One of the unfortunate byproducts of aging is the change in hair texture and loss of shine. If on top of that, there is also thinning involved, then helpful product options are very limited. I’ve encountered this exact problem over the last couple of years and have tried many products, but none became favorites or repeat buys. I recently decided to investigate and dig deep into reviews on two products that appeared to consistently receive high marks – Verb Ghost Oil and Reverie Cake.
First up – Verb Ghost Oil. A blend of Moringa Seed Oil, Bamboo Extract, Vitamin F and Hydrolyzed Soy Protein are some of the key ingredients that detangle, rejuvenate and most importantly for me, add a dose of shine. One to two pumps spread evenly throughout hair from roots to ends does the trick. Plus, it smells great. After using Ghost Oil for a little over a week now, I’m impressed with the increased smoothness of my hair. I’ll admit I’m a little wary of silicone in hair products, which this has, but of the reviews I read, I didn’t see any complaints about hair becoming too dry or brittle, the most common problem with silicone build up. I’m speculating, but perhaps the moringa oil prevents the silicone from being water insoluble allowing it to be washed out easily.
Reverie Cake is the next elixir that caught my eye. It’s a scalp tonic claiming to promote hair growth, revitalize, hydrate and balance the scalp’s pH. A key ingredient in this leave in treatment is Swiss apple stem cells “that have been shown to delay the aging of hair follicles”. I’ll have to be patient and wait for the results, but I don’t mind. With a blend of rosemary, rose, ylang yang, frankincense and sandalwood, it smells fantastic. It is also free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates and silicone.