14.6.12

Kitoko Oil Review


I responded to a tweet from Lush Duck looking for people to review  Kitoko Oil, a treatment for hair and scalp. I have been using  Macadamia Healing Oil for a couple of years. It’s a product I re-purchase regularly and I like the results. However, curiosity got the better of me and I volunteered to test Kitoko. 

Kitoko is a brand that I have had my eye on. They offer a range of hair care products which are free from parabens, sulphates, waxes and mineral oils, but sadly not 100% natural. 

Ingredients - Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Parfum (Fragrance), Benzyl Alcohol, Coumarin, Limonene, Linalool 

From what I can tell Kitoko Oil is offering the same benefits as similar hair oils in the market place. It is formulated from Karite and Argan oil, Vitamins A & E plus a natural UV filter. It claims to nourish, smooth and strengthen hair, reduce drying time, restore moisture and replenish brittle hair and split ends. 

I have been testing this product for a couple of weeks and I am impressed with the results. I apply a couple of drops in damp hair from middle section to end. In comparison to the Macadamia oil this one makes my hair marginally softer and the results last between washes. Prior to using this product my hair was feeling fragile from ill health, weather, colouring and heat styling. I now feel that even after a short time I have managed to improve the condition of my hair. Although the manufacturer claims “non greasy & no build up”, I do disagree. I have very fine hair and can not use this product after every wash. I do feel it builds up and can make my hair feel heavy.  I also experience this with the Macadamia Oil. 


A little does go a long way. I usually buy Macadamia oil in a 10ml bottle and on average it lasts me between 6 to 12 months (I have short hair). I was sent the 10ml bottle of Kitoko oil which retails for £6.50 alternatively there is a 95ml size for £24.50.  Both can be purchased via Lush Duck who also offer free standard delivery.




Disclaimer - I was sent this sample, opinions are 100% my own, I have not been paid to write this review & links are not affiliated

5 comments:

  1. This sounds good, shame about the build up though. I only tend to use things like this is the ends of my hair as I find they mae my hair greasy. x

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    1. It's great as long as you use sparingly and a few times a week. Most treatments are best on the end of the hair after all that tends to be where we notice the damage. Products on the scalp will just interfere with the natural oils that you produce there :)

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  2. Is this similar to Moroccan Oil? I've recently tried a sample of it and really like it although I find 2-3 times a week is enough for my fine hair.

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    1. I have never personally tried Moroccan Oil but I do believe that is made from Argan oil which is the same ingredient in this product. I am unsure how they compare on other ingredients whether one has more natural content than the other.

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  3. Hiya, I'm a hairdresser and have recently stopped stocking Moroccan Oil as i don't agree with there terms and conditions that salons are forced to sell 100ml bottle at £30.49 otherwise they will take it out your salons and ban you from buying the product. Just pathetic. They do not realise that other companies are producing much better products. Kitoko is brilliant. A lot thinner than Moroccan oil and smells lovely, a little bit goes a long way! It is defiantly worth it and if you shop around you can buy it for much less!!

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