Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Arganesse Hair Treatment Review

 Press Sample (Unaffiliated link)

My naturally curly hair is always in need of a good treatment that will tame the fly-aways and frizzies- therefore I am always on the lookout for products up to the task. I love post-shampoo smoothing oils that give my hair glossy silky smooth ringlets, and Arganesse Hair Treatment does just that.
According to Arganesse,

Just as the hands of an artist transform gold into exquisite jewelry, we have transformed argan oil – known as “liquid gold” – into a revolutionary hair treatment. For centuries, this highly-prized, rare Moroccan oil has been used to protect hair and skin from harsh desert conditions. High in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, argan oil alone naturally hydrates for silky, shiny, frizz-free hair. Unfortunately, it also leaves hair a bit greasy. So we set out to create a formula that would eliminate oiliness while retaining argan oil’s restorative properties.

After nearly a year of rigorous testing and countless revisions, success! Blending argan oil with the perfect combination of complementary ingredients resulted in the winning secret formula. When applied to hair, this incredible elixir gave a lustrous gleam to dull, lifeless locks. With the invention of Arganesse, the future of haircare was forever changed.
Every element of the Arganesse brand is designed to deliver a luxurious user experience. Thick or thin, curly or straight, coarse or fine, Arganesse enhances the natural beauty of hair unlike any other product.

Argan oil comes from a tree that has survived heat, drought, poor soil, and harsh conditions for centuries. Grown exclusively in southwestern Morocco, the argan tree produces fruit with a green, fleshy exterior similar to an olive, but larger and rounder. The nut inside has an extremely hard shell, which is cracked by hand to extract one, two or three precious almond-shaped kernels.

Using traditional methods to transform these kernels into argan oil takes time – up to 20 hours to make just one liter. Women use sharp stones to crack the shells, then grind the kernels between slabs of rock to create a paste. Finally, they knead the paste by hand to extract the golden-hued oil.

High in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, pure argan oil moisturizes skin, adds a frizz-free shine to hair...

Arganesse isn't just interested in creating a very effective hair treatment--they are also invested in giving back.

Over many generations, the native women of Morocco have perfected the art of producing argan oil. To protect this tradition, the Moroccan government established a fund enabling women’s cooperatives to compete in a global marketplace and earn a fair wage. Women from nearby villages are invited to work half days, so they can still tend to their families.

In addition to reducing poverty, the women’s collectives ensure good working conditions, provide education to members, and promote communication and cooperation among women from different villages. Perhaps most important for women, earning an income and participating in business decisions promotes strong self-confidence, resulting in an improved social position in the male-dominated regions of rural Morocco.
Arganesse Hair Treatment smoothes and tames my hair leaving it soft, silky and beautifully glossy. My curls form perfect shiny ringlets that feel smooth and moisturized. The texture is lightweight when applied to the hair, and therefore does not weigh it down or make it look greasy. The mixture of silicone, Vitamin E and Argan Oil beautifully combines treatment with styling ingredients- that aids in smoothing the cuticle as well as moisturizing and treating hair. There is a distinctly woodsy floral scent that is easily detected in the bottle and in the hand, but I do find that it fades rather quickly when applied to my hair.

I tend to apply Arganesse to slightly damp and clean hair because it works wonders as a detangler. However, I also like to use it on dry hair for added gloss, and to tame any fly-aways. I simply pour a small amount into the palm of my hand, rub my hands together to warm up the serum, and then apply it from roots to tips. The end result is always beautiful glossy well-behaved tresses! If my unruly curly hair looks silky smooth and gorgeous-- then just imagine what this will do for those who have straight or wavy hair. 

Ingredients: Cyclopentasioxane, Dimethicone, Tocopheral Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Fragrance (Parfum).
Overall assessment: Works wonders on my unruly hair! It is quite concentrated- so I imagine that it will take me forever to finish this big bottle.

$120.00 for 3.4 oz. from Arganesse (Unaffiliated link).
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