“ A specially formulated treatment for maintaining healthy hair. Inexpensive to buy, smells great and leaves hair soft and shiny. „
So, I happened to try this for the first time when I still had long dark hair (a few months ago). As I had struggled with growing out my hair for a long time, I was always on the lookout for anything that could help me take better care of my hair. So, a leave in oil was a must for me even on my best hair days. I bought it from an Avon rep and I was not disappointed.
My first impression of it was that it was quite small, I must admit that I did not really think about what 30ml would look like. It came in a light blue carton box, which was pretty okay.
I started using it in one of 2 ways: When I wanted to prevent my hair from getting frizzy, which happened quite often, I used it right after showering and towel drying my hair. Just 2-3 pumps were enough for my super long hair. It would help my hair dry out in a smoother way and not puff up. Second way I used this was when my hair was already dry and I was about to style it. I applied it the same way as on damp hair, but used only 2 pumps instead, and focus on the bottom half of my hair, and dry ends. It would give a very subtle shine and healthy look to my locks which I really loved.
The scent of this oil was very nice...I appreciated it especially because trying out other oils from other brands, I noticed that they had a very strong smell to them, sometimes even resembling men's cologne, which I hated. However this one smelled very fresh and fruity, a feminine scent that I definitely liked.
The product in the bottle was enough for 6-7 months of use, but do take note that my hair was pretty long at that time, and I showered a lot more often. I would buy it again given the chance.
I have an immune condition and one of the side of effects of this is that at times I can suffer very dry skin and hair, but most of all I have problems with dry scalp. This is far worse in the summer when any sunlight that makes it way through my blond hair can set off a reaction that actually gets to the point of bleeding. I had read Argan oil was especially good for this, but it is expensive as well. Looking at the bottle, this looks like pure Argan Oil. It doesn't say "with Argan oil " unless you read the fine print on some sites. The bottle simply says Moroccan Argan Oil. I'm afraid I've just tossed the bottle before dooyoo upped hair care to level 1 so I can't give the exact ingredients list, but this is not pure Argan Oil. It is however a lot cheaper and it did work very well for me. This is only £3.85 from avon now or £6 delivered from the cheapest amazon Marketplace seller for 30 ml. Pure argan oil can be as much as 10x the price, although more recently I have discovered one from Nuts Organic that is pure and not much more than the Avon version on Amazon.
You are meant to apply this to wet or dry hair and leave it in. I tried this and it didn't work for me. If I put enough oil in to help with the scalp problems, I looked like I hadn't washed my hair ion 6 months. I am not overly fussy about my appearance but I do not like to look dirty, and this did make me look like a slob. I also found the smell unpleasant. It is hard to describe. I suppose it smells like Argan oil which is something I had never encountered before. But whatever it smelled like, I didn't like it and I am abnormally sensitive to smell. My husband can light a cigarette outside and I can small it inside the house. I can also smell him before he enters a room ( he doesn't like me saying that and it isn't that he stinks - it is just the tobacco). I can often even guess the ingredients to meal by a quick smell, but with an overly developed sense of smell having ascent that I dislike on me drives me mad. I doubt it would be overly strong to most people, and you mightn't notice it if you wear perfume, but all I could think is "God - I stink". I would point out though that I was using far more than the recommended amount and I am overly sensitive to smell.
When I tried this as a leave in oil, I did have too much on the scalp, but as I brushed it out it left my hair very soft, manageable and silky. Trying a few drops on another occasion just to use up the last we bits I found the smell bearable, although still not nice. It did leave my hair very soft and silky though with no greasy bits. I think if used perfume or body spray you mightn't notice the scent, but although not as bad it was still noticeable.
If you want this for a dry scalp though, you will have to use this in a different way. First I shampooed as normal I used at least 5ml at a time, perhaps more. With a tiny bit left over I worked this very thoroughly into the scalp. Then I got out of the shower and let sit for several minutes. After that I rinsed, and then used a conditioner on all of my hair except right at the roots. This was more to get rid of the smell than because I really needed conditioner, and even then I could detect faint traces, but as I said, I am abnormal with smells.
Although I was really only applying this to the scalp, it does get rinsed down onto the rest of your hair and the results were really lovely. My hair was shiny, looked healthy and was very easy to comb. The main thing though was the scalp, and this was very good. A few treatments and my scalp was back to normal. As I said I don't still have the bottle but it probably says not to use on broken skin, most things do. However this was not at all irritating and I will most certainly be using this again next summer when the sun which I love decides to treat me like a vampire. Every inch of my skin is covered with sunscreen so it is only my scalp that can be damaged usually. I am thinking to buy another bottle sooner though as my hair has become unusually dry lately.
Overall, if you suffer from serious dry scalp this is certainly worth a try. If you just want something to leave your hair smooth and silky this is nice too. It won't work miracles, but it should leave a noticeable improvement. It is reasonably priced and I do feel that it is a good product. However, if you are expecting pure Argan Oil - give this product a miss. Also use very sparingly if you won't be rinsing it out to avoid lingering smells - at least unless you smell this and actually like the smell.
I brought this product around 6 months ago for the avon retail price of £5.50. I browsed around at other brands and this was one of the cheapest I could find. Having not used argan oil before I decided to go with the cheaper option just to see what it had to offer. I had previously had my hair bleached going from a dark brown, to an ash blonde. With the amount of bleach used to achieve this look, it surely took its tool on my hair, leaving it very dry and brittle.
Directions For Use
This product is simple and easy to use. You can use on either wet or dry hair, but in my opinion I would stick to wet hair only. Iv found it can leave dry hair quite greasy, which is not what anyone wants!! Wash, and condition hair as normal, then towel dry. Once this is done get a pea size amount, maybe slightly more depending on the length a thickness of your hair. Then distribute it evenly throughout your hair. Then dry and style hair as normal. Easy Peasy!
As mentioned earlier, before buying this product I had my hair coloured. As anyone who has had their hair bleached will know, after washing it becomes very tangled, and unmanageable. So I had to find a solution to this. I applied a pea size amount as instructed, I then started what would normally be the painful task of brushing out my hair. I was totally shocked at just how much difference a small amount of this product made. The brush glided through my hair with ease!! I was totally amazed!! After drying, my hair felt perfectly soft and left a nice coconutty smell to my hair. I wash my hair every 2 days and I could still smell the argan oil before my next wash. My hairdresser even commented on the condition of my hair at the time of my next appointment.
To summarise I would recommend this product to anyone, especially with dry, damaged and bleached hair. The argan oil comes in a 30ml bottle, which as you only need to use a pea size amount lasts me a very long time. I have tried other expensive argan oil treatments but iv found this avon version to be the best. Iv just looked online and its currently selling for just £3.50. Which is a total bargain!!! Once you have used this product you will never look back believe me, it has been somewhat of a lifesaver with my damaged, tangled hair.
***Why I want the product***
I have a real passion for hair oils, for me I feel they do wonder of good to my hair in terms of condition that I feel I cannot get with regular conditioner so I regularly turn to leave in conditioners and hair oils.
I have tried different hair oils and when I realised Avon also did a hair oil I was eager to try.
***About the product***
Avon Advanced Techniques 360 Nourishment Moroccan Argan Oil Leave In Treatment (yes that is the full name) is said to be for all hair types and can also be used on damp or dry hair for instant shine and a smooth finish. The oil provides weightless movement and leaves no reside behind. The key ingredient is Argan Oil and Vitamin E.
This product comes in a 30ml glass bottle.
Looking at the ingredients I was very surprised to see not a hint of Argan Oil in the list at all. Instead you will find silicones, emollients and a few oils in a low percentage such as Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, which is a hair conditioner. Argania spinosa Kernel Oil that is an emollient and Zea mays oil, which is also a skin and hair conditioner. Yet I see no trace of Argan Oil, which is what they are promoting that it contains and if it does contain it, Argan Oil is in a very low percentage, which in reality would do nothing for your hair.
The packaging of this product is nice and not something I would expect for a cheaper product. You receive 30ml of product that is contained in a glass rectangle bottle with a turquoise pump top.
***How to use this product***
You can use this product three different ways, the first way is: After shampooing and conditioning, start with a small amount in the palm of your hand, rub both hands together so you have an even amount on both hands and work it through damp hair. Style as usual.
To control frizz and protect hair from environmental factors, apply a small amount (few drops) to dry hair as often as needed.
Before applying hair dyes prepare hair by applying approximately 5ml of Moroccanoil Oil Treatment directly on hair and gently massage the product through to enhance the hair's ability to absorb colour. Do not rinse the hair before applying colour or bleach. Add 4 to 5ml to the colour mix and continue the process as usual. This will enhance shine, elasticity and depth of colour.
***What does the product look and smell like?***
360 Nourishment Moroccan Argan Oil has a very sweet scent that smells very organic but this could also be from the parfum that has been added to give it that scent or some plant extracts such as Zea Mays Oil.
The oil looks cloudy and yellow in colour, the oil looks and feels light to the back of my hand.
***Applying the product to my, and how it feels***
With one pump it did not look enough for me and my then long hair, with my other oils I would use more so I pumped another half pump and applied it to my damp hair working it through all the way to the tip and styling as usual. Even though the scent at first is strong it diminishes when on the hair.
I noticed as I was at the end of drying my hair my hair felt ever so slightly greasy and I knew it was from the oil but surprised as my other oils do not react in this way. Learning my lesson the next time I washed my hair I only did a full pump and worked that in with much better results in the end also when my hair was dry I could still smell the scent on my hair every now and then.
With all oils they boast that it will cut drying time, which in the past I have been skeptical but been wrong in the past and Avon's oil was no expectation but I feel drying time is quicker with all hair oils used.
Using Moroccan Argan Oil never makes my hair feel tangled; instead it feels soft but not as soft as other hair oils I have used in the past. I do find it works lovely on making my hair shine and kook healthy without feeling weighed down. As I can suffer from frizz hair in humidity or rainy days I find a little oil on these areas to help but it does not eliminate the frizz at all but does help to calm my hair slightly and great for hair that gets static after drying or combing.
***Price and availability***
You can purchase Avon 360 Nourishment Moroccan Argan Oil for £3.50 for 30mls from avonshop.co.uk.
***What I think about it/do I like it?***
Even though it may look like I do not like this product I actually do, I just do not like being lied to. If I purchase a product with Argan Oil I expect Argan Oil to be in the ingredient list. But I guess it is "You get what you pay for?".
This oil does make my hair feel soft, shiny and healthy looking and also seems to last such a long time even though it is only a 30ml bottle.
***Would I purchase again?***
I honestly do not know, for the price yes but for what you get in terms on ingredients, no.
For people who have read my other reviews you will be aware that I have tried many avon products from been a previous avon representative and I now order from a local avon representative. I purchased the avon Advance Techniques 360 Nourishment Moroccan Argan Oil Leave in Treatment as my hair had been damaged on holiday through too much sun exposure. I always protect my skin but forget my hair is easily damaged too so I was hoping this oil would help to make my hair look healthy again and nourished again.
I have tried other products from the avon advanced techniques range such as shampoo and conditioner and also I leave it hair treatment. I wasn't particularly blown away by them but wanted to try the oil as it was on promotion for £3.75. Full price is £5.50 which is a bit expensive for such a small bottle of hair treatment but they are regularly on offer in the avon catalogue.
"..Nourishing serum suitable for all hair types and for use on wet or dry hair. Instant shine, smooth finish.
Weightless movement and leaves no residue with Argan Oil and vitamin E.." (avon website).
This is also pretty much was it stated in the catalogue as well which is why I chose to buy it.
The hair treatment comes in a small 30ml slim bottle which is clear with the yellowish liquid inside. The label says it is for all hair times and will provide nourishment. The bottle has a blue pump lid at the top which is easy to use although I haven;t used the whole bottle so don't what its like at getting the last bits out (pump bottles are normally rubbish and leave a lot of the product wasted at the bottom of the bottle). The bottle is a bit of a pain as well as it becomes very slippy if you pick it up once you have had the product on your hands. The colours really stand out though and make the bottle attractive and eye-catching.
Using the product:
It does state to use a small amount everyday to bring hair back to life so this is exactly what I did. I applied a small amount and through my hair and styled as normal. My hair felt slightly greasy but wasn't really visable. I didn't notice any real changes either - no shine and didn;t look any healthier or nourished. I thought maybe it would work after I had used it for several days. It also made my hands feel greasy too and I couldn't just wipe them they needed washing with soap to get the hair treatment off my hands. I used it again the day after but this time it did make my hair look greasy. So much so I had to wash my hair as my hair felt heavy on my head and looked oily mainly on the roots though. I have since tried the product again but didn;t apply to the roots but although it didn't make my hair greasy, I didn't notice any changes or better results from using it so just felt it was a waste.
For me personally I just couldn't find the right balance it was either making my hair greasy or having no effect at all. The only positive thing I can say is it does smell really nice which is always a plus for hair care products.
Not for me and wouldn't recommend or purchase again.
I love keeping my hair in tip top condition so always keep my eyes peeled for new products. As i'm always styling my hair anything that can keep my hair hydrated grabs my attention. This product is amazing!! It comes in a handy size bottle and the pump action makes it easy to use. The product itself is a really nice consistency and feels better quality than more expensive brands of argan oil that I've used in the past. One of the most appealing features about this product is the price. Its regularly on offer in the Avon brochures and you can easily get change from £5.
I usually towel dry my hair before applying the product mainly to the ends of my hair. I tend to use approximately 2 - 3 pumps each time i apply. The serum makes the hair feel really soft and doesn't leave a greasy residue. I've also used the product on my hair when its been dry to tackle any dry ends and again it doesn't make the hair look greasy or make the hair hard when its dried. Its also good to use as a styling product to deal with any fly away strands of hair or apply to an 'up do' to make it look really sleek.
I wash my hair every other day and use the product before styling each time. The bottle lasts me between 1 - 2 months before i need to replace.
A really, really good product that i would highly recommend. I also use the argan oil hair mask and am about to try the shampoo.
**Introduction and reason for purchase**
Since a school mum friend of mine started running Avon around 6 months ago, I've been steadily stocking up on some items which have always been old favourites as well as trying out some new products which I've heard lots of positive things about.
Avon's 'Advanced Techniques' hair care range has always stood out for me and I've bought many items from this range in the past and whilst their other hair care ranges can be a bit hit and miss with me personally this particular range has rarely let me down. I went through a 'dry spell' of not buying any Avon products for quite a while due to no local Rep's in my area and in this time the Advance Technique range introduced a selection hair products containing Argan Oil which is known for its nourishing properties. I'd heard and read many positive things about these products so I'd made a mental note to buy from this range and luckily on my first order I managed to pick up 3 items in a 'any 3 for £5' offer. Having been extremely impressed with two of the items (shampoo, conditioner and hair mask) this review will discuss my thoughts and experience of using the leave in treatment product (for all hair types) which I bought alongside but wasn't included in the offer at the time..
**What Avon have to say about this product**
"..Nourishing serum suitable for all hair types and for use on wet or dry hair. Instant shine, smooth finish.
Weightless movement and leaves no residue with Argan Oil and vitamin E.."
**Price, packaging & availability**
When I spotted this range was on a '3 for £5' I immediately decided to buy the shampoo, conditioner and this leave in treatment but then having looked closer at the offer I noticed that it didn't include this product unfortunately, though it was on a singular offer of £3.50 saving £2 off of it's usual RRP of £5.50 so I was pleased that I'd still managed to get a bargain and ordered it alongside the other products. Avon tends to run offers on a frequent basis so if you are not prepared to pay the full amount for this product it will no doubt be reduced to some extent in a following brochure.
Packaging wise the oil is presented in a small slim line cylinder shaped bottle and is available in one size which is 30ml. The bottle itself is made of a reasonably thick and sturdy glass which is completely transparent so that the product can be clearly viewed, and we can see that the oil has a rich amber hue to it making it very noticeable.
The bottle has quite a large pump action nozzle placed directly on top in a bright blue colour with which to dispense it via and is protected by a small clear plastic lid which is both easy to remove and replace.
As this is an Avon product it can be purchased via a local Rep by ordering through a brochure or alternatively there is a website with an online shop - www.avonshop.co.uk. There is normally a charge for P&P if ordering through the website so it's worth bearing this in mind but as I don't use this service I cannot comment on it's convenience or time scales when waiting for an order to be delivered.
**My experience of using this product**
I've been colouring my hair since my late teens and whilst I don't colour it monthly it's still on a regular enough basis for it to have a drying effect on my hair, no matter how gentle the colourant promises to be. I had my hair cut quite short last year into an inverted bob but for around the past 7/8 months or so I've been growing it longer so I'm finding it tangles more now than when shorter, and because of this I need hair products that will help restore and hydrate my hair to a healthier condition.
I've got to admit that I've never been a big fan of serum based products as no matter how little I used I always ended up with hair like an oil slick, but after using a similar product by TREsemme about two years ago (which also contained argan oil) and finding that the formula suited my hair I decided to try Avon's version to see if it was at least on a par.
The directions state that this treatment can be used either on wet or dry hair and as I've used it both ways I'll discuss my preference and results:
**Used on wet hair**
The lid, as mentioned, is relatively easy to remove and after towel drying my hair following shampooing & conditioning I proceeded to press the nozzle to dispense the product. The treatment is of a reasonable consistency and whilst it's not quite as thick as it appears to be whilst still in the bottle it is far from weak or too runny. That said the product is runny to a degree so one small press of the nozzle is all I attempted on my first use of this as I didn't want to go for the 'chip pan' look.
The treatment isn't quite as concentrated in colour once dispensed though does still have a slight nectar appearance which I have found I prefer to similar clear products as its easier to see how much I am using. The texture is, how imagined it to be, extremely greasy and slips between the fingers so applying straight away is a must.
The fragrance is beautiful and has the same essence that accompanies the matching products and the best way to describe it is by saying it has a fresh and fruity scent that is quite gender neutral, so would be ideal for males with long hair to use as it doesn't smell too 'girly'.
Having combed my damp hair with a plastic wide toothed comb I applied the serum style product from around midway down the hair shafts so to (hopefully) avoid the problem of greasy roots. I paid particular attention to the tips of my hair though once applied I did slight rub the remainder from my hands all over my hair to help smoothen it down. I found it hard to determine how much was needed when used on damp hair and felt the small pea sized blob I had used wasn't sufficient enough so applied at least the same again which unfortunately resulted in being too much. Once my hair was dried in the usual manner it hung in a greasy limp manner and to the point I had to rewash it as it felt so horrible and looked far worse.
**Used on dry hair**
After trying several times on wet hair and finding I was either applying far too much or just not enough I succumbed to using primarily on dry hair. I started to use this after every hair wash, which is on average every two days, and once my hair had been washed/ conditioned and dried I started off by using the smallest amount and building up until I found just the right balance between sleek and slick.
The treatment is so much easier in my opinion to apply to dry hair as it's easier to target particularly dry areas and once applied it's also much easier to smooth the hair shafts, whereas on damp hair I found this difficult with hair being wet still.
I found that around two presses of the nozzle equates around two pea sized blobs, and once rubbed between my palms it was both easy to apply and sufficed my hair length and condition perfectly. Once on the treatment literally soaks in to my parched hair and is far easier to distribute from more or less root to tip and equally easy to comb through the hair once applied.
I found the fragrance lasted longer when used on dry hair and it just altogether seemed to make my hair look and feel healthier than when used on wet hair.
**Results and recommendations**
I've really been impressed with the Argan hair care range from Avon and this product is no exception. The treatment is very easy to use and because such a small amount is needed each time it is a very economical product to purchase, and even at full price it is reasonable because one small bottle lasts such a long time. I've been using this same bottle for around 5 months now, several times a week, and here is still at least 1/3 of the contents remaining.
I would say that this has definitely improved the condition of my hair. It feels so much more nourished and altogether healthier when I've used this so it definitely gets the thumbs up from me. My hair not only feels healthier but it's easier to comb through so doesn't get knotted or tangled as much and it also has added a much needed sheen to my dull hair that was lacking.
The only negatives I would say are the fact that once it's applied via your hands it leaves a very greasy residue on the skin that can't be simply wiped away and needs thorough washing with a soap based product to rid of. The greasy residue luckily is only evident on the hands and not on hair so thats not the end of the world but it is the greasiest out of similar products I've used in the past.
The other thing that I'm not overly keen on is the bottle itself being made of glass. The glass as mentioned is very thick and sturdy looking but when you are trying to replace the lid or put the bottle away and the residue is still on your hands it can easily slip out of the hands (which has happened to me). Luckily the bottle hasn't broken when I've dropped it but that's not to say it wont so I think a plastic version would be a better design but that's just my opinion.
The product itself I have complete praise for and it's something that I will be buying again when my bottle does finally start to get to the empty stage.
Top product so top marks from me.
I had been intrigued with some new products that were added to the Avon "Advance Techniques" range of hair care products and accessories a while back, mainly because the new additions all contained an ingredient called "Moroccan Argan Oil." I knew of the beneficial qualities of this ingredient prior to the Avon brand introducing it in the formulation of some of their products. I decided to purchase the "Advance Techniques 360 Nourishment Moroccan Argan Oil Leave In Treatment" and this review outlines my experiences of using the product.
You can expect to pay anywhere from £3 - £5.50 for the 30ml bottle, as the price seems to fluctuate quite a lot. I believe I paid around £3 quite a few months back, as part of an introductory offer for the product's launch. You can purchase the product directly from your local Avon Representative, or alternatively, you can order online at the Avon website (www.avonshop.co.uk) where postage costs apply.
The product is basically an oil-based 'serum' sort of treatment, that is designed to be applied either to dry hair or to wet hair when it is 'towel-dried' after shampooing and conditioning in the normal manner. The product is attributed to assisting with combating frizz and flyaways, with the addition of Argan Oil providing shine. Avon describes the product as being a "Nourishing serum suitable for all hair types and for use on wet or dry hair. Instant shine, smooth finish. Weightless movement and leaves no residue. With Argan Oil and vitamin E."
I find the product is considerably more 'fuss-free' and easy to use than I had first anticipated; I had simply assumed that the oil-based product was going to create some sort of irritating 'slicked' look on my locks, or leave behind some sort of annoying residue that left hair looking dull at best, greasy at worst. Surprisingly, I found that these assumptions were unfounded altogether, with the end result being quite impressive instead.
There's nothing particularly difficult about using the product, and I find its packaging is quite convenient to use too. With the slim bottle containing a sturdy 'pump' that is made of robust, turquoise-coloured plastic, I find this dispenses a small 'blob' of the oil substance neatly into my open palm without difficulty. I find that two 'blobs' are required for my own hair, but my hair is quite thick and it is quite long at the moment, resting just below my shoulders, so obviously the required amount will depend on your own hair length and type. In addition, I have found no difficulty in using the packaging or the pump dispenser, even though I struggle with such products at times, as a result of limited mobility and weakness in my hands.
I can't confess to finding the texture of the oil particularly pleasant, finding it leaves my hands very greasy during and after use, with at least two washes with warm soapy water being required to remove every trace from my hands. This is a minor niggle, and is of course to be expected with any product that is oily in its texture. On the plus side, I find the thin texture of the product makes it easy to distribute through the lengths of my hair, with it 'gliding' through the hair shafts to their ends in a mere moment. As a side note, I would mention that I find it is only really necessary to apply this product to the ends of my hair as opposed to near the root area. I don't have particularly greasy hair, but I do feel that products such as conditioners and any leave-in treatments are really not required near the roots, so I tend to apply them to the lengths of hair only. Running my hands through my tresses will amply distribute the oily treatment through the hair and I don't find it particularly necessary to comb or spread it further than this.
I find the full application process takes only a couple of minutes, which is absolutely ideal for me as I suffer from a lack of stamina and strength and prefer to use products and cosmetics that are easy and quick to use. The Avon Argan Oil Leave In Treatment certainly felt as though it ticked this box for me, making it the ideal addition to my own hair care routine.
Following application, I tend to leave my hair to dry naturally for a while, usually overnight when possible. I have used the Treatment during this process, in addition to using it prior to drying my hair with the use of a hairdryer and I have found the end results are virtually the same.
Once my hair is straightened, I find that any loose 'flyaway' hairs are greatly reduced in their quantity compared to times when my hair is washed and conditioned without the use of the treatment. In addition, I find that there are less 'flyaway' hairs around my crown and hairline than I usually experience. These positive results would probably warrant a recommendation from me by myself, but I find there are other benefits to using the treatment too..
Firstly, I find my hair is given an additional 'softness' to it, although this is quite subtle, I must admit. When any sort of good-quality conditioner product is used on my hair, it tends to respond with gratitude, showing its pleasure through the medium of shine..! Certainly, the Avon Argan Oil Leave In Treatment seems to agree with my hair, as it feels more softened, and with a silky touch to it that is quite noticeable.
Secondly, I find that the appearance of my hair is very healthy-looking, with my dark hair having a lovely shine to it that is certainly noticeable. I do find that most good-quality Leave In Treatments will have this agreeable affect on my hair, however, so I can't confess to finding the Avon product delivers anything particularly innovative. That is not to say that it does not work, because I think it does, but I just don't feel that the end result is particularly different or new to anything else that I have been using for the past several years.
I am pleased that there is no residual matter left behind after use; there is no oily trace on my hair once it has been dried, nor is there any unsightly greasy 'slick' to be found. I do think if I used too much of the product on my hair, this result might be different, but as only a small amount is required with each use, I find it seems to 'absorb' into the hair once dried. This result has an added benefit in that the bottle has lasted for months, as so little is required with each use, making it a highly economical purchase.
So, in summary, I do think that the Avon Argan Oil Leave In Treatment works quite well with my hair. I find it gives an attractive 'sheen' to my dark locks that leave it looking quite healthy and I like too the softened feeling that can be experienced, in addition to the product working effectively at helping to 'tame' those annoying flyaway hairs that often linger around my hairline. I don't think the product is miraculous, as I have experienced a similar result to that found, from a whole assortment of good quality Leave In Hair Treatments that have been used over the past few years. For the price I paid on this occasion however, I have no complaints and am happy to recommend the product.
Last year during a visit to the hairdressers, the stylists asked if I would like any oil on my hair, always open to trying new hair products, I said yes. I was really impressed with the results so when Avon brought this out last year, with a fantastic introductory price, I decided to give it a go.
I brought this for just under £3 (for a 30ml bottle) which I thought was a bargain, especially considering the price of some of the other brands on the market, it does normally retail for £5.50 so even when this is not on offer, it can still be considered as a bargain buy. It is available from your local Avon representative or on-line (if you go online, they can also put you in touch with a local rep so you don't have to pay delivery charge).
The bottle is made from yellow plastic and has a turquoise pump action top. Avon states this is a hair serum which gives instant shine, leaving no residue and is suitable for all hair types.
To use the product, dispense a few pumps into your hands and rub through wet (towel dried) or dry hair. I tended to use on both, before blow drying and when I had finished styling. The oil itself is quite thin and I can rub easily into the palm of my hand before I apply to my hair. It has quite a nice fruity fragrance too although I did find that this was quite subtle and after a couple of hours applying, I couldn't smell this anymore.
I would say I have quite mixed feelings for the oil, my hair did feel nice and soft to touch however to look at, you would not notice any difference at all. I have naturally curly (and frizzy when left to dry naturally) hair which suffers badly from heat damage. As a result, my hair tends to look quite dull, this didn't give my hair a healthy shine, nor did it look in any better condition.
There were several of us in the office that brought this and to be honest, I am the only person that said I probably would not buy again; some of the women swear by and actually use the shampoo and conditioner from the same range.
Overall, because the product does have more positives than negatives, I would give 3 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.
AVON ARGAN OIL LEAVE IN TREATMENT
This comes packaged in a blue box and inside the box you have a glass pump bottle, which contains 30ml of the product, This retails at £5.50 from your local avon rep or avon online although is often on offer, The glass bottle is clear so you can see the product and how much is left, On the back of the bottle you have instructions for use.
The product is easy to use but feels slightly greasy so you will need to wash your hands after applying to your hair.
***MY FIRST OPINION***
When I first seen this leave in treatment i thought oh my god this is going to make my hair look and feel greasy and isn't going to be very good, I was also shocked by the colour as it is in my opinion a burnt orange colour, After the first use of this I thought oh my god i was right, it's no good for me.
The reason I say this is my hair was as i thought it would be, greasy and horrible and I had only used 3 squirts of the product, So i spoke to a friend and explained to her and she advised me to use less of the product as i have thin shoulder length hair.
***MY OVERALL OPINION***
After speaking to my friend the next time I washed my hair i tried what she suggested and used less, this time I only used 1 and a half squirts and rubbed it into my hands a little before running it through my hair, I then dried and styled my hair as normal and was very surprised to see that my hair was fine, lovely shine to it and manageable with no signs of being greasy.
I now use this 2 a week and as I only need a little of the product I still have most of it left and believe that the bottle will last me the rest of the year.
As it made my hair greasy and limp using the amount avon suggested I will knock of a star for this as not everyone's hair is the same.
Maybe the should suggest this on the instructions, If you have used it before and ended up with hair as i did the first time I do suggest playing around and seeing how much or how little of this you need.
Avons argan oil is a great product I use it all the time and as a hairdresser I need to have my hair in a good condition for work. It is a great price at around £3 when the salon alternative, moroccan oil, is at £18 wholesale price. Avons argan oil works just as well and you end up saving at least £15. Unfortunately in work I am unable to reccomend this product to clients as we sell moroccan oil at retail price of £25 in the salon, but outside work i tell all of my friends to buy this and buy it myself. What is the point of paying a highprice for something that costs £3 in the Avon brochures just because it has a different label?
I have very long and very thick, dry hair and still only need one pump of the oil to give my hair the shine that you see on shampoo adverts.
I have never really took the time to use serums and treatments on my hair. I usually just use shampoo and conditioner and a bit of spray or mousse if needed. Recently, my hair has been looking a little bit dry and weathered, so I wanted to try out some of these argan oil treatments which everybody is raving a bit. In the winter my hair can get dry at the ends, and I often get split ends. After researching into different argan oils, I noticed that the Avon one was well reviewed and really cheap, so I went ahead and ordered this leave in treatment.
As this is an Avon branded product, you do have to purchase it direct from Avon either through the brochure or online on their website. The retail price of this treatment is £5.50, but I have never seen it at full price as it is always on offer. I got mine for £3.50 a couple of months ago which I think is a fantastic price for a hair treatment, especially when compared to the real Moroccan oil which is £20+. As far as price goes, it is great.
You receive the treatment in a nice little box, and it opens up to reveal the bottle as pictured in the image. It contains 30ml worth of serum which is a good amount and a nice size to store away. The bottle is clear, and shows the liquid inside which is quite yellowy in colour. Using this hair treatment is really easy, and this is mainly one of the reasons I really like it. I like to get my hair done quickly and easily, so this is an effective treatment for people who are in a hurry and don't have the time for things such as hair masks.
Despite my hair being quite oily at the roots, it always tends to be dry at the bottom, so this is where I apply this serum. It is suitable for all hair types which is also good. You are able to apply this to either wet or dry hair, but I personally like to apply it on my hair just when I've towel dried it and it is still damp. To use, you simply have to squirt some of the product on to the palm of your hands and apply directly to the hair, smoothing all over. The first thing I noticed was the consistency of the liquid, as it is not too pleasant. It is very oily and runny, and does leave your hands quite greasy after immediate use, but this did not bother me too much. I squirt it two or three times as I have quite long hair, and I have found that this is a sufficient amount to cover all the ends of my hair. It is simple to use, and absorbs into the hair easily.
After drying my hair, I noticed that it was significantly more shiny and smooth. I could not believe that this had actually worked, as I never have much luck with hair products. I now use this around two or three times a week, and the condition of my hair is much better. I have recommended it on to my friends who also love this product. It is just a lovely all round hair treatment if you are after soft and smoother hair with a better appearance overall. It is not a miracle product, and I don't know how well it would work on badly damaged hair, but for me it is fantastic. Despite the oily residue on my hands from use, the serum dries completely on the hair with no leftover residue which is brilliant. In addition to this, it has a lovely scent which reminds me of hair products used at the salon. The smell sticks on to your hair leaving it smelling as well as looking lovely all day.
Overall, I'm glad I bit the bullet and tried out this hair serum as it has really paid off. As someone who normally struggles with hair products, this is just a nuisance free and effective hair treatment for all kinds of hair. I would really recommend trying this out if you are interested in trying out argan oil products, as Avon really deliver with this product. There is also a shampoo and conditioner within this range if you are interested. I hope this helps and thanks for reading.
I tend to like most of the Avon ranges and I am always on the look out for something to improve the condition of my hair although I'm sure I will never have hair like a supermodel I know it could be in better condition than it is at the moment.
I was flicking through the Avon book a few months ago and saw this range so I bought this treatment, the shampoo and the matching conditioner. The product sells in Avon only with it being one of their own products and it costs £5.50 although it was on offer when I bought it so I didn't pay full price for it.
The product is packaged in a small glass bottle which holds 30mls of product, the bottle comes packaged in a small cardboard box. The box is coloured white and turquoise and the bottle is see through with a turquoise pump top on it with some turquoise detailing on the bottle. The product inside the bottle is yellow and reminds me of the colour of wee which isn't very enticing.
Stated on the bottle you have the following information "Nourishing serum suitable for all hair types and for use on wet or dry hair. Instant shine, smooth finish. Wieghtless movement and leaves no residue*. With Argan Oil and vitamin E" and directions for use which is basically to put the product into the palm of your hand and then smooth through your hair.
I use this product after I have washed my hair and it is still damp as I wonder if it would make my hair feel greasy if I used it on dry hair. I used a couple of pumps to put through my hair but my hair is long and thick so uses more than some people will with shorter hair. I found that the product was easy to use and although I needed to wash my hands after using it it was easy to wash off. I dried and straighten my hair after use and have found that my hair has less frizz to it and the ends are a lot sleeker.
I really like this product and have been using the same bottle for the past couple of months and have still got about a quarter of a bottle left so I think it is pretty longlasting and great value. I love the effect it has on my hair and will be buying some more once I find a new Avon rep since the one I was using has given up.
It add's a nice shine without weighing the hair down or making it look lank and greasy so I am very impressed with it.
===Why I Bought This===
Now having reached the going grey/getting older stage I am trying to give my hair a bit of a boost and although I do not believe in wonder products or fantastic 'new' items such as Argon Oil, as this product was on offer I decided to give it a try.
Avon is a long established direct selling network which used to sell just door-to-door but you can order directly from their website these days if you do not have a local representative handy.
Avon has 18 different brouchures issued throughout the year - or their stock can be viewed online.
Advance Techniques is a range of high-quality shampoos, conditioners and styling products designed to bring the salon experience into your home.
Avon website - 'Nourishing serum suitable for all hair types and for use on wet or dry hair. Instant shine, smooth finish. Weightless movement and leaves no residue (Consumer Study, 126 people). With Argan Oil and vitamin E.'
30 ml Avon Advanced Techniques 360 Nourishment - Moroccan Argan Oil.
Leave-In treatment for all hair types.
Bright blue/turquoise box with arabic type patterning.
The bright yellow transparent oil comes in a straight sided glass bottle with a pump action blue top and a clear plastic cap.
Use within 12 months and it is made in Poland.
'This exotic blend containing rare Moroccan Argan oil, absorbs instantly infusing hair with mositure and shine. Helps nourish and smooth dry, damaged fragile hair to leave hair looking softer, stronger, healthier and irresistably touchable.'
To use - dispense into palm and distribute evenly through towel dried hair or damp hair. Style as usual.
£5.50 but currently £3.
Argan oil is a plant oil produced from the kernels of the argan tree which flourishes in Morocco - hence the oil is marked as 'Moroccan Oil'.
The oil can be use in food preparation, medicinally or in cosmetics.
Well my first impression was not good as the bottle arrived leaking oil all out through its box as the cap was loose - and apart from looking like cooking oil it also felt like it all over my hands.
Anyway not to be too judgemental I decided to give this a try.
Not having very dry hair I did not use this all over my hair but mostly on the ends to just give it a go.
The first few squirts onto my hands and rubbed down the shafts of my hair seemed to have no effect - then I tried a little more and I could still feel it on ther the next day - and not really in a good way.
Personally I am not keen on this product - though if you have very dry ends this might help.
I know when I had long hair the ends would need something to stop them being frizzy and I found Avon's Dry End Treatment (which is very similar to this) was quite beneficial and I can see this would be too.
However as a treatment for my hair I am not at all keen. Looking and feeling like cooking oil it reminds me too much of when my mum would make me rub in olive oil into my hair as a child.
3 stars - might be good if you have very dry ends.
===Would I Recommend?===
~ Avon Advanced Techniques 360 Nourishment Moroccan Argan Oil Leave in Treatment ~
After deciding I wanted a hair colour change from red to blonde I knew the condition of my hair would have to be compromised. Not that I really wanted my hair to be dry and brittle but I couldn't stick the endless battle of keeping red hair red! So after using a colour remover and adding highlights the ends of my hair were a little bit frazzled, I have to point out though that this was due to the bleach used for the highlights and not the colour remover which actually left my hair feeling quite soft and smooth. Anyway I was needing a remedy for the frazzled ends of my hair when by some miraculous miracle my Avon lady just happened to pop by with the new brochure. On the front cover of said brochure was a picture of a bottle of this Moroccan Oil and I was instantly sold!
I handed back my order form which included this and the Moroccan oil shampoo and conditioner amongst other things.
My order was delivered to me on Saturday 18th August and I have been using the oil ever since.
It comes packaged in a teal/turquoise coloured box, all the relevant information and product name is written on the box. On the back of the box written in minuscule writing are the directions for use.
Opening the box you will find a glass bottle, again this contains all the same information as the box and we are told that the bottle holds 30ml of oil. The top of the bottle has a turquoisy coloured screw on lid, this stays in place as the lid also has a pump action style well, pump! This is then covered with a clear cap.
Through the glass bottle I can see a thick substance not very different looking to olive oil! I was hoping that the scent would be nice and at first I was somewhat put off! Never the less I used it anyway.
The directions say to dispense product into the palms of the hands and distribute evenly through towel-dried or damp hair, so this is what I did. I am pleased to note that it has a pleasant scent, I am not quite sure what the scent is, however rest assured it smells clean and fresh.
I didn't want to overload the product onto my hair as the last thing I wanted was for it to just look greasy so little by little I worked through the ends of my hair. I simply pumped one small squirt of oil on my hand, I rubbed my hands together and then worked this through the one side of my hair, I then repeated it for the other side and am pleased to say that once I had dried and styled my hair I no longer noticed the frazzled ends. They had smoothed out and my looked gorgeously healthy and shiny once again.
As I have only been using two pumps of this oil at a time I think it will last really well, so it offers excellent value for money. It has a usual RRP of £5.50 but I bought it at it's introductory price of around £3 (I think) so in all I do think it was £3 well spent.
It is an Avon product so is only available from Avon but you don't have to have a local rep to buy, you can buy online at www.avonshop.co.uk.
I will be buying this again so that I don't run out but as I am using so little I think it will take me a while to finish the bottle!
I have applied it in the evening before bed and have woken with my hair still soft and smooth and I have also applied it after a morning shower and it has made a real difference to my hair. And as I plan on doing a diy ombre hair look (think Caroline Flack/Drew Barrymore) which will mean more lightening of the ends of my hair I do think this product will be used a lot then!
It add's a nice shine without weighing the hair down or making it look lank and greasy so I am very impressed with it.
Thanks for reading :o) x