Monday, October 7, 2013

Review and Giveaway: Arganesse Hair Treatment ($120 value)- CLOSED

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What is your hair type? How do you take care of your hair? How often do you visit the salon? Do you prefer DIY treatments? How much do you spend for hair products on a monthly basis? 

So let's begin with my own hair dynamics. I have natural wavy hair that is also borderline frizzy. Sometimes my hair has a nasty mind of its own, 'ya know bad hair day, so big 'ole bun is my quick and easy fix. I wash my hair every other day. When I'm in the mood for some hair action, I curl or straighten it. I visit the salon 2-3 times a year, and that's mainly for hair color change or highlights.  In between, I trim and retouch my own. I can't live without a leave-in hair oil or conditioner. On the conservative side, I'd say I spend around $25-30 a month on haircare products (primarily shampoo and conditioner).

I had the opportunity to try Arganesse, a new brand that makes frizzy hair smooth and shiny. Retailing for $120 (3.4 oz /100ml), it's definitely a splurge. But with a promise of giving mah hair some royal  treatment, you know I'm in it.

Arganesse Hair Treatment is made from argan oil, a rare Moroccan oil that is high in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. It works in three ways:

Repairs damaged hair (from over- styling and washing, harsh chemicals)
Rehydrates dry and frizzy hair 
Restores hair to a more natural and healthy condition


Oh they didn't scrimp on the packaging! That was my initial reaction. Housed in an elegant ombre green glass bottle, I was very careful not to drop it. It also comes with a velvet pouch which adds a sophisticated feel to the whole unboxing experience.


But you know what really poked my interest? The very short list of ingredients. And with that, I mean five, take a look!

Cyclopentasilaxone, Dimethicone, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernal Oil, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Fragrance (Parfum)

Why is this important to me? It means that the product is true to its form. The more natural it is, the better. I ain't paying for a gazillion list of diluents and preservatives.

But it's pure oil, will it make your hair greasy? Surprisingly not for moi. For the purpose of demonstration, here's a before and after pic:


Photos don't really do justice, if only you can run your fingers through my hair and feel the difference.  Let's try a tighter shot this time:


Now can you see some shine? I do, and the frizz is gone like magic.

How do you use it then? Damp or dry hair, it really doesn't matter. It didn't weigh my hair down either way. I use it daily, after shower and in the mornings.

What about the fragrance? It smells good (quite similar to gardenia), a tad strong initially, but then it dissipates after a few minutes.

Overall, Arganesse lived up to its promise and I couldn't be more happy with the result. However, it would be nice if it has a smaller version at half the cost. Say 50ml? That way, more people would be enticed to try it, especially since it's a new brand.

Where to buy? Company website and select salons. Enjoy 10% discount with coupon code Arganesse10


Now let's go to the exciting part! Do you want the same royal hair treatment? Come join this giveaway. It's open international but you must be at least 18 years old to enter. No purchase required. Take a minute to read my giveaway guidelines here.

Starts 10/7/13 and ends 10/21/13. Winner will be contacted via email. Arganesse PR will ship your prize.

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42 comments:

  1. This looks so great! I have big voluminous curly hair (:

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  2. I would love love to try this, my hair is normal at the roots and dry at the ends, wavy long

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  3. Looks awesome!! I have normal to dry, wavy hair

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  4. Curly, Chemical treated hair, frizzy and dry hair.

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  5. I have got blonde and quite dry and frizzy hair. It really drives me crazy. I try to use salon products or natural hair products like Aubrey Organics and I looooove coconut oil. It makes my hair a little bit softer and smoother. I visit the salon after every two months and let my hair cut about 0,5 cm. I do not spend much for hair products, because I try to wash my hair only twice a week, if I wash more then it makes my hair more dry and more brittle :(

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  6. I've got salt and pepper shoulder length straight hair. Mostly silky pepper. But the salt part can be a bit course, and requires more attention.

    Thanks for the giveaway, Kath!

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  7. I have thin, normal to dry-depends on the weather and season , wavy long-ish blondish hair :)

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  8. I have thin, normal to dry- depends on the weather & season, long-ish blondish wavy hair :) thanks*

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  9. Color treated, coarse, dry and damaged.
    Rafflecopter Name: Rosie Areola

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  10. My hair if very fine and damaged. I believe it could benefit from this treatment

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  11. My hair is fine and damaged. I think it could benefit from this treatment and at this price it is good to know it woorks,

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  12. I have very short straight red hair, this product would probably calm those little stick-ups in the back

    Sharon

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  13. I have very lond thick hair, it's dry and frizzy because it's porous.

    Elena Rudaya
    queen-of-pain at yandex dot com

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  14. My long hair is dry at the ends...

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  15. My hair is dry and wavy! This oil should help revitalize my hair! Thank you!
    blessienelson(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. My hair is wavy - kinda curly. It is damaged, and dry in the winter.

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  17. oily dandruff at the base
    a little dry at the tips

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  18. curly voluminous hair and dry
    email: the_umbrella_of_glass@hotmail.com
    Laura Azevedo xx

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  19. I have a lot of fine, straight hair. It's a bit dull because we have kind of harsh water.

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  20. Naturally, my hair is thin, fine, oily, and dark brown. I bleach and dye it to a medium ash blonde, so it gets pretty frizzy. The combo of oily roots and crazy ends is a bit tricky to manage.

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  21. Would,ove to try this, as your hair looks gorgeous!

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  22. Would love to try this, as your hair looks gorgeous,

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  23. my hair is thin, dry, dull and frizzy... Im always looking forward on trying new hair products that'll work for me <3 thanks ms kath! :)

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  24. I have thick, straight hair but I am terrible to it-- heat styling, teasing, you name it!

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  25. I have fine colour-treated hair.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Facebook: Alexia Harvours

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  26. I have long, straight and thin, natural dark blond hair but sometimes with dry ends.

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  27. I have long, straight and thin, natural dark blond hair but sometimes with dry ends.

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  28. My hair is long thick and wavy

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  29. My hair is fine, dry, and color treated.

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  30. I have very fine and sometimes dry hair!

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  31. My hair is dry and curly, sometimes frizzy.

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  32. my hais is strong,thin and oily!!!!

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  33. It used to be pretty normal but since I had the ends bleached so I could dye them hot pink it is quite dry and harsh feeling.

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  34. wow nice hair treatment having good quality.According to me it is a best product.

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  35. My hair long and damaged so it start falling after seeing this treatment i am very happy.I want to know about the Hair care conditioner

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