Oh my god, I have it. I wanted this Gisou hair oil ever since I saw it (like years ago, lol). But I mean paying €74 euros for a hair oil just seems a hella lot. To be honest I’ve had quite expensive hair oils in the past, but never crossed that 50 euro line.
But then, Christmas came around and my fiance was very generous to gift this to me. He still has no clue why I would want such an expensive hair “thingy”.
To be honest, I’m not sure either? I am secretly hoping to get the hair of Negin Mirsalehi, that would be amazing right? Why does that woman not make a proper ‘how I do my hair’ video. I NEED TO KNOW.
Okay, enough ranting. I got it now and I will be sharing my conclusions with you today!
First of all, the packaging is A-MA-ZING. I mean the person who made that box needs a raise. It feels so luxurious and it has been sitting on my vanity ever since I got it.
The hair oil packaging itself is also so intensely pretty, with the little dropper it feels very luxurious to use the oil. But you know, spending that much money already feels very
freaking luxurious. The only downside to it though is that the bottle is of course very full in the beginning, meaning that when I would put in the dropper too enthusiastically that the oil kind of slightly dripped over. Not too bad, but still kind of annoying.
But I mean, come on. This is so pretty, right?
The star of the show is, of course, the Mirsalehi Honey, that’s where it’s all based on. Honey is a humectant, meaning that it will retain the moisture in your hair. But this is not your average honey, this is the honey made by her father (okay, by the bees of her father).
I will take a closer look into the ingredient list;
Cyclopentasiloxane: This is a silicon-based compound often used as a hair and skin conditioning agent. Also, it has emollient properties and can be used as a solvent. Which makes kind of sense, because have you ever tried mixing honey and (cold) water? It will separate.
Dimethiconol: a silicon-based polymer which has moisturizing properties and will aid as an anti-foaming agent.
Mirsalehi Honey: YAS the honey!!
Then a list of natural goodies: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet almond) oil, Argania Spinosa (kernel) oil, Passiflora Incarnata (seed) oil, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract.
Then perfume and then the list of very hard to pronounce words, I am going to shortly go by them one by one. If you are not interested in this, scroll along to the next lil’ chapter of my blog post!
When it has a green diamond it’s all okay, an orange one has some health hazards or ecological hazards and red is a definite no-go ingredient. Don’t think that the orange diamonds are necessarily dangerous, most ingredients are tested and allowed and pose no risk under certain limits.
♦ Tocopherol: A (natural occurring) antioxidant that has skin conditioning properties.
♦ BHT: BHT stands for Butylated hydroxytoluene and is a preservative.
♦ CI 26100 (red 17): This is a cosmetic colourant,
♦ Butylphenyl Methylpropional: Synthetic scent agent
♦ Coumarin: Fragrance Ingredient
♦Hexyl Cinnamal: Fragrance Ingredient
♦Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde: Synthetic fragrance also known as linalool.
♦Limonene: Fragrance ingredient and is also used as a solvent (occurs naturally in citrus fruit). After storing too long or exposed to bright sunlight it may oxidize.
♦Linalool: Fragrance ingredient.
Conclusion: That’s a lot of orange. Not too sure about how I feel about this, but I kind of have to investigate other hair oils to see if it’s different from them. I’ll let you know when I do.
They say 2 drops is enough for your hair, but to be honest, it’s quite runny and a real drop is not really workable. But it is however very frugal in its use, I have super long hair and I only use a teeny tiny bit. I must say, this stuff did not make my hair look that great in the beginning, I was underwhelmed if you may. But slowly it started to work better and better after like 4 times it was a properly working good hair oil. Turns out, that’s also what they warn you, and they are right. They say your hair has to get used to it.
Before and After
Okay, I must say when I see this picture you can really see how well it works. Left is just some heat protectant and thickening spray and then brushed, right is with a tiny bit of Gisou hair oil.
GISOU HAIR OIL: 5YAY OR NAY?
Super YAY for having it, NAY for buying it? Can I say that? Yes, it is a nice serum, with an amazing scent. But 74 euros is A LOT. I am just not sure if I think it’s worth it to me. I first have to see for how long this oil will last me and how fast it will oxidize. If this truly lasts me more than a year, I could see myself buying it again. Then it would be around 6 euros a month. But I think I will keep looking for good hair oils before this one runs out.
But if this is right up your price range alley, I would say GO FOR IT. Indulge yourself.