I love hair oils! I love that they smooth hair, make it shiny, strengthen and protect the hair cuticle. Hair both looks and feels better after application! I’ve used a fair few in my day (Moroccanoil Original Oil Treatment and Kerastase’s Elixir Ultime Beautifying Hair Oil: both the bi-phase volumising version and the ‘original’ version which I think is my favourite oil out the the three and the only now I haven’t yet reviewed. Oops!) but I’m always on the lookout for something new 😉
I generally look for a hair oil that isn’t too heavy for my fine hair and one that lasts on the hair cuticle for as long as possible, as they naturally wear or ‘rub’ off and evaporate from hair strands after a few hours or days. I apply them to either damp, towel dried hair or after drying my hair off with a hairdryer (as the last ‘step’ of my haircare routine). I was gifted the Aveda Nurtiplenish Multi-Use Hair Oil by a friend, so I was very excited to try a relatively new hair oil and one from a ‘green beauty’ brand 🌿💛💚 I haven’t tried too many Aveda products but I do like that they not only use natural ingredients, but also that their manufacturing process of products and packaging is ‘sustainable’ & environmentally friendly ♻️ This multi-use oil intrigued me as I usually only use hair oils as styling products (post washing and drying my hair, to smooth, hydrate and protect hair). Because this oil is made up of naturally derived ingredients and pure oils (sunflower seed oil, avocado oil, Argan Oil, coconut oil and pomegranate seed oil) I decided to put it to the test in the other ways Aveda says the product can be used!
Aveda Nutriplenish Multi-Use Hair Oil 30ml
A versatile, nourishing oil for all hair types and textures.
Enhance hair hydration and shine with Aveda Nutriplenish Multi-Use Hair Oil. Easily customised to all hair types, this versatile hair oil can be used at any stage of your routine, from a pre-shampoo treatment to the final step in styling.
What are the features of Aveda Nutriplenish Multi-Use Hair Oil?
- Multi-purpose oil for all hair types
- Concentrated blend of 5 oils
- Can be left in or rinsed out
- 100% naturally derived*
- Pure-fume aroma with cocoa, certified organic ginger, cardamom and other pure flower and plant essences
- Formulated without sulfate cleansers, silicones, parabens, gluten, mineral oil & petrolatum
- Vegan and cruelty-free
5 uses for hydration or shine:
- Pre-Shampoo Treatment: For hydration dispense oil into hand and apply evenly to dry hair from root to tip before getting into the shower. Shampoo out.
- Leave-In Treatment: For hydration and shine, on towel-dried hair, squeeze oil into hand and apply evenly to hair. Style as desired.
- Post-Styling Shine: Apply to dry hair as needed from mid-lengths to ends.
- Overnight Oil Treatment: For hydration apply to dry hair from root to tip and gently work into hair. Do not rinse. Shampoo out in the morning.
- Hydrating Scalp Massage: Use the Oil for a nourishing scalp massage.
*From plants, non-petroleum minerals or water
The first thing I noticed when I got m hands on this oil, was that the bottle is quite small – it contains only 30ml of product. This generally means that the product inside must be quite concentrated (talking about haircare products). And yep, that’s true! The oil is made up of five oils, without any additions of synthetic ingredients such as silicones. Does this make the hair oil ‘heavy’? Yes. But there is a but. The oil has a thicker consistency compared to an oil such as Moroccanoil Original Oil Treatment, but that just means I use less product with each and every use. It’s ‘heavy-ish’ so I can’t be heavy handed with the oil (I have very fine hair) when using it as a ‘styling’ and smoothing oil, but considering this fact it’s not too bad and ridiculously heavy at all (and nothing like Olaplex’s No. 6 Bond Smoother – that stuff weighs down my hair like nothing else!).
For Styling and when using the Nutriplenish Multi-Use Hair Oil ‘Post Wash’/Leave in Treatment
I use about the same amount as a chickpea (maybe a touch less some days) when using the oil as a post-wash styling treatment. I find I get good coverage and enough oil to ‘hydrate’ and smooth my hair, even when using this small amount. I have been using the Nutriplenish Multi-Use Hair Oil a few times each week post wash, for at least 4-5 months now and I still haven’t even used up a quarter of the bottle! If you primarily use the product as a hair styling and smoothing oil (like I do) – this oil it MUCH more economical than other hair smoothing and styling oils on the market.
How long does the hair oil last in my hair? Maybe because of it’s thicker and heavier consistency, it does stay in my hair for a little longer than some other oils. I would say it leaves my hair noticeably shiny, hydrated and smooth for about 24 hours after washing. Could you reapply the oil and use it on dry hair? Of course! You probably should do this, I’m just not in the habit of doing thing (note to self!). So what about all the other ways you can use this oil? I put it to the test!
As a Pre-Shampoo Hair Treatment
I tried using the Nutriplenish Oil recently as a pre-shampoo treatment. I applied the oil from the base of my hair all the way to my ends. I didn’t use it on my scalp as per the instructions – only because I get oily roots and I have very fine hair. I thought that massaging it into my scalp would leave my hair overweighed and potentially ‘oil’. When applied through the lengths of my hair, my hair soaked up the oil like there was no tomorrow. This must be because my hair is so porous (common for very fine, coloured and blonde hair). This made me use a lot of oil unfortunately (my hair is long now – past my shoulders). Because you only get 30ml of product per bottle, my Nutriplenish oil would run out very quickly if I did this treatment often. I think I used almost a fifth of the bottle for one application when using it as a pre-shampoo treatment. If you have a lot of hair and it’s long, you may need to use even more product than I did which is something to keep in mind. Hair texture, length and how porous your hair is will dictate how much oil you need to apply per application.
I left the oil in my hair for about 20 minutes before shampooing my hair (one shampoo only). I concentrated my shampoo on the roots and not the lengths of my hair. I also used a very gentle shampoo. Afterwards, I used my regular conditioner and applied it only to the lengths and ends of my hair. After rinsing the conditioner out and drying my hair (with a quick blast of a hairdryer) my roots and hair in general didn’t feel oily at all! 🎉🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 Brushing my hair post wash was SO easy despite there being no oily reside in my hair. My hair did feel super nourished and stronger post ‘treatment’ 💪 Next time I will use the oil in my roots and on my scalp – I think the oil will wash out quite well because it’s no where near as heavy as say, pure coconut oil.
I probably won’t use the oil as an overnight treatment, only because it will leave my sheets all oily (I don’t think putting down a towel on the pillow will work – I move around so much when sleeping and often wake up without a pillow being on the bed lol!) but I can see how it would work in this role. I think next time I will try leaving the oil in my hair for a pre-shampoo treatment for much longer. I LOVE the effect it leaves and how much it revives more poor, stressed and weak hair…
So now let’s talk about the scent (or ‘Pure-Fume’ as Aveda calls it) of this oil. Aveda has used a special combination of oils, flower and plant essences to create it and it isn’t a synthetic fragrance. It includes cocoa extract, organic ginger oil, cardamom oil and other extracts. How does it smell? Deeeelicious! I think it smells like a herbal bubblegum to be more specific lol 🎀 It’s sweet but earthy. Not too heavy and perfectly balanced. I love it! The scent makes using this hair oil a special treat 🧡
The Aveda Nutriplenish Multi-Use Hair Oil is a great hair care product to have in your ‘stash’. Do I rate it more highly than then the Kerastase Elixir Ultime Beatifying Hair Oil as a styling and smoothing oil? Maybe not… but only because this oil is heavier and I have to be careful with how much product I use when using it as a leave in treatment. I still really like using the oil as a post-wash as a ‘leave in conditioner’ though. And I LOVE using it as a pre-shampoo hair treatment 💛💜 Based on using it just as a pre-shampoo hair treatment, I would repurchase the oil. The fact that you can use it in a number of different ways just means it’s a bonus! 🌟
You can pick up the Aveda Nutriplenish Multi-Use Hair Oil from the Aveda website, Adore Beauty and Mecca Cosmetica (for online stockists). Aveda products are also carried in their flagship salons all around the world.
The Nutriplenish line now also includes shampoos and conditioners (both lightweight and more ‘intense’ conditioning varieties) as well as a leave in conditioner in a spray. I’m really tempted to try more from the line now and am sure that I will pick something up for myself 😉🌿💙🥑🧡
Would you try this oil Beauties? How would you use it? Do you use oils at any point in your haircare routine? Let me know in the comments below!
Catch ya next time,