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The Best Hair Oil That Won’t Weigh Down Fine and Thinning Tresses

And it gives back to a worthy cause!


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Whatever your hair type, split ends affect everyone equally. With common things like regularly coloring your hair, styling with heat, and even just brushing wet hair causing breakage — it’s almost impossible to avoid damaging your locks. I have fine, thinning hair, so if I skip even one salon appointment, my tresses becomes brittle and frizzy, (or, as my mother says, a “rat’s nest”). This is where hair oil comes in — if you can find the right one.

I have tried many different oils over the years, but so often they end up making my hair look flat and greasy. But recently, I may have stumbled upon the holy grail. BRIOGEO’s Don’t Despair, Repair! Strengthening Treatment Hair Oil — my new secret weapon during this salon-free time — not only doesn’t weigh my hair down, but it adds life and fullness to my mane.

Not only is the bottle gorgeous (yes, I’m a sucker for packaging), but its clinical tests prove it repaired hair damage in 88 percent of testers in just two uses. For those like me with fine or oily hair, the lightweight formula of rose flower oil (an antioxidant that smells delightful) and ceramides strengthen and replenish hair without weighing it down. The oil also provides a silicone-free shine with a special potion of macadamia nut derivative.

The best part? It’s a feel-good purchase in more ways than one. Not only is it entirely vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and made with recycled packaging, but BRIOGEO donates a portion of each purchase to The Food Bank For NYC, which provides up to 50,000 meals to local residents in need. 

Take a look at these results — the proof is in the pudding, or in this case, before and after photos:

hair oil before after

It only takes a couple of drops to be effective, so the bottle will last you longer than you’d think. One BRIOGEO reviewer backed up that claim: “I thought the bottle is too small and I’ll probably run out immediately because I usually use loads of oil, but with this one, I only need a couple of drops for my fine hair… This little bottle will last forever!” 

Over at Sephora, the oil received an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 115 reviewers giving it a perfect five stars. “My hair is fine and color-treated, and I beat it into submission daily with a blower dryer and either a flat or curling iron,” said one reviewer. “I used about 4-5 drops (shoulder length hair) and this oil improved my hair substantially after ONE use! Split ends [are] much less visible, manageable, full — not flat! — and shiny. I feel confident enough to go a shade lighter this summer.”

If you want the best results possible, the folks over at BRIOGEO recommend using using the Strengthening Oil Treatment Hair Oil alongside other products in the Don’t Despair, Repair! product line, particularly the Super Moisture Shampoo, and Deep Conditioning Mask.

BRIOGEO’s Don’t Despair, Repair! Strengthening Treatment Hair Oil, $30

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