Hair treatment oils are a special little luxury. While I tend to DIY or multipurpose other oils I have for use in my hair, this new Camellia Hair Oil from Aroma M Beauty got my attention at first scent.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as the founder, Maria McElroy spent seven years in Japan studying fragrance. She became engulfed in Japanese culture, which explains why precious camellia oil is the star of her new beauty collection.
Camellia oil is an oil traditionally used most popularly by Japanese women to treat and prevent the hair from damage. Native to southern and eastern Asia, the camellia plant is a common beauty go-to for people in those parts of the world — not just geishas!
Here’s what’s inside Aroma M’s Camellia Hair Oil:
Organic Camellia Seed Oil, Organic Virgin Argan Oil, Organic Golden Jojoba Oil, Organic Rosemary Oil, Tuberose Oil
Of course, camellia oil is at the top of the ingredients list, supported by well-known oils argan and jojoba. Rosemary and tuberose offer a diverse scent, with the delicate and oh-so-fragrant tuberose softening the powerful rosemary.
Not knowing much about the scent of camellia oil, I’d say that the intoxicating scent of tuberose is what won me over with this oil.
Sure, I know the benefits of argan and jojoba, and am sold on the fact that camellia is loaded with vitamins A, B, C and E and has a great record of keeping Asian hair gorgeous and strong, but when it comes down to wanting to use this oil on a regular basis (my samples lasted me about four applications back when my hair was longer), scent is key.
The only thing that has held me back from buying this oil is not the $65 price tag (I think it’s totally worth the price) — it’s the oddly configured website shopping experience.
Luckily, a few other sites online offer Aroma M Camellia Oil, such as Lucky Scent (the price and size differs than that of the Aroma M website) and I Am Natural Store (again, some pricing and sizing differences here).
Have you tried anything from Aroma M, or its Camellia Hair Oil? Have you used anything else with camellia oil in it? Tell me your experiences in the comments section below!
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