My hair washing routine has been very spartan: shampoo and conditioner. Every now and then, a deep conditioner or hair mask. I was aware of the new oils on the market, and on occasion, I would use one on my ends after conditioning my hair/before blow-drying.
A couple of weeks ago, I was sent a new hair product to try out and review. Darshana Natural Indian Hair Oil. This oil is used in a different manner from the other oil I had tried previously. Darshana is used before washing my hair. The instructions say to use it a half hour or more on dry hair before washing. It even says you can apply it at night and sleep with it, washing it out with shampoo the next morning.
Here are the benefits listed on the brand’s website:
- Moisturizes, conditions, and smoothes hair
- Revitalizes dry, damaged, or frizzy hair
- Natural Indian Ayurvedic formula
- Contains Antioxidants: Omega 3-6-9, and Vitamins A-B-C-E
- Makes hair appear, softer, shinier, and healthier
- Absorbs quickly and controls frizz
- No mineral oil, parabens, sulfates, silicone, artificial color or animal testing
- Natural alternative for long term hair care.
Today is a rainy, dark day, and I decided to stay home and let my errands wait. I applied the golden oil with my hands to my scalp and on my hair from roots to ends. I have a lot of thick, coarse, shoulder-length hair. I thought I was using a lot of oil, but when I checked the 6 ounce bottle, it looks like I hardly used any! After applying the fragrant citrus-scented oil, I combed it through to distribute it better, especially to the coarsest underneath hair. Then I worked on my blog for about 40 minutes.
I took a shower and washed my hair with my usual shampoo, Briogeo. Be Gentle. Be Kind. Sulfate-free Shampoo. After one shampoo, it felt like the oil was almost completely washed out. I missed a couple of areas near my temples so I did a second shampoo with just a little shampoo. The oil rinsed out easily, and it felt like it was completely gone. I was afraid the floor of my bathtub would be slippery and covered with oil, but it wasn’t. I was afraid maybe I washed out the effects of the oil since my hair didn’t feel oily. Silly me. Next, I applied Just Natural Hair Color Care Hair Conditioner, and rinsed it out after 2-3 minutes.
Since my coarse hair is exceedingly frizzy, I used John Frieda 3 Day Straight like I always do. I blew dry and flat-ironed my hair as usual.
Then, wow. My hair is so straight, so silky soft, and so blindingly shiny I can’t believe it. I did not at all expect such a big difference! Darshana Natural Indian Hair Oil went way beyond my expectations!
I wish it were a nice day out because I’d love to go out and show off my blindingly shiny super red hair. I had my hair colored about 9 days ago, and the color looks even brighter now than it did right after it was colored. I also wish it were sunny out so the photos I took would have shown my hair off to even better advantage. But hopefully you’ll be able to see my results!
Although my hair was in decent shape, Darshana Hair Oil took it to the next level. It is ah-maze-ing! I definitely recommend giving Darshana Natural Indian Hair Oil a try especially if you’re trying to get your hair to look its best for the holidays.
It is appropriate for all hair types and conditions: color treated, dry, unmanageable hair, curly or straight hair. It comes in the 6 fl. oz. size that I used for $38, and a 2 ounce size for $18 if you want to check it out without a big commitment. As mentioned above, it is natural and cruelty-free. It’s made in the U.S. You can buy it on the Darshana website or on Amazon. On the Darshana site, they are now having a BOGO promotion for the 2 ounce size!