Thursday, June 21, 2012
Umberto Beverly Hills Roman Oil Serum review
Is there life after Moroccanoil? My sample bottle of Morocconoil (seen here) is running woefully low, and the auditioning process for replacements has begun. Let's just say frizz control for my wavy hair is a necessity in the summer! Enter Umberto Beverly Hills Roman Oil Serum, a cost effective option available at Target. I wasn't kidding when I alluded to the similarities between Umberto Roman Oil and Moroccanoil. If you check out the ingredients lists, the first two to three ingredients are silicones and the next is an oil. Moroccanoil has Argan oil, while Roman oil is mainly olive oil (the name 'Roman' seems to be a play on this). I'll usually apply a few pumps of Roman Oil when my hair is wet. My hair really drinks it up. It requires less product than when used on dry hair. If you want to use product on dry hair, rub the oil between you hands and lightly run them through your hair. The texture is a highly viscous liquid, though somewhat less than Moroccanoil. The scent is lightly fruity like olive oil; I prefer this over the more exotic Moroccanoil scent. In addition to conditioning and smoothening, my fine hair feels thicker after blow drying, which I assume is due to the effects of the silicones. Overall it does a good job keeping hair in place, though I would say it is a little less effective at frizz control than the Moroccanoil. Keep in mind my curly/wavy hair is much more prone to frizz, especially if not ironed. Those with already mostly straight or straight-ish hair can get away with a little less product weight.
Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Cylcomethicone, Dimethicone, Olea Europea (Olive) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower, Tocopherol, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm Kernel) Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Fragrance, D&C Yellow 11, D&C Red 17
Overall, at around ten dollars at Target beauty, Umberto Beverly Hills Roman Oil Serum is an accessible and cost effective find for those looking to keep their hair smooth and in control this summer. I like the light scent and feel and plan on keeping this handy when I attempt to tame my tresses. (Especially if I end up getting that flat iron I've been wanting). Have you tried Roman oil or other hair 'oils'? What's your favorite way of keeping frizz at bay during the summer?
Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration by PR. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own.