Sunday, December 18

Product Review: Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Renewing Treatment

I've been hearing so much about Argan Oil for the last few months and I've been wanting to try them out, but I've also been trying not to buy more products until I get finished using up what I have. I was in Walgreens one day buying a birthday card (leave it up to me to get sidetracked) and I picked this up. I think it was 9.99 or something (between 7.99 and 9.99). I haven't really had like super amazing results with anything Organix wise but, I needed a deep conditioner so I decided on this one.

 The description on the front states: "A precious blend of Moroccan argan oil instantly restores shine and softens while strengthening. Derived from the Southewest region of Morocco argan oil protects from styling heat and UV damage while creating soft, seductive, silky perfection.

 The directions: "Scoop a small amount of Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Renewing Treatment into palm and evenly distribute with a wide toothed comb from your hairs roots down to the ends. Leave Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Renewing Treatment in hair for 3-5 minutes. Product performance is enhanced by placing a shower cap over hair and wrapping cap with hot wet towel. Rinse with mild to cool water. For best results use with other Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Renewing products.

 I don't pay attention to directions really (obviously judging from my past product reviews lol)so I've let this product in for at least 30 minutes each time I've used it When I first used it, I thought the smell was a little..."overpowering" I guess you can say. It has a perfumey smell. It smells good, but it's a bit strong for sensitive noses. The consistency is thick, if you were to turn the jar upside down, nothing would move at all. I prefer my deep conditioners a little on the thick side so it didn't bother me. I usually deep conditioned after a co-wash (except for today, I'll comment on that later in the review), apply in 4 sections, clip it up and put a plastic cap over it. When it washed out it didn't really feel "soft" to me, but after it was completely washed out, it was REALLY soft and felt moisturized. The smell lingers for a couple days depending on what you do with your hair and what products you use. I truly believe that this product is the reason why I've had such a big success with my twist out fro a few weeks ago because I've used the same products that I used when twisting and haven't received the exact same results. (It was maybe 2 days after I deep conditioned).

 So, today I washed with Nature's Gate Biotin shampoo because I just felt like my scalp was just ick and conditioned with Avon's Almond conditioner and did my usual deep condition in 4 sections. This time I just let it set in two sections, put on the plastic cap and a beenie cap thing (I don't know what they're called) and left in for at least an hour and a half. Rinsed it out, put a little more conditioner in my hair and detangled. Put Cantu Shea Leave In in and sealed with olive oil and put medium sized twists throughout my hair. Even right now as it's drying, my hair is soft.

Overall I really like this deep conditioner besides the strong smell, BUT I cannot continue to pay this much for a 8 fl oz jar. I am a college student (definitely broke haha) and I just can't keep dishing out like 10 bucks everytime I need a deep conditioner. This gets a 3.75/5 from me, but I won't continue to buy it based on price.

Sunday, December 11

No more curly puff?

If you have been following my blog and my "hair journey", you would know that my curly puff is like one of my favorite hairstyles. It's easy to do, doesn't require a lot if effort and took like 2 minutes to do including applying products and putting it up. Now that my hair has grown a little bit, it just doesn't look...right. I've always worn my puffs more on the top of my head rather than the middle because to me, wearing it at the top gave me the perfect round shape that I like so much when it comes to my puffs. (Lopsided puffs annoy me so much. It's one of my natural hair pet peeves lol). I cowashed and deep conditioned, scrunched in my products and pushed it into my puff.. My right side shrinks up.more than my left, this heat damage is just like o_O. Im trying to let it grow out and continue to cut it as it grows out but it puts a damper on my styles that I do or attempt to do. I was thinking about cutting it off to get it out of the way but that would essentially give me bangs again and its not something I want right now. Bangs are how I got the heat damage in the first place. As of right now, I really don't know what Im going to do. However I am researching styles on YouTube and try them out over the Christmas break since I pretty much don't have anything to do. I want to see how much growth I can get this winter first then see how much I can grow and retain by July 2012!