I actually think I’m being silly posting a review about shampoo and conditioner BUT my Hair Story New Wash arrived yesterday and it came with a postcard invitation to document our 30-day New Wash journey starting with a Day 1 or pre-New Wash look up to the 30th day.

I happen to not have any problems with my hair. I like it the way it is and I have so far been largely satisfied with the shampoo and conditioner I have been using for the past three years – the Organix Renewing+ Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo and Organix Renewing+ Argan Oil of Morocco Conditioner. I just want to try something different.

EUR 9,51 each on Amazon.it

I first discovered Argan Oil in Sardinia in the summer of 2014. I found a bottle of 100% Argan Oil lying around the house. Back then I had frustratingly dry hair that was damaged by too much salt water caused by living by the sea and being in the sea. I had been making a lot of trips to salons for keratin hair treatments, cellophane treatments, hair cuts, and getting frustrated that no matter what I did, my split ends would not go away. I also put all kinds of leave-on hair creams to supposedly protect my hair but it did not do my hair any good.

I started putting Argan Oil on my hair in Sardinia after I had blow dried it and every time I saw it looking very dry. It was not long before I began to see the difference. My hair became softer, shinier, and less dry! I was amazed! When I came back to the Philippines, I headed to the nearest Robinson’s Department Store because it was where I saw Ogx products back in 2013. They were selling at Php499 per bottle but I bought them anyway. To this day, I swear by Argan Oil and I recommend it to everyone, especially to those with brittle, damaged, and dry hair.

I hoarded bottles when I was in Florida because they were on sale and even convinced my brother to get himself some Ogx products. I hoarded bottles when I was in Sydney because they were always having supermarket sales and also convinced my sister to get herself some. I also use the Renewing+ Argan Oil of Morocco Penetrating Oil, applying it on my damp hair before blow drying, and applying a little bit more after I have completely dried it.

EUR 9,51 on Amazon.it

To protect my hair further from damage, I apply Argan Oil of Morocco Extra Strength Creamy Hair Butter as a leave-on my hair every time I go surfing.

EUR 19,90 on Amazon.it BUT $6.74 on Amazon.com


So yes, I have no hair problems of any sort. But after three years of using the same product, I want to change a little bit. I bought the Art Naturals Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner set and they are as good as the Organix.

EUR 26,95 on Amazon.it

It is the #1 Best Seller in Amazon’s Shampoo and Conditioner Sets with a rating of 4.3/5 out of 2,104 customer reviews.

Among the Organix products, I’ve also tried the Brazilian Keratin Therapy shampoo and conditioner, the Anti-Breakage Keratin Oil shampoo and conditioner, the Healing+ Vitamin E Shampoo and Conditioner, and none of them worked for me as well as the Argan Oil. There are many good reviews about the Coconut Oil line but I just cannot bear the smell of coconut oil in my hair. Having grown up in the Bicol region where we use coconut oil for nearly all of our dishes, I just can’t help but think of food every time I smell coconut oil. Who would want hair smelling like food? To me, it’s almost like making my hair smell like pork barbecue, or shawarma, or garlic bread.

With all of those out of the way, here is what my hair looks like now. After years of consistent use of Argan Oil and before my 30-day Hair Story New Wash Challenge. Pardon these super vain shots. I feel so awkward about this!

If things don’t go well, I have my Art Naturals Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner waiting to rescue me.