I have mentioned several times before on this blog that I am a really big fan of hair oils and treatments. There are is a huge amount of oils on the high street that are nothing more than a bottle full of silicones with a dash of oil, designed to be a finishing product rather than an actual treatment, silicones are good at smoothing the hair, but do very little in terms of actual repair. I have reviewed a few different hair oils over the years from natural beauty brands and quite often use my DIY Hair and scalp oil recipe, but todays review is of a hair oil than it a cut above the rest; Introducing the Regenerate Hair oil by Etieno.
Precious Jackson the founder of Etieno founded her brand after her life was touched by cancer. She went through a significant amount of treatment for leukemia, including chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. All of this took a significant toll on her skin an hair. Etie’no is a West African word meaning “good gift”, fitting for a brand designed to build up your self esteem in challenging circumstances.
I have been battling hair loss for months after the birth of my second child. Whilst with my first birth I didn’t notice too much hair loss or regrowth, this time around the loss and subsequent regrowth was quite dramatic. I have been using the Etieno Regenerate oil as a weekly treatment to help with growth. Compared to the rather modest but effective ingredients in my own DIY hair oil, Regenerate is a real treat to use and includes some really interesting ingredients such as; black sesame oil, andiroba oil, carrot seed oil and marshmallow extract which is know for its ability to soothe and soften the skin.
The scent is really sophisticated and relaxing, with bourbon geranium, lavender and chamomile. The oil is easy to apply; simply apply a few pumps to the palms of your hands and rub through hair and scalp. You can warm the oil and use it as a hot oil treatment too. It suggests on the website that you can use the oil on cuticles, as a beard oil or even as an emergency make up remover. I like to massage any oil left over in to my hands as a treat. The oil has a medium consistency and I personally found that it is best applied sparingly to make it easier to remove, thicker or curly hair types can be more generous.
Using Etieno Regenerate hair oil has improved the condition of my hair and helped with the regrowth from my post-natal hair loss. Beyond that, I really love discovering independent brands such as Etieno who making products with passion that they believe in. The brand does not test on animals and has some vegan options such as the Regenerate hair oil. The packaging is eco-friendly, including recyclable miron glass (also helps to protect the ingredients inside) or the soaps which are packaged in reusable jute totes.
Perfect for anyone with dry or damaged hair, that has been heat treated or coloured or generally in need of some TLC. This oil is a beautiful addition to a haircare routine. You can find Etieno products on the Etieno website.