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I put my hands up and admit it – I abuse my hair. From dyeing to straightening and back again over the years my hair has taken a good amount of punishment and unfortunately does show signs of this abuse, usually by it’s dryness. I have tried a number of different products in the past to try and make my hair feel a bit more nourished (and loved), so when I was offered a sample of the Roots and Rituals Nourishing Ancient Hair Oil*, Conditioner* and a lovely heated towel* I was happy to give it a go.

Taking inspiration from the practice of Indian Head Massage which is over 4000 years old, Roots and Rituals (RnR) offers products, described as ultra hydrating, which are formulated to help dry and damaged hair with key natural ingredients which penetrate the hair shaft and offer moisture and nourishment. Indian Head Massage stimulates pressure points of the scalp to promote wellbeing by stimulating and balancing the body’s energy system, as well as using nourishing oils for the hair. RnR also claim that their products promote optimal hair growth, which for someone like me who wants longer hair is a tempting benefit!

RnR take pride in their products, explaining that they are free from artificial fragrances, mineral oil, silicones, parabens and Sodium Laureth/Lauryl Sulphate (SLS). The Nourishing Ancient Hair Oil is made up of coconut, olive & avocado oils which lock in moisture along with Amla, almond and sesame oils which hydrate the scalp. Argan, a hair trend favourite is combined with hibiscus and basil oils which are used to condition and repair the cuticle.  You can combine the RnR hair oil with the the use of a heated hair towel for optimal results (and a spa pampering experience!)

The Roots and Rituals hair treatment has 3 steps: oil, shampoo, condition. Simple! I really enjoyed using this product, the Nourishing Ancient Hair Oil has an amazing scent of ylang-ylang, patchouli and rosemary oils which really creates a relaxing and luxurious atmosphere whilst you massage the oil into your hair and scalp. The oil itself has a lovely texture and feel with just the right density to feel pleasant and not too runny as to be uncontrollable. I certainly felt like I was being pampered as I relaxed at home whilst the oil soaked into my poor abused hair.

After half an hour or so I washed my hair with my usual shampoo (RnR recommend a clarifying shampoo) to remove the oil from my hair and then conditioned with the RnR Conditioner which provides deep nourishment for dry, dull and coloured hair (like mine!). This also had a fantastic scent and a pleasant texture. I allowed my hair to dry naturally.

So what was the result? My hair certainly felt smoother and healthier after the treatment, it also felt thicker and generally happier! I really enjoyed the whole process of massaging the oil into my hair and breathing in the gorgeous perfumes of the oil and conditioner, I really felt pampered. I also discovered that my hands felt silky smooth from the application of the oil, which is an added bonus.

I am happy to award the Roots and Rituals hair treatment 5 out of 5 stars and I will be building a weekly treatment into my current weekend skincare regime for an extra level of pampering!

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