Organix Moroccan Argan Oil products
Left to right: Organix Moroccan Argan Oil shampoo, conditioner, penetrating oil
I am usually a serious sucker for Organix products. They offer a great variety of wonderful scents, like Passionfruit Guava and Grapefruit Mango Butter, and if I wouldn’t die from doing so, I would totally eat their Mocha Espresso products. They smell that delicious.
So I thought their Moroccan Argan Oil line (which includes a shampoo, conditioner, penetrating oil, intensive treatment, light penetrating oil, weightless healing oil, blow out cream, defining cream, and extra penetrating oil) couldn’t be that far behind, right? Everyone and their mom seems to be hopping on the argan oil bandwagon, and I get why—the stuff is supposed to be incredibly moisturizing, providing hydration in a jiffy. Organix putting out an array of products centered on the oil, when they already have lines focused on shea butter, coconut oil, and macademia oil made sense. Natural products, serious nutrients, all that jazz.
But the Organix Moroccan Argan Oil line’s shampoo, conditioner, and penetrating oil didn’t do anything for me, despite its promises of “renewing your hair’s cell structure, sealing in shine, and creating lush softness.” How much of that did I experience? Zero.
And it’s not like my hair is particularly troublesome right now. I cut off about 13 inches two months ago, so it’s currently about six inches long, with most of my hair being its natural black while my bangs are bleached blond. It’s a little dry because winter is coming, but otherwise, it’s not that complicated. Nevertheless, using the Organix Moroccan Argan Oil shampoo and conditioner twice a week and the penetrating oil once a week just kept my hair as dry as usual, and in fact made my bleached bangs worse. They felt coarse and limp, and my hair consistently looked dull, was more tangled than usual, and experienced a lot of falling out and breakage. I didn’t see more split ends, but my hair certainly wasn’t shiny or soft, as promised.
I used the products for six weeks before they ran out, but I won’t be going down that road again. It’s not that my hair is now irreparably worse, but it certainly isn’t better. And for a line that promises so much, that boasts a “rare formula” and “centuries-old history,” I would have expected a lot more from Organix.
RATING: C. This line did nothing it promised, but didn’t irredeemably ruin my hair, either. Pretty thoroughly disappointing, though.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY: About $7.99 each, at stores like Ulta, Target, and CVS.
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Photo by Roxana Hadadi.
In middle school, Roxana Hadadi was a cosmetics-scorning tomboy; in high school, a glitter eye shadow- and black nail polish-loving trend kid; in college, obsessively committed to dying her hair unruly colors that upset her mom. Now a bit older and a bit more mature, she’s trying to figure out what hair, body and cosmetics products will work for her, you and your family in About Face, Chesapeake Family’s new beauty blog — and she’ll leave the sparkle makeup and neon highlights in the past. Roxana also writes movie reviews for Chesapeake Family’s Popcorn Parents blog.