Paul Mitchell’s cold pressed Marula Oil range has fast become my favourite for it’s amazing hair benefits and gorgeous packaging. If you haven’t heard of Marula Oil before here is a little background. The oil is harvested from the nut of the Marula Tree which is farmed in southern and eastern Africa. It was traditionally used as skincare but it actually has amazing benefits for your hair too and has been proven to make it stronger and healthier.
After falling in love with the range I thought it would be cool to share the 6 main benefits of using Paul Mitchell’s Marula Oil, along with some cute pics.
1. Instantly silky hair
Marula Oil is very rich in fatty acids including omega 6 and 9 which sink into your strands to provide a serious boost of moisture. It also makes your hair 80% shinier than normal and provides 60% more antioxidants than Argan oil to keep your hair looking good.
2. Say goodbye to split ends
Studies have shown that Marula Oil improves the condition of your hair and reduces split ends by 80% making your locks healthier and stronger.
3. It’s lightweight
Unlike a lot of natural oils, Marula is really light because of it’s molecular structure so it won’t weigh down your hair, making it perfect for finer hair types. It’s also great to use as a deep treatment if you have a dry scalp. You just need to work it in once a week to keep your skin nourished.
4. It’s amazing at fighting frizz
As it’s so moisturising and really sinks into your hair it’s amazing at preventing frizz and keeping your locks under control. I like to use it through the lengths of my hair and I find it really helps to keep it looking smoother for longer.
5. It’s also great for your skin
You can also use Marula Oil on your skin as it has antimicrobial properties which help to fight acne causing bacteria. It may sound really crazy to put oil on spot prone skin but it actually works. This is because the molecules in Marula Oil are way smaller and much closer in consistency to the oil your skin produces naturally so it’s non carcinogenic and won’t clog your pores.
6. Girl power
Paul Mitchell’s Marula Oil has created 7,000 fair paying, sustainable jobs for women in Africa and if that isn’t enough of a reason to put it on your hair I don’t know what is.
If you read my post about the Salon Success diner a fortnight or so ago, this is me finally getting around to reviewing some of the products from that night. I decided to start with this range because it sounds like it’s what my hair has been crying out for. It promises to hydrate, repair and moisturise…perfect.
I guess I should begin by explaining my hair type as a starting point. I have very dry, frizzy, thin hair, that takes a lot of effort to look shiny and healthy and it’s been dyed several times every possible colour. I always look for products that are nourishing, moisturising and replenishing but not so heavy that they drag my hair down.
So firstly I want to talk about the rare oil treatment, which is my favourite out of the four products. This is probably one of the best oils I’ve tried of late and it’s really lovely to use. It smooths out my hair and feels weightless instantly, meaning it doesn’t get weighed down but looks shiny and healthy. I find it works really well as a finishing product just to smooth any fly aways and polish the look. You can use it on your body which is just as lovely, giving you a glowy finish and it smells great too.
Onto the shampoo and conditioner, I really loved these two. I found that my hair felt instantly nourished and looked more shiny and it lasted even after styling. The smell is amazing and it doesn’t feel heavy but actually quite light. I can feel residue on my hair when I use it but it doesn’t feel greasy or weighed down. I can tell that the oil has smoothed my hair and it has a thicker, healthier texture overall.
Once or twice a week I used the Intensive Mask too but I struggled with this to begin with. It’s a lot stronger than your average mask and as I usually slather them on generously it didn’t work that well for me. I used too much product and my hair was weighed down and felt greasy really quickly. I think what is testament to the quality of the ingredients is that you really don’t need to overdo it. I started using a smaller amount and really working it into the ends of my hair and that gave a much better result. It’s definitely a once every now and again treatment because it’s a heavy product. However, it does leave your hair super shiny and moisturised.
If you want to find out more about the range click here or if you’ve tried anything out let me know your thoughts below. I’m going to be using this for a little bit longer also, so I can keep you posted on the progress.
Of all the events I’ve been to so far in my short time blogging, this was by far my fave.
I was very, very lucky to be invited to a cosy diner at St.Davids hotel by Salon Success, in the most amazing room overlooking Cardiff Bay. It was the perfect gals evening to just chat, drink some wine and talk about beauty.
We began by going through some makeup from New CID, including this amazing nude lipstick which lights up and a pretty incredible eyebrow pencil. We all got to play with the products and take a little goodie bag home, so I’ll make sure to share all those with you very soon.
Diner consisted of a yummy leak and potato soup, with mini Welsh Rarebit (cute coincidence!), chicken and veggies for main and an Apple Tart Tatin for dessert. Sounds dreamy doesn’t it?
The first haircare products we talked about were the Marula Oil ones from Paul Mitchell’s new range. Marula oil comes from the nuts on the Marula tree and the concentration of it in these products is very high, which helps to hydrate and repair damaged hair. They smell incredible also and my favourite product so far is the rare oil treatment, which is extra nourishing.
Lastly we talked through the Awapuhi Wild Ginger range (still can’t pronounce it) also by Paul Mitchell. The Awapuhi plant is grown on a farm in Hawaii, purchased by Paul Mitchell and his friend John Paul DeJoria to produce the plant sustainably. Very impressive! It has the most gorgeous smell too, like the richest ginger biscuit you could possibly ever find and I can’t wait to try it out.
I was so grateful to be invited to this, it was such a lovely evening and I’ll get these reviews up very soon! If there’s anything in particular you would like to hear about though let me know in the comments.