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I am forever trying to find something to improve the condition of my hair, the hairdressers always say it's in good condition but all I see is dry ends. I bought this treatment from Avon as the Planet Spa range is one of their own ranges. I bought the treatment when I was buying a couple of other Planet Spa products just to make up the numbers as they were 3 for £5 which I thought was a good offer since some of the range can be quite expensive. The product came in a small soft plastic bottle about the size of the traditional Body Shop mini bottles, the bottle only holds 50mls. The top of the bottle is a flip top lid and there is a label around the bottle which states the name of the brand and the name of the product but strangely there are no instructions on how to use it. I ended up finding out how to use it when it appeared in the catalogue again and it had a little description with it. Until I found out how to use the product I did wonder why it was called a hot oil treatment and was unsure of whether I was meant to heat it up but it turned out no. To use the product you have to put a few drops into some hot water and then apply it to wet hair, I found the easiest way to do this is too full the sink with hot water and dunk my hair to wet it and then add the product and dunk my hair again. I have pretty long hair so the application of this isn't exactly easy. After dunking your hair in the solution you have to shampoo your hair as normal. The oil smells quite nice a sort of olive oil smell but light and floral at the same time. The oil is pretty runny so comes out of the bottle easily but the bottle only has a small hole for administering so it doesn't come out too fast even though it's thin. Well I can't say I am amazed by this product, it leaves my hair soft and shiny but so do lots of products and the ends of my hair still seemed dry and with the hassle in application I won't be bothering with this one again. I will give it 3 stars as it is a well priced products and does leave your hair feeling nice but not really rehydrated or anything amazing.
* PRODUCT DETAILS * I have used many Avon products over the years and I have found over time that many of the products will prove to be a little bit 'hit and miss' as far as I am concerned, with the results being average or less than I had been hoping for. This has certainly been the case with some of the products I have tried from the Avon "Planet Spa" range which is a rather luxurious-looking range of toiletries and cosmetics from the brand, offering luxury-branded 'pampering' products. I have found some of the items that I have tried from this range have not performed as well as I had expected and so it has put me off the overall range slightly, finding me instead favouring some 'old favourites' from elsewhere in the Avon brochure. I was intrigued by a small bottle displayed amongst other Planet Spa products on the brochure's pages recently and eventually ended up ordering the product to try it out for myself. The "Planet Spa Mediterranean Olive Oil Hot Oil Hair Treatment" comes in a small 50ml sized bottle and the normal price for this is around £3, which I think is on a par with most other hot oil type treatments that are available in drugstores. The Planet Spa range regularly undergoes all manner of promotions and 'deals' however, and I managed to purchase the product during one such deal for around £1.40 which made it seem rather reasonably priced. When the product arrived from Avon, it is fair to say that I was rather uninspired by the packaging. Comprising of a plain bottle made of see-through plastic, there is a sturdy plastic lid on top and the usual 'simplistic' Planet Spa branding is evident on the product too. The liquid oil treatment is a pale green colour and I could see it clearly through the bottle. Full instructions are provided on the product's bottle, so I was in no doubt as to how it should be prepared and applied to my hair. I don't use hot oil products on my hair very often, perhaps a couple of times a year, but the most common brand that I will purchase this type of conditioning treatment from is the well-known "V05 Hot Oil" range. I was keen to see how the Avon Planet Spa Hot Oil Hair Treatment fared in comparison to these alternatives. * MY EXPERIENCE * The first thing I had to do when using the product was to heat the oil contained in the bottle. This posed a slight concern as I wanted to obtain at least two uses from the 50ml bottle and I wasn't sure if the oil in the bottle would cope well with being heated up for the first use, then discarded for a week or two before being heated a second time, and possibly a third, for future uses. This actually turned out to be no problem, and the bottle was heated on three separate occasions without incident. To prepare the oil, all I had to do was drop the small bottle into a cup of warm water to allow the oil contained within to heat up for around a minute or so, before I applied it to my hair. The water in the cup should not be boiling or even hot as this will obviously make the oil within the bottle become very hot, and possibly make it dangerous to use - so warm water is just fine. The Avon Hot Oil Hair Treatment has quite a strong smell at first, and this becomes stronger when the product is being used. I found the smell was pleasant enough, but not enough to warrant me repurchasing the product purely on this basis. I found that after washing and conditioning my hair as per my usual 'hair care routine' the fragrance of the product had all but faded. The oil should be applied to unwashed hair, so I used the 'waiting time' when the product was warming to wet my hair under the shower, squeezing any excess moisture from the hair. I then poured a little of the liquid - about a third of the bottle was ample to 'coat' my shoulder length locks - into my open palm, smoothing the product through the lengths of my hair to the tips. The oil felt very heavy and it actually felt rather unpleasant to have a 'slicked' oily feeling through my hair, I must admit. The smell of the product was quite intense at this point in the process, although it was not overbearing or unpleasant, being a rather 'earthly' smell. The product should be left on the hair for one minute, and as I have heard a few horror stories of products like this one 'clinging' to the hair shafts if left on for an extended period, I will admit to being slightly paranoid about leaving the product on my hair for too long. Needless to say, I hurriedly started to rinse the oil from my hair after the minute was up, just in case! Whilst I was rinsing the product from my hair, I felt that it was really 'clinging' onto the lengths of my wet hair, although I didn't find it was sticky to the touch or anything, and as suspected, my hair felt quite greasy to the touch. I found that merely rinsing my hair under the shower head didn't feel as if it was actually 'shifting' the product from my hair but I persevered for a minute or so then applied my usual colour-care shampoo and when that was completely rinsed from my hair, I applied my usual conditioner and rinsed it again. * THE END RESULTS & MY OPINION * The results were difficult to notice whilst my hair was still wet, but I did think that it felt quite soft and smooth. This led me to worry that my hair would feel greasy to the touch, or worse still, LOOK greasy in its appearance once it had been dried, but persevered and set about drying my hair in the usual fashion. Once my hair was dried, I could see there was a healthy-looking sheen evident on the shafts of my hair, in addition to my hair feeling thoroughly softened and quite smooth. To be fair, it was not smooth enough to omit the 'frizz-fighting' step from my usual hair care routine, and several frizz-like wisps were still evident around the hairline etc, warranting the application of a separate product altogether. There was a pleasant shine to be found on my hair, although to be fair this is something that can be achieved quite easily on my dark hair, thanks to the combination of my hair being in reasonable enough condition and me taking care of it as much as possible. I did find that the shine achieved was more noticeable after using the Avon Planet Spa Oil than after using the alternative oil treatment from the V05 range, although not excessively so. I didn't find that my hair felt 'heavy' or even remotely unpleasant after using the Avon oil product, but I did find that I had to wash my hair more frequently than if the oil product hadn't been used, probably due to the oil content contained in it....... Not the end of the world, but a bit inconvenient for me. In summary, I felt the results achieved were reasonable, and I liked the healthy-looking shine this product left on my hair. I have had more impressive results from deep conditioning treatments and conditioning 'mask' type products however, so it would not be fair to say that this product blew me away, offering spectacular results. I did think that my hair was softened and conditioned, and I was happy to use up the remainder of the bottle another twice before it was empty. I'm not sure whether I would repurchase the product in the future however, as I have had better results elsewhere. For the reasons outlined in this review, I feel that a three star rating in the product score is more than generous. As @ the time of writing (August 2012), the Avon Planet Spa Mediterranean Olive Oil Hot Oil Hair Treatment is available to purchase from your local Avon representative, with the usual purchase price being in the region of £3. Alternatively, you can order the product directly online at www.avonshop.co.uk, where the current price is £1.80.
I purchased this oil while it was reduced for £1.80 in my Avon brochure. A little over a year ago I had black hair with crazy red streaks and I decided I wanted to be blonde. I had to use colour removers, which lightened my hair but eventually it wasn't enough and I wanted to be a white baby blonde so I had to use a lot of bleach and toners and that was bleach every 4 weeks on my roots and toners. I began to have a lot of snapped hair and the condition resembled cotton wool with parched unruly ends. I decided to give my hair a huge rest and take it back to a light brown colour and get it cut short to remove all the damage. My hair has now grown back to a chin length bob and yes I have blonde hair again. I leave my roots a good while before getting them done and this time I have looked after my hair much better. I always find that hot oils work perfectly for my hair so this was definitely worth a try. The treatment comes in a 50ml clear plastic bottle that displays the planet spa logo. The oil can be seen through the bottle and this appears to have a greenish tinge due to the packaging. The top is white in colour and it is a screw on lid which also pops open to dispense the oil. I love planet spa goods as they always look luxurious and a little bit special and having tried many products in the past I have always been happy. The first thing you will notice about this oil is the scent, it smells absolutely gorgeous and it is really a pleasure to use. Instructions for use: Place the bottle in a cup of hot water for approx. 1 minute, test product and ensure hot Wet the hair Apply the oil all over covering from root to tip Leave for one minute and rinse When I apply the oil to my hair I use a comb to make sure the product is evenly disputed to every piece of hair, this will also detangle the hair for more even coverage. The first few times I used this oil I did exactly what the bottle advised and I removed after one minute however I now leave the product on for about 30 minutes and I wrap my hair in tin foil to keep the heat. When using the tin foil trick the treatment always seems to work better and my hair feels shiny and so soft due to the heat penetrating into the ends. After rinsing the hair, it is shiny and smoothed and has a gorgeous scent thast lingers afterwards. As I mentioned before my hair is a chin length bob and I get about 2 applications from each bottle as I use quite a lot. I use this treatment and the lavender and jasmine one about once every 2 weeks and my hair is still looking beautiful and it is definitely down the these little wonders. Out of the two I would say that the lavender and jasmine is a little better that the oil one but not by much. They both work equally well. I would definitely recommend this product for anyone who wants to keep their hair in good condition or for severely damaged hair that needs some major TLC.
I decided to try this hot oil treatment when it was on offer in Avon, I paid around £1.50 for a 50ml bottle of oil, it normally retails around the £3.50 mark. The oil aims to restore moisture and shine to dry/damaged hair, it contains olive oil plus other ingredients found in beauty products which I will not list here, but if you are interested you can look them up on Avon's website. The product instructs you to apply to warm the oil up and then to apply to damp hair prior to shampooing, then to shampoo out. The oil is a clear and has a very light tint of green to it, it smells fragrant very similar to other hair products. When I have used this I have applied it to dry hair in the evening and then washed it off in the morning. Warming the oil up if easy, I just run the hot tap into a cup of water and place the bottle in it for a few minutes. The plastic bottle can be squeezed to help with the dispersion of the oil into the hands and the oil can then be applied to the hair. The residue left on the hands is non-sticky, I like to rub it into my nails. Depending on hair length, around half a tea-spoon of the oil is needed to cover to the hair. I think with this product, less is more. The hair doesn't need to be completely dripping with oil for this to have an effect, a light covering is adequate and will be easier to wash out and prevent the hair looking greasy afterwards. A little amount goes a long way, so do not underestimate the small bottle size! As I said, I like to leave this on overnight, but it can be left on the hair for as long as desired. It feels very light in the hair, and the fragrance of the oil can be faintly detected whilst it is on. Washing off the product is straightforward, I tend to give my hair two washes to ensure no oiliness is left on the head. Whilst in the shower my hair feels a lot softer and smoother and there I do not need to use conditioner after shampooing. When my hair is dry, it looks in better condition, it is shiny and feels softer than it normally does. The smell of the oil can be faintly detected if I smell my hair, which is not unpleasant. There is no greasy residue on my hair after using this, which is something I did worry about. My hair does not need to be washed any quicker than it usually does, if I have used this oil. Overall, this is a good product which is well priced. Although I am not sure if you were to use standard olive oil from the cupboard you would achieve similar results to this? I would recommend this to people with dry/damaged hair who need a boost. It can be ordered online or from an Avon catalogue 5 stars
I had a bottle of this in my cupboard for a good while and the reason it had been in there so long is that I didn't actually know how to use it. When I got this there was no instructions on the bottle and some of the writing looked to be in polish so I thought that I would figure it out at some point. It was actually after reading online that I found out how to use this. I have used the VO5 Hot Oil at times but that is just an individual application so a bit different to this bottle. I don't even know if this is still available in the main book as i've looked for this and can't see it but I know with the Planet Spa range then sometimes the products come and go in the book. Perhaps this is still in the sale book but i'm not all that sure really. This comes in a 50ml plastic bottle so you will get more than I application from this. The bottle looks alright. A clear plastic bottle and you can see the Oil through the bottle. A simple wrap around label on this and a flip top lid which you can just drop a few drops out at a time if you want. To use this you put this in some Hot Water, apply to wet Hair, leave on for a couple of minutes, rinse off then Shampoo as normal. I tend to just pop this into a bowl of Hot Water that I leave on the side of my Bath and grab this when i've wet my Hair. This Oil is alright. It is really runny, but I would have expected that anyway. The scent of this is alright and although you can smell the Olive Oil scent it isn't all that strong and just a light rustic scent. When you have Shampoo'd your Hair then you don't really smell this anymore. So how did I find that this worked for my Hair? I thought it was alright. My Hair seemed to be soft and I felt that this Conditioned it well. The bottle done me 3 decent sized applications and I have long, thick Hair. I can't remember how much I paid for this but know it was on offer when I got it. I think roughly it was £1.50 and know that this isn't all that expensive a product. Worth a try if you want to give your Hair a Hot Oil treatment but it's just middle of the road in my view - alright but nothing all that outstanding.
*About hot oils and hair* It is estimated 90% of us suffer from dry and brittle hair because hair is starved of water (moisture). Hair can become dry due to lack of natural oils, every stresses such as pollution, environment, weather, heating, brushing, styling... the list goes on. Healthy hair cuticle layers examined under a microscope are smooth, straight and in general good condition. The layers are tightly knitted together to create a barrier, light is able to bounce off the cuticle and this is what makes hair shine as well as looking sleek. However when the cuticle layers have been damaged they are seen as not tightly knitted together but stuck up in the air in all directions, it looks dry and feels brittle. Instead of light bouncing off the hair creating a shine it absorbs into the hair this gives the appearance of dull and lifeless hair in need of serious TLC. All hair types needs moisture but curly hair needs it more, healthy hair is seen as straight and flat with a tight bond, curly hair has lost its bond due to its kink and is more prone to damage and lack of shine. A hot oil hair treatment is an inexpensive hair treatment that is mostly used in two different ways. One is to immerse the oil into hot water for a minute or so or there is some you can microwave either way both give you the same results. Hot oils are used to lubricate and bring moisture back into the hair and scalp instantly, it helps with conditions such as dry itchy scalp that flakes, helps bring back shine while restoring the hair shaft (cuticle), help for hair that feels brittle, reduces frizz by bring back moisture into the hair, hot oils are also great for hair that is chemically treated to bring back the colour to life while treating the hair from chemicals. *Why I want this product* I have never used a hot oil before but always wanted to try it but never got round to purchasing any. I am a girl who uses deep conditioning masks on her hair and never really thought about what an hot oil can bring. I also thought an hot oil would be difficult to use and you would need loads of time, until I found this is not the case at all. *About the product* Avon Hot Oil has been designed to penetrate deep down into your hair's cuticle to restore dry and damaged hair of moisture, health, shine and vitality. Helps dry, damaged, frizzy, coarse, unmanageable, limp, hair with little or no shine. *Packaging* Avon Hot Oil comes in a smaller bottle than I imagined, you will receive 50ml plastic bottle that is see through with a white flip top lid. The front says Planet Spa in white writing with their emblem; it states it is Mediterranean olive hot oil. The back you will see a sticker with ingredients and with a use by date of 12 months of opening. The left hand side you will also see a little arrow that means you can peal back the sticker at the corner to reveal directions on how to use your new oil. *The product and scent* Opening the flip top lid you are greeted with a lovely scent that smells fresh almost like walking through a summer meadow where you can smell freshly cut grass, it smells welcoming with a hint of sweetness. The product itself is light green that looks nearly clear in colour with a runny consistency that feels light on the back of my hand and sinks into the skin almost immediately leaving my skin soft and without any residue. *Using and applying the product* Applying an hot oil treatment is actually a lot easier than I thought it would be, as a person who has never used an hot oil I thought there might have been more steps but it is very easy. As per the directions at the back of the peal label, it is applied to the hair before shampooing. Simply placing the bottle into a hot cup of water for one minute or so, while this is happening you have time to wet your hair and gently towel dry making sure your hair isn't dripping wet. Once you're happy the hot oil is hot enough but not too hot it burns you, squeeze an amount depending on your hair length onto the palm of your hand, rubbing both hands together and rub the oil through your hair massaging it into your scalp and down your hair paying more attention to parts of your hair that frizzes easily and the ends where split ends occur. When you're happy all your hair and scalp is covered you can now either wrap a towel around your head to keep the warmth in or apply it while you are in the shower as the steam will help the hot oil work its magic deeper into the hair cuticle. Avon state to leave the hot oil on your hair for one minute and rinse away with water, personally I don't think one minute is significant enough for a really deep condition so I left my treatment on for ten minutes before rinsing and shampooing. *How it felt on my hair* I found the effects of hot oil was immediate. As soon as the warm water hit my hair and I ran my fingers through my hair it felt really soft, smooth and nourished. Once shampooed and styled my hair, my hair looked shiny, manageable, soft, and bouncy without any residue weighing it down. The parts I have problems with frizz was also smooth and straight. *Price and availability* It says on Avonshop.co.uk that this product is no longer available, but I have found it at http://www.halfpriceperfumes.co.uk *What I think about it/do I like it?* Because of the price, how much product you get and because the Avon name doesn't have a brilliant reputation when it comes to their hair care I was surprised at this product and how well it worked after the first application. The next day my hair was still the same as when I first applied it, my hair looked healthier, more shiny, manageable, but unfortunately no hair and no treatment can with stand the dreaded rain and moist in the hair, needless to say the front of my hair soon turned into frizzy mess. Since the first application I have nearly used half a bottle and still loving the results, every time I use it I believe my hair feels much stronger, less dry, and more manageable with more good hair days than bad. *Would I purchase again?* Yes I think I would purchase Avon Hot Oil treatment again but now I know the benefits and how easy they are to use I would like to venture out more and try a different brand.
Before my toiletry buying ban, I used to regularly spend a small fortune on Avon stuff. I was flicking through the brochure and I came across this, Planet Spa's Hot Oil Treatment. My hair takes a bit of hammer, and I thought this might help it look a little more healthy. I paid around £1 for the bottle, though prices vary depending what offers Avon have on at the time. Packaging The packaging for the treatment is very basic. It comes in a very small 50ml clear bottle. There is the usual Planet Spa emblem on the front of the bottle and some instructions on a sticker the back. As with other Avon products, you have to peel the sticker back to find out more information. There is an ingredients list and basic directions for use. Directions I have become used to having to guess how to use Avon products as directions are often sparse, however they are quite informative with this product: "Place bottle in hot water for 1 minute. Rinse. Shampoo as usual" Not a long essay, but it does tell you what you need to know. My experience I placed the bottle in a sink of hot water and got on with wetting my hair. I opened the bottle and poured the treatment into my hands. It is very runny, and a pale green colour. The smell is a little overpowering but it isn't an awful smell in my opinion. I rubbed it into my hair, it did lather slightly but obviously it is not a shampoo so don't expect lot's of bubbles. I paced around for a minute (I really hate waiting around for these things to work) before rinsing the product out of my hair. It rinsed very easily. I was a little concerned with it been an oil that it may be difficult to get out of my hair but this was not the case. As I rinsed the treatment out my hair did feel soft and smooth compared to how it felt before use. I shampooed and styled my hair as normal. I am not that impressed by the product. After styling my hair looked quite limp and lacked any volume, despite using the same shampoo I always use, and styling it in the same way. Admittedly, it did have a nice shine and felt very smooth. The overpowering smell did not stay on my hair once the product had been rinsed out which I was glad of. The small bottle lasted 3 treatments, which for £1 isn't too bad, but I would not pay full price for the treatment. It's okay, but nothing special.
I bought this product while it was on special offer a while ago and have used the entire bottle now. It was a very small bottle admittedly and lasted my hair for three treatments. This product is normally £3.00 for a 50ml bottle, but is currently half price. When I got my bottle it was 75% off, making it 75p. The product comes in a clear plastic bottle and the packaging carries the Green Dot symbol. The oil itself is a very pale greeny colour which to me smells liek really cheap bubble bath. I am not at all keen on the smell and it almost put me off trying the product for the first time. Avon recommend that the bottle is warmed in hot water for one minute and that the oil is applied to wet (not washed) hair. I did this and left for the recommended minute before thoroughly rinsing out and washing with my usual shampoo. I did notice that my hair felt and looked good for that day and it seemed to condition the ends well. Over a course of about three weeks I used the contents of the bottle up over three washes adn each time the oil had a good effect. I did find that at the next wash without the oil my hair returned to its normal condition. I accept that if I were to use this product probably twice a week it may ever so slightly improve the condition of my hair, but at the price of £3.00 for effectively three washes (and less if you have really long hair) I would not buy this again. I do not like the smell and the product was frankly not outstanding enough for me to spend big on!
hello! i need help for trying this one, for what i read about it, this is wasome, but i don´t know how to use it?can you help me whit that?thanks a lot
I saw this on offer in the Sale book for 75p so i thought, as i love a bargain, i'd try it. I was expecting a larger bottle being honest, but it's more than enough for 2 good treatments on my hair (i have waist length hair). Okay so the smell is really lovely. It's slightly cucumbery i thought. The texture is, in my opinion, quite like a watery serum. It's not as thick as actual olive oil. I did as the instructions stated and placed into hot water, and it was just warm when i came to use it on my hair. Sadly, i mustn't have read the instructions correctly because the other reviewer says you have to shampoo your hair afterwards and i shampooed mine before hand. Once applied to my hair, I could feel the difference quite quickly. My hair, although wet, felt really smooth and soft. I didn't shampoo afterwards as i said before, so the smell did linger and it was really lovely smelling. Once my hair was dry and styled, the smell still lingered. My hair felt really soft to touch and seemed less frizzy than usual. I really love this product and i've since bought a few more for the full price. They're a really good alternative and a bit of a treat!
My mam is an Avon rep, so often when I go to her house, I have a quick browse through the latest brochure and order a couple of things. When I saw the Planet Spa Mediterranean hot oil treatment on special offer, I decided to give it a try because I've been meaning to try a hot oil on my hair for ages and never quite got round to it. When I received my bottle, I had a look on the back to see how to use it, but like many Avon products there were no instructions. Having not used this type of product before, I was a little perplexed, but then realised that there is a label on the back which actually peels apart and the instructions are written underneath. I thought that was a bit ridiculous to be honest, and mentioned it to my man. She told me my sister had bought the same product, and she hadn't known what to do with it either, and hadn't realised the label peeled back, so my mam said she'd mention it to her customers who had also bought the product in case they were having the same problem. It turns out that you actually need to immerse the bottle in hot water for one minute before applying to the hair. As the bottle is fairly small, I filled a mug with water and placed it in there. I actually boiled the kettle and left it about 10 minutes to cool down, but when I came to using the oil I found it was very hot and almost burning my skin, so in the future, I'll be using cooler water with this product. It says on the bottle that you should shampoo after using this product, so I took that to mean that it didn't really matter if my hair was clean or not beforehand. You should wet the hair, apply the oil, leave for one minute, then rinse. The bottle only holds 50ml, and I wasn't sure how many uses I'd get out of it, as my hair is fairly long and thick. In fact, I applied about half of the bottle and that seemed enough. The product has a really nice smell - it is like olive oil, but is muted and very pleasant. It was easy to apply too and went onto my hair easily. Once I rinsed I could immediately feel a difference. Despite not having yet shampooed it, my hair felt detangled and quite smooth. To be honest, not having used an oil on my hair before, I'd been a bit worried and deliberately chosen a day I was off work to use it, in case it made a total mess of my hair, and that way I'd have time to fix it before having to see anyone! Once dry my hair felt just as smooth. The scent of the product didn't linger, but I think that's probably down to the fact you need to shampoo your hair immediately after use, so the shampoo scent covers it. In terms of appearance I don't think my hair looked all that different. I can't claim that it was shinier or brighter, however when it comes to condition, I thought it felt much improved. My thick, normally quite dried out coloured hair, felt soft, smooth and moisturised, and certainly for the day after using this, the amount of frizz I normally experience was a lot less than I usually get after washing my hair. It also wasn't at all greasy which is something I had worried about, given that this is an oil. A 50ml bottle costs £2.50 from Avon or online at www.avonshop.co.uk, but you may be able to get it cheaper, as mine was on special offer at just £1.25. So in conclusion, I was very happy with this product. It wasn't spectacular - I would have preferred to have seen improvements to the appearance of my hair too, but I'm more than happy with the improvement in condition that I saw from using this. I would definitely use this again, and would recommend it as perhaps a weekly treatment to perk up your hair.
Restore moisture to dry, damaged hair /