When I was younger, much much younger, I always complained because my hair was so thick. My parents complained because my thick long hair would end up in the drain and all over the place. Of course now, I have much much thinner hair than I used to. I think it is mainly because my scalp got chemically damaged when I went in for a professional hair color and major highlights back in my early twenties, from then on, it has never been the same, and then it progressed/worsened after I had a baby, and with age.
I still have long hair and it still gets all over the place and in the drain, despite my best efforts from keeping it out of the drain (i.e. trying to get loose strands while in the shower, putting them on the wall, then swirling my finger around it to make a ball on the way out of the shower to toss it into the trash can – I know I’m not the only one who does this, lol.) –
and now I have a husband who complains about my hair being left everywhere, but on my head. Complain, complain, complain ;).
As time goes by, I lose more hair and my hair gets thinner. I probably have one-fifth or even less the amount of hair that I had in my teens!
Below are pics I took with my phone of actual printed photos, thus the quality :/ No idea why someone was taking a photo of me from behind, but eh, it has a purpose now, LOL. I used to have my mom perm my hair in spirals or waves…
And now that it’s winter time, I have to worry about my hair becoming dry (nothing like crackling hair when you brush it in the morning because the air is so dry that you pick up static electricity – just waiting for my hair to start sparking and catching fire).
So what does one do about that? Find products that say will help these issues and test them out, of course!
Product description via Amazon: “Argan Oil Shampoo is all you’ll need to revive your hair! Our expert formula starts with Moroccan Argan. It help keep your hair shiny without making it greasy! Almond and Jojoba Oil work together to provide inflamed and itchy scalps with Olein Glyceride Linoleic Acid and Vitamin D for a gentle and soothing therapy session. For an extra boost of nourishment, we added Camellia Seed, Peach Kernel, and Avocado Oils to provide your scalp and hair with moisture, antioxidants, and Vitamins A, B1, B2, D, and E. Add to that the deliciously warm aroma of Vanilla and Honey, a luxury spa treatment in the comfort of your own home! […] hypoallergenic and sulfate free, as well as safe for all hair types and for those with sensitive skin. Provides hair with shine and luster – Minimizes frizzy and unmanageable hair – Provides deep conditioning and nourishment – Warm and luxurious aroma”
This shampoo comes in a convenient pump-style 16 oz plastic amber bottle. You know me and amber bottles, love! – because it helps prolong the shelf-life of the ingredients!
Ingredients: Distilled water, Argan (Moroccan) oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, camellia seed oil, botanical keratin, and almond oil coconut oil, acyl sarcosine, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium lauroyl sarcosine, GRECAT BTMS-350.
I’ve been trying to be more aware of the ingredients that are in the products I use, when there is a short list and there are a few on there that I don’t know about, and I have the time… I’ll research. However, I’ve been doing this after using them rather than before, so I need to be more diligent about doing it BEFORE use. I will to compile a list of these for future reference. I was going to put them in this post, but will make a separate post for them instead. [which I have now done previous to this post, click here to reference these ingredients: acyl sarcosine, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium lauroyl sarcosine, GRECAT BTMS-350]
The scent of it brings to mind men’s shampoo or bodywash, it has that manly scent to it, which is really confusing because it says “deliciously warm aroma of Vanilla and Honey”. What makes it a little more confusing is that I can’t find vanilla or honey or notation of fragrances or fragrance oils on the ingredient list. So where those come into play, I have no idea. It’s not unpleasant, but being a woman I want my man to smell like this, I, myself, would rather not smell like this. However, that’s mostly in the bottle and upon use, once it’s rinsed off, I could barely smell it.
The texture is like regular shampoo and it has a pearlescent kind of shimmer to it. It suds and lathers up nicely once applied to the scalp and hair.
Once rinsed off, I expected my hair to feel soft, silky, and smooth… sadly, it felt drier somehow, with a weird papery rough texture. I wanted it to still be moisturizing and conditioning even though it was a shampoo, but it wasn’t those things at all. It felt like my hair had been zapped of life and needed to be resuscitated with a heavily moisturizing conditioner. In the past couple of weeks, my hair’s texture has not improved with use of this shampoo, in fact, I think there are even more split ends – the uglier kind too – you know the kind that split in many places like a root or branch. And it has not helped a bit with frizziness.
Thank goodness I can re-rescue it with a nice hair mask. I’ll have to post a review of my fave.
*Disclaimer: This product was given to me complimentary in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. This evaluation and review is an accounting of my true opinions and experiences, and is written in the same manner as if I had bought it at full-price, been given as a gift, or received as a sample.
You can purchase this on Amazon:
- Pure Body Naturals Argan Oil Therapeutic Shampoo, $14.95 + free Prime shipping.
Price and availability current as of the time of writing this post.