Old Wives Tail SOS Organic Anti-Hair Loss Oil Treatment*


A couple of weeks ago Lily from Old Wives Tail got in touch to let me know about her range of cruelty free, organic hair care treatments and asked if I would like to try one.

***2015 EDIT - the website is down and the Facebook page hasn't posted in months so I think Old Wives Tail is no more. ***

I had a look at the website and was impressed with Lily's ethos:

Old Wives Tail is a small hair care company selling handmade organic hair care products – absolutely no additives or chemicals. We aim to nourish your hair back to life the Latino way with our unique blend of oils. Our main lifetime goal is to eradicate animal testing in the beauty industry and 10% of our profits go to charities that save animals from being tested upon. Love your pets, love the environment and love your hair naturally with OWT!

I chose the SOS Organic Anti-Hair Loss Oil Treatment as my scalp is so dehydrated and has been ever since I've had Fibromyalgia. Here's what they say about it on the website:

A healthy scalp is vital for healthy hair growth. If you suffer from a dry, itchy scalp just a few drops of SOS will soothe, moisturise and soften your scalp to prevent hair loss. This 100% organic oil contains natural anti-bacterial agents that soothe and heal scalp infections and remove dead skin cells. SOS has stimulating properties that increase circulation and encourage healthy hair growth.

Product on - hair treatment before - amount used

I applied the treatment to my scalp and dry hair then spread the residue to the ends of my hair. It smells lovely - menthol, like Olbas Oil. Because I was thick with cold and throat infection when I used it it actually made me breathe better while I had it on. I put a towel on my head which had been roasting in sunlight in the sunroom and left it on for an hour. Then I shampooed my hair twice with two different shampoos to make sure all the residue had gone and dried my hair. I didn't feel the need for any conditioner afterwards as my hair felt moisturised.

Although I think the real results of this treatment will only become apparent after a few more uses, there were a few subtle differences as soon as my hair dried. My scalp was less tight, dry and scaly afterwards, and my hair was softer and less knotty. Even after the next shampoo it felt softer than usual and more tangle free. Because my scalp is so dry, I think I will need several treatments to improve my moisture level, but I have high hopes, and I would definitely repurchase this treatment.

The treatment was £13.99 for 100ml. I estimate I used 5-10 ml on my first treatment, so it will last quite a long time used as a weekly treatment.

There are other hair treatments on the website - both masks and oils - so have a look.

Thanks for reading!
Leah xoxo

*Product supplied for review. Opinions are honest and my own.

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