My hair has dreadfully dry ends (from a botched dye job) that are growing out, so I was hoping for some mega-moisture and split end repair (or at least temporary split end relief). I also was excited by the blend of proven oils and moisturizers in this mix: argan, coconut, jojoba and olive oils, for example, all have great reputations, so a blend of these and other oils sounded magnificent, at least in theory. Unfortunately, my actual experience was just okay, not the life changing experience (or at least hair changing experience) I expected.
I first tried the oil blend as a leave-in conditioner and slept with it in my hair overnight. Big mistake. I woke up with crunchy hair. From this I learned that the product is not good as a leave-in conditioner for someone like me who has thin, wispy hair. The product is labeled for all hair types, but based on my experience, I think it is probably not advisable for people with ultra-fine, ultra-thin hair like mine. The manufacturer might consider changing the “leave in conditioner” instructions to account for differences in hair type.
Next I tried the argan oil blend as a 1-hour conditioner. Interestingly, my dry ends seemed to resist the product soaking in, which surprised me. My healthier, newer hair growth, in contrast, drank it up. This was the exact opposite of what I expected. I used shampoo and rinsed, then checked the results. My roots actually seemed a little greasy from the argan oil mix, and I didn’t see any changes to my dry ends. I get the sense from comments made by others, however, that both times I used too much of the product. Maybe if I try a different approach using much less I might have better results.
Interestingly, this oil mix rinses off of skin and hands very easily, unlike other oil based hair treatments that linger and are hard to remove from the hands after application on the hair. This was a positive result. Another positive was the slightly coconut scent of the product, which I enjoyed. Technically, the product is unscented, but the natural coconut essence is still somewhat detectable. I happen to like this a lot. It is definitely not overbearing.
Bearing all of this in mind, plus taking into account some comments I have heard from others, I might actually get a lot of use out of this argan oil blend as a moisturizer for the skin, and I’m going to try it. Seeing how fast this elixir was absorbed by my healthy hair and how easily it rinsed off my hands, I have a feeling it will make a nice summer substitute for heavier lotions. I suspect this blend will sink into the skin very nicely.
So, in summary, for me this product was okay, but too heavy for daily use on hair as fine as mine. If you have thick hair, this argan oil blend might work perfectly for you. In my case, I’m going to try to use the argan oil mix on my skin to see if it performs better there, and I will also continue to try to experiment with and tweak the quantity I use on my hair, in case there is an optimal amount to use for thin haired folks like me.
Anyway, the Insta Natural folks get credit for trying–their idea to blend all of these oils together was excellent, and again, this product might very well perform extraordinarily well for individuals with thick hair. The manufacturer also gets credit for offering an all natural, plant-based product that is cruelty free. I will certainly give other products from Insta Natural a try.
Where I got my argan oil blend: Amazon
Where you can get your argan oil blend: Amazon
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