After I had my first baby, my hair fell out by the globs. Yes, globs. I even cried at how much hair I lost! As I got older, my hair also started thinning out a little. My once incredibly thick and strong hair strands became much thinner than before (but still thick, I guess, when compared to many people). And now I can actually wrap an elastic hair tie around my ponytail three times (but at least I don't lose hair by the globs - that's just a fun word to say).
When the opportunity came for me to try organic hair care products from pura d'or, including their Argan Oil Premium Organic Shampoo for Hair Loss Prevention Therapy, I said "yes" right away! The shampoo contains no parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), gluten or artificial colors. This all natural organic anti-hair loss argan oil based shampoo is said to prevent hair loss, strengthen hair and add volume. It contains vitamins for hair growth and 12 DHT Blockers that promote healthy hair growth.
Pura d'or also sent me their Premium Organic Argan Oil Based Conditioner in Lavender Vanilla scent, which is said to be made from a 99% vegetable base and - just like the shampoo - is free of parabens, SLS, gluten and artificial color. The conditioner claims to manage frizz, enhance shine and smoothness with a gentle formula infused with argan oil and vegetable proteins.
As an added bonus, a sample one-ounce bottle of Pure and Organic Argan Oil was included. Imported from South Western Morocco, this cold-pressed, unrefined oil has no chemicals added and is safe for all skin, hair and nail types.
THE REVIEW of PRODUCTS
Premium Organic Argan Oil Hair Loss Prevention Therapy Shampoo
The shampoo has a very natural scent, because there are no additives of perfume or other unnecessary extras. For some people, this might take some getting used to, but I was fine with it.
The shampoo is VERY thick. So thick, in fact, that it causes the pump dispenser to get stuck (and this gets highly annoying). It also feels like you need to use a lot of product to be able to work a lather and spread the shampoo out evenly (I also have super long hair). My daughter tried this shampoo before me and did not like it at all, because she said she had to use too much of it - at least six pumps for her long, thick hair. Plus, sometimes she is one to become frustrated easily, so the stuck pump was not something she wanted to deal with at all.
These are the directions on the bottle:
Apply to wet hair. Work into a rich lather. Leave on for 2 minutes to allow for deep penetration and full absorption. Rinse. For best results use for 3 months.
The directions do not indicate how much to use. BUT - even with super long hair, I was able to figure out a way to use just two pumps.
Here's how: Because of its thickness, and the annoying way that the pump gets stuck with each use, I pushed the pump all the way down once. I then slowly pulled up the pump back to the top and repeated the process of pushing it all the way down again. This gives you a full two pumps of really thick shampoo in the palm of your hand. Instead of immediately applying to my wet hair, I worked up a small lather in my hands and then applied to my scalp, working my way down to the rest of my long hair (but mainly focusing on the scalp).
From there, I followed the rest of the directions as described. I left it on for two full minutes before rinsing out, then rinsed off.
With a lot of other shampoos, I never really leave product on my hair for the full amount of time suggested, but I did with this one. I believe the product really does need the full two minutes for absorption for best results.
NOTE: I've been using this product since the beginning of March (on a daily basis, for the most part).
Prior to using this shampoo, I will point out that I would lose anywhere between 15-20 strands of hair after showering (I know it's kind of weird, but yes, I did count the number of strands specifically for this review).
After two weeks of using the shampoo, there was only a tiny difference - not even noticeable by eye - with losing from 14-20 strands).
However, I kept using the shampoo, because on the bottle, the directions even say specifically "for best results use for 3 months."
After six weeks of use, the difference was definitely more noticeable. Instead of losing 14-20 strands, it went down to 8-10 strands.
Nine weeks of usage and the difference is dramatically in favor of pura d'or! I now only lose 3-4 strands!!! This is HUGE for me. HUGE. And it has not yet been a full three months yet.
The Premium Organic Shampoo also does add a little bit of volume (something my hair has none of, being straight as straight can be). It also helps with dryness of the scalp. I don't have a dandruff issue, but due to eczema and extra dry skin, my scalp can be very dry and feel itchy. Using this shampoo, my head felt less itchy and dry.
I would recommend that the method of dispense be changed and updated due to the thickness of product. I am certain that the pump on my bottle is not the only one to become stuck and hard to use. A flip-top lid would be so much better.
Also, the directions should state how much product to use. Using the pump, one full pump should suffice for short to medium length hair (quarter-size). Two full pumps for long hair (the size of two quarters). It should also be mentioned to focus massaging into scalp first, then the rest of hair. Doing this allows for the deep penetration and full absorption that the product requires to obtain best results possible.
Retail Price: $24.99
Premium Organic Argan Oil Based Conditioner - Lavender Vanilla
The conditioner has a really pleasing, soft scent. If you are one who does not like the overly natural scent of the shampoo, then the conditioner solves the discomfort with its infusion of lavender and vanilla. My daughter liked the scent a lot, and I love it too.
I used two pumps, and it took care of all of my long hair. I focus mainly on the ends and don't worry much about massaging deep into the scalp (unlike the shampoo). The conditioner is not extra thick like the shampoo, so there is no issue with the pump. There was also no need to use full pumps, as I described with the shampoo. I used this conditioner like any other product of the same type.
NOTE: I've also been using this product since March, mostly on a daily basis.
I don't have any frizz to my hair, but I did notice more smoothness and shine while using this product. With the conditioner, you can notice results after just two weeks of use. I don't style my hair very often, but this product does offer more manageability as well, which is nice if you style daily. Plus, the scent is amazing!
Retail Price: $24.99
Pure and Organic Argan Oil
All I can really say about this product is that I love it. LOVE it!
Just one way we use this amazing oil is for my older daughter's hair. We've used other argan oil hair treatments for her, but this is just straight up pure argan oil, and it works wonders. Using just a little bit, your hair will be smooth, shiny and better protected from styling products and damage. If you style your hair on a daily basis, you will LOVE this argan oil. It will help repair any damage that is already present. And then it will keep your hair looking so incredibly healthy. The next time you go to the salon for a hair cut or trim, your regular stylist will notice the difference. I'm being completely serious.
|My daughter's curls for Senior Prom.|
What's great is that you can use this pure argan oil for more than just your hair, but I'll get into that with a later post (I do hope you'll come back and see it! It's something you won't want to miss.). What I will add right now is that some other argan oils can be quite costly, price at $75 and more. Pura d'or offers a really affordable price, and you receive pure, organic oil.
Retail Price: $24.99
Pura d'or makes some bold claims about their hair care products, but they are made with complete confidence. When used correctly, you will see the results and be amazed. Prices are competitive with salon name brand products (and the argan oil is also even more affordable compared to other places). Plus, I love that the products are natural, organic and made with sustainably grown ingredients. The company also uses recycled materials for shipping and packaging, being eco-friendly at every chance possible.
The shampoo takes some getting used to, because it's very different than most shampoos and really thick. If you stick with it, though, the results are pretty astounding. At first, I really had my doubts, especially not seeing any real change after two weeks of using it. But now, almost three months of using it and now not having to throw a handful of hair into the trash after each shower anymore, I would definitely buy the product and continue using it. In fact, pura d'or also offers a gold label edition Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo, specifically for thinning hair too, and I would love to try that one.
The conditioner just smells terrific and leaves hair smooth, shiny and more manageable. My favorite, though, is the scent!
Argan Oil can be a life saver for anyone with damaged hair. It will help with split ends and dry scalp. For anyone else using it for hair, it can be the booster that you want to keep your hair healthy and looking and feeling extra silky, shiny and smooth.
Use all three hair care products together and you get a triple crown of organic hair care goodness! Because the shampoo and conditioner are both argan oil based, they would be fine and have good to great results when used alone as well. One of the main things for those products is to use the tips I outlined (especially with the shampoo), because I really think it makes a big difference.
THE BOTTOM LINE: I'm very impressed with pura d'or!
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