Monday, April 2, 2012

Product Review: Hair One Cleanser and Conditioner with Argan Oil for Curly Hair

I bought this a while ago, when my jojoba one (for color treated hair) was running low, since I wasn't that impressed with it.  I've seen so many great reviews on Hair One, that I wanted to try a different formula.  I had also tried the olive oil formula pack a while ago and didn't really like it.  I settled on the Argan Oil one made for curly hair.  So far I've used this four times.

Product Description
Hair One with argan oil for curly hair cleanses while infusing hair with argan oil, keratin, fatty acids, proteins and other nutrients. The formula is sulfate free and is safe to use with color treated hair. Hair One leaves damaged hair soft, shiny, and full of body, and improves the overall health of your hair.
* Safe for color-treated hair * For curly hair * Sulfate free

Ingredients
Water (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Amodimethicone, CID 157846, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernal Oil, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Rosa Roxburghii Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Menthol, Polysorbate 60, Citric Acid, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum).

Directions
1. Rinse hair thoroughly for at least 1 minute. Apply 5-7 pumps to the crown of head and 8-10 pumps to nape/back of head. Massage vigorously into scalp for 2-3 minutes. Then add an extra splash of water to help evenly distribute through the ends.

2. Now add 5-10 pumps (depending on hair length) through the mid-shafts and ends to thoroughly cleanse and hydrate the hair. The more product you use the better the results. For hair above your shoulders, use a minimum of 5 pumps.  For hair down to your shoulders, use a minimum of 7 pumps.  For hair past your shoulders use a minimum of 10 pumps. Comb through with a wide-tooth comb. Leave on for at least 3-5 minutes. For maximum results, the longer you leave it on the better.

3. Rinse thoroughly and completely for 1-2 minutes by massaging your scalp and running your fingers through to the ends. If desired, apply 1-3 pumps of Hair One as a leave-in conditioner to wet hair. Start at the back of the head and work through to the ends.

My Experience
I pre-poo'd my hair with an oil mix and then followed the directions that were on the bottle.  Contrary to many reviews I've read, I really liked the smell.  I loved how it made my scalp tingle.  The jojoba one didn't make my head tingle like that.  I de-tangled in the shower with the product.  I felt like my hair really got clean (I didn't feel this with the jojoba formula).  When I got out of the shower and looked in the mirror, I couldn't believe how moist and shiny my hair looked, even after I airdried it a bit without anymore product.  I don't think I've ever experienced that with any shampoo or conditioner wash. I used a small amount as a leave in and styled my hair as usual.

I. Love. This. Product.  It's my new staple.  My hair felt moist and clean, which is a hard combination for me to achieve.  One thing I didn't like is that I lost a lot of hair de-tangling, so I don't de-tangle with it in anymore.  I didn't see a difference when I didn't deep condition, but I don't want to risk not conditioning my hair, so I'll continue to deep condition once a week.

Last week, I used it to clean my 2 year-old's hair. He has curly hair, about a 3c type.  His hair is really dry and it's a challenge for me to keep it looking and feeling moist.  I instantly saw how well it cleansed his hair better than any conditioner I had used before.  I didn't use it as a leave-in, but I will try next time. The next day his hair was so shiny.  Actually, his hair looked shiny all week.  It felt a little crunchy, but not dry.  This week I'll also use it as a leave in and see if that cures the crunchiness.

My Elasta QP Creme Conditioning shampoo is almost out, and I probably will not purchase another shampoo.  I don't need to.  The Hair One does everything I need.

2 comments:

Jenna said...

Thanks for the review! I always hear such great things about hair one... maybe i'll try it soon :).

jabroon piece said...

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I had also tried the essential olive oil system load up a while ago and didn't really like it.