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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Finally the perfect Argan Oil Product for Fine Hair! My Day in Morocco with @AgadirInt #moroccanspaday

Last week the Rooftop bar of the Library Hotel in New York City was transformed into a Moroccan Paradise for the Agadir International's 'Journey to Morocco with Agadir Argan Oil' event.  Guests were able to indulge in Manicures, Massages, Henna Tattoos, as well as hair styling to help match each guest to the appropriate Agadir Argan Oil Product for their hair.

I was able to get a walk through of each of the products in the line, and I followed that with hair styling and a very helpful hair consultation with Carlos who asked all the right questions about my hair and my morning routine to help match me to the right products. Since I blow dry my hair daily and flat iron often, he recommended (as well as used on my hair on the spot) the Heat Shield 450 which will protect hair from high heat styling appliances like Blow Dryers and Flat irons, and because I have fine hair he also recommended the Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner.

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Stylist Carlos gave me great ideas on what to do with my hair this summer at the Agadir Argan Oil Moroccan Spa Day Event at the Library Hotel in New York City!

I will tell you that after having it used on my hair I found it to be one of the most light weight Argan Oils I've tried so far, it didn't make the scalp and the hair toward the front look greasy at all, and it also offered me true versatility, whether I choose to wear it curly or straight, my hair looked shinier and healthier, it did hold the curl well and the front of my hair which was styled straight stayed straight.

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Stylist Carlos is adding the finishing touches to my hair! I am holding the Heat Shield 450 Plus Treatment.

About Agadir ™ Argan Oil Hair Treatment:

Agadir™ Argan Oil is extracted from the rare and exotic nut (cross between a walnut and almond) of the Argan tree. This wonder oil has the characteristics of being very lightweight and non-greasy. Its conditioning powers are beyond compare when combined with our fine, professional formulation. Argan oil has a low molecular weight, which instantly penetrates into the hair shaft, without weighing the hair down. Agadir™ Argan Oil Hair Treatment is left in the hair for continuous conditioning, leaving it soft, silky, manageable with a long lasting, luxurious shine.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Agadir™ Argan Oil Hair Treatment Properties:
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Contains 100% Pure and Certified Argan Oil
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Repairs, softens & strengthens dry, brittle, frizzy hair 
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Not oily or greasy + no buildup to make hair heavy and flat
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Reduces drying time (40-50%)
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Quick absorbent, alcohol free formula
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Natural Antioxidant
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Moisturizing formula nourishes and eliminates dry, itchy, scalp
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Encourages healthier hair growth
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Great hair control and manageability
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Paraben AND Sulfate Free!

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Who I am wearing: Green Jacket: Wilson's Leather, Blouse: Karen Kane JeansSignature by Levi Strauss & Co. Women's Curvy Skinny Jeans, Handbag: Ecco "Natal" Handbag in color 'cognac'

While I haven't had a chance to try out all the products that Carlos recommended that I got to take home, I did like the results he achieved with just the Heat Shield 450 plus Spray Treatment (that protects, repairs and shines!) and the Agadir™ Volumizing Hair Spray - Firm Hold. It helped me keep the soft, frizz free curl he added to my hair all day.

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Had to capture a shot of this cute vignette I set up with the Daily Volumizing Conditioner and the Agadir Argan Oil Styling Mousse

Because I do have fine hair, he recommended the Volumizing products to help give my hair body, and still having the added benefits that Argan Oil offers the hair. They also have a blow dry round brush that actually has Argan Oil infused into bristles of the brush already, which helps to cut down styling time since the product is already infused into the brush! I have to tell you this brush totally ROCKS!

Butterfly Henna Tattoo, Manicure
Got a blush of pink nail polish at the Mani Station plus a super cute Henna Butterfly Tattoo!

I also stopped over at the Manicure Station (they did my nails in the softest hint of pink!) and then followed that with my very first Henna Tattoo, I asked for a Henna Butterfly and couldn't be more thrilled with my Butterfly!

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Later in the day the puffy top layer drops off and you are left with the Henna  Tattoo on your skin that lasts about 2 weeks!

We even had the option of adding Glitter to the Henna Tattoo which I definitely said yes to! It was also nice to have the chance to eat, enjoy the view on the outside of the rooftop and catch up with my favorite New York Bloggers!

My Take:

Butterflies Agadir Argan Oil is definitely one to watch and put on your Haircare Radar! Right now they are being sold exclusively in salons, but they plan to roll out their website so that consumers may purchase the products online at their site.  They did let me know that if you see it right now both online and even at Mass Market Drug Stores, the products you are seeing are more than likely fakes or even expired product which would make it less effective, so only buy these at the Salon for now until they are available for purchase directly from the Agadir International website.

I noticed that it seemed to really work well for ALL types of hair. While I was at each station I got the chance to see different people getting styled, and the products really worked well for such a diverse and wide variety of hair types.

Once I have had the opportunity to try out the entire line from A to Z on a regular basis, I will definitely report back to you with additional feedback!

Butterflies, Have you already tried Agadir Argan Oil? If so, please let us know how it is working for you!

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FTC Dislcosure: This is NOT a Sponsored Post, no compensation has been received to share our feedback of the preview press launch, we were fed, pampered and given gift bags, all opinions are 100% my own!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Best 12 Minutes I've Spent in a Long Time!

I bet that title caught your eye! LOL - I recently experienced the absolute best 12 minutes of my life in the shower! And it was my first time too! My first time using Ouidad's 12 Minute Deep Treatment Intensive Repair that is.

It was actually my first time using any product in the Ouidad haircare line! And it was 12 minutes well spent! The weather is absolutely hot, humid, muggy and sweltering here in the city. Humidity and my hair have never been best friends, until now! I've experienced a drastic reduction in humidity hair troubles since using this product. I received it about a month ago and wanted to use it a few times before posting a review on it.

I have spent years fighting with my wavy hair. Don't get me wrong, I love the waves, I just always hated the frizz. The 12 Minute Deep Treatment Intensive Repair allows me to love my hair again WITHOUT the frizz. Anything that allows you to cut back on using heat styling methods in the summer is pretty much heaven sent if you ask me! It is just too hot to have a blow dryer aimed at my head!

You can buy it directly at Ouidad's salon or website and Sephora also sells this product and they take the words out of my mouth in describing it.

What it does: Ouidad 12 Minute Deep Treatment Intensive Repair works in synergy with heat, delivering a mix of proteins and aminio acids deep into the hair cuticle for serious restructuring and rejuvenating benefits. Bounce, pulse, and luster return as hair is optimally conditioned and able to perform.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:

- Synthetic Dyes
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan

What else you need to know: A curl's tendency to lose nutrients and moisture makes this treatment the single most important step in your haircare regimen.

This one has a permanent space in my shower! And I hope to try out more products soon. (They also have a new detangling comb I have my eye on! And I had no idea they had a Pomade) I know this is usually where you are looking to see the great giveaway. and yes that's coming, but this time, directly from the company! WIN: Ouidad is hosting a Weekly Giveaway where you can win a 'Love your Curls' Starter Set HERE (Press on the word 'here' to be taken directly to the giveaway and fill out the form, remember you do not have to leave comments here to be entered, just fill out the form at Ouidad's site! However you can feel free to leave product testimonials here if you'd like!)

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1. Enter to win the SmashBox Cosmetics Reign Eye Shadow Palette of YOUR CHOICE, Majesty or Monarch HERE

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