Woah. Can you believe it? Spring is in the air! Or is it love? Yes let's go with that, love is in the air! I've fallen just a little bit in love with this new conditioner. As you lovelies know, I struggle with excruciatingly dry hair so I am always on the lookout for new and awesome products to give my hair the love and moisture that it needs, there is nothing wrong with trying new things right?
If you've been following my blog for awhile then you've probably seen me refer to the Organix brand on more than one occasion. Why? Well, for starters their Extra Strength Argan Oil has been an absolute lifesaver for my hair. I use it every single day and I can honestly say that currently, it is the only hair care product to vastly improve the health of my hair. In addition to that, their entire line is paraben, sulfate, cruelty and gluten free; if you don't know what the hype surrounding parabens and sulfates is, check out my post here. Since my Nexxus conditioner was down to the last use, I was on the hunt for a new (and hopefully cheaper) conditioner to try; I browsed the Ulta website, saw this and didn't hesitate to order it. I figured, how could I go wrong with argan oil and shea butter? As it turns out, I was right!
I try not to let the scent of a product influence me too much but, my goodness do I like the scent of this conditioner! It's light, creamy and oddly smells of coconut which boggles my mind since coconut is absolutely nowhere on the list of ingredients. The consistency resembles a light custard or pastry cream (does anyone else want cheesecake now? Just me?) As far as performance, it was not without a bit of trial and error that I got this conditioner to work for my hair. My usual routine of leaving my conditioner in for a quick ten minutes while I showered or washed my face just didn't cut it; with this method I achieved softness but the effect did not last long and wore away within a day or so. Now for take two! In order for this conditioner to really work it's magic, I let it soak into my hair under a shower cap for an hour, I also utilized the occasional burst of heat from my hair dryer during this time. The result? I'm honestly blown away by how soft this conditioner makes my hair and now, my hair has stayed soft and moisturized since I started using the shower cap. My favorite thing? Not only is my hair naturally dry but, it is incredibly frizzy; especially the ends and taming that frizz is usually an epic battle that I loose quite often. However, this really does get rid of a considerable amount of frizz and tangles in my hair making it A LOT more manageable. Would I re-purchase this? Yes.
Overall, I really like this conditioner and I am thrilled with how it makes my hair feel (when using the right method of course) Unfortunately, I do have a few gripes with this product. For one, it does not add any sort of shine to my hair even though the bottle claims that it will. I can overlook this because I use oil in my hair everyday and that gives me shine but, in case you are looking for a glossy conditioner to add lots of shine, this is not the one. Secondly, this is not a "quick use" conditioner, I only see great results when I leave the conditioner in for a lot longer than usual. Even though I love how this works with my hair, it becomes very inconvenient at times and I find myself reaching for other hair care when I am in a hurry.
Ingredients: Aqua (water), Cetearyl alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel oil, Ceteareth-20, Lanolin oil, Dimethiconol, Parfum (fragrance), Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 16035 (Red 40).
Be advised, this conditioner does contain silicones and what sppears to be a sulfate. However, I did a bit of research on Behentrimonium Methosulfate and it is NOT actually a sulfate! It is created from rapseed oil, and it's purpose is for detangling and thickening.
The new Argan oil & Shea butter line contains a shampoo, conditioner, weightless oil, curl enhancing yogurt, and a moisture restore mask. You can check out all of the products here. Every product in this line retails for $7.99.
Much love xo