Cats out of the bag, I've got a huge secret to share with you all. Sometimes you discover the Best things on accident, and this is certainly one of those times.
I recently came across this incredible Hair Oil from Ouai, a new hair care line from celebrity hair stylist Jen Atkin, that already has a cult following. One day, after applying the oil to my hair, instead of washing my hands I rubbed the residual oil into my cuticles and the delicate skin around the nail plate, and than as a message oil. I LOVED the way the oil soaked into my skin, and it felt so heavenly at the same time, but wasn't sticky or greasy.
And don't get me started on the smell- Obsessed. Reminds me of my favorite fragrance Kai, which is a gardenia based white floral.
I then started using it on clients towards the end of a gel manicure as a replacement of traditional cuticle oil. A couple of pumps of this oil, I rub my hands together, and message it into my clients cuticles and hands. They too love the way it smells and the way it feels.
And if you think I'm crazy for rubbing hair oil on my nails give it a try yourself. Even fellow celeb manicurist Tom Bachik is known for putting facial serum on his client's cuticles.
Now for those of you wondering about the traditional hair benefits of this product...
"What It Is- A multitasking oil that smoothes frizz and seals split ends for high-gloss, super-smooth finish. Packed with African Galanga, Ama and Asian Borage oils keeps color from fading and protect hair from heat damage.
Ama Oil: penetrates and repairs damaged hair fibers while shielding the hair from humidity
Borage Oil: a nutrient rich oil that smoothes and repairs frizz
Baobab Seed Oil: this quickly absorbing oil hydrates and smoothes dry hair
African Galanga Root Extract: protects the hair fibers from color fading and color degradation due to UV exposure
Fragrance- beautiful floral fragrance contains notes of Violet, Gardenia, Ylang Ylang, and White Musk.
How to Use- work 1-3 drops through wet hair and air dry, or smooth through dry stands after a blowout to calm, frizz... Also doubles as a hydrating overnight hair mask. Work it in, catch some Z's and rinse in the morning." according to the official press release.
I highly recommend giving it a try! You won't regret it.