Avalon Organics hair care was one of the first natural and organic hair care brands I tried, years ago. Not Avalon Organics Argan Oil Damage Control but a different product. I didn’t get on very well with the formula, my bad experience was with the Ylang Ylang variety: smelt amazing; didn’t rinse well from my hair at all. Regular readers will know that I do tend to have a problem with some natural and organic formulas not removing themselves fully from my hair despite long, long rinses.
This initial experience put me off trying Avalon Organics hair care for a long time, despite the products going through a reformulation last year, and the launch of the Therapy Hair Care line prior to this. After recently reading a really good review online however of the Avalon Organics Argan Oil Damage Control Shampoo and Conditioner, I decided now was the time to test the water with Avalon Organics hair care once more.
I love argan oil as a beauty ingredient, but I must admit it hasn’t played that much of a role in my beauty regimen in recent months compared to a few years ago. You can read one of my favourite posts on argan oil here. I used to use argan oil and clay on my hair as my treatment and I loved how clean, soft and manageable my hair felt. I can see similar results happening with these Avalon Organics Argan Oil Damage Control products.
Avalon Organics Argan Oil Damage Control Hair Care Review
The shampoo is a gel-like consistency, possibly even a bit thicker than most mainstream products, and it does create a considerable lather even on the first wash, but more so on the second. The conditioner is a cream, a bit like a whip, and seems to just instantly absorb into my hair on application. But does it rinse out? That’s the question! I’m glad to say that yes, it really does!
The products also smell incredible, which I always favour in hair care products. The shampoo is aloe vera based and has that squeaky clean aloe scent underlying, but also a nutty-ness from the argan that is entwined with a sweeter note which I believe is from the vanillin. The end result is a delicious, similar to sweet almond, but this ingredient does not feature in the list. The same goes for the conditioner. I love marzipan, and so this scent is a real pleaser for me.
Whilst Avalon Organics Argan Oil Damage Control hair care is not the cheapest, but I wouldn’t say it was overpriced. £8.99 each for the shampoo and conditioner is a fair price, particularly as I have observed I don’t need all that much product per application. I think these products will last a good few months in our household, given the size of them (414ml shampoo and 397g conditioner).
As well as argan oil, the products feature jojoba oil, calendula extract and quinoa protein to help keep hair healthy and nourished. After the first use, I noticed my hair felt softer, smooth and was detangled after using the conditioner. I would recommend these products to anyone who is concerned about damage happening to their hair; be it through overuse of heated styling products, exposure to UV from the sun, or pollution in the city.