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An oil you can count on – even in the wild. By

The Observer Magazine - - Beauty Notebook - Gemma Cair­ney @gem­cairn

I’m on an ad­ven­ture trip in Malawi – part hol­i­day, part work and lots of wilder­ness. It’s been 10 days of sen­sory over­load, from trekking through burn­ing fires in forests higher than Ben Ne­vis to DJ-ing in a sand­storm.

I’ve been do­ing my all to re­main clean, spruced and con­fi­dent re­gard­less of what this wild­ness has thrown at me. Granted, it hasn’t al­ways worked. Yes­ter­day I clam­bered on to our bus hav­ing had only three hours’ sleep and one out­door shower, with sand lay­er­ing my skin, in my ears and other places it shouldn’t be. I felt gross as we pow­ered through a seven-hour sa­fari drive.

It all seemed just a lit­tle too pri­mal but for one thing, a bot­tle of de­li­ciouss­melling oil that has been perk­ing me up in more feral mo­ments: Sis­ter & Co’s Raw Co­conut Drink For Hair (£27). It smells s lovely and zingy, with its mix of co­conut, ar­gan gan and macadamia mia oil, which all ab­sorbed gor­geously into to my fraz­zled curls, of­fer­ing much relief.

Thank you, squirty bot­tle of hair drink... it sure was thirsty. sis­terandco skin­food.co.uk k

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