Beauty // Old Wives Tail – Melado Organic Hair Growth Oil Treatment

August 27, 2014

I’ve blogged before about how I am permanently yearning for beautifully long and luxurious mermaid hair. So when I was contacted by the lovely Lily from Old Wives Tail to see if I would like to try out their Melado Organic Hair Growth Oil TreatmentI didn’t have to think twice. The Treatment is made up of a 

“Unique blend of 100% organic oils that will give the kiss of life to even the most dry and damaged hair. Rich in natural vitamins, antioxidants and proteins, just one drop of sacred Melado will do wonders for your hair and scalp”. 

Sounds just what I need eh!

I’d not heard of Old Wives Tail before but I love that they use only organic and natural products – great for sensitive skinned ladies like myself. Old Wives Tail are also actively against animal testing – they even give 10% of their profits to charities who help prevent the testing of cosmetics on animals. My kind of company! The Melado Oil Treatment is made up of a megamix of olive oil, almond oil, Argan oil and lavendar oil, and as you can probably guess, smells amazing!Old Wives Tail explains 

“The natural vitamins and omegas in Melado restores shine and deeply moisturises the hair back to health. When massaged into the scalp this oil will help stimulate and encourage healthy hair growth by penetrating deep into the roots and strengthening each hair follicle”.

I couldn’t wait to give it a try – long, healthy locks here I come!  

My Hair Growth Oil Treatment arrived simply wrapped, in a pretty floral napkin which really helped emphasise the fact that Old Wives Tail is a family business, and only uses “real” natural ingredients – no mass produced nonsense here! It came complete with a handy leaflet explaining more about the product, and instructions for use: simply apply the Melado Oil to your hair, leave for an hour and then wash repeatedly with shampoo until it’s all rinsed out, and condition your ends.

I couldn’t wait to get started using my Oil Treatment, but was a bit nervous that I would be left with a greasy limp mess afterwards as it is literally an oil and I’ve got very thin, fine hair. I needn’t have worried however as I went with the less is more mantra and found that you only need a small bit of product to achieve great results, and the oil does wash out easily. I was a bit nervous about actually applying the oil as it comes in a round open tub, with no nozzle or anything to assist application. However I actually found this really useful in controlling how much oil I put on my hair as I could use my fingers to scoop the oil. This meant I actually had more control than I would have if it was a pipette-style nozzle, as one squeeze too many with them and it’s easy to have drenched your hair and end up with oil overload! 

I particularly focused my attention on the ends of my hair, as this is where it can become dry and coarse looking. After leaving it to do it’s magic for one hour and then shampooing it out, I noticed a visible improvement in the condition of my hair – much shinier and smoother, and it also felt really silky too. Excellent! The instruction leaflet also recommends massaging the oil into the scalp as the Melado Oil encourages growth, and this too has been lovely, and given my whole head of hair a bit of a revive and make over. I’ve used less product on my scalp as this is obviously more prone to grease build up (urgh grim sorry) and I wouldn’t want any product residue to contribute to that, but have so far had no problems of it not rinsing out. It’s been really nice having a product which requires being massaged in and then left on for an hour, as it feels really decadent and like you’re giving yourself a good pamper, especially as the oil smells incredible and so relaxing! It’s like having a spa treatment in your own home!

The Melado Organic Hair Growth Oil Treatment is £13.99 which I think is a really good price, especially for the amount you get – the 100ml tub will certainly keep me going for a while. It’s been a real treat to my hair so far – keeping it looking well conditioned and glossy – and I can’t wait to see how it helps it grow into a well maintained mermaid mane too! I love that I’m getting 4 natural oils in one handy product and am also helping stop animal testing too. Win win! 

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*Thank you very much to Lily at Old Wives Tail for sending me the Melado Organic Hair Growth Oil Treatment to review. All thoughts are honest and my own, for more information please see my Disclaimer Page.

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One response to “Beauty // Old Wives Tail – Melado Organic Hair Growth Oil Treatment”

  1. Jenny K says:

    That sounds like a great product, I'll definitely think about trying it- I want to start making a effort to get my hair long and stronger!Jennifer xx

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