I’ve mentioned many times on the blog that a natural state of my hair is dry, frizzy with oily roots. Not an easy task for hair products to solve this. It also means that I prefer intensive hair treatments and serums, something that would give instant, visible results. Two weeks ago, I shared my current, minimal hair care routine with a few serums that I’m using, but I am also very excited to add this natural French Antonin.B Desert Hair Serum to the stash.
Antonin.B Desert Hair Serum* 20 ml / £32 – $45
A black classy bottle with a pipette holds 20 ml of luxurious oil blend that includes plants such as desert date, Brazil nut, kukui, broccoli, lemon and more. All these ingredients together are the powerhouse to strengthening, smoothing and boosting shine for the hair. It has a divine soft and sweet herbal scent, which does not overpower. There are two different ways to use this hair serum and here’s what I though about each of them:
- as a leave-in hair serum
if you deal with a dry, frizzy hair on a daily basis, you know there’s nothing more desirable than a leave-in treatment that would make your hair smooth and glossy without weighing it down. Antonin B serum does the first part well by giving noticeable shine and gloss. But.. There’s a “but”, because even the tiniest amount of it makes my hair greasy. I’ve tried all possible amounts, but failed miserably. The packaging says that the serum is suitable for dry, damaged, color treated and chemically processed hair, so I would personally recommend it for someone who is in need of a very, VERY intense hair treatment and lost hope in ever finding one. Yes, it’s that intense, which is partly great, because I know many girls are looking for a serum that would help them tame and heal damaged hair, but it also means that it’s not for everyone.
- as a deep rinse-out treatment
another recommendation from Antonin.B is to use this serum as a rinse-out overnight treatment. Now that’s completely another story of this hair serum. I haven’t tried to leave it on my hair overnight, but 1-2 hours were more than enough to see great results. Also, I have used 1/2 of the recommended amount for my below shoulder-length hair. I ended up with defrizzed, nourished and bouncy hair. Also, they look straighter and shinier than usual, which is always welcome. Though, even it does contain many strengthening ingredients, I would not recommend it using on your roots, unless they need utter hydration.
Ingredients: Balanites aegyptiaca (Desert date) oil*, Brassica abyssinica (Abyssinian) oil*, Bertholletia excelsa (Brazil nut) oil*, Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oil*, Corylus avellana (Hazelnut) oil*, Aleurites moluccana (Kukui) oil*, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) oil*, Borago officinalis (Borage) oil*, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Coconut Alkanes (and) Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) oil*, Triticum vulgare (Wheat) flour lipids, Tocopherol, Cananga odorata (Ylang-ylang) oil*, Brassica oleracea (Broccoli) seed oil*, Citrus limonum (Lemon) oil*, Citrus aurantifolia (Lime) oil*, Cymbopogon martinii (Palmarosa) oil*, Pelargonium rosae (Geranium) oil*, Benzyl benzoate°, Benzyl salicylate°, Citral (geranial and neral)°, Citronnellol°, Eugenol°, Farnesol°, Geraniol°, Limonene°, Linalool°. *ingredients from organic farming. °components naturally present in essential oils.
Have you tried Antonin.B Desert Hair Serum or its other products?