I’m totally enamored with the newish Oil Ultime range from Schwarzkopf Professional. Truthfully, it arrived on my desk a good few months back, but I only recently got around to testing it out.

TheOil Ultime range features aromatic essential oils and, according to the press release, is about “immersing yourself in a sensorial journey to re-balance hair & mind”.

The inspiration behind this range is modern aromatherapy, and I was sent products suited to fine and medium hair types to try out. Key ingredients include rose oil, known for its refined fragrance, and Marula Oil.

Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, extracted from the fruit of the Rose plant, is rich in antioxidants as well as fatty components which help to replenish the natural lipid barrier for supple, silky hair. Marula Oil, extracted from the nut of our very own, homegrown African Marula tree fruit kernels, is a highly nutritious, light textured oil that is rich in antioxidants including Vitamin C and E.
The essential fatty acids deeply nourish, moisturise and protect the hair while improving elasticity and manageability.

I was interested to learn that the secret to this range’s lightweight formula is the self-solubilising and self-evaporating oils, which ensures the hair is not weighed. The oils envelop the hair, filling porous areas in the hair structure. Any residual oil instantly evaporates, or is easily washed out, leaving hair seductively soft with a brilliant, radiating shine.

Oil Ultime Light Oil-In-Shampoo (R290 – BUY)

 This shampoo is perfect for fine to medium hair types. It gently cleanses the hair, without weighing it down. It also replenishes hair, giving it radiant shine. The self-solubilising oil makes gives this shampoo it’s lightweight and ensures hair is left soft and silky. I find only a little is needed, as the shampoo works itself into a lovely lather. I also like that the subtle scent of rose in this shampoo is subtle, and not overwhelming at all.

Oil Ultime Light Oil-In-Spray Conditioner (R307 – BUY)

I prefer spray-on conditioners because they tend to enhance my waves. I also like how quick & easy they are to use, and how effective they are. This one has a luxurious 2-phase formula (shake it before use) that effectively detangles, smoothes and boosts shine. It’s also super lightweight, so hair doesn’t look oily after a day. Again, this formula is best suited to fine and medium hair types.

Oil Ultime Marula Finishing Oil (R415 – BUY)

 I’ve never really been big on finishing oils for the hair, but this one I absolutely adore! It’s formulated with 100% natural, purified Marula Oil and contains a weightless, self-evaporating formula that smooths the hair cuticles and combats frizz. It can be used on damp or dry hair and doesn’t overburden the hair at all. Oh, and it has a very subtle, yet beautifully comforting aroma.

To learn more about the Schwarzkopf Professional Oil Ultime range, click HERE.

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