Tuesday, January 15, 2013

DermOrganic Argan Oil Infused Haircare- Part II: Styling Product Reviews

DermOrganic is a fantastic company that offers beautiful Argan Oil infused haircare products that are sure to wow you from the moment that you first try them. I am a huge fan of Argan Oil, and have been using it in my hair for years, but I am now delighted to have found a line that uses it in all of their products. This line will work well for all hair types, but as a girl with naturally curly hair I have to say that it is a breath of fresh air to find a line that is so sensitive to the needs of hair like mine. In using all of their products I have noticed that my hair is soft and silky, my curls are nicely formed, I have no fly-aways or frizz, and it detangles my hair without any trouble whatsoever. What's not to love?! 

According to DermOrganic, "we believe the ingredients we don’t use are just as important as the ones we do."

DermOrganic® products are all vegan.
DermOrganic® products made without animal by-products and are never tested on animals.
DermOrganic® products contain no sulfates, glycols, DEA, MEA, dyes or food coloring
DermOrganic® products are Gluten-free
DermOrganic® products contain no artificial preservatives. Paraben-free
DermOrganic® products are made without salt, sodium chloride or other artificial thickeners

According to the company, "DermOrganic Laboratories, Inc. was founded in 1996 with a goal to provide safe, top-performing products to the international community of hair and skin professionals. 
While the average person may use hair and skin products once a day, professional cosmetologists are exposed to those ingredients dozens of times a day for an entire career." It is therefore part of their mission to utilize ingredients that they "believe to be safe and effective, developing superior performing products that contain far fewer ingredients than are found in standard personal care formulations."

They understand that their customers are very "concerned about what they put on their hair and skin, or who are prone to negative reactions from standard hair and skin care ingredients," and their products are sure to please people who are looking for high quality haircare products filled with so many high quality ingredients.

Part II: Styling Products:
1) Texture Taffy (3.4 oz. $17.00)- "Define, shape and texturize with this flexible fibrous paste. Create interchangeable styles and layered looks with ease." Additionally, "Texture Taffy also protects against UV damage and dry, itchy scalp. There's no artificial thickening agents to cause flaking or stickiness. So go ahead and spike it up! Don't fear humidity. Texture Taffy has that covered perfectly as well as the fading factor. No fading or sticky styles for you when you use Dermorganics Texture Taffy. Healthy organic Argan Oil and well hydrated hair always produce a perfectly spiked hairstyle."

Texture Taffy is absolutely the perfect product for short spiked hairstyles that require superior hold that will last all day. It offers an abundance of texture, but remains flexible rather than stiff. It is a fantastic and very effective styling product, but use it sparingly. It is a very thick and dense product, and a little goes a very long way. If you have long hair and seek superior hold, then apply a little at a time- otherwise it will feel a bit sticky, and you will likely want to rinse it out and start over. Used properly this a fantastic styling product.

Pliable and fibrous
For manipulating layered looks
Textured styling without stiffness
Superior memory, flexible control
Design and redefine

Directions: For texture, definition and control, place desired amount in palms, emulsify, then work into damp or dry hair to style. Hint: Emulsify in your hands for the level of control you want.

Ingredients: Aqua/Eau/Water, Glycerin, Ozokerite, Caprylic-/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Oleth-5, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Oleth-10-Phosphate,Methyl Gluceth-20, Dimethiconal, VP/VA Copolymer, Carnauba Wax, Rice Amino Acids, PEG-45M, Methyl Glucose, Sesquistearate, Panthenol B5, Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E), Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Vitus Vinifera (grape) seed extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Natural Fragrance (parfum), Glycereth-2 Cocoate/Benzoic Acid

2) Firm Hold Volume Foam (5 oz. $15.00)- "is an ecologically friendly thick hair mousse. Aerosol-free foam spreads easily into hair to provide incredible root lift, curl support, and lustrous, voluminous styles. Alcohol-free goodness for your hair and the air."

This is a really fantastic styling mousse! I was initially apprehensive to try this one because I assumed that it was going to be more of a volumizing mousse rather than a curl defining product. That would be fine if I had hair in desperate need of volume, but with naturally curly hair the last thing that I need is to encourage yet more volume! The first time that I tried Firm Hold Volume Foam, I was completely prepared to immediately rinse it out of my hair because I expected that my hair would end up looking like big hair from the 80s. However, much to my delight this styling foam defined my curls and made them soft and shiny-- no poofy 80s hair for me. It enhances natural curl and gives it great hold, but it still has bounce and movement. This is a superior quality product!

Defines curls and waves
Volume, support and shine
Non-aerosol enviro-mousse
Suitable for all hair types
Humidity-resistant, heat-resistant
Maintains style after brushing
Made with 3 UV inhibitors
Enriched with Omega-6, Lipids, Antioxidants, Vitamin E and Natural Moisture Factors
Environmentally Friendly Mousse Dispenser
Defines Curls & Waves

Ingredients: Aqua/Eau/Water, PVP Copolymer, Alkylpolyglucosides, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Polysorbate-20, Methyl Gluceth-20, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Organic Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract (UV Inhibitors), Rice Amino Acids, PCA, Panthenol B5, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Glycereth-2 Cocoate & Benzoic Acid, Parfum/Fragrance.

3) Fast Dry Shaping Spray (1.5 oz. $8.00)- "DermOrganic Fast Dry Shaping Spray outperforms your favorite 80s hairspray! Plus hold formula dries on contact. Fine mist for inside-out support maintains shapes even after brushing. Not sticky or heavy, sets hair quickly for all-day style support."

I generally don't bother with hairspray because I like for my hair to look and feel natural, but this hairspray, while highly effective, does not leave your hair looking and feeling like a plastic cap. In fact, I really like this hairspray and have been using it a lot! It leaves the hair looking and feeling natural, but maintains your desired hairstyle! Their claims that it is humidity resistant, and that your hair maintains its shape after brushing is absolutely true! This is a really really nice hairspray!

Plus hold formula
Made without added water
Dries on contact
Maintains shapes after brushing
Brushes through while blow-dry styling
Ultra fine mist for inside-out support
All-day hold for all hair types
Humidity resistant and color safe
With anti-fade extracts to protect color
Waterless Fast Dry Formula!
Maintains Shapes After Brushing

Ingredients: Alcohol Denat., Hydrofluorocarbon 152a, Isobutane, Octylacrylamide/ Acrylates/Butylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, VA/Crotonates/Vinyl Neodecanoate Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Triethyl Citrate, PEG/PPG-17/18 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Argan Oil (Argania Spinosa), PCA, Rice Amino Acids, Grape Seed Extract (Vitis Vinifera) & Sunflower Seed Extract (Helianthus Annuus) & Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Color Protectants), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Parfum/Fragrance.

4) Windswept Defining Whip (4 oz. $15.95)- "A lightweight style enhancer that provides definition to curls and spring to their bounce. Separates, controls frizz, nourishes and maintains irresistibly smooth, dynamic hair styles."

This is a fantastic styling product for curly hair. It separates and defines curls without leaving the hair crunchy feeling or dull. Instead, it beautifully controls the frizz while leaving curls beautifully formed with natural bounce and body. My hair feels and looks soft, shiny and absolutely gorgeous. The texture of the product is quite light, and therefore never leaves my hair weighed down or dull. If I had to choose just one styling product, this would be it.

Separates and defines
Adds bounce and movement
Controls frizz
Definition without crispness
Smooth, supple hair

Directions: Dab and emulsify into hands, massage lightly through damp hair from the nape forward before diffusing. For a more relaxed style, let hair dry naturally.

Ingredients: Aqua/Eau/Water, Stearic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ozokerite, Glycerin, Cetearyl/Alcohol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Oleth-5, Oleth-10 Phosphate, Rice Amino Acids, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Panthenol B5, Dimethiconol, Argania Spinosa (Argan), Kernel Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Natural fragrance (parfum), Glycereth-2 Cocoate/Benzoic Acid.

Overall assessment: DermOrganic styling products are fabulous for all hair types, but they are so forgiving and nourishing for curly hair. I love that all of the products are infused with Argan oil- so even when I am styling my hair it is being nourished.

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  1. I love argan oil I have been using Josie Maran oil. I will definitely try the some of these hair products.


    1. Hi Nikki! Thanks for stopping by! I agree- I love argan oil too-- it is a really magical oil! Josie Maran definitely has a lovel quality Argan Oil! I really like DermOrganic products- their cleansing, conditioning and treatment products are really fantastic. I will definitely buy replacements when I run out! I'm going to check out your blog! :-)

  2. I love argan oil but I haven't heard of this product before, interesting!

    1. Hi Marisha,

      I love argan oil as well. I'm really loving DermOrganic-- I can't get enough of their cleansing and conditioning products. It's a really lovely line of products! Enjoy your weekend! :-)


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