Despite hearing great things about Argan Oil, I hadn’t ever really got round to trying it out properly as it is only normally available from hairdressers or specialist hair care stores. So when I was offered the opportunity to try out Aldi’s (yes, the supermarket!) brand new Carino Miracle Oil I jumped at the chance. My hair is relatively dry (possibly due to the fact I haven’t had a haircut in several years) but I try to keep it as healthy looking as I can by using a variety of ‘moisture boosting’ products!
The oil claims to ‘strengthen, smooth and seal in shine’ in order to keep your hair in optimal condition. It also states that hair looks healthier after just one application, which I can vouch for – as my hair definitely looked far more full of life than it did previously! The package advises that you apply the oil as part of your leave-in conditioning routine, prior to heat treatment or blow-drying. However, I used the product on dry hair as well (to compare) and it still gave me a really silky, softer finish. If you do choose to apply the oil before blow-drying your hair, I would recommend that you rough dry it first and then apply liberally as this prevents the product running off wet hair (and essentially wasting it).
I was a little anxious at first as to whether it would make my hair look greasy or sticky, however this wasn’t the case at all. It’s very lightweight, easy to apply and doesn’t feel sticky to touch (like other hair oils). It has a gorgeous, slightly fruity scent which may or may not be the case for all Argan oil products.
All in all, it’s a great product – especially for £3.99! Dependent on your own usage, I’d say that the 50ml bottle would last around two/three months, in which time your hair should be looking much healthier and shinier. However, as these are sold on a limited basis at Aldi it might be worth stocking up if you want to use the product on a day to day basis. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone that suffers from dry, heat-damaged and split hair – or who simply wants a silkier finish when blow-drying.
Other products on the market which are similar to the Miracle Oil are priced at around £11, so this definitely is a much cheaper alternative. However, despite the cheaper price tag – I don’t think there is a compromise on the effectiveness of the product. I personally thought that the oil matches up to its claims and leaves you with healthier, softer hair!
The Miracle Oil is on sale at Aldi from 29th March 2012 (this Thursday), however it will only be available whilst stocks last. It is featuring as one of Aldi’s ‘special buys’ which usually sell out within a day or two, so if you’d like to purchase the product (priced at £3.99), you can do so from Thursday this week.
** UPDATE: The Carino Miracle Oil is now back on sale from the 6th September 2012, due to high demand. It is priced at £3.99 until stocks last. I know a lot of readers have been awaiting this news, so if you do want to get your hands on a bottle of Carino Oil from Aldi, I’d stock up as last time – everywhere was sold out within days!