I’ve been using the popular MoroccanOil Oil Treatment or the One ‘n Only Argan Oil Treatment on my hair daily with great results, but then I heard about the Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil and became curious about if it would work just as well.
I also liked how the Josie Maran Argan Oil is pure and organic, unlike the other treatments, which contain tons of other ingredients.
By itself, the 50 mL bottle is quite pricey at around $58 CAD, but I purchased a limited-edition value kit that included this plus a few other Josie Maran products.
On the kit’s box, it says that you get a $120 USD value for just $64 USD, and two of the items are full-size products. So, I decided to spend just a bit more to get the extra value kit.
So when I made the switch to Josie Maran’s Argan Oil, was it a good move, or did I regret it? There’s only one way to find out!
In December, my shampoo bottle was nearly done, and I kept procrastinating on purchasing a new bottle. Haha, I ended up making one of those frantic visits to the store when I ran out.
Since I needed shampoo urgently, I wasn’t being picky about which one to get. I literally just looked at the sale prices and then chose the cheapest.
For a hulking 700 mL bottle of the Clairol Herbal Essences Touchably Smooth Smoothing Shampoo, I paid only $4.99 CAD!
Normally when I buy a shampoo, I like to take my time, make sure it smells nice, etc. Usually price is the last factor I consider. (My hair needs to be whipped into shape, so efficacy is of the highest priority usually.)
This time, it was a scan of the price tag, a quick grab, and then a dash to the cashier.
I figured that this Herbal Essences shampoo would be just a ‘quick fix’ until I got one of my favourites later on.
Little did I know that I’d actually like it!
Every time I step into a Sally Beauty Supply store, I’m tempted to pick up a bottle of One ‘n Only Argan Oil Oil Treatment.
A while ago when I was going to get a new bottle of their awesome nail-polish remover, I finally sprung for the argan oil.
It was great timing because they were having a sale on it, so I got it for a great deal.
As you may know, I’m a regular user of the original MoroccanOil Oil treatment. But, it’s more expensive than One ‘n Only’s version.
I was very curious about how they compared because if the inexpensive one worked just as well, I would happily make the switch.
So how did it fare? Let me tell you!
Sedu is a haircare brand that I’ve come to trust. Several years ago, I tried their flat iron, and it literally changed my life!
My hair is naturally wavy/curly, so it gets frizzy and gross unless I put styling products like mousse in it. But I was tired of doing all that – for years I wore it like that. I wanted to wear it straight. Although I had tried a CHI flat iron, the Sedu kicked its behind!
Then I invested in a professional Sedu hairdryer and was really happy with it. But then one day, I put it on the bathroom counter, it slipped, and then fell onto the tile floor! The mechanism broke because it was quite a fall.
I had been happy with that hairdryer, so I was really bummed when the same model wasn’t sold anymore. (I had used that hairdryer daily for about 5 years, and if I was more careful, it could’ve lasted even longer.)
So, I searched Folica’s website for a replacement Sedu hairdryer. I chose the compact Sedu Revolution Pro 4000i Dryer 1875 Watts Pink Edition.
Is it as good as my previous Sedu hairdryer? Let me tell you what I think.
Today I have for you a review on the Bath & Body Works Mango Mandarin Volumizing Conditioner!
(You’ll remember that very recently, I reviewed the moisturizing shampoo in this scent.)
To test this conditioner, I’ve been using it in conjunction with the shampoo.
And, actually, I accidentally bought the voluminizing version instead of the moisturizing one!
Allow me to tell you more of my thoughts on it in this post.
But…First thing’s first! I want to take this opportunity to let you know that I’m so grateful for the overwhelming response from you all in my giveaway post yesterday! Please keep helping me to spread the word. The last day to enter is June 6!
I’ll be replying to all of your comments on that post as soon as I can. It may take me a few days, but just know that I will reply. (Things are hectic over here – My niece was just born yesterday at 10 am! Yay! )
I’ve been wanting to try the Bath & Body Works Mango Mandarin Moisturizing Shampoo for several years.
Finally after picking up the bottle and putting it back on the shelf, it ended up jumping into my loving arms…and then into the Bath & Body Works paper shopping bag.
The main reason why I was really interested in trying out this shampoo was because citrus scents are really energizing, and that’s exactly what I appreciate in the mornings, especially now that the weather’s getting much warmer.
Do you use hairspray and other styling products?
In the summer, I looked high and low to find something that would prevent my hair from getting frizzy during those hazy, humid days.
The TRESemme Climate Protection Finishing Spray was the product I picked because it went on sale for just $1.99 CAD.
Unfortunately, this product didn’t help protect my hair against humidity, and it had a really strong smell that gave me a headache that lasted the entire day…for all the days that I gave it a chance to wow me.