Something nice and simple for Thursday night here on daisychains & dreamers. Since I got my hair dyed over New Year it has become a little dry so I’ve been seeking out intensive hair treatments. I stumbled across this conditioner in the haircare aisle at Boots and as there was a 3 for 2 promotion on hair products at the time I thought I’d pick it up.
Argania Desert Defence is a moisture repair conditioner that contains the much-hyped Argan oil used by the Berber woman of Morocco to protect their hair from the desert winds. It comes from the kernels of the Argan tree unique to southwestern Morocco which means it’s one of the rarest oils in the world. All sounds pretty good right? Nut and seed oil are the best oils for haircare as they contain long chain fatty acids that form a protective layer over the hair cuticle – basically, this forms a barrier to prevent the water from inside the hair evaporating, thus conditioning – there’s the science part! It also includes macadamia nut oil and jojoba seed oil that’s good for hair growth. Win, win situation!
So does it work? For someone who has pretty long hair it’s really important for me to keep my locks conditioned. This product does the trick, leaving my hair silky, soft and shiny. Some intensive conditioners can leave hair feeling heavy and a little lifeless but Desert Defence gives it a nice bounce! I do have one qualm; I love the smell of freshly washed hair and this conditioner hasn’t got the most amazing smell, but it certainly wouldn’t put me off buying it again. Priced at RRP £7.99 it’s at the higher price end of drugstore haircare but it’s organic and fair trade so you can’t really complain.
Argania has undergone a rebrand recently so you may not recognise the bottle, but if you’ve tried another product in the range then let me know your thoughts in the comment box below.