I find myself being vaguely mystified by the attitude towards oil in beauty products. Suddenly “hair oils” is the big fat hype, but oil on the scalp is something bad that will clog the pores and keep hair from growing. Hm, come to think about it, isn’t that what they said about conditioners? You can find (Expensive!) facial oils and products like foundations and creams that boast of being oil free because oil in foundations and creams will block the pores but the oil in facial oils are really, really good for your skin. M-hm.
Meh. Maybe my little fit of sarcastic detachment and mocking current trends is just old and tired already. Bizarre double standards like this have been around for long and will keep around for just as long to come…
The recent hair-oil-hype just tends to annoy me. Just like I’m tired of hearing of BB creams in skincare. They have been around for ages (In
but have recently become the “It” thing in skincare in the West too. And just
like the original BB creams were packed with functions and benefits, the “new”
ones are bastardized tinted moisturizers. The “Hair oils” we see hyped today
are bastardized low oil, high everything-else versions of what longhairs have
used for years without “anyone” paying attention…