My Hair Care Routine + Reviews (Aussie, Kirkland, Nexxus, OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Hair Mask)
I stopped using Aussie hair care products. My hair didn’t like those products at all after months and months of using them. My hair would get extremely dry, crispy, and feel coarse from the shampoo. I had issues using it on my scalp as well. It dried out my scalp and made it itchy. The conditioner didn’t leave my hair moisturized. My hair just felt like hay using these products. It felt and looked awful. I didn’t see improvements in my hair. Aussie is a pretty inexpensive brand, but I can’t do this to my hair anymore. I needed to dump these hair care products and…yes…spend a little bit more.
I ended up trying Kirkland Signature Professional Salon Formula Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner. This shampoo and conditioner were a total failure. It felt like it cleansed my hair without stripping it dry at first, but it was because my previous shampoo and conditioner did more damage to my hair. Kirkland worked a tad better for my hair. But it wasn’t for me after using it for some time. I finished them and tossed them out. I needed products that was even more moisturizing. I didn’t purchase it again. I searched for something else…
So! I picked up Nexxus Therappe Ultimate Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner. I’ve been using it for most of the summer and now in the fall. The difference in my hair between switching to the Nexxus Therappe Ultimate Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner from Aussie hair care products was night and day. My hair didn’t feel as dry anymore. My scalp felt healthier. The itchiness and dryness stopped. My hair started to feel more full and lively. Not heavy. The Nexxus shampoo and conditioner smells really good. It’s fresh and light. It’s not heavily scented. Perfect as is. My hair looked much smoother and healthier. I loved the results.
But! I wish it was a little bit more moisturizing. I wasn’t getting it from the Neexxus shampoo and conditioner. I went out and purchased OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Hair Mask. This is an affordable hair mask. I needed a hair mask quick because my hair needed a little pick-me-up. I mean, a ton of help, haha. This is what OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Hair Mask is supposed to do:
- Hydrate, smooth, repair
- Keep strands smooth and hydrated
- Protect and soften strands with argan oil of Morocco and silk proteins
- Replenish and soften strands with a luxurious fragrance
- Safe for color-treated hair
- Best for dry, damaged hair
I’ve been using OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Hair Mask for nearly a month now. I don’t use it every day. I use it once a week. It’s been OK. The smell of the product is pretty overwhelming (to me). I wish it was more moisturizing. Maybe my hair is just too dry right now. Maybe I need to bump up my usage to twice a week. I’ve been dealing with dry ends for a while. I need something to revive them a ton. Once I finish OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Hair Mask, I won’t purchase it again. I just think it’s OK. I want to try out other hair masks/deep conditioning treatments first.
I did purchase a new set of shampoo and conditioner. They are artnaturals Argan Oil & Aloe Shampoo and Conditioner.
- For dry brittle hair, flaky dry scalp
- Rich in antioxidants, vitamin E, fatty acids, Moroccan argan oil
- Restores balance to hair and scalp
- Moisturizing dry scalp
- Protects hair from damage and breakage
That sounds perfect! I’ve only used it for less than a week. So far, it’s been alright. The shampoo doesn’t foam up that much. Seems like I need to use a little bit more to clean my hair. I have a lot of hair. At first, I used 1 pump of shampoo and tried to distribute the product all over my scalp and down to my hair strands. It wasn’t enough. 2 pumps of product is where it’s at for my hair. I wish it was more foamy, but that’s OK. I can deal with it as long as it leaves my hair clean. It has for the times I used it. As for the conditioner, I wish more product would come out. Once again, I have a lot of hair, long hair. I tend to use more conditioner than shampoo. I’m not too impressed with the conditioner. I’ll have to use it a bit longer to see if it’s good or not. Both products haven’t dried out my hair. My hair feels moisturized and clean. Not too bad yet. But we’ll have to see when I use it for a bit longer.
I did pick up another deep conditioning treatment. I haven’t used it yet. It’s the Arvazallia Hydrating Argan Oil Hair Mask. It’s a deep conditioning and hydrating treatment for softer, silkier, and healthier looking hair (as it says on the packaging). I haven’t even opened it yet. Here it is.
Let’s see how this one goes…next time… 🙂
My Hair Care Routine. Shampoo Update.
I have a new shampoo! I’m still using Aussie products due to having a good price point, and they work for my hair. I picked up the Aussie Total Miracle 7-in-1 Shampoo. I’m still using the Aussie Miracle Moist Conditioner. I just wanted to try a different type of shampoo. It’s good to switch out shampoos for me. Just mix things up a bit. The Aussie Total Miracle is for damaged hair. It provides 7 benefits: Strengthening against damage, softness, split-end protection, moisture, humidity control, shine, and smoothing. It contains apricot and Australian macadamia oil. That actually sounds wayyyyy better than the Miracle Moist. With the Miracle Moist, I wanted products that would moisturize my hair even more. 🤷🏻♀️ Let’s see what the Total Miracle 7-in-1 Shampoo can do to my hair!
I’ve used the Aussie Total Miracle 7-in-1 Shampoo for over a week already. This shampoo has a fruity, orangey smell to it. Apricots I’m guessing? That’s what’s in it. The shampoo comes in a 900 mL (30.4 fl. oz.) bottle just like my previous shampoo (Miracle Moist). From my experience using it so far, I find that this shampoo is so much easier to lather up. It has the same surfactants as the Miracle Moist (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine). It just felt different using it for some reason. It left my hair feeling more moisturized too. It could be the macadamia oil in it. Perhaps it works better for my hair. My hair looked and felt more dense. It looked more volumized, fuller after use. I don’t see the point in going back to Miracle Moist after using the Total Miracle 7-in-1 Shampoo. It does it all. Even better. After 1 week of using this shampoo, it’s going way better than I thought!
I know I’m still using the Aussie Miracle Moist Conditioner at the moment. I did purchase the Aussie Total Miracle 7-in-1 Conditioner too. I just have to finish what I have left of the Miracle Moist Conditioner before switching over. I hope it’s as good as the shampoo! The combination of the Total and Moist is working amazingly on my hair though! My hair feels clean without feeling stripped, moisturized, and so much fuller. I’m glad it worked out!
My Hair Care Routine + Reviews
Review: Garnier Fructis Damage Repairing Treat Conditioner + Papaya Extract
I finally finished Garnier Fructis Damage Repairing Treat Conditioner + Papaya Extract! It took about 2 months to finish the whole bottle. I mean, it’s only a 11.8 fl. oz. bottle. Pretty small. So the purpose of this conditioner is to nourish, detangle, and fight against dryness and damaged hair. It’s silicone-free, paraben-free, free of artificial colorants, vegan, and suitable for color treated hair. It contains 98% naturally derived ingredients. This conditioner also contains papaya extract. Papaya extract is very beneficial for the hair. It provides intense moisture, promotes hair growth, and prevents dandruff. I’ve always really liked papaya extract in beauty products. It’s not only good for the hair but also for the skin as well. It’s an antioxidant that’s high in vitamin c. It works great as an exfoliant. Leaves the skin looking brighter and feeling smoother. But I digress. Back to Garnier Fructis Damage Repairing Treat Conditioner + Papaya Extract! Here are my thoughts on it!
I was very excited to try this hair conditioner, since it contains papaya extract. The conditioner smells really good. It’s very fruity. And I do prefer my hair products (most of the time) to contain some fragrance. I love it when my hair is left smelling good after a wash. My scalp can get really oily by the end of the day, and I don’t want to smell that stuff. lol. So the reason why I purchased this conditioner in the first place is to moisturize my dry hair strands. If there’s any damage, fix it up and smooth them out. After 2 months of using this conditioner, I’m not that impressed. I was expecting a lot more. It didn’t do that great of a job at moisturizing my hair. My hair still felt a bit dry afterwards. The next morning, after a night of conditioning of my hair with this product, my hair felt more dry. It’s like the product didn’t do anything for my hair at all. Only at the moment. And it wasn’t that moisturizing either. The effects weren’t long lasting. I wasn’t expecting it to last a couple of days or a week, but at least until the next morning. I think that’s more than reasonable. My hair shouldn’t feel dry either, since it’s supposed to be a moisturizing conditioner. That’s what it claims to be. That’s the purpose of this product. This conditioner was made for dry, damaged hair as it states. It should leave my hair moisturized after each use. Along with not being a good moisturizing hair conditioner, it left my hair flat and feeling like straw. Feels like it coated my hair. My hair just didn’t feel or look good with this product. Honestly, I didn’t look forward to using this conditioner at all. Just using it to use it up because I didn’t know what to do with it anymore. My experience with this conditioner was a very disappointing one. I’m glad I’m done with it.
Pros & Cons
- Smells good, fruity
- Contains papaya extract
- Leaves the hair flat, feeling like straw
- Doesn’t moisturize the hair well
- Doesn’t help with dry, damaged hair
- Expensive for what you get (compared to larger conditioner bottles that give the same results or even better)
I didn’t have a good experience with this conditioner. It claimed to help replenish moisture for dry, damaged hair, but it didn’t do any of that. It left my hair feeling drier. The results were very poor. It left my hair flat, dull and feeling like straw after each use. A good hair conditioner would improve the quality of the hair over time. This conditioner didn’t do anything. The only positive thing about this conditioner was the smell of the product. It smells really good. Also, it contains papaya extract. Papaya extract is supposed to be very beneficial for the hair, but I didn’t get that from this conditioner. The overall formula was just poor and didn’t do it for me. I won’t purchase again. I can’t recommend it either. Skip it and save your money.