Monday, September 21, 2015

Beauty Review: Essential CC Oil & Night Care Milk

For me, my hair care does not just stopped after shampooing and conditioning my hair. Leave on hair treatment has become a must after I stepped out from shower.

With the constant blow drying, heat styling and dyeing of hair, I know that my hair is not in the tip-top condition, my hair has been dry and brittle. Some of these everyday habits can put stress on our hair and impact its health and appearance.

Good morning, this was how I looked every morning when I woke up. Argh, I need to get rid of my bedhead caused by pillow friction before I step out of house.

Why does my hair has so much problems?

The hair problems are caused by the above 5 Hair Stress Brothers.
External environmental factors and our own personal habits contributes to stresses to our hair. Aww, I definitely don't want my hair to be as dry and brittle as them.

Let's see the individual cause:

1. Blow drying: Heat damage/friction 
I always like to blow dry my hair after shower because I cannot stand having wet hair, it makes me feel comfortable. Since I have long hair, it takes longer time for my hair to be completely dry. However, blow-drying is unhealthy for our hair because it removes moisture from the hair, leaving hair dry, brittle and susceptible for further damage. 

2. Combing: Friction to the hair cuticles 
Gosh, I am guilty of this because I love combing my hair so that it looked neat. 

Who knows combing wet hair will cause great hair damage as the hair follicle is at is most fragile state and coming through dry hair can form hair knots which makes hair prone to unnecessary breakage?

3. Split Ends: Fraying of hair shaft
The ends of your hair are the oldest and driest parts. When the protective hair cuticle is destroyed at the end of the hair, the hair splits into two or more parts. A problem that I always encounter.

4. Hair Breakage
Besides daily heat styling, blow drying and brushing, other seemingly harmless actions like tying your hair into a tight ponytail or twirling your hair with your fingers exert excessive stress on your hair, resulting in hair breakage.

 5. Dryness: Dry hair that feels rough 
Exposure to the sun, wind or even air-conditioning can result in hair dryness. The hair cuticle that protects the hair is weakened and is unable to retain moisture within the cuticles of the hair. I always focus protection on skin, but totally neglect the fact that our hair need protection too.

The 5 Hair Stress Brothers are telling us that our hair is missing out something essential.

How can I get rid of the 5 hair stresses and pillow friction hair to achieve the neat and tidy look that I want?

Essential CC Oil & Night Care Milk to the rescue.

I have been a loyal user of  Essential haircare, I am currently using Essential Light Finish Volumizing shampoo and conditioner. Now added 2 more Essential hair products to my shelf for daily use. 

Essential CC Oil (60ml)
Retail Price: S$11.90

BB and CC cream have been a common term used in skincare, but how about CC oil?

The ‘CC’ in the new Essential CC Oil stands for Cuticle Care. 
It shares the same ‘multi-functional’ concept of BB or CC Cream in skincare. 1 BB/CC cream has numerous functions, it provides moisturize, cover blemishes, brighten skin and protect our skin from harmful UV rays.
CC Oil shares the same concepts where 1 oil protects your hair from 5 hair stresses.

When apply on hair, CC Oil forms a protective coat around each hair strand and protects our hair from the 5 hair stresses, leaving us with more beautiful, less tangles and manageable hair. It contains Hair Supplement Oil, which is similar to hair’s natural oil. It can be applied on towel-dried or damp hair, and can be reapplied any time of the day. For optimum results, use after Essential shampoo and conditioner

Pump an appropriate amount onto palm

Spread and apply evenly onto hair, concentrating on mid-length to the tip of hair. No need to rinse off.

Tadaa, the result of application vs non-application.

My review:

Sweet fragrance is a plus point to attract me. I love the smell that linger on my hair after application. The CC Oil was fast absorbed into my hair cuticle and leave no greasy behind. It smoothed my frizzy hair end, my hair has become more manageable. It moisturized my hair, making it soft upon touch and giving it a silky finish.
Essential Night Care Milk (100ml)
Retail Price: S$11.90

Hair care treatment for the night.
The Essential Night Care Milk protects the hair from “Pillow Friction” by leaving a protective coat around each hair strand and prevent misaligned cuticles when hair rubs against the pillowcase.

Do you know that when you toss and turn at night, there is friction between your hair and the pillow, causing the cuticles to be misaligned?

This is known as pillow friction. Misaligned cuticles creates frizz, resulting in the fabulous lion’s mane the next morning. We have no choice but to wake up earlier to wash and  blow dry their hair in the morning before going to work.

With Essential Night Care Milk, it intensively repairs and moisturises the hair in the wee hours of the night. Coupled with cuticle coat protection ingredients, its rich yet non- greasy milk formula weightlessly leaves hair smooth and manageable the next morning. It can be applied on damp or dry hair before going to bed. 

Same procedure as Essential CC Oil, pump an appropriate amount onto palm and apply evenly onto hair, concentrating on mid-length to tip of hair.

The light scented Night Care Milk helped to tame my frizzy hair and there was only minimum tangle when comb through my hair the next morning. Just apply Essential CC Oil and I am ready to step out of house.

The Essential CC Oil and Essential Night Care Milk promise gorgeous, healthy and manageable hair all day long, even as we sleep peacefully at night. Totally in love with them. You can purchase them from Cold Storage, Giant, Guardian, Isetan Supermarket, Meidi-ya Supermarket, NTUC, Sheng Siong and Watsons.

Something to share with all of you. 
Essential Singapore is giving out weekly prizes for the top scorer of Essential’s Mane Hero Facebook game. You will stand a chance to win Mane-Friendly hamper.

Click here to play the game:

You duty is to combat the 5 evil Hair Stress Brothers and Pesky Pillow King. Imagine you are Mane Hero, move the Essential basket left and right to catch the powerful hair treatments to gain points. If you catch 5 evil Hair Stress Brothers and Pesky Pillow King in the basket, you will lose points.

Have fun playing and hope you win the prizes.

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