As much as I love finishing beauty products and racking up those empties, sometimes it can be a double edged sword. Last week I finished both a shampoo and a conditioner from a kit that I've been loving lately, and seeing those empty bottles made me feel a little bit sad :( I've written a full review in a previous post but the products made me feel like I'd given my hair a serious moisture boost so obviously I went straight online and ordered some replacements.
Whilst I was waiting for them to come though, I still needed to wash my hair and give it the TLC that it so desperately needs, so I had a little look through my sample stash and found a bagful of sample sachets from a brand called Agadir Argan Oil.
Founded in 1964, Agadir Argan Oil is a professional haircare brand, that has Argan Oil at it's heart. Unlike some brands and some cheaper products on the market Agadir only use 100% pure and certified Moroccan Argan Oil in their products, and there products aren't tested on animals. Although there is a big buzz around Argan Oil at the moment in the beauty industry, it's been used in it's native Morocco on both the hair and the skin, for many, many years and with good reason. This precious oil is famed for both both it's moisturising and nourishing properties, and it can even help improve the elasticity and strength of the hair.
The Agadir Argan Oil range contains a large variety of both care, and styling products for all hair types, and needs and I was lucky enough to be sent sample sachets of most of the products in the line. I'm going to try and review them all for you in due course but my most pressing need was shampoo and conditioner, so that's what I tried first.
Agadir Argan Oil Daily Moisturizing Shampoo - 10ml
There are two shampoos in the Agadir range and this is probably the most, all round, everyday one. Suitable for all hair types, it's both sulfate and paraben free. It contains 100% pure Argan Oil, and it also contains Vitamin E, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. It also includes a unique colour preserving formulation, and is designed to leave the hair smooth and conditioned.
The first thing I noticed when I opened the sachet was the smell, as you know I'm useless at describing scents but this was a warm heady, intoxicating blend of nuttiness, woodiness and tropical flowers that lingered on the hair, without being over powering.
With a light, liquidy almost gel texture, it's almost a pearlised peach in appearance. Despite being sulfate free it foamed very easily with the addition of a small amount of water, leaving a smooth, and creamy foam. It rinsed away easily, and the hair was left feeling clean, and nourished.
I have to say on first glance I wasn't expecting a lot from this shampoo, the gel like texture didn't give me any indication of just how moisturising it was. If you like a shampoo that leaves your hair squeaky clean this isn't for you, but if you want something that seems to moisturise and smooth, unruly or dry hair then I would definitely recommend that you give this a try. I used this alongside the conditioner but if you have normal, easy to deal with hair or if you wash your hair every day, then you might be able to skip the conditioner all together. Agadir Argan Oil Daily Moisturizing Shampoo comes in a 355ml bottle and retails at around £15.30 from selected salons, D&L Hair Products and FeelUnique.
Agadir Argan Oil Daily Moisturizing Conditioner - 10ml
Although some people could probably get away without using a conditioner, at the moment I can't and my hair needs all of the nourishment it can get so I used the accompanying conditioner after shampooing.
Like the shampoo this conditioner, contains 100% pure Argan Oil, and enriched with antioxidants and Vitamin E. It aims to strengthen and repair the hair, provide shine and to keep the frizz at bay. It's also designed to protect the hair against humidity and it also contains a sunscreen to protect the hair and scalp.
At first glance again this conditioner had the potential to disappoint, although it was white and creamy looking, it just wasn't as thick as I was expecting but appearances can be deceptive and again this product impressed me. It spread easily throughout the hair and after leaving it for a few minutes, it rinsed away easily, leaving the hair smooth, tangle free, and even a little bit fuller, with leaving it feeling heavy or weighed down. After I'd dried my hair, it felt smoother, looked shinier, and the frizz had all but disappeared, and with the same heady scent as the shampoo, my hair smelled fabulous. Agadir Argan Oil Daily Moisturizing Conditioner comes in a 355ml bottles and retails at around £15.30, again from specialist salons, D&L Hair Products, and FeelUnique.
Okay I know I've only managed a couple of uses out of each sachet but I have to say my first impressions are good. You just need a small amount of product and after just one wash my hair looked shinier and felt healthier. I know it's hard to make a judgement on just two uses but I would definitely consider purchasing both of these products in the full sizes to see the differences that long term use could potentially make to my hair.
I hope you've found this post useful I love trying out new brands and I hope that you enjoy reading about them too x I still have a quite a few Agadir Argan Oil samples to post so make sure your following for some more Sample Saturday reviews x Thanks for reading and if you have any questions please leave me a comment x