Kérastase's Oléo-Relax Hair Oil Serum has been chosen by the Preview team as the Best Hair Oil/Serum of 2019. This and 24 other products were reviewed by 25 real girls for this year's Preview Girls' Choice Awards to see if these products truly deserved their title. Ahead, high school English teacher and coordinator Katherine Manarang-Pizarro gives us her thoughts on the product:
Many products have pledged to help address my hair concerns, and sure, I have tried a few tips and tricks here and there—like daily shampooing with conditioning and weekly regenerating. However, like how the saying goes, "The good things never seem to last."
The Product: Oléo-Relax Hair Oil Serum
What It Is
The Kérastase Sérum Oléo-Relax Hair Oil Serum is a hair oil that controls friz and humidity-induced volume for unruly hair. It promises 24 hours of hair manageability, leaving hair smooth and disciplined from morning till night. It's also a nourishing hair oil that seals in moisture into each strand, making your hair looking sleek all day long.
I wish I could say that I wear my hair like a crown that magnets the attention of onlookers, but sadly, that's not the case. Sometimes I feel like I'm wearing a nest that's too thick and tangled.
The hunt for anything that could help me tame my mane made me read product labels, research about what each brand offers, and gather recommendations from friends and family. The said hunt has led and convinced me to incorporate the use of hair oil in my hair care routine.
I tried using other products before this review, but I found them heavily scented and thick. Additionally, they have also made my scalp itchy and my hair oily under the sun or inside a well-ventilated or air-conditioned room.
How I Used It
Kérastase Sérum Oléo-Relax Hair Oil Serum comes in an easy-to-use pump bottle that is labeled with clear instructions for use. It recommended the application of two to three pumps of the serum on towel-dried hair. I did this alongside my usual shampooing and conditioning.
In seven days, I noticed significant changes to the nest that was my hair. I was finally able to tame my mane with the help of the said product. The absence of scalp itchiness and hair oiliness served as bonus, as the serum itself is light and non-greasy. The effect usually lasts even after work hours, so it has generally met all expectations I have for hair oil.
With regards to addressing my hair concerns, I think I've finally found a product that I can continuously use and confidently recommend to others who share the same problems. Its pricetag might feel a bit more expensive compared to other similar products on the market, but I'd say the price is well worth it.