A few months ago I got some hair oils to try out and to see which one works best for my hair. The hair oils I got were the milk_shake Glistening Argan Oil, the amika: Oil Treatment and the Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment.
amika: Oil Treatment
Texture: The texture of this oil is lightweight. amika: absorbed into my hair fairly good, if I happened to do it at the right moment. Meaning I noticed my hair only fully absorbs any kind of oil, when the hair is still damp. After applying it, sometimes I can feel the residue on my hair.
Scent: The amika: Oil Treatment has the best scent out of these three products. The scent is very fruity and refreshing. I must admit that this was the reason why I kept using it. For the first couple weeks after purchasing, I only used the amika: oil and ignored the rest. The scent might be over powering to some people, especially if you’re not into scented hair products. Or if you need a lot of this oil, like I do, the smell can become strong. But it faded away quickly after a moment, so no need to worry if the strong smell keeps lingering on the hair.
Conclusion: Like I said, I had to keep coming back for more with this. After awhile, I noticed the results that I got with amika: Oil Treatment wasn’t enough for my hair. It didn’t keep my hair smooth, tangle free and moisturized long enough as I have hoped. Because I had to kept adding this stuff on, eventually it just build up and made my hair look greasy. I think amika: will work better for hair that isn’t as damaged as mine. My hair are super dry, so they’re more demanding.
milk_shake Glistening Argan Oil
Texture: When I first poured this on my hair, it looked the same like the amika: Oil Treatment. Both oils have a slight yellow tint to them. The milk_shake Glistening Argan Oil also absorbed best when the hair is damp. There were no residue on the hair, if I had apply it at the right time. My hair felt like it got nothing on, but still so smooth!
Scent: The milk_shake has a weak sweet scent to it, but when apply on the hair, the scent disappears right after it. It didn’t smell as strong comparing to the amika: Oil Treatment and the Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment. I wouldn’t notice the scent, if I haven’t sniffed it out of the bottle.
Conclusion: Out of the three products, the milk_shake Glistening Argan Oil performed best! If I applied it right (when its damp), after my hair has dried – I can feel how soft it made hair, I can brushed through it without any problem. It was tangle free and it stayed that way the next day too. Even after I woke up, my hair was so easy to comb through, no knots and no ripping. My hair stayed tangle free for two or three days, but unfortunately it couldn’t tame my frizzy hair.
Macadamia Natural Healing Oil Treatment
Texture: This oil has thicker consistency comparing to the previous two. Because of that I thought I wouldn’t need as much product. But turn out that I needed to re-apply a few times. So it’s safer to add little by little. The Macadamia Natural Oil absorbed into the hair better than I expected.
Scent: The Healing Oil Treatment has a sweet smell to it, but it isn’t the same like the milk_shake. The scent is stronger than the milk_shake, but milder comparing to the amika: oil. I like this smell right after the amika one.
Conclusion: Performing wise, this one is better than the amika: Oil Treatment. But the results weren’t long lasting like the milk_shake Glistening Argan Oil. I keep this bottle on my desk at the office for hair emergency day. But because of the thick texture, I have to be really careful when applying it, especially if the hair is dry and I need to apply a few times to other parts of my hair – since the thickness of this oil, makes it harder to spread it evenly on the hair.
1. milk_shake Glistening Argan Oil
2. Macadamia Natural Oi Healing Oil Treatment
3. amika: Oil Treatment