Sunday, 13 May 2018

[*] Forest & Shore Hallelujah Hair Oil Review


I've struggled with maintaining healthy hair for as long as I can remember. It's always been dry, thin and dull, no matter what 'holy grail' products I used on it - nothing ever really made a difference, to this very day. Now I know I can't complain much as I dye my hair every few months and have done for the past 5 years or so but other than that, I actually try to take good care of my hair ever since I had a minor bald patch moment that scared the living shit out of me. So when Forest & Shore reached out for me to try their new Hallelujah Hair Oil, there was no way I was gonna say no! Believe it or not, I've never tried using hair oils as my hair is prone to getting greasy really quickly so I've steered clear up until recently and I'm glad I took the leap and tried this product out.

Who are Forest & Shore? 
Forest & Shore are a new brand that specialize in natural and organic plant based products. Their Hallelujah Hair Oil is their first product to be released so far and is cruelty-free and vegan. This formula is the perfect solution for anyone with dry, damaged hair. The penetrating oils will work deep into the hair shaft repairing broken, brittle hair & smoothing the follicles leaving you with silky, conditioned locks.

The Packaging
I really like the simplicity of the packaging they've gone for, it's pretty and not too over the top as some other brands have done in the past. The design of flowers and botanicals on the box fit perfectly with their branding and the product comes in a sturdy glass bottle that feels matte. I received the 100ml bottle which has more than enough product to last me for quite a while so I'm more than happy.

The Scent
The scent is a blend of coconut, sesame, olive, sunflower & arnica, scented with rosemary & lavender so it's full to the brim of natural ingredients. Personally I found the rosemary and lavender scents overtook the others and were a bit too strong for me at first but after my nose adjusted, it's actually very calming and fresh.



How To Use It
Having not used a hair oil before, I wasn't sure how you'd apply it as I've seen a lot of others come in a pump bottle which seemed quite messy to me but I was pleasantly surprised to discover this has a pipette which makes things real simple and clean. 
You can use it two ways: 
Post Hair Wash - dispense 2-5 drops into the palm of your hand and evenly apply to the mid lengths and ends of towel dried hair. Brush through, dry and style as normal.
Intense Hair Reboot - dispense 2-3 full pipettes into the palm of your hand, massage into the scalp, mid lengths and ends of your hair. Brush through, get some sleep and wash out the next day.

Does it work?
I've tried applying the product both ways and so far I prefer the overnight intense hair reboot as it made the most difference after the first try. I ran it through my hair before bed and put my hair up into a bun whilst I slept, then thoroughly washed it out in the morning. It resulted in my hair feeling smoother and more hydrated as well as my dreaded split ends didn't look quite as obvious which is a huge win. Using it after every hair wash has also been working but I've had a few mishaps where I've applied just a tad too much and it's made my hair look greasy so I'd recommend sticking to the minimum since a little goes a long way anyway!

Conclusion
Having tried this out for a few weeks now, I can confidently say I would definitely recommend it if you have dry and damaged hair. It's become an integral part of my hair care regime and has already made a noticeable difference in such a short amount of time which I'm over the moon about :) Don't take my word for it though, give it a try yourself! You can buy it from Amazon [here] for £15.99 or buy it directly from the Forest & Shore website [here] for £14.

*This product was sent to me complimentary from Forest & Shore for review purposes. 
All opinions are my own and are 100% honest.
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4 comments

  1. I'm following this brand on Instagram and always thought they looked really cool- will definitely give the hair oil a try now!

    Alice | Alice In Wonderlust

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    1. Oh good! I highly recommend it, it's working a treat so far :)

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  2. I love the packaging! It’s so simple and so stylish 💖. I’ve never used oils on my hair either but this sounds quite straightforward and has good results. The scent you described sounds amazing, so natural and fresh! This is a great review Jess with brilliant photography 😍. If I buy some I’ll remember your tip about not using too much, thanks girl! 😘 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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  3. I dont normally venture into things like hair oil or hair care, i just stick to my shampoo and conditioner but i feel like i do really need start giving my hair the treatment it deserves which is this! such modern packaging too!

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