oil.
I would never use any other oil in my hair. For my money, it's the best on the market and even though I use more than the directions say, one bottle easily lasts me four months, so per application it's not that pricey.
It does have a strong floral smell, but I think it's lovely. Smells like magnolia and coconut.
An alternate use would be to coat the hair with this before going into a pool or the ocean. It's got a nice UV protectant in it.
Palm oil is great!
Having used this Leonor Greyl Palm Oil by itself when I'm out in the sun as well as with the Orchid Mask, I have to say that this stuff is the greatest. You use it on your dry hair - it soaks into your follicles and replaces the moisture that's stripped away from coloring, blow-drying, flat-ironinig, etc. but doesn't leave you with a greasy head (you don't use that much) because you shampoo/rinse it out. I think this is now a staple in my hair-care line-up.