L’Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil – Rich Oil Review

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.

Loreal Mythic oil review

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.

Price: INR 950/18$/10£ for 125ml. You can buy it here or here

The new bottle looks like this –



Loreal Mythic oil review

Ingredient Analysis:

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!

Loreal Mythic oil review

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.

Loreal Mythic oil review

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.

In short:

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.


  1. Hi, very nice review…planing to buy it…but does the hair stay soft frizz free for a day or for a longer time?because even after seting my hair they get frizy after an hour

  2. everyproducts you use it off are soo costly..college students like me cant afford..why cant yu suggest some economical ways fo students like us

  3. Can one cowash after oiling or do u have to give either of the two up?if yes,does giving up oiling affect the growth rate of your hair?

  4. Hey..Anjana…my shampoo and masque are sulphate ..silicone and paraben free..so. I can’t use this mythic oil as it wil not get cleaned with my shampoo…am I right…what is the solution..

  5. My shampoo is wella elements renewing shampoo…please suggest me one masque and one styling product..to go along with it…my scalp becomes oily and hair are dry..

  6. Hey..thanks Anjana..ur blog indeed very informative..and u have awesome hair..went thru your list of styling products…I can’t apply gel..any serum which is silicon and paraben free u know of..thanks a lot…

  7. Hey..Anjana…thanks for reply..have always used serum only..no cream ..no gel…gel needs proper application way..the way u have shown in that..I don’t think I can do that well..also my face skin is very sensitive..don’t want to apply much styling products on hair..so need ur suggestion for one gud styling product to be applied after sulphate free shampoo and conditioner/ mask…..thanks a lot..Also..if possible let me know ur email id..wil send u my hair photos….

  8. I bought mythic oil shampoo and hair masque because I read somewhere that they smell good but in fact they smell horrible. After this experience I am scared to buy the oil also. I wanna know what kind of smell does it have. I hope it doesn’t smell like Garnier hair colour.

    1. It does have a really strong smell. I don’t mind it. But I cannot say if you will find it too overpowering.

  9. Hey Anjana..
    When do you apply serum to your hair?Because as far as I know, serum has to be applied to damp hair.. And according to the CG routine, you are not suppose to touch your hair when it’s drying..

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