Late summer is the time of year when the word 'parched' comes to mind, over and over. I drive by browning lawns, watch crispy leaves raining down from the trees, and feel my own skin drink in its nighttime oil treatment more readily than it has in months. And then there's my hair. A season of intense heat and sun exposure, plus regular plunges into ocean and pool water, means that my strands feel (and look, though I hate to admit it) parched from mid-shaft to ends. That stringy, tangly effect is not fun. A little extra conditioner always helps bring hair back to life, but nothing is more indulgent and effective than an oil-based treatment to help restore moisture and shine to hair that's just plain dried-out.
When my September Beauty Heroes discovery box arrived bearing Uma Intensely Nourishing Hair Oil, my hair scored a major victory. This year, Uma's hair oil is my first foray into fall; it's my first acknowledgement that yes, soon the unruly beach waves will revert to well-tamed strands. Since I have fine hair, I prefer to use hair oil as an occasional scalp treatment, not a leave-in product. But I experimented with this oil and found that just 2-3 drops applied to the ends of my damp hair is fantastic for softening and smoothing.
In just a few weeks, Uma's Intensely Nourishing Hair Oil has become a desired ritual 1) for the results and 2) for its natural scent, a herbal blend of rosemary, grapefruit, lemon, hibiscus, and cypriol (a root that has smoky, leathery scent notes that you immediately detect in this formula) that really draws you in.
I also loved sampling the Uma line because it's inspired by the practices of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine that has influenced my approach to beauty nutrition. Also included in the Beauty Heroes September box is the Uma Ultimate Brightening Face Mask, a clay-based Ayurvedic treatment that uses saffron, sandalwood, cinnamon, honey, and papaya to exfoliate and purify the skin. I loved its gentle brightening effect on my skin, and plan to get a full size!
To check out Uma Intensely Nourishing Hair Oil or Ultimate Brightening Face Mask, head over to the Beauty Heroes store, or grab one of the few remaining September Beauty Heroes boxes before they're spoken for!
NOTE: If you purchase a Beauty Heroes subscription, or one of the aforementioned products, I will receive a small commission on behalf of Beauty Heroes. My honest review and experience with Beauty Heroes and these products was in no way influenced by my affiliate status.