TRESemme Liquid Gold vs L'Oreal Mythic Oil

Friday, 20 July 2012

Firstly, I have to say that my hair is a wreck. Six years of dyeing and bleaching have really taken their toll and I'm now left with dry and damaged hair. Over the last year, I've stopped colouring it and I've been straightening/blow drying a lot less, so it's in better condition, but still not great. I have bleached ends which are my main problem area, and the rest of my hair is quite fine and limp.

I was really wary about using oil on my hair worrying that it would weigh it down and just make it look greasy. I decided to try TRESemme Liquid Gold Restorative Complex and I also received a sample of L'Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil via What's in my Handbag.

Liquid Gold on hand
TRESemme Liquid Gold retails at £6.99 for 75ml, which is quite reasonable compared to the likes of hair oils such as Moroccan Oil. The packaging is fairly simple with a plastic bottle and pump applicator. This claims to instantly nourish your hair, reducing frizz and improving your hair's manageability and overall condition. As you can see, the consistency is quite runny and the oil is an amber gold in colour, hence the name. It's infused with argan oil which I've heard great things about! I usually use 1-2 pumps and apply it to the length and ends of my hair whilst it's still damp.

It does feel lightweight, but it doesn't seem to help with shine or manageability, and the ends of my hair still feel quite dry after I've used it. I even tried to use this as an intense treatment one night by using around 5-6 pumps, soaking the ends of my hair in it overnight and by morning, my hair was still frizzy and not very manageable. It just feels too lightweight to do my hair any good, but if your hair isn't as damaged as mine then it might work for you as an everyday treatment.

Mythic Oil on hand
I was sent a sample of L'Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil via the What's in my Handbag which offers free weekly samples of various beauty products. Not sure of the exact RRP, but it's £13.55 on Feel Unique and £11.95 on Lookfantastic. Obviously I can't comment on the packaging since I did receive this as a sample. Again, this is marketed as a lightweight hair oil which instantly nourishes the hair to leave it feeling supple and shiny. It has avocado oil and grape seed oil which contain essential fatty acids.

I use a couple of drops of this on the ends of my hair whilst damp, and I have to say that this stuff makes a huge difference! It basically eliminates any frizz from the ends of my hair, makes them feel so soft and manageable and I almost forget that they've been bleached. Usually the day after I've washed my hair, my ends will feel horrible - brittle, dry, prone to breakage - but even the day after using this, they are still soft and almost frizz-free. I think it's safe to say that Mythic Oil has definitely won this battle!

Have you tried any hair oils? Which is your favourite?


  1. I've only used the Vo5 Miracle concentrate, but absolutely love it! :) It personally works for me, but my hair isn't as damaged as it used to be so i rarely use it any more (only to get rid of annoying fly away's if I'm honest!) And it smells beautiful! :D
    Love your blog by the way, subbed!

    1. Ooh, I might check that one out! Thank you. :) xx

  2. I want to try the Tresemme one. I'm currently using the Morroco oil. It's effective but it's pricey and the scent is very "perfumy".

    Found your blog BBU blog hop and now following :)

  3. L’Oreal Mythic Oil is my holy grail product. I use it almost every day especially when blowdrying my hair. I think Hairtrade is the cheapest place at the moment – here’s the link if anyone wants to have a look. I even use it on my I&K extensions too! x

  4. Really great post, thank you so much for publishing this :) I really want to try hair oils as my hair has been quite dry lately, since I'm overdue a trim (and I don't want to cut it, I'm trying to grow it out). I was just looking at various hair oils on Feelunique the other day and you really helped me to narrow my choice down. I think I'll go for the L'Oreal oil! P.S. Your blog is lovely! x

  5. I've never tried any hair oils before as I thought it'd make my hair rather greasy but this sounds perfect!
    I shall definitely be giving this a go :)

    Lucy x

  6. I didn't know tresemme had come out with one! I have mythic oil and I love it!


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