I've already written about how much I love using straight argan oil on my hair, and now I want to talk about a new shampoo I've been trying out. Acure Organics started out making skincare products, but they've quickly branched out into body and haircare as well. What remains consistent across all their lines is fantastic ingredients and affordable pricing. A few months ago, I won $50 to spend at iherb, courtesy of the extremely generous Vivi of Eco Beauty Secrets, and Acure's shampoo and conditioner was the first thing I knew I wanted to choose! I decided on the Moroccan Argan Oil + Argan Stem Cell Moisture Repairing shampoo and conditioner, since they are recommended for dry, damaged, and curly hair.
Provides lasting moisture to even the most dry and damaged hair leaving it soft, manageable and ready to rock. Organic Argan Oil + Argan Stem Cells, CoQ10, and Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil--high in Omega 7, make up our patent-pending Triple Moisture System. Pumpkin Seed Oil --high in Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, adds shine. Hair repair with serious flair. Safe for color treated hair. Locks in moisture, repairs
damage, strengthens follicles, and vacuums your house. Okay, maybe it
doesn’t vacuum your house. But it does repair your hair!
Organic Euterpe oleracea (Acai) Berry, Organic Rubus fruticosus (Blackberry), Organic Rosa canina (Rosehips), Organic Punica granatum (Pomegranate), Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Rooibos, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Vera Leaf Juice, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate (from Coconut), 100% Naturally-derived Betaine (from Sugar Beets), Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate (from Coconut + Amino Acids), Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate (from Coconut + Amino Acids), Cocoglucosides Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Sugar Conditioner), Sodium Levulinate (from Corn), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Guar gum conditioner), Potassium Sorbate (food grade preservative), Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Organic Fair-Trade Certified™ Olea Europea (Olive) Oil, D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (vitamin E), Hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) seed oil, Organic Curcubita pepo (Pumpkin) seed oil, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Argania spinosa (Argan) Stem Cells, glycerophosphoinositol lysine (from sunflower), Almond Extract, Cinnamomum aromaticum (Cassia Bark) Oil
Organic Euterpe oleracea (Acai) Berry, Organic Rubus fruticosus (Blackberry), Organic Rosa canina (Rosehips), Organic Punica granatum (Pomegranate), Organic Fair Trade Certified™
Rooibos, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Stearylkonium
Chloride, Vegetable Glycerin, Glucono Delta Lactone (fermented sugar), Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside (from corn and glucose), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (guar gum conditioner), Glyceryl Stearate (vegetable-derived), L-Arginine (amino acid), Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Sorbitan Olivate (from olives + sugar), Panthenol (Pro-vitamin B5), Cellulose (plant derived), D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (vitamin. E), Lactic Acid (vegetable derived), Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) seed oil, Organic Curcubita pepo (Pumpkin) seed oil, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Argania spinosa (Argan) Stem Cells, glycerophosphoinositol lysine (from sunflower), Prunus dulcis (Almond) Extract, Cinnamomum aromaticum (Cassia Bark) Oil
$10.99 for 12 ounces from Acure Organics. $9.49 from iherb.
I really like this shampoo and conditioner. The shampoo lathers up very well and the conditioner is rich and creamy. They both rinse out easily and don't leave any residue or buildup on my scalp. And, they certainly live up to Acure's promise of being moisturizing! In fact, I find them just a little too heavy to use every single time I wash my hair. My hair looks fantastic for the first two or three consecutive washes, but on continued use, it starts getting weighed down. Instead, I've been mixing it up with my old standby, Organic Excellence. Rotating between the two leaves my hair soft and shiny and gives it the perfect amount of moisture without overdoing things.
My one initial concern about these products was how they were going to smell. I chose the Argan + Argan Stem Cell based on hair type, since it's recommended for curly hair. It's scented mainly with almond extract and almond scents don't tend to be favorites of mine. That said, the smell is fine. I wouldn't say I love it, but it's not offensive and it's also not incredibly strong. I can smell it while my hair is still wet, but once it dries, the smell is pretty much gone.
The Bottom Line
I would recommend both these products, especially if you have dry or damaged hair. Even if you don't, I think they'd work well as occasional, treatment-type products. Next time, I think I'll try their Lemongrass line, which is recommended for all hair types, as I'm curious if I could use that one more regularly with better results. Either way, I can definitely see myself keeping Acure's shampoo and conditioner in my shower for a long time to come!
ETA: Please check out my updated review on these after longer use too.