Badger Balm, widely recognized as the happily certified organic brand of everything you’d actually need for your bathroom cabinet, is getting into hair oils. And, I love it.
Seeing these niche brands launch verifiably pure, USDA approved products at prices with practicality and appeal that won’t break the bank is such a wonderful way to test some of the newer oil blends (which are more often than not made from scratch) that promise to treat up hair without leaving it lank nor greasy. But, what makes the Argan Hair Oil ($18.99) a tad different from the commonly seen Argan varieties is that you can actually leave in this treatment much like a leave-in conditioner.
Isn’t this latest move a bit more fun? It is. Fearful of an oil weighing your tresses down? Don’t be. See, my baby fine locks will be the first to show any signs of weight or shine with a leave-in anything. So it makes sense for me to say if a leave-in oil – the first of its kind – can work.
For emotionally and physically torn dry hair, count on the tried-and-true carriers like Jojoba, Sunflower, Argan and Baobab to bring a high content of vitamins to strengthen the tresses from the cuticle down. Baobab is always a favourite to see as it is such an undervalued oil. Supremely high in vitamins A, D, E, and F, the oil (much like Argan) absorbs quite quickly into porous or dry hair. Is Baobab the new Argan? Quite possibly so as Baobab has twice the amount of antioxidant potency.
Replete in this lively scent is the compelling citrus tang of Bitter Orange mixed with Bergamot. Fresh and slightly green on its opening, both organic essentials allow for delightful hints of Ylang Ylang to sing forth in a festive fashion.
The trick with the conditioner is to cautiously use 1-2 pumps sparingly over your roots and work your way forward. Anyone who dabbles with regular highlighting (either with colour or bleach) with benefit with adding the few drops of this after a touch up session. Reduced fading is one of the perks of using a regular oil like this. Slicking your hair back into a ponytail or up do? Add the oil to defrizz and seal the cuticle before you spritz up.
After your regular shampoo and conditioner, the botanical hair oil will just feel like a natural extension to your beauty care.
Scent Classification: Floral
Viscosity: Slightly viscous