Lately, it seems I’ve been getting my oil game on and I’m posting today about this particular product because I really like it even if I’ve only used it once. L’Occitane’s soothing scalp oil is not JUST another hair oil…it’s a pre-shampoo conditioning hair oil that soaks and soothes the scalp and it rinses out wonderfully. Highlighting the difference of conditioning pre-shampoo is what I shall do shortly.
“Designed for dry to sensitive scalp, this pre-shampoo treatment combines soothing calendula extract with a 5 essential oil anti-breakage complex to comfort the scalp and help reduce feelings of tightness and discomfort. Rich in sweet almond, jojoba and grapeseed oils, it hydrates the scalp without leaving a greasy residue.”
INGREDIENTS: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL** – ISOPROPYL PALMITATE – PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL** – DICAPRYLYL ETHER** – SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL* – VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL** – PEG-40 SORBITAN PEROLEATE – CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT** – CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL** – LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL** – PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL** – CANANGA ODORATA FLOWER OIL** – ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA ROOT OIL** – ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA SEED OIL** – LAVANDULA HYBRIDA OIL** – TOCOPHEROL** – PARFUM/FRAGRANCE.
*Ingredient from Organic Farming.
**Natural origin ingredients.
Available for Php2100 at RUSTAN’s beauty source and L’Occitane Central Square BGC
The way it works is you apply drippings of this at the very roots of your hair on your scalp before you shampoo your hair, not after. No need to pour tons of it…the dropper does a good job and the oil blend itself is easy to spread even with small amounts. The first part of the experience is the soothing soak that the oil imparts to the scalp. Give yourself a good massage as well while you’re in this stage. Between the end of summer and the arrival of the -Ber months I often get flaky and itchy. My scalp just doesn’t appreciate the shift in climate so this product was a welcome relief.
The added delight after you condition is the rinse. You would think an oil product would go against you in matters of rinsing…but this lovely lavender scented product works with you and emulsifies, allowing you to rinse cleanly while leaving behind soft shine and nourishing hydration. What’s nice about conditioning prior to shampooing with an oil is 1. It feels Royal and 2. the scalp benefits from a proper rinse but an oil conditions more deeply so whatever is left behind ought to be beneficial.
On the life update I have filmed a new video (a first impressions one) but my brother and I are pretty much on the last leg of our move to Quezon City, and I still do not have a functioning laptop of my own. We haven’t had our first night over at our new place because there’s that last push of stuff we need to have with us and my brother got sick. We’re not moving into a “shiny new” condo. Together with my mother’s support we had refurbished an initially slightly shabby, long-unused but well-suited space.
Sorry, for now this is the only photo I’ve taken from inside of our little urban corner…proving how to-and-fro it’s been this entire week. Free range large premium, brown, and salted eggs for real. Copper sprayed basket from H&M Home (I figure I could have actually DIYed this…but I was gifted an H&M debit card, the end LOL).
A friend’s carpenter did a great job on making it new-ish and listened to me well. Two small rooms joined by a central dining and kitchen area that has no sink of its own nor a bathroom of its own. We will have to share a common bathroom with the boarders, or use our cousin’s once in awhile. It’s pretty much a cozy dorm-like situation and we are grateful for the fact that the rooms we are renting are care of family. So despite the fact that there are unknown boarders on site, we know we are loved and safe and we like the challenge of making a small unexpected space look cozy and modern without breaking the bank on new furniture and stuff (post on that soon). So, here I am propped up on my bed with my cat for what could almost be my last regular night in leafy Laguna paradise.