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Thursday, 15 August 2013

Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner

Having been a fan of L'oreal Elvive with Argan Oil I was interested in trying another brand based on it. Its made  in China for Xpel Marketing in Bootle, who are unknown to me as experts in hair care. Whereas L'oreal have +_ 100 R&D scientists in the hair care lab and have many hair care brands – in short – they are pretty experienced hair care formulators.

Shampoo Ingredients

Claims: “nourishes and moisturises leaving hair shiny, smooth & healthy”
Its a basic formulation with Argan oil featuring 7th on the list behind 2 surfactants (Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS) and Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS) - its unusual to have two surfactants in hair care formulation and a bit OTT and tends to make for a harsher shampoo.

Conditioner Ingredients

Claims: “rejuvenates and rehydrates leaving hair shiny, smooth & healthy”
This ought to be good as it contains Argan Oil, Olive Fruit Oil, Coconut Oil & Avocado Oil – all lovely ingredients. However, the formulation is quite basic and lacks a lot of innovative ingredients found in most conditioners.

Personal Experience

Shampoo – I find the shampoo harsh on my hair and leaves it unmanageable, it doesn't have the anti-frizzing calming properties I find with most better known shampoos. It reminded me of a discount family shampoo.

Conditioner – disappointing as it does not untangle my hair, meaning I need to use serum after. I often leave conditioner on damp hair overnight as I find this gives a similar effect as an intensive hair mask, leaving my hair soft and silky. This condition does not give a similar effect.


Adding Argan Oil to a poor formulation isn't going to improve it.

Value for money – costs less than £2 from discount stores like Savers 150ml (shampoo) 250ml (conditioner)
Effectiveness – I won't be finishing the tubes, and certainly not purchasing again
Pampering factor – feels harsh on my hair, and does not untangle and condition
Have low expectations and you won't be disappointed

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  1. I need to add that after getting my hair back to manageable condition with Inecto Coconut Serum, I have found the Argan conditioner more effective. So I would recommend it for hair in good condition.

  2. Overall product tell about it's goodness.I can termed as the Argan Oil since it has a lot of benefits when it comes to beauty and health. Www.PuraDorOil.Com

  3. I wish I had read reviews on this product before I bought it as it didn't agree with my hair either! Glad I didn't waste lots of money on it! I recently reviewed this product as well if you have time to check it out on


  4. You should have a look at the hair oil they do, it's full of silicone based agents that are of questionable safety. All xpelmarketing brands are best avoided.

  5. I am glad I decided to look this up. I thought it was odd that, as an argan oil shampoo the bottle had no mention of being SLS free.. I guess they're just trying to cash in on people using argan oil on their hair. Thanks for the heads up :)

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