My Hair Care Routine + Reviews (Aussie, Kirkland, Nexxus, OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Hair Mask)

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:

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.

artnaturals Argan Oil & Aloe Shampoo and Conditioner

I did purchase a new set of shampoo and conditioner. They are artnaturals Argan Oil & Aloe Shampoo and Conditioner.

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.

Arvazallia Hydrating Argan Oil Hair Mask

Let’s see how this one goes…next time… πŸ™‚

My Hair Care Routine. Shampoo Update.

Aussie Total Miracle 7-in-1 Shampoo

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. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ 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: Jason Thin to Thick Shampoo

Jason Thin to Thick Extra Volume Shampoo

Here’s the last of the Jason Shampoos that I purchased. Here I have, Jason Thin to Thick Shampoo. The purpose of this shampoo is to strengthen and volumize fine hair. The shampoo contains biotin and panthenol to boost volume and revitalize the hair. It increases elasticity and that in turn leads to less hair breakage. It also contains plant proteins to add luster and more bounce to the hair. I’ve been using it for a few weeks already. Here are my thoughts on it!

This shampoo comes out like a lotion. It’s difficult to move the shampoo around. It doesn’t lather up much. Just a little bit. It’s not that noticeable. It’s not a shampoo that’s easy to use, in my opinion. I prefer shampoos that foam up and just glides across my head with little effort, lol. But this shampoo does leave my scalp and hair feeling clean. I love the minty smell and feeling that it gives! It feels invigorating and very nice on the hair. Very refreshing. The results weren’t bad at all considering how difficult it was to use the shampoo and to get a little bit of lather going on. So this shampoo leaves my hair feeling and looking volumized afterwards. My hair does feel fuller, and I just love running my fingers through my hair after a good wash! Also, my hair doesn’t feel dirty by the end of the day when I use this shampoo. I mean, it actually improves my hair!

So, overall, I like it. But there are some things that I don’t like about this shampoo besides the few points I made earlier. I don’t like the lotion texture of the shampoo even though the results are pretty good. I really think it’s just missing that foamy lather, and I end up using more product than necessary to get my hair clean. Another thing that I don’t like about this shampoo is the size of the bottle is only 8 fl. oz. It’s so tiny. I’m so close to being done with it, and I haven’t been using it for that long. Give me a shampoo that’s good and comes in a larger bottle instead! I’m not asking for something that lasts forever, but just something that’s larger than 8. fl. oz. Something that lasts longer than these tiny shampoo bottles. I don’t think this shampoo is for me. I don’t want to spend that much on shampoo. My hair isn’t too picky to begin with.

βœ… Pros

❌ Cons

I love the results of this shampoo. It cleanses, volumizes, and has a minty feeling to it. I love shampoos that are minty or contains tea tree oil. This shampoo contains mint. But, this shampoo is just way too tiny. I don’t think it’s worth the price for the size. I’ll search for something else after I finish it…

If you missed out on my other Jason shampoo reviews…

Review: Jason Thicken & Restore Biotin Hyaluronic Acid Shampoo

Review: Jason Tea Tree Normalizing Shampoo

Review: Jason Thicken & Restore Biotin Hyaluronic Acid Shampoo

Jason Thicken & Restore Biotin Hyaluronic Acid Shampoo

It’s been a while since I’ve done a review on a shampoo. The last one was a few months ago. Check it out here: Jason Tea Tree Normalizing Shampoo. I finally finished my current shampoo, which is Jason Thicken & Restore Biotin Hyaluronic Acid Shampoo. It took me a few months to finish the whole bottle. So the purpose of this shampoo is to gently cleanse while strengthening damaged hair. Less breakage, fuller-looking hair, repairs split ends, and is biodegradable. The product is infused with biotin, pro-vitamin b5, and hyaluronic acid. It’s paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalates-free, petrolatum-free, no artificial colors, and cruelty-free. Here are my results on this shampoo!

This shampoo cleansed my scalp and hair pretty well. It left it feeling clean, not dry. It foams up really nicely while being gentle on the hair. Love that it contains hyaluronic acid, biotin, shea butter, avocado oil, and aloe. These ingredients help maintain healthy hair by leaving the hair feeling moisturized and soft. So did it strengthen the hair? It’s gentle and moisturizes the hair. I didn’t think it made my hair stronger or strengthen it. I did have less breakage while using it but make sure to couple it with a moisturizing conditioner to boost the moisture levels in the hair. I don’t think it was this shampoo alone that helped prevent hair breakage. It was a combination of this shampoo and a good moisturizing conditioner that I used. Did it make my hair fuller or repair split ends? It didn’t make my hair fuller or volumize my hair. I was hoping that it would. With this shampoo, it made my hair appear a bit flat, but it wasn’t too bad for me to dislike the product. I do love the fact that it is gentle and is hydrating. It doesn’t leave my scalp or hair feeling dry. And I can’t tell if it helped with split-ends. I think if you’re dealing with really bad split ends that it’s time for a trim. But this shampoo does help smooth out the hair due to how gentle and moisturizing it is. Overall, I’m happy that this shampoo didn’t turn out to be a dud. It’s not too bad, but it’s not amazing. Compared to the last shampoo I used (Jason Tea Tree Normalizing Shampoo), I liked Jason Thicken & Restore Biotin Hyaluronic Acid Shampoo much better.

This bottle of shampoo is only 16 oz. I wish it came in a larger bottle. I’m getting really tired of these itty bitty shampoo bottles, especially the ones under 10-16 oz. that only last for a few months. Maybe it’s time to search for a bigger shampoo bottle that’ll last much longer. I don’t want to spend that much on my hair when it’s unnecessary to do so. My hair isn’t too picky unless the product makes my hair fall out, dry it out, or do something that’s unthinkable.

Here are the pros and cons of this shampoo…

βœ… Pros

❌ Cons

This isn’t a bad shampoo. It’s OK. It just didn’t stand out that much. I’m not amazed by it or anything like that. I wish it would give my hair more volume. haha. It’s a good gentle, moisturizing shampoo if that’s what you’re searching for. It doesn’t strip the hair of natural oils but leaves it feeling nice and clean. Overall, it’s not too bad. It’s better compared to the other shampoos I’ve used this year. Not sure if I’ll try it again since I want a shampoo that is larger than 16 oz. and lasts much longer than a few months. I think I’m going to try out other shampoos first before going back to this one…if it happens…

Up next, Jason Thin to Thick Shampoo!

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Review: Jason Tea Tree Normalizing Shampoo

Jason Shampoo Haul

Here’s my Jason shampoo haul! Just a few shampoos here and there. No conditioners. Maybe next time. πŸ™‚ This is what I have from left to right: Jason Tea Tree Normalizing Shampoo, Jason Biotin Hyaluronic Acid Shampoo, and Jason Thin to Thick Shampoo. Out of the bunch, I chose Jason Tea Tree Normalizing Shampoo to start off with first. I just had to. I’m madly in Iove with tea tree shampoos. They clean and invigorate the scalp. Feels so refreshing and cool from my experience. I hope this one lives up to its name! And of course! I had to grab some biotin and volumizing hair shampoos too! I’m so excited for them! I’m still debating which one I want to try right after I finish the Jason Tea Tree Normalizing Shampoo. Maybe I’m just getting way too ahead of myself. Let’s see what the tea tree shampoo can do first! lol. So I’ve been using Jason Tea Tree Normalizing Shampoo for about 3 months already. Since I’m so close to being done with it, I can finally share my thoughts on it!

I started off using Jason Tea Tree Normalizing Shampoo every single day. It felt great at first. My scalp and my hair was left feeling really clean. It left my hair feeling invigorated and refreshed with a cooling effect. Gotta love that tea tree! β™₯ But I wasn’t able to continue to use it as an everyday shampoo. It eventually dried my hair out. I tried using a very moisturizing conditioner to counteract the dryness, so I could use it every day (tried to make it work!), but that didn’t help. My hair became drier and drier by the day. It became so dry that my hair looked very oily, flat, and lifeless. I would wake up every morning with oily and flat hair. I had a hard time keeping my hair together throughout the day. I didn’t like what the shampoo did to my hair that’s all. My hair was just so blah! It felt so darn dry and oily at the same time. It looked like a hot mess.

So I decided to decrease my use to 2-3 times a week or whenever my hair needs some extra cleaning. This actually worked better compared to using it every single day. My hair didn’t dry out. I noticed some fullness and volume in my hair! From there, I continued to use the rest of the shampoo only a couple of times a week. For me, it looks like this shampoo only works a few times a week. No more than 3 times a week. Any more than that is a disaster. It’s funny because the instructions states to use the shampoo at least 3 times a week. I think 1-2 times a week would be good enough too, but I guess it depends on your hair type. My hair isn’t too dry. It’s on the oily side. But if it dries out, it gets really oily and dull. I think I’m pretty neutral about this shampoo. It’s ok. I was hoping for a shampoo that I could use every day without drying out my hair. I guess it’s not too bad if it’s used only a couple of times a week or a once in a while kind of thing to deeply cleanse the scalp and hair.

Jason Tea Tree Normalizing Shampoo

βœ… Pros

❌ Cons

My experience with Jason Tea Tree Normalizing Shampoo wasn’t too bad. Minus the part when my hair dried out, lol. I mean, I was looking for a shampoo that I could use daily, but I didn’t think it was a terrible shampoo because of that. Using it only twice a week had some perks. It leaves the hair feeling clean and made my hair more volumized, fuller. But would I purchase it again? Hmmm, probably not. I want a shampoo that I could use every day and is more hydrating. Maybe I could just get a new shampoo and add some tea tree oil in it like I usually do. Seems to work better that way for me.

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