By Wes (of HoneyBrownSugar.com)
Last Thursday I had the pleasure of attending Optimum Haircare’s launch party for their new 6-in-1 Miracle Oil. Curly Nikki and Tracee Ellis Ross were the guest hosts and all in all, it was a beautiful evening. The kinky, curly and coily headed crowd looked radiant! It was exciting to see all of the various textures and skin tones of gorgeous women in one place.
I’ll admit that my main reason for attending the party was to catch a glimpse of (and possibly take a pic with) the lovely Ms. Ross (my original hair idol), but unfortunately that didn’t happen and I was devastated to say the least! In any case though, I received a tiny sample pack of the Miracle Oil that I tried on my 2 day old wash & go a few days later. It is a lightweight oil that absorbed pretty quickly and left my curls with a soft sheen (no pun intended). I used a generous amount and it didn’t weigh my hair down or make it greasy. It has a light, delicate scent that isn’t overpowering. The oil boasts of the inclusion of 6 oils which include: Argan, Coconut, Sunflower, Apricot, Jojoba, and Avocado. According to their website, the oil can be used on the hair, scalp, and skin as a hot oil treatment, daily leave-in conditioner, moisturizing scalp oil, braids/locs maintenance, all-day frizz controller and dry skin hydrator. All of this, in one bottle, for $8.99.
Now, I’m not heavily into assessing ingredient lists but I always check the first 5 ingredients for petrolatum, mineral oil or any other funny fillers. I was expecting to see the 6 oils mentioned first but I was wrong; the Argan and Coconut oils are listed in the 10th and 11th spots, respectively. This was a little disappointing to me, but like I said, I’m not very much into analyzing product ingredient lists and I’m not really into oils for my hair honestly.
So, tell me – What are YOUR thoughts? Do product ingredients make or break your hair product purchases?