Mashooq’s Deep Penetrating Oil Treatment is a blend of natural oils designed to rejuvenate dry and damaged hair. It is a blend of six oils: coconut, palm, sunflower, sweet almond, wheat germ and olive; which are bursting with vitamins and minerals. Mashooq’s Deep Penetrating Oil also boasts multiple methods of use to give your hair a real treat.
Whilst the claims of achieving ‘sleek, shiny summer hair’ with Mashooq’s Deep Penetrating Oil sounded hugely appealing, the packaging was less than exciting. Whilst the label itself is thorough and informative, the design, colours and materials used appear somewhat dull and quite cheap. I therefore assumed that the focus of this product had been on the product itself and not the external packaging.
Whilst it is admittedly a very subjective view, the scent of the hair oil was not overly pleasant. Directly from the bottle it smelt of very little, but the smell appeared to become more overpowering and less pleasing as I was using it.
As instructed, I applied a small amount of the oil to my hair (covering the scalp and working down to the hair tips), then I covered my hair in a shower cap and a warm towel and left the oil on for twenty minutes. The main problem with this method was that when the twenty minutes was up, I was struck with an overwhelming whiff of the smelly oil as soon as I removed the shower cap. Once rinsed and shampooed, my hair returned back to a normal scent! My hair felt reasonably soft after I had dried it, but I wouldn’t say that I was ‘wowed’ by the results. The results were perhaps comparable to a normal hair conditioner, rather than an intensive hair mask.
I also tried the recommended ‘maintenance routine’ which involved applying a little oil to damp hair before styling or after drying. I regularly use a number of hair products in this fashion, so knew how little oil to use, particularly when applying to dry hair. I applied a very small amount of oil to my damp hair, focusing on the length and ends of my hair and ignoring the roots, before leaving my hair to dry naturally. Since my hair isn’t overly long or thick, it usually is fully dry by three hours later or less. However, after using Mashooq’s Deep Penetrating Oil my hair was still very much wet after about four hours. I soon realised that my hair wasn’t just wet, but incredibly greasy! Not quite the look I was going for.
I gave the product the benefit of the doubt and assumed I had simply applied too much of the oil, so attempted to use it again but with far less oil, and then blow drying my hair afterwards instead of letting it dry naturally. Sadly, I was left with a very greasy (and smelly!) mess which I was less than thrilled with.
If you are keen to try Mashooq’s Deep Penetrating Hair Oil, I would recommend using it as a hair mask, but not as a styling product. Personally, I felt really disappointed and won’t be using this product again and don’t think that it is worth paying £7.99 for 100ml.
Mashooq’s Deep Penetrating Oil is currently available from Amazon.
By Lottie Pearce