InstaNatural’s Argan Oil Hair Mask turned my hair from “straw” to “silk.” Well almost. Summer has taken a toll on my hair. After weeks of sun and chlorine exposure my hair became dry, bleached, easily tangled and frizzy. I was excited to have the opportunity to try InstaNatural’s Argan Oil Hair Mask since my hair was in desperate need of a little T-L-C. According to the instructions, you can either use this as a hair mask or as a deep conditioning daily treatment. I tried it both ways…
Features & Benefits:
- Made in the United States
- Not tested on animals
- Packaged in a plastic lotion jar that contains 8 fluid ounces of hair treatment mask
- Extensive list of ingredients including Aloe, Argan oil, Avocado oil, various amino acids, Evening Primrose oil, Shea butter, Coconut oil and more. See photographs below for a complete list.
I believe an 8 ounce container will last many uses. So far, I have done two deep conditioning treatments and also used it as a regular conditioner twice. I barely dented the contents, it almost looks like an unused bottle (see photograph below).
|The jar looks almost new after four uses. Notice the pudding-like appearance.|
Since we all have our preferences and sensitivities, I photographed the extensive ingredient list.
|Part one of the rather extensive list of ingredients in InstaNatural’s Argan Hair Mask|
|The extensive ingredient list continues — part two|
The Experience Using InstaNatural’s Argan Oil Hair Mask:
Beauty products are both a treat and a luxury, so I feel it is important to describe the sensual experience of using a product.
This Argan Hair Mask’s scent reminds me of a “Creamsicle” (for those who don’t know an orange and vanilla icecream bar). I should warn you, the scent does linger. It is very light but sweet.
The texture is a little sticky like a thin dessert pudding. This product is for external use only, so please don’t taste it. It sits well on the hair until it is time to rinse.
Instructions For Use As A Deep Conditioning Treatment:
1. Generously apply and massage treatment into your hair paying special attention to the ends.
2. Optional but recommended: Wrap your saturated hair in a towel. To enable better absorption, I used my hair dryer to warm my hair and the conditioning treatment.
3. Leave the treatment on for 5-15 minutes.
4. Shampoo: The first time I used it, I had to shampoo twice otherwise my hair looked oily and unwashed. Optional: The second time, I tried a vinegar and water rinse as it helps cut oil. I dilated the vinegar something like 1 part vinegar to 9 parts water. I poured the vinegar dilution over my shampooed hair then thoroughly rinsed. I was worried my hair would have an odd smell (mmmm, vinegar and creamsicle), but it did not. The vinegar scent did not linger on my hair at all.
After each use, I found that my hair was soft and shiny. Well, except the very ends. They were softer and less tangled, but really only a trim will fix the sun and chlorine damage.
I really only had one minor problem with this treatment, with a single, quick wash my hair was and looked greasy. There is a fine line between well moisturized and “greasy”. Be sure and thoroughly shampoo (maybe twice) or use a vinegar rinse after your single shampoo. For me, it was well-worth the extra effort, as my hair was soft, silky and easily detangled.
I also tried using this mask as a daily conditioner. For this use, I applied a very small amount to the ends of my hair after shampooing. I started applying around chin length through the ends of my hair. (My hair is shoulder blade length). I left it on for a minute while I shaved my legs then I rinsed it out. It left the ends of my hair as soft as it was after the deep conditioning treatment. The one small caveat, due to the packaging, I would generally recommend this more as a mask than as a daily conditioner. The container has a very large “mouth” like a large jar of lotion or cold cream. I think it would be difficult to keep water out of the container if it were kept in the shower.
InstaNatural’s Argan Oil Hair Mask is an effective deep conditioning treatment especially for dry, damaged hair. If you are interested in an effective hair treatment using natural, organic ingredients then I highly recommend.
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