Review | Mashooq Deep Penetrating Oil

Sometimes It feels like I'm greasing up my scalp everyday, especially now that it's winter. It's more like every two days to be honest.

When it comes to oils I have tried a few, I've tried; avocado oil, coconut oil,  olive oil and pumpkin seed oil. I still want to try black Jamaican castor oil and shea oil, to see if that does anything for my thirsty ass hair. But Olive Oil is the one for me at the moment.


I have the Deep Penetrating Oil from Mashooq, a UK based hair and beauty range, that is suitable for all hair and skin types.

The Deep Penetrating Oil is a blend of six oils; coconut, sweet almond, olive, sunflower, palm and wheat germ oil. This oil is specifically for afro-Caribbean textured hair that needs some extra mositure/hydration. 

There are several different ways to use this oil.  I just decided to use it as a styling oil. I went for a twist style for work, a combination of a few flat twists and some single twists as well.

First impressions 

I like that this oil smells fresh and natural. Smells a lot like sunflower oil, very subtle but nice.

How I used it 

Before I used the oil I used my spritz bottle to detangle my hair, then I sectioned it into four parts. Then the twisting began.

I poured a pound size amount into the palm of my hand and massaged the oil into each section for a few seconds, focusing on the ends and my scalp. When flat twisting the front of my hair, I poured a small amount onto my finger tips and began to twist. I didn't do this step when I did the single twists.

When I finished all the twists I then poured some more oil into my hands and lightly worked it into my hair, mainly into my scalp and the single twists. I then put on my head Scalf and then my Softhood Hair Dryer Attachment and turned the hair dryer on for 20 minutes. I thought this would help the oil penertrate my scalp.

End results

The spritz bottle has a mixture of water and the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave-in-Conditioner, this makes my hair super shiney and curly anyway, so when I worked the oil into my hair I could really see much of a difference in terms of shine. It was really easy to use and I didn't get that sticky, nasty greasy feeling.

When I removed my head scalf and had some flaking *sigh. I originally thought it meant my scalp was dry but after reading What's The Difference Between Dandruff & Dry Scalp I realised that the flaking was due to a build up. I should of tried this oil oj freshly washed hair. I think that might have stopped the flaking.

I applied some more oil to my scalp, the dry/flaky spots and it instantly helped. I still have some slight frizz but that's normal with my hair, especially if I don't use any edge control/gel or products with hold.

Out of 5?


Only because of the flaking, the oil didn't add any Moisture or hydration to my hair. But I like how light weight it is and the shine it gives my hair.

After using the oil for just under a week, I've noticed that it does give my hair a really nice healthy shine. However the mixture of oils in this Mashooq oil doesn't penetrate my hair enough. I find that my scalp is still dry after using this oil. 

I'm going to try massaging the oil into my scalp and see if that makes a difference. I will keep you updated on my social media sites. 

* I think this oil might benefit anyone with low porosity or if you don't need much moisture then this might be good for you.

*Update: I might have to try this oil again as I only used small amounts when styling, which could of been the reason why my hair didn't feel moisturiesed. 

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