Island Naturals Olive Pomace Oil*, £4.95 - Island Naturals website
Every so often I get asked what products I use to make my hair look so shiny, and that’s a tricky question because I use so many products on my hair. I’ve recently been trying something different, which has made my hair extra shiny, so I thought I’d spill the beans :)
It’s the Island Naturals Olive Pomace Oil. The benefits of using Olive Oil on the skin and hair are well known; it helps heal dry skin and it’s also a common ingredient in hair conditioners. The difference between Olive Oil and Olive Pomace Oil is that Olive Oil is the pure extract of the olive, whilst Olive Pomace Oil is the residue paste extracted with the help of solvents, after the olive has been pressed. Because of that, Olive Pomace Oil is considered of an inferior grade for cooking purposes, but it’s sill considered a great ingredient for soap-making, skincare and haircare products. The product can be stored without refrigeration for about a year.
I’ve used this on both my skin and hair; as for the skin, I can’t say it made a huge difference, but it certainly helped my skin heal and retain moisture after shaving. On my hair, the oil worked really well! I applied a few drops to my hair before showering, left it for about 10 minutes, and washed my hair fully with shampoo and conditioner. After drying, I noticed my hair felt smoother and looked really shiny; on that day I got so many compliments on my hair, so I made a mental note to write about this product! :)
What a good little bargain! Olive Pomace Oil made my hair look shiny and soft, and it’s dirt cheap. For those of you who are worried about the Olive Oil smell, don’t worry, you won’t be left smelling like you’re about to go in a frying pan; Olive Pomace Oil doesn’t have the strong Olive Oil smell, in fact, I found it hard to detect any smells at all.
Have you tried Olive Pomace Oil on your skin or hair before? Let me know :)
Product: Island Naturals Olive Pomace Oil
Availability: Island Naturals website