Hair Addict Indian Recipe: Here’s our verdict

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I would like to note that while I received the product as a gift from The Hair Addict, this review has not been paid for and is entirely based on my own experience and perspective.

I got my Hair Addict Indian Recipe last March and I was so excited to start using it. On the one hand, because I’m already caught up on my own homemade natural recipes, and on the other because it contained ylang-ylang oil, which isn’t a raw material I could find in any store.

I can’t believe it’s been a year since I received this product, and I do owe an apology to all those who have been asking me for a speedy review. I’ve been so caught up with everything that’s been going on around here in Cairo Contra I’ve barely had time to breathe. Anyhow, I’m here now, so without further ado let’s break down this beauty product.

First Impression

Pros: While it’s not a fast-absorption oil, it’s definitely not a heavy one. It could definitely count as a light non-sticky oil.

Cons: It has a strong nutty odor that doesn’t rub off easily. However, it’s not so pungent that you can’t sleep in it, and by the next morning it’ll be gone.

How to use it?

On the bottle it says:

Which is how I used it for the first 3 months. I was very disappointed and was going to give up on this product. However, being a 3b curly girl for a good while now I started to recalculate. Normally I’m not a scalp-only product type of girl, my hair doesn’t work that way. My hair loves a ton of product and the heavier, the better. So I changed up how I used the oil.

After several tries I found the perfect method for my hair type:

  • Comb it into your hair while dry!

If you’re like me and you like to detangle your hair dry before your shower or to style it into amazing hairdos, you’ll love this product. I apply a large amount on my hair and start combing. It makes detangling much easier and my hair shinier. Also, it gives my hair a lovely sleek finish when I’m working a particular hairdo.


What I noticed is that by the time after I started combing the product into my hair, it had a thicker feel even after a shower when your hair feels most limp, it would feel quite heavy and thick.

Would I recommend/purchase this product?

On a therapeutic level, yes. But I wouldn’t recommend using it as described on the bottle. I would recommend combing it in while dry, perhaps with a spray of water. Wash and go wasn’t personally for my hair.

However, I have to note that it costs 370 LE which isn’t a small sum of money to shell out for a such a small bottle. If you don’t like to comb your hair while dry you might find that this product wouldn’t be of much value to you. Nevertheless, I probably will be purchasing it as it has proven very useful since I’m a dramatic updos type of girl. Check back with us to see how you could use this oil to style some amazing hairdos.

So, what do you think?

Have you tried the Indian Recipe? What did you think of it? Are you going to try it? What other hair products would you recommend? Tell us everything in the comments!

About Mariem El Tagoury

I am a graduate from German University Cairo. Reading novels is my passion and writing is my release. My guilty pleasures include fashion & playing around with my make-up kit. A couple of years back when I was introduced to the online world, back in 2007; I was quite surprised that in spite of the presence of thousands of young Egyptians who follow the online sphere daily, there wasn’t one site that represented us or our lifestyle. [Later we’d come to see the rise of the political, religion, social-elite, and foodie websites, but still the voice of the average Cairene youth was missing.] I was glad to find out that I wasn’t the only one who had the feeling of the outsider on the internet, that’s why I decided to gather a team to fill a gap & finally find our place online and give Cairo’s youth a real voice that reflects its true culture. I hope you find our site interesting with a new view of life. Besides running the magazine & editing, I write the “Sans Sugarcoating” column, pardon my french, and a couple of other stuff around here! If you want to contact me, my email is [email protected]; you can also use our contact form or email directly to [email protected]

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