DermOrganic Argan Oil Hair Collection Review

Resolution Accomplished: Healthy, Happy Hair for the New Year

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I spent the holiday season abusing my hair: straightening, curling, blowdrying, applying too much product then scrubbing with clarifying shampoo to remove the buildup. Honestly, as I ended the year, my hair was a dry, dull mess.

Then, like a New Year’s wish-come-true, a box of DermOrganic Argan oil hair products appeared on my doorstep, and all is right with the world again – or at least with my hair!

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DermOrganic’s vegan products are sulfate and paraben-free and contain certified Argan Oil, the centuries-old beauty secret of the Moroccan desert. Naturally organic Argan trees, which bloom twice a year, are native only to southwest Morocco. By order of the King of Morocco, Argan cultivation is a women-only business, which helps elevate their economic status – nice to know.

Rich in omega-6, antioxidants and vitamin E, Argan Oil creates a protective barrier against the various abuses to which we subject our poor hair – heat, sun, and wind – and restores smoothness and shine. I know, every hair care line makes lofty claims – in the case of DermOrganic, however, they’re true, and then some!

First, I tested the staples of any hair care line, the shampoo and conditioner basics; these two basics helped to restore my hair to its pre-holiday state in no time flat:

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Daily Conditioning Shampoo ($16) – With the most luxurious lather I’ve ever encountered from a sulfate-free shampoo, this combination of mild lipid and amino-acid cleansing creams is designed to moisturize, strengthen and rebuild the hair while it cleans. Safe for color treated hair, the shampoo can multi-task as an all-over cleanser that leaves skin soft and supple. And like all the products I tested, it smells delicious – vaguely fruity, almost like grapes.

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Daily Hydrating Conditioner ($16) – Created with a similar mix of good-for-your-hair natural ingredients, this lightweight, pH balanced conditioner eliminates tangles, prevents flyaways, and controls frizz. I could actually feel the tangles leave my hair as I rinsed it! Color safe for everyday use, the conditioner rinses easily, leaving hair comb-able and ready for styling. As with the shampoo, a little goes a long way.

Intensive Hair Repair Masque ($16) – Those with serious damage, will turn to this restorative masque. Safe for everyday use, this intensive deep conditioner revitalizes and repairs damaged hair from the inside out.

After washing and conditioning, I reached for a leave-in treatment to continue to soothe and pamper my hair:

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Leave In Treatment ($25) – Just a few drops of this Moroccan Argan Fruit Oil are all I needed to complete my DermOrganic hair makeover. The treatment, designed to restore shine and softness while strengthening brittle hair, absorbed instantly.

My drying time was indeed shorter (DermOrganic estimates hair will dry up to 30% faster), and I ended up with glossy, silky, and not at all over-moisturized hair. The heat from blow drying helps the oil penetrate the hair, although the treatment can be used on dry hair for touch-ups. It can even be added to haircolor, bleach or perm mixture for added shine and spreadability.

Leave In Spray Therapy ($19.99) – Fine haired ladies may want to try this spray version of the leave-in treatment I loved so much. This fine mist spray adds softness, eliminates frizz and improves slip. Also speeds blow dry time, protects the cuticle and adds shine and sleekness.

Finally, I tested one of DermOrganic’s styling products:

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Volume Foam ($15) – Instead of straightening my wavy hair like I usually do, I tested Volume Foam as directed by scrunching it through my hair, then letting it air dry. It really did amplify the curl; and adds shine, volume and definition. This non-aerosol “enviro-mousse” is alcohol free, with UV protection, and helps maintain your style even after brushing and in humid conditions.

The review team received these other DermOrganic styling products for testing; so make sure to check the comments for their thoughts:

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Windswept Defining Whip ($17) – This lightweight style enhancer provides definition to curls without adding dreaded crispness, and controls frizz as well. Adds bounce and movement for smooth, supple hair.

Fast Dry Shaping Spray ($16) – This plus hold, non-sticky, ultra-fine mist contains a proprietary blend of three eco-friendly polymers designed to dry fast and keep hair in place all day.

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Texture Taffy ($17) – I can’t wait to see the comments on this styling aid! Matte and malleable, this pliable, fibrous paste makes it easy to define, shape, and texturize your style.

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Pros:
Entire line is safe for color treated hair
Products are vegan and created without animal testing
Free of anything you might possibly want to avoid, like artificial preservatives, salt, dyes, parabens, Propylene Glycol, sulfates and gluten
Full of rich amino acids and grapeseed extract, which smooth and soften hair

Cons:
Might be hard to track down in your local store. I’m hoping this will change! In the meantime, you can visit the DermOrganic online store.

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Overall, I was impressed with the quality and effectiveness of the Argan oil infused line from DermOrganic; I’m still loving the natural fruit scent in my shower every morning and best of all, my hair is happy and healthy and ready for a new year.

Readers – what are your resolutions for your hair this year?

Melissa loves road trips, bargain shopping, drive-in movies, lip gloss and rock ‘n’ roll. She lives in Baltimore with her precious pup Zeus.

Disclosure: This review includes products that were provided by the manufacturer/PR firm for our consideration. For more info, or any questions, please see our disclosure policy.

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10 Comments

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    glamazon56

    This sounds lovely and just what the doctor ordered after weeks of hair torture! The Leave in Spray Therapy sounds perfect for my fine strands. I love that this line is free of artificial ingredients- and the benefits of Argan Oil are quite the rage! Great review @Turboterp!

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    Amanda

    Ooh, that shampoo looks downright LUSH. The Spray Therapy sounds fantastic, I always struggle with getting just the right amount of product through my hair when using straight up Argan Oil, so having it in spray form seems perfect! Great review!

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    lipglossandspandex

    I tested out the Texture Taffy. I wasn’t really sure that this is the sort of product I’d need for my hair, but I was pleasantly surprised. I have a shoulder length bob that I try to keep fairly straight but piecey at the ends. Although I’ve tried different products, I haven’t been able to really get that effect until now. A little Texture Taffy goes a long way. I apply it to my dry hair at the roots and through my hair to the ends. It gives my hair a nice amount of body and just the right amount of volume, and it gives the ends of my hair that perfect piecey look I’ve been trying to attain. I haven’t tested it as much as I’d like, and I’m still working on perfecting it, but I’m really really happy with how this product works for me–it’s super easy and looks great. $17 is a little more than I usually spend on hair products, but this one tube will last a long time, and it’s a good quality product. I think I could get rid of a lot of my other hair products and just keep this! Five stars.
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    spitfire77

    I tested the Windswept Defining Whip and while I don’t typically wear my hair curly, I used it to control frizz on my straightened hair. I’ve only been using it for a couple weeks, so it’s hard to really tell a big difference, but I do feel like it has helped with frizz control. It also has a really nice texture, light and fluffy. What I am probably most impressed with, is the fact that DermOrganic products are free of so many harsh chemicals and safe on color treated hair. $17 also is a fairly decent price for an organic product, especially for a good size tub. Four stars.

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    hao9703

    I got to test the fast dry shaping spray. It did keep my hair in place without feeling over styled or too much product like some brands. This is a big job because there is so much rain out in the Pacific Northwest –hair styles can be ruined in one outing.
    Four stars.

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    turboterp

    I’ve continued to use these DermOrganic products regularly, and I’m nothing but impressed with their performance. Most importantly, they do not over-moisturize my hair or weigh it down. Soft, shiny hair is easy thanks to Argan Oil!

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    sherrishera

    The Fast Dry Shaping spray reminds my of 80’s Aqua net in that it seriously stays put and keeps the shape. Unlike Aquanet, it feels much softer to the touch and is possible to get a brush through. If possible, I think brushing after first application made my hair look softer and shinier–probably thanks to those natural oils. But, like the Old Faithful from the 80’s, it has a pretty strong (and not so natural) smell. The DermOrganic version’s fragrance does dissipate much faster. All in all, I loved the hold and how shiny it made my hair but could have done without the strong smell (if it only smelled like orange blossoms or grass…or something natural). Good product!

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