Product Type: Avon hair care products
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Treat your hair to a taste of Morocco
Avon Advanced Techniques 360 Moroccan Argan Oil Mask
Member Name: alyson29
Avon Advanced Techniques 360 Moroccan Argan Oil Mask
Advantages: Leaves hair feeling manageable as well as wonderfully soft and smooth
Disadvantages: I would have favoured a delicate aroma to linger in my hair
~~ What are the benefits of Moroccan oil in hair products? ~~
I discovered that the oil is extracted from the kernels obtained from the fruit of Morocco's argan trees and that it is included in many hair products to reduce frizz and deliver moisturise where it is of particular benefit to those people with curly, colour treated or thick hair. In addition, it is extremely beneficial for using during the styling process in order to reduce damage to the hair, which is caused by heated appliances. Furthermore, its use in a spray after styling is intended to add further moisture, which subsequently, offers a healthy shine. I was also interested to learn of the vitamins and nutrients contained within the oil, such as Vitamin E, Vitamin F and phenols; which are known for keeping the hair strong and healthy. In addition, I was surprised to discover that it also offers UV protection.
~~ My reasons for purchase ~~
My thick, curly hair reaches just below my shoulders and can generally be described as normal with the exception of the tips, which are frequently dry and as a result, will often split and become prone to frizz. Whilst I wash my hair on alternate days with matching shampoos and conditioners specifically designed for my hair type, I favour using a more intensive product on a weekly basis to provide my hair with an additional moisture boost. In addition to argan oil, the mask also contains pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E; both of which are known for their positive effects on the hair.
~~ Using the Mask ~~
We are presented with 150 ml of mask, which is contained within an eye-catching turquoise coloured sturdy plastic tube with a flip tod lid, which is easily opened and secured closed. As a result, I am effortlessly able to dispense the product using one hand whilst receiving it in the other and then place the tube on its lid where it neatly stands whilst I continue with my hair. Despite the fact that my tube has been repeatedly opened, the lid stays perfectly intact due to its robust hinged section.
The white coloured mask is dispensed with great ease where only a slight squeeze of the tube is necessary as otherwise an excessive amount is dispersed. The conditioner is similar to all of the intensive products I've used where it is fairly thick when compared with normal every day conditioning products. A delicate clean, fresh and slightly floral aroma is evident although in order to witness the scent it is necessary for me to place my hand directly beneath my nose and I'm sure that I am also able to detect a hint of coconut. This slightly disappointed me particularly as its presence wasn't included in the shampoo and conditioner from the same range and I cannot admit to coconut being a favourable aroma of mine due to an over indulgence in Malibu many years ago!
The information contained on the reverse of the tube is provided in the smallest of text and despite the fact that I do not need glasses I found it extremely difficult to read. However, after a little effort I followed the directions for use, which are to apply the mask to damp hair, which I presume to have been freshly washed although Avon have omitted to include this information. I found it easy to apply and spread over my hair where I gently massaged a little into the roots, the lengths of my hair whilst paying more attention to the tips. Due to the coconut content I favoured the fact that the aroma did not intensify, which is often the case during the application process. I waited the allotted five minutes before effortlessly rinsing away with warm water and it was at this point that I was able to assess its benefits as I was able to comb my fingers through my hair with great ease, which is not something I'm able to do with poor quality conditioning products.
I would point out that prior to each use I had washed my hair with the shampoo from the same range, particularly as I wished to obtain maximum benefits from the argan oil. Despite being wet, my hair offered a silky smooth texture and was knot and tangle free. I will always allow my hair to dry naturally for approximately half an hour before blow drying, which is when the ends will often offer a frizzy and fluffy appearance. However, this is not an issue that I experienced when using this product, but I would advise that I have been regularly using the Advanced Techniques Argan Oil normal conditioner, which in itself is an excellent product and one that I have previously reviewed. I would also advise that I regularly use intensive hair conditioning products on a weekly basis and as a result, my hair was in an excellent condition prior to starting this tube. However, had this product been inferior I would have immediately noticed a different texture to my hair.
~~ What did I think? ~~
After blow drying my hair, I was able to witness a healthy shine in addition to the fact that my hair appeared smoother in texture as well as being soft and silky smooth. There was no greasy or sticky residue remaining and my hair felt weightless with no flyaway areas. As far as I am concerned, this is a fantastic product and more so when used in combination with the matching shampoo and conditioner from the range as it has helped me maintain the condition of my hair. However, I would advise that this isn't a fix it solution for split ends, as regular visits to the hair salon are necessary. Due to the hint of coconut I was pleased that I was unable to recognise its scent after rinsing the product away, but I would liked to have been able to witness the clean and freshness combined with the delicate flora aroma. However, this is still a fantastic product, which I can highly recommend and due to the reasons discussed above it receives a full five stars from me.
~~ Other Information ~~
Whilst some hair masks are suitable for more regular use, this product should only be used on a weekly basis due to its intensive ingredients. The mask should be used within 12 months of opening with the tube being recyclable once empty.
~~ Price and Availability ~~
Avon Advanced Techniques 360 Nourishment Moroccan Oil Hair Mask is available from Avon online or from your representative where a 150 ml tube normally retails at £5.50. However, at the time of writing it can be purchased for £3.30.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Summary: A fantastic intensive hair conditioning product from Avon