After hearing rave reviews about how argan oil is marvelous for hair, I bought a full bottle only to be disappointed at the fact that it was too oily for my hair. And oil makes my hair frizzy. Mythic oil was the perfect answer to that. Because though it calls itself an oil, it is not. It is a serum that contains all the benefits minus the oiliness. Yippee!
Update : 23 Jan, 2018 – I no longer use silicones because I figured they weigh my hair down.
Description by L’oreal:
Two oriental rich oils for immediate discipline and nourishment: Rich Bran Oil known for its intense moisturizing and replenishment ability, this oil from the Rice Flower tames unruly hair for a sleek, controlled look. Argan Oil used for centuries by Moroccan women, Argan Oil is rich in Vitamin E and Omega 3 oils. It easily absorbs into the hair to deeply nourish and control rebellious hair.
Blended together in a rich, wrapping texture, to provide rebellious hair with deep nutrition, shine and long-lasting anti-frizz protection.
The new bottle looks like this –
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol – Non Soluble silicones , C12-15 alkyl benzoate – Emollient Ester , Argania spinosa oil – Argan Oil , Oryza sativa bran oil – Rice Bran Oil , Benzyl alcohol – Preservative , Limonene, Hexyl cinnamal, Coumarin, Linalool, Butylphenyl methylpropional, Hydroxycitronellal, Amyl cinnamal, Geraniol, Alpha-isomethyl ionone, Isoeugenol, Benzyl benzoate, Cinnamyl alcohol, Citronellol – Fragrances
The 2 oils come in the 1st five ingredients and so are a major constituent of this serum :). Non soluble silicones are non greasy and light and give a wet & silky but not crunchy look to hair. No drying alcohols, no humectants. The fragrance list is weirdly huge though!
Texture: Clear, lightweight, semi-runny, soft and silky velvety serum.
Smell: It’s a little too strong for my liking but it goes off about 10 minutes after application.
Packaging: Hard, transparent, golden plastic bottle, with a fat pump dispenser and cap.
I apply this to washed, tee-dried hair and scrunch my curls for beautiful definition. Here is a post on how I use this product – How to apply products and scrunch curly hair. And here is a post with my full curly hair care routine – My curly hair routine .
+ Makes hair ultra-soft, velvety, bouncy and smooth (just like its texture :-D).
+ Define curls beautifully.
+ Controls frizz and fly-a-ways very well.
+ Imparts shine, gloss & hydration to curls.
+ Doesn’t cause crunchy curls.
– Has to be teamed with a good hydrating conditioner. With an average conditioner it does not do all the above to the extent required by curly hair.
I just loooooooooove this product. Even as I experiment with other products, this is always in stock at home. I am already on my 5th bottle. My Holy Grail Hair Serum without doubt 🙂 Here a List of curly hair products in India.