Brazil Nut Oil -- MTM has raved about this oil in other posts. It is described as being super moisturizing for dry, brittle hair. It is not something you would find in the grocery store, and is pretty expensive comparatively speaking to coconut and olive oil. It is absorbs easily and carries a "moisture punch". Sounds great, except for the price tag and availability.
Monoi de Tahiti Oil -- This oil sounded so fancy, I just knew it was going to be remarkable. Not knocking it, but in a nutshell, it is coconut oil infused with Tahitian gardenia flowers. Seems to me like coconut oil is the most popular oil base for other goodies, such as ayurvedic herbs (i.e. Vatika Oil). As much as my hair likes coconut oil, if I'm going to splurge on something, it might as well be something that I don't already have.
Camellia Oil -- Beauty secret of the Japanese, although the secret's been getting out, this oil is expensive as all get out. Aubrey Organics sells a vial, but at a hefty price for a small amount. I have read that a little goes a long way, that the oil is easily absorbed into the hair, and MTM describes it as the granddaddy of all oils. If I were to splurge on an oil for my hair, this one would win out against Brazil Nut and Monoi de Tahiti. In the meantime, I'm going to go with a cheaper alternative.
Rice Bran Oil -- Let me break it down for you, based off of what MTM said and my own further research:
- Dirt cheap -- always nice to know. If it does the job at a minuscule price, why not give it a try.
- Shine Serum Alternative -- Most shine serums are packed with silicones, but RBO is all natural, cheap, and a little goes a long way. If you know me, shine/sheen is a must for my hair on a daily basis
- Comparable to Brazil Nut Oil -- But not as expensive, this oil absorbs just as easily. I have never tried either oil, but for the price of Rice Bran Oil, what do I have to lose.
- Long Shelf Life -- Always good to have. If I don't use it up in one day, I won't have to worry about it going rancid.