Lately I’ve been becoming increasingly desperate in my search for a product that will improve the condition of my hair. After trying a vast array of deep conditioning treatments and having none that I tried work, I decided to whip up a homemade deep conditioning treatment that was recommended to me by our celeb hair guru at A Girl’s Gotta Spa!, Pearson Knight. While I did see improvement in the condition of my hair, I made such a mess in my apartment that I spent the following day cleaning avocado and oil off the floor and counters. I was getting very close to checking myself into a salon for professional help when my beloved FedEx guy showed up with a package containing Leonor Greyl’s Huile De Palme.
The Huile de Palme is a Pre-Shampoo treatment that you apply to the hair when it’s dry and leave in for ten minutes or longer to detangle, soften and protect it. This hair treatment is recommended for normal and dry hair, or hair sensitized by coloring, bleaching, straightening or perms. My hair is highly sensitized from coloring and flat irons…not to mention salt water and the sun.
I applied the oil to my hair (smells awesome), put my hair in a braid and went for my nightly run. I think I left it in my hair for a total of two hours. My hair felt softer as I was un-braiding and preparing to wash it, but I knew the true test would be what it looked like after it was blow dried. Well it looked and felt amazing! I don’t know why I have had no prior knowledge of Leonor Greyl or Huile De Palme but I think if I did, I would have saved my hair a lot of agony in the last few months. The oil detangled my hair so blow drying was a lot less painful and damaging, my hair also felt a lot softer, and not as rough or dry. After blow drying my hair, it was shiny and the ends no longer resembled straws…I actually think I can wait a few additional weeks beforel I get my next trim. I have been applying a teeny bit to my ends at night and I also use it to smooth flyaways.
I would highly recommend this product for summer or for any other season for that matter…but especially if you plan on spending a lot of time in the sun and at the beach, it can be applied to hair before you go into the water (chlorine or salt.) Also, if you have highly textured hair like me don’t be afraid to use a bit more than is recommended on the box…it will work wonders for your hair. If you have naturally curly hair (which I do as well), leave it in and let your hair go natural, not only will it actually help to control your curls, but you will also be conditioning you hair at the same time. I did notice on the box that the Huile De Palme can be combined with the Creme Aux Fleurs as well for a conditioning treatment. Can you tell what the next product that I will be purchasing will be? I currently live with a hairstylist and cannot wait to see what he thinks about this oil and what it has done for the condition of my hair.
I can honestly say I am now a complete Leonor Greyl Huile De Palme devotee and something tells me once I try more products from the line, I may become a Leonor Greyldevotee altogether. If any product deserves a cult following, it is definitely the Huile de Palme!