Hair Oil Review - Old Wives Tail

August 26, 2014

Today's post is a review, I was recently contacted by Old Wives Tail to see if I was interested in reviewing one of their natural hair oils.

As you probably know I make my own hair oil treatment and find it works really well, I am a big fan of oil treatments but not everyone likes to DIY so I thought this review may be useful for those of you who don't like making things yourself.

"We aim to nourish your hair back to life the 
Latino way with our unique blend of oils."

A small website at the moment, Old Wives Tail offers a small range of oil treatments and hair masks. Creator of OWT, Lily, grew up in the sun enjoying life on the beach and her hair suffered for it. When trying to help her fried hair come back to life Lily's grandmother whipped up a hair oil for her that worked wonders. Eventually Lily stopped relying on her grandmother to make it for her and made her own, finally turning a passion into a business.

I chose the Melado Organic Hair Growth Treatment* which retails at £13.99 for 100ml.

Made of 100% Organic oils which promise to 'give the kiss of life to even the most dry and damaged hair'. It can be used as a weekly deep conditioning treatment or used to tame fly aways, applying a small amount after blow drying.
Ingredients: Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Oil,  Argania Spinosa (Argan) Nut Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil.

The first thing I worried about was... how am I going to apply this? I like to use an applicator bottle with my own DIY concoction and I was right, my clumsy ways and the lack of an applicator did result in a few drops of oil on my clothes and on the sofa. Oops! 

As I got more accustomed to using it I did notice that I made less mess but I do think this product would benefit from being in different, more user friendly packaging.

I mentioned this to Lily and she has taken my comments on board and is even looking into possible new packaging! I think that would really perfect the experience of using this product.

The instructions state to leave it on for an hour at least. I personally find that leaving it on overnight works best for my 'schedule' as I have time to apply in the evening and then I have a shower first thing in the morning. Aside from the practicalities I prefer to give the oil as long as possible to work it's magic.

I found that this washes out easily, I only needed to do my usual two shampoos but the instructions do say to keep washing until you cannot feel the oil any more so more than two washes may be needed. When my hair dried it was left feeling soft, silky and manageable. To be honest I would of been surprised and disappointed if not as the ingredients are brilliant and I am already a big fan of oil treatments in general. 

I would recommend Old Wives Tail in general as the prices are very reasonable and the products live up to expectations, if you are not a DIYer then this would be ideal for you. I am keen to try one of the masks soon, I may treat myself as they are only £14.99 and I've not tried anything like that before.

Have you tried Old Wives Tail? Or your own DIY hair mask? Let me know!

This post does feature a product sent for consideration.
The links are not affiliated.
All opinions are honest and my own, any suggestions made are based on my own experiences and are meant as a guide. Please always take care when making any DIY products and patch test to rule out an adverse reaction.


  1. Rach this sounds so good! Now my hair is shorter, I think I'll be able to manage treatments on a more regular basis. Just been and had a look at the range on their website but I couldn't find one for my hair type. Ah well, plain old coconut oil for me haha xx

  2. I agree with everything you said! You won't need to read my review later on ;) aha! The packaging is the let down for me - its like when you get a new bottle of milk & you have to almost over pour so it doesn't all spill down the sides...Lily said its designed to fit two fingers inside to get the oil but I prefer to avoid putting my hands inside a product where I can. I love the product though and use it overnight to help me relax :)

  3. I dipped my fingers in too (I saw that amber poured it out! Eeek!) but I still got drips on my trousers (won't come out) and on my sofa! oops! I'm so glad Lily took on the constructive feedback, it's great to work together like that. Rach xx

  4. Ha! See I am not such a clean and sensible person, I just stuck my fingers in! but I did make a mess still, a few drops on my trousers and sofa :-/ Oh god, I can imagine the mess you made when you poured it out!! Eeek!!! I still enjoyed your review and yes it is lovely and relaxing :-) Rach xx

  5. I really liked it, although I am a DIY-save-money type of girl this really appeals to me and I think I will re-purchase and possibly buy a mask as well. Rach xx

  6. Love using oils on my hair and this one sounds so lovely! The packaging is really not all that great but that's such an easy thing to change :) xx

  7. oils work so well don't they! :-) agree on the packaging, I'd just pop it into something else as a 'normal' customer but felt the need to point it out as a blogger. I'm glad the owner was so lovely and understanding, when I emailed her she took it how it was meant - constructive and hopefully helpful feedback and not being rude!! obviously! Rach xx


Blogger theme by NatuRia Designs