Winter months can be brutal to your hair. As if heat styling, hair dyeing and occasional chemical-laden products weren't doing enough damage; the chilly weather makes hair extremely dry, causing frizzy split ends. Truth is, dry hair doesn't have to be a reality and there are several products out there (If you're not the kind who likes the DIY formulas) that can help you.
We tested one of those, ProNaturals hair repair system with the help of one of our staff members, who described her experience below.
I used it on my curly, thick and dense hair which is inherently dry, in one of the coldest winter months of the year. I hadn't trimmed my hair for 8 weeks. The hair had gone through its rigorous daily routine of blow drying, styling and straightening every other day which in all, made it scream out for help.
This is by far one of the best hair treatments I've ever tried. It has restored my hair. My hair healed gradually throughout the one-week treatment period but I started to see results from the beginning. The treatment consists of 4 steps: shampoo, conditioner, hair mask and oil.
On the first day of the treatment I felt I was on the right track after I applied the shampoo. It has a milky consistency that moisturizes and gives volume to hair. The conditioner gave me more reassurance, however the mask took everything to a different level. I was already satisfied after washing but I had yet to apply the argan oil. Other argan oils leave the hair feeling heavy but this one makes it feel light, bright and silky.
After the first day my hair had a shiny and silky texture and had significantly less frizz. It also had a pleasant sweet-nutty fragrance that lasted all day. As I continued to apply the treatment in additional days, I could feel how it was penetrating deeply into my hair to nourish and revive it. Four days into the treatment my scalp and hair were fully re-hydrated, showing a vivid shine. My hair's roughness and dryness were completely gone. It moisturized my brittle ends. The treatment also worked favorably for my type of hair, defining my natural curls.
ProNaturals earned our respect as one of the best treatments for seriously damaged hair out there. We found ProNaturals hair repair system brought the hair back to life in a solid way. Hair was clearly healthier, hydrated, stronger after the treatment and its shine was restored.
We've been trying several hair repair products and that is why we listened when Pro Naturals raved about their innovative argan oil-based repair system. We have long known about the benefits of argan oil in hair and find ProNaturals did well to incorporate the oil into the various steps.
What it is
A 4-step hair repair treatment (retails for $89.95). It is an "apply it yourself" type of treatment for all hair types. It consists of shampoo, conditioner, hair mask and 100% argan oil, all included in the kit. The treatment is directed to be used for 1 week every 6 weeks.
How it Looks, Smells or Feels
The shampoo is milky and creamy and smells sweet. It leaves hair smooth when applied. The conditioner has a soft effect to the touch and rinses easily. The hair mask is a peach-colored thick cream with a different scent from the shampoo. The argan oil is golden and has a sweet nutty fragrance. It absorbs easily and does not leave any greasy residue when the correct amount is used.
What it Does
ProNaturals hair repair system undoes much of the damage to hair. Some of the immediate benefits we see is that it moisturizes the scalp, restores split ends, tames frizz, promotes shine and gloss, makes hair softer and more manageable.
How is it Used
The shampoo and conditioner are applied to wet hair and rinsed off. Next you apply the hair mask evenly and leave it for 10-20 minutes for quick hydration and rinse off. You can add a few drops of the argan oil to the mask. After rinsing off and drying your hair you apply argan oil into your scalp, hair and tips but feel free to use it overnight if needed. Many experts recommend to apply argan oil before going to bed and leave it overnight (or for a few hours) wrapped in a towel and then wash it out the next morning with shampoo.
1 Bottle Hair Shampoo (9.46 ounces)
1 Bottle Hair Conditioner (9.46 ounces)
1 Hair Mask (8.45 ounces)
1 bottle Argan Hair Oil (1.6 ounces)
The treatment's key ingredient is argan oil which has high quantities of vitamin E. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps repair and build tissue. When applied to your scalp, it repairs damage to the follicles and healthy follicles encourage growth of healthy hair.
Other ingredients include:
Shampoo: Aqua, Cocamidopropyl betaine , Polyquaternium 10,, Citric Acid and Argania spinosa kernel oil (Argan Oil).
Conditioner:Hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone
Mask: Hydroxyethylcellulose, Argania spinosa kernel oil (Argan Oil), Aqua.
100% Argan Oil: Argania spinosa kernel oil (Pure Argan Oil), Hydro Cordium
Where to Buy It
(Perfectly suitable for damage during summer days as well)