Any curly girls in the house? There are two of us over here! And as much as I love my hair, there are days I want to rip it all right out my head, because keeping curls hydrated can be a real chore.
Arvazallia sent me two of their new argan oil hair care products, and I tried them out on both my own hair, and Serenity’s hair. Her pretty red mop is super soft, but she sleeps a good 12-14 hours every night, and there’s a good sized swatch of hair on the back of her head that’s terribly frizzy, and starts to dread at the slightest provocation. I need to get her in for her first hair cut, but until then I’m just trying to keep her hair hair manageable.
I don’t normally recommend or even test products that aren’t organic, or at the very least make an effort to avoid potentially harmful chemicals and disclose that they’ve done so. The Arvazallia website doesn’t discuss the ingredients of its products, so I can’t tell you if they’re safe or not. But I have been desperate to find something to help with “the frizz problem”, and I decided to give this brand a shot. Our daily chemical exposure is very limited, so a small exposure to whatever may or may not be in this product doesn’t really worry me, especially on an infrequent basis.
I tried Arvazallia’s Premium Argan Oil Hair Treatment first. This oil treatment is lightweight, leaves almost no residue, and smells fantastic! And it works. My hair showed immediate improvement in texture and appearance, and was much more manageable. Serenity’s hair responded well, too, and it added very pretty volume to her curls while at the same time providing definition, and reducing the frizz.
I tried Arvazallia’s Professional Series Hydrating Argan Oil Mask a few days later. I massaged a dime sized amount into Serenity’s hair, focusing on the dry patch in the back, and let it sit for three minutes while she played in the bathtub. Then I rinsed it out, and washed her hair with her organic baby soap as usual (because of the possible chemical content, I wanted to get as much off her hair as possible, even though it did soak in during the treatment). When her hair dried, I noticed a definite improvement in the damaged hair, and it’s been less ratty for the last few days. I did the same treatment on my own hair, though with about a silver dollar’s worth of mask for my longer hair, and I experienced the same great results.
I did notice that my scalp reacted negatively to the mask (though not to the oil, thankfully). I have a very sensitive scalp, and have had this problem before with other brands. This wasn’t a terrible reaction, like some I’ve had, but I did experience itchiness and a few irritated hair follicles, neither of which are my favorite things to deal with. I will use this product again, but probably no more than once a month, and I will keep it away from my scalp. Because of this reaction, I won’t be using it on Serenity again, as she shows a tendency toward sensitive skin, and I don’t want to risk exacerbating that.
Over all, I like the Arvazallia products that I was sent. My hair feels better and looks great, and while I still need to get Serenity’s hair trimmed, it’s in much better shape than it was. If you’re okay with using hair products that may contain conventional salon ingredients, I do recommend this product for curly girls.
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