When you test as many beauty products as I do, it’s inevitable that you’ll come across a few duds. Some just don’t wow me, while others don’t work as promised. But rarely do products come along as abyssmal as Organix Renewing Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner (approx. $7 each). Usually, when a product is subpar, I just won’t write about it. But I feel obligated to tell you how bad these two are.
I’m stumped as why they’re so terrible. It seems like a winning combo: Organix makes great haircare products (I especially like their Coconut Milk line), and argan oil is fantastic for hair. My cousin Mia bought the Argan Oil Renewing Treatment and loves it. So why this doesn’t add up, I’m not sure.
Why am I so displeased? Read on.
My friend Kelly gave me the shampoo and conditioner. She bought them, tried them, and hated them; she said they made her hair brittle. We have very different hair types and coloring, so I figured I’d give them a whirl rather than have her toss them.
After my first cleansing and conditioning session, I noticed that my roots were crunchy and stiff. I attributed this to the shampoo, as I never use conditioner or products on my roots (it can weigh them down & make hair look greasy). I have no idea why this happened; it’s never occurred with any other product, ever.
You know how after you smooth on conditioner, your hair feels silky and soft? I never experienced that with this conditioner. My hair still felt rough, as though it hadn’t been conditioned, while the conditioner was still on.
And finally, my hair felt really dry after using these. I thought it would be lush and moisturized, but it was parched and straw-like. It was also really difficult to style; I normally straighten my naturally wavy hair with no problem, but after I used this, I had to struggle with the dryer and a flatiron.
I gave the shampoo and conditioner 2 tries. I’m not willingly subjecting myself to any more bad hair days. I emptied the products and tossed the bottles in recycling. There are so many argan oil-infused products on the market that perform so much better. I’m not saying these won’t work for you; if you’re curious to try them, I say give them a shot. If you’re not pleased, they’re inexpensive enough that you won’t feel guilty for spending money on them.
Have you tried these? What was your experience with them?