Essential CC Oil & Night Care Milk Review

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When it comes to hair, frizzy hair is my arch nemesis. There are many causes of frizzy hair such as dry/ damaged hair from heating tools, harsh combing of the hair, humidity, using the wrong hair products, using not enough of the hair product, dehydration, constant dyeing of hair and if you have curly/ wavy hair, you just have to accept fate that you and frizzy hair with be your forever companion.

And just in case you are new to my blog, I have PLENTY of curly/ wavy hair.
This is my hair out of the shower, towel and air dried.

Caution, not for the faint of heart.


If I don't keep my hair long, I can guarantee you it will be an Afro. I really don't know how to work with my natural hair so I would either tie/ bun/ braid them or do heatless curls. My natural hair needs a lot of 'sayang' to make it look decent.

I am still on my journey of learning what works for my natural hair. I had rebonded my hair since I was 14 years old for about 14 years and only try to embrace my curly/wavy hair since late 2012 and it was tough. Everyone knows that straight hair is WAY manageable than curly/wavy hair. I remembered when I had rebonded straight hair, I don't even need to comb when I wake up for the day.

 I have not mastered which techniques and products that work for my natural curls so it's still a learning process for me.

Meanwhile,


Thankfully, Essentials just sent me 2 hair products to tame & protect frizzy and dry hair to try out.

First product I tried out was the Essential's CC Oil.

(Retail price: S$11.90)

So what are the 5 main hair stresses Essential protects your hair from?
Introducing, Essential's Stress Brothers!


No worries, Essential CC Oil is here to protect you from them!


Protection from blow drying: 
Blow drying your hair (or even using any heat tools) removes moisture from the hair, both outside and inside the hair. It eventually will leave your hair dry, brittle and susceptible to further damage.

Protection from combing: 
Friction is an enemy to our hair cuticles; whether you come through wet or dry hair. Combing through wet hair causes great hair damage (unless you use wide teeth comb) because the hair follicle is at it's most fragile state. Do I need to also mention combing/ brushing your dry hair to remove hair knots leads to unnecessary breakage!

Protection from split ends: 
The ends of your hair are the oldest and driest and needs the most loving. When the protective hair cuticle is destroyed at the end of the hair, the hair splits into 2 or more parts.

Protection from hair breakage:
As you think daily heat styling, blow drying and brushing is damaging enough, think again! Even seemingly harmless actions like tying your hair into a tight ponytail or twirling your hair exert excessive stress on your hair, resulting in hair breakage.

Protection from dryness: 
Even if you truly take care of your hair in terms of preventing heat tools and such, your hair might still be dry. Why? It's because of exposure of the sun, wind or even air-conditioning can result in hair dryness. The hair cuticle that protects the hair is weakened and is unable to retain moisture within the cuticles of the hair. We can never win!

Well, enough talk, time for the test.


Since I have my hair just washed and towel/ air dried, it's perfect time to spread and apply the CC oil on my hair. I concentrated only on the hair from my nape until the ends; extra attention on my ends.

The consistency of the CC oil was light and non-greasy. The oil was instantly absorbed by my hair because of the hair supplement oil (Lanolin Acid - to repair, moisturize & protect) is similar to hair's natural oil. Due to it's light weight, I naturally want to put more and more because well, do I need to remind you the condition of my hair?

Here's my before and after!


Besides protecting my hair from the stress brothers, it also leaves my hair smooth and much tamer.
You got nothing on me stress brothers! I can juggle you around all day, err day!

(I know, my juggling clearly looks fake. Just deal with me and get my point okay? lol)

Next product is the Essential's Night Care Milk

(Retail price: S$11.90)

Essential night care milk focuses more on prevention of pillow friction. Just in case you don't know, when you toss and turn at night, there is friction between your hair and the pillow causing the cuticles to be misaligned. This causes frizz and that fabulous lion's mane that most of us have grown love to hate.

Sure, washing your hair the next morning helps to 'reset' the mane but as mentioned before, constantly blowing your hair is a bad routine. Plus, ain't nobody got time for that when you can spend more time on your sleep. Also, ladies with long, curly/ wavy and thick hair shouldn't wash their hair everyday because we need that natural oils as much as possible.

There are a few ways to reduce pillow friction and I do it every night. I sleep on a softer pillow case and always braid/ bun my hair so it won't go wild. Braids and buns also works as a heatless curl routine which would recreate a new set of curls.

Here's one of a few styles of my nightly hair routine.
Due to my curly mane, it's a must that I brush it to rid of all tangles. It's to prevent further tangles and to ensure whatever hair product I apply will be evenly distributed.


The leave-on treatment is rich yet non-greasy.Oh, did I mention that besides giving protection from pillow friction, it also repairs and moisturizes your hair? You can apply after hair is damp or dry but remember to concentrate only mid-length to tip.

The next day.


Different set of curls! wohoo! My hair was definitely moisturized and manageable. To think this is before applying Essential CC oil to kick start the day. Just finger comb and I am ready to go.

I would say the both Essential CC oil and night care milk did it's job pretty well for hair like mine. I would give 8/10 because for my hair, I need butt load of this product to fully moisturize it.

Do you know that Essential also have a Facebook game called Mane hero to combat the 5 evil Hair Stress Brothers and Pesky Pillow King? You can win attractive prizes every week by playing.


If there is such thing as a Mane Hero, I would need her everyday. haha


   

2 comments

  1. Hi dear...where to get both hair products?

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    1. They have it at Watsons and even supermarkets =)

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