I am going to be blunt and brutally honest here: My hair is a pain in the behind. Big time. It's very thick, naturally wavy, and never seems to want to behave. It takes several hours to dry, and I don't blow-dry daily to avoid heat damage. On days I want to actually attempt styling, I have a very hard time. If I curl it, it just seems to fall flat rather quickly due to the weight of my hair. Straightening takes an eternity and can be damaging, so this is not something I do often, either. Since I cannot ever seem to get my mane to cooperate, so I usually resign myself to sitting around with a ponytail or messy bun. Thankfully, my kids don't seem to mind the "frumpy Mommy" look!
Since my hair has always been such a hassle for me, I am always looking for products to help make it more manageable. Lately, I have been looking more for "safe" personal care products that are free of harsh chemicals and preservatives. These ingredients absorb into the skin, and can actually cause health problems with prolonged exposure! So I steer clear of ingredients that sound like a science experiment or that I cannot pronounce. The way I see it, if I cannot easily understand the label, chances are, I shouldn't be putting it onto my body.
The problem with some "safe cosmetics" is that sadly, they're not as effective as I'd like them to be. Some don't lather well, and some don't feel like they're really cleaning well. Thankfully, this is not a universal truth and there are many, many safe, organic products that are simply amazing.
Recently, I was introduced to DermOrganic. This company has a strong commitment to providing safe, organic hair care products that perform well enough to be featured in top salons. (And you know that stylists only use phenomenal products!) These products are 100% Vegan, and are free of nasty things like parabens, sulfates, glycols, as well as artificial colors, dyes, and fragrances. They're even gluten-free! Another thing that I should mention is that these products are never, ever tested on animals...Good news for our furry friends!
Intrigued yet? Here is some more info about this company:
About DermOrganic :
DermOrganic Laboratories, Inc. was founded in 1995 with a goal to provide safe, top-performing products to the international community of hair and skin professionals.
My Opinion :
The awesome folks at DermOrganic sent me a variety of their products to try for myself. When I opened the box, I literally felt like a kid at Christmas. I am a beauty junkie with a stock-pile to prove it, so receiving so many wonderful, high-end products is always a treat! Plus, these products all contain Argan Oil, one of the most effective and luxurious ingredients nature has to offer.
I received so many awesome products, but I'd like to focus on the Daily Conditioning Shampoo and the Daily Hydrating Conditioner first. After all, these are the products that we all use every time we wash our hair!
The shampoo is awesome. It doesn't require much product to wash your hair, even if it's super thick like mine. It lathers beautifully, and has a mild, soap-like scent. Nothing overpowering for those with sensitivities to fragrances. It also rinses very well and leaves the hair feeling clean and soft, without any icky residue.
The Daily Hydrating Conditioner is equally fabulous. Again, not much product is needed, and it also has a very mild scent. This conditioner was easy to distribute and rinsed away clean, too. The result? Hair that is unbelievably soft, weightless, and shiny. (Thanks to the Argan Oil, of course!)
I also got to try the Intensive Hair Repair Masque and the Leave In Treatment. These are for those times, like after coloring, when your hair needs some extra TLC. I use these about once a week, since here in Ohio, the winter is bitterly cold and my hair tends to get a bit on the dry side. These products contain Omega-6, Antioxidants, Rice Keratin Amino Acids and Essential Lipids which help repair and protect hair and improve it’s elasticity.
The Masque is unlike other similar products because you don't need to leave it on for an eternity. This can be left on the hair for 1 minute. No, that is not a typo. ONE minute! Other hair masques I have tried require 20 minutes or so to get the job done. Well, I don't know about you, but I stay busy with the kids and don't always have the luxury of time. So the fact that the Intensive Hair Repair Masque works so quickly is amazing to me! This masque is easy to apply, rinses away fairly easily, and doesn't leave hair feeling oily or greasy. As a matter of fact, it really makes you feel like you've just left the salon! After using this, my hair is velvety soft, super-shiny, and feels wonderful to the touch.
The Leave In Treatment is much like the Masque, but requires no rinsing. It only takes a few drops to treat your entire head, and it absorbs quickly into the hair with no residue or build-up. It also can help speed drying time! (For me, that's kind of a big deal!) This Leave In Treatment can also act as a protective barrier when heat-styling. So if you straighten your hair, blow-dry, or even curl, this product is literally a secret weapon against heat damage and breakage. Oh, add the fact that it leaves hair soft, shiny, and static-free, and you've got an A++ from me!
I also got to test out a few styling products. I got the opportunity to put these to the test the other night when we went out to see my Dad's band play! I used the Firm Hold Volume Foam as well as the Fast Dry Shaping Spray, and I was thrilled to see that not only did they keep my style in place, they didn't leave my hair feeling dry or crunchy, like so many styling products tend to do. And for once I had volume, despite the fact that my hair is unbelievably thick. Take a look!
Overall, I am delighted with DermOrganic products. They are safe, cruelty-free, and are suitable for all hair types. Even my husband who has oily hair is able to use these products without having a greasy appearance. None of these vegan hair products leave the hair feeling weighted-down, and they literally give a salon feel, right in the comfort of your own home. So if you've been looking for the perfect organic products that truly DO WORK, give these a try! I know you'll be as thrilled as I am with the results!
Oh, and I should also mention they offer a complete skin care line as well!
Connect With DermOrganic :
You can check out the awesomeness that is DermOrganic on their website.
You can also follow them on Facebook, twitter, and on Pinterest to stay on top of their latest products and promotions!
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***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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