Product Review: Eclipz Argan Oil Treatment

So my lovely friend, Elle, traveled and got my goodies. She’s great. And she’d buy anything with argan oil written on it. Yup she loves it that much! I, on the other hand, know little about this oil. I checked it out and I realise that it’s called ‘liquid gold’. Of course my first innate Yoruba reaction is “eh ehn?” LOOL. True, not the most enthusiastic but oh well. In addition to this, she also gifted me a small jar of liquid gold! Now I was ecstatic. I didn’t still know what to do with it and I admit, I still have to do a bit more reading on the oil.

Now to the actual product review.

Full name: Eclipz Argan Oil From Morocco Hair Treatment

What I Think: First reaction. Apart from the stark ugliness of the packaging, the next thing I did was to read the ingredients list. Aren’t I the most observant? Hehe. I open it up and I took a whiff, not bad I thought. It was slightly pinkish but despite the name and promises, I thought it felt like a plain old regular rinse-out conditioner. Was I right? Find out… as you keep reading..*suspense thickens*

Product Promise: Argan Oil Hair Treatment is a super strengthening , hydrating treatment that will restore and smooth dry, damaged, chemically treated or over-processed hair. Argan oil, unique to Morocco, is known for its high absorbing, penetrating and split-end repairing qualities while leaving even the most damaged hair soft and nourished for added moisture. Treat your hair with this nourishing deep conditioning treatment, formulated to bring life back to dull, lifeless hair.

Instructions: Apply a generous amount of Argan Oil Hair Treatment Mask to clean, wet hair. Massage into hair focusing on damaged areas. Let penetrate for 10 minutes. Rinse well. Style as usual

Ingredients: Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Glycerin, Behentrimonium Chloride, Ceteareth- 20, and the list goes on… (From these top-most ingredients, it’s safe to say this is a moisturising deep conditioner.)

How I Used It: Since I intended to do a product review, I decided to not go all “mixologistic-ballistic” on it but as I said earlier, I couldn’t shake the fact that it felt like plain out a rinse-out so I added some grapeseed oil & a few drops of argan oil.

First, I used it as a pre-poo cos’ my new growth was a lot to deal with and I needed it more tamed. After I washed my hair, I used it as a deep conditioner,  applying it generously to my sections as instructed. Next, I massaged it in and covered it up with my shower cap. I kept it on for longer than usual as I basked in laziness for a bit. And then I rinsed it out.. it lathered a bit so I rinsed a bit more. And I was done.

Verdict: Meh. Honestly, my hair didn’t feel like it went through any type of deep conditioning. It was as though I just washed and finished it there. I was really tired after this process and I felt cheated cos’ I didn’t get nothing special with my hair with all the time I invested in the procedure.

Eclipz Argan oil treatment

I think the next time I use this product, I will probably have to add a protein deep conditioner to it to balance it out and hope for a better result and if that doesn’t work out well… I’ll just gift it to someone.

On the upside, it was fun taming my inner ‘mixologist’ and I think this is the simplest I’ve ever kept it as regards using a product. Thumbs up to me. 😀

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