I am constantly (as in constantly) searching for the best beauty products on the market. As a consumer, it’s normal to be influenced by amazing ads, commercials, and perfect social media depictions- only to find that when the product is actually in your hands it’s lackluster at best. I was hoping the same wouldn’t be said for beauty blogger Negin Mirsalehi’s Gisou hair oil- and I was happily surprised to find a new staple in my haircare routine.
If you don’t know who Negin is, you’re missing out on a bombshell of a blogger. Amsterdam-based, she has amazing style, a cool 3.8 million followers on Instagram, and flawless hair that she frequently wears in wavy ringlets. I would be lying if her flowing long locks weren’t the reason I wanted to try the hair oil out in the first place. Negin’s father is a beekeeper and her mother a hairstylist, creating the perfect combination for her product, a nourishing hair oil boasting the many benefits honey has to offer, some of which include:
- honey is an emollient- meaning that it seals moisture into the hair follicle, helping with damage and over time, with hair growth
- it has natural antiseptic properties (often used in skincare to help keep acne at bay) offering soothing protection to dandruff, eczema, and psoriasis
- it contains several vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, resulting in not only protecting your hair but helping it grow long and strong
You can use Gisou in addition to your favorite hair mask or on its own. What I like to do is put two droppers of product in my hands and rub them together before I distribute it onto damp, freshly washed hair. It smells amazing and I truly see a lack of softness and shine when I skip out on using it. I’ve also noticed it really helps in detangling my thick, damaged, dry hair. My other favorite way to apply this is after I’ve styled my hair (either curled, blown out, or straightened it) as a final step. It is moisturizing enough to add glistening shine to my locks, but light enough so that my hair doesn’t feel weighed down or greasy.
You can’t buy Gisou in-store in the states just yet, but I purchased mine on the official website and selected US delivery. It’s definitely not the most affordable product out there, but seeing how little I need for each use (& I have a LOT of hair) and how much my hair has benefitted from it, I don’t mind shelling out for products that do what they say. When I get my hands on the Gisou Propolis Heat Protectant (it’s unfortunately sold out at the moment) I’ll share my thoughts with you on it!