Like pretty much every girl on the face of the planet, I think my hair is my crowning achievement (no pun intended). That’s why I’ll go to great lengths (still no pun intended) to make sure it’s in completely tip-top shape when I’m out and about. In my case this usually means I’ll stock up on whatever new products are trending in the haircare market, which usually makes my wallet break into gross sobbing. In general my experience has been that you get what you pay for, and that philosophy is no different when it comes to argan oil.
For those of you who are unfamiliar, argan oil is a treatment which is meant to naturally penetrate the hair to help moisturize each layer of the hair strand for long-term hair repair so your hair actually looks and feels healthier, silkier, and extraordinarily shiny. Subtly scented with geranium and bergamot fruit oils, the ultralight, never-greasy, alcohol-free formula helps to seal split ends and deliver intense moisture to each layer of the hair strand. All hair types will instantly look and feel healthier, silkier, and shinier.
Out of the 10 or so oils that I’ve tried, only one has been effective to this level. Only. One.
And that one, unfortunately, was not the One N’ Only Pure Argan Oil found at your local Sally Beauty retailing for around $10 a bottle. It’s priced cheap because it is cheap. Pretty standard packaging, if you ask me.
In general, I’m pretty on the fence about this. I’m a natural redhead, but went through kind of a mid-adolescent crisis and went both blonde and brunette. Well, that pretty much destroyed my hair. All I needed was an oil treatment that would make my hair less frizzy and make the split ends less visible.
This wasn’t that treatment. For one, it makes a ridiculous mess. I mean just absolutely horrid. After you use this, it’s as if you had an oil rig explode in your hands and trying to hold things, like, for example, your flat iron that heats up to 2nd degree burn temperature, becomes an absolute nightmare. This stuff also comes out of the bottle really quickly, and it’s easy to use too much, which will make your hair (and your hands) look like a grease pit.
However, it did seem to “calm” my hair down just a very little bit, and did add some shine. But I didn’t see the results I was looking for, and for that I can’t say I’ll be repurchasing. Interestingly enough, I did try the spray treatment of this oil, and while it yielded somewhat better results, it ultimately fell short of my expectations the same way its predecessor did.
Girls (and guys too), I highly, HIGHLY recommend that you research the different types of argan oils out there before you splurge on something like Josie Maran or Moroccan Oil, and also before you spend even a cent on a product like One N’ Only which is a dime a dozen.