A few weeks back, Rite Aid was running a BOGOFREE sale on Organix haircare, so I decided it would be a good time to finally try the new Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner I'd had my eye on ever since this post.
Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner
(retail: around $6 each, 13 oz)
I haven't used Organix products in a long time--I used to love their sulfate-free Vanilla Silk Shampoo and Conditioner and it worked quite well for me. But since their products don't seem to go on sale as often as others, I wandered away from Organix and have been using other brands for the last several years.
But the promise of restored "shine and softness" to my hair really pulled me in, and since I have used other products that contain argan oil in the past (with great results), I just couldn't resist.
As you can see, these products are paraben-free, and they're SLS-free as well. Organix claims that their products are not tested on animals, their bottles are made from recycled post-consumer resin, and the inks used on their bottles are compostable and from renewable sources. All things that are great for the planet, to be sure.
Unfortunately, I cannot say this shampoo and conditioner are great for my hair.
As most of you already know, my hair is long, naturally wavy and color-treated. The texture of my hair is fine, but I have lots of it. Also, my roots are quite oily, but my ends are pretty dry and damaged.
Let me begin with the shampoo: it smells wonderful (rich and perfumey, but in a very feminine, beautiful way). I find that it lathers nicely in my hair, and I am able work it from roots to ends relatively easily. The problem for me is that my hair feels dry after I rinse this shampoo from my hair. I love the way argan oil makes my hair feel, but honestly I could not detect it in this shampoo.
Also, my hair tangled a bit more than usual after using this shampoo, which leads me to the conditioner. For a conditioner that contains argan oil, I was really hoping that this would detangle my hair and leave it feeling soft, silky and incredibly moisturized. Well, I'm sad to say that this conditioner lacked the detangling properties I was anticipating, and it didn't leave any type of protective coating behind after rinsing.
After getting out of the shower, I find that my hair feels very dry and I have more tangles than usual. I've used these products every day for two weeks now, and I just haven't seen any improvement in the texture or dryness of my hair. In fact, my hair feels a touch drier now than it did before I started using these products.
FINAL VERDICT: Sadly, Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner are not a love-match for me. After using these product for 14 days, I find that they do not provide me with the type of softness, smoothness or conditioning that my hair craves. Perhaps the amount of argan oil is not enough for me to see results on my hair--I'm just not sure. The one positive thing I can say (other than that I love the fragrance of these products) is that they clean my hair so well that I can skip a day without seeing oil build-up on my roots. If you have very oily, healthy hair, these products may be a good match for you, but if you have any dryness to your hair, I'm not sure these products will do the trick.
If you have used Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner, I would absolutely LOVE to hear how they work for you. I'm hoping that they work much better for you than they did for me.