Knots. I hate knots. I love long hair, but I hate knots. My daughter has had the thickest hair since she was about 4 and it grew long for the first time. People literally stop us and comment about her gorgeous hair. If they only knew….
Combing my daughter’s hair after a shower was met with a lot of tears, begging, frustration – and that was ME. It would be a battle just to do it, so much so that I dreaded washing her hair. She has grown it very long and donated it three times already. She is happy when her hair is short. I love her hair long. It’s so pretty, but that comes with a fight. And with the thick hair not only comes knots but FRIZZ. Her hair is downright unruly with the frizz, and it seems it is hard to find something that will tame it.
I have tried different shampoos, conditioners, products for knots, for frizz – I want that silky hair I see in the commercial on my daughter’s head! I will try anything to see if it works. So I tried Design Essentials Natural Coconut & Minoi Coconut Milk Leave-In Nourisher and Marc Anthony Argan Oil of Morocco. They are both leave-in, no rinsing out, which makes them very easy to use and you don’t need time like some conditioners to leave in for 5 minutes or more sometimes for best results and then rinse out.
The Design Essentials Natural Coconut & Minoi Coconut Milk Leave-In Nourisher is natural without any parabens, paraffins, petrolatum, or mineral oil. Plus the product is not tested on animals which is a big plus in my book; I am one of those that always look to make sure my products are not tested on animals. A lot of shampoos and conditioners actually dry out your hair because of the ingredients, or at least that is what I am told when I see commercials for expensive hair products. I use the leave-in nourisher as soon as she is done with her shower. It spritzes right in and then you can comb your hair. The brush just glides through her hair. No fighting with knots which is a huge victory. The smell is very nice and light.
If that was the end of the story I would be happy already, but after sleeping, we need to go through the whole combing fiasco again. Well, what was easy the night before in my experience is never easy the next morning. Is it how she sleeps? I’m not sure but all that worked the night before is now history. However, with using the Design Essentials Natural Coconut & Minoi Coconut Milk Leave-In Nourisher I have noticed her hair does not look as “crazy” in the morning as it usually does. It actually looks like it is more manageable and not a mess all over the place. Another small victory! If the hair is looking better in the morning, we have less work to do!
Marc Anthony Argan Oil of Morocco is for use on dry hair, but it does say you can use it on damp hair. I decided to use it on dry hair. Now I must admit I would always wet her hair before putting anything in it, even just a little bit, maybe not a soaking but enough where it can dry with the product in it and hopefully not frizz up again. When I saw the argan oil was for dry hair, I was a bit curious, and glad at the same time. Something I could use in the morning on my daughter’s hair and not have to worry about wetting it when it was freezing cold outside! That is leave in also, and a spritz. So after getting dressed when ready to comb the dreaded hair before school, I use this. Again, the brush just runs through the hair, just like when it was just washed. The softness of the hair is noticeable. It is not greasy and does not make her hair look stiff.
By the end of a typical school day when I would pick her up her hair would be poofy and it would look like she did not comb her hair all day. With Marc Anthony Argan Oil of Morocco I have noticed that the back of her hair is much less poofy, not 100% but definitely enough to notice. As this repairs damaged hair, I can only imagine as you keep using it, it will only look better and better. The top and sides, however, have a vast difference. It looks so soft, so silky, and the ends on the sides are not frizzed out or anything.
I am delighted with these products and the fact that one is for wet hair and one is for dry is just an answer to a problem I didn’t even realize. I was just in the same habit. Now I use the white one after showering and the Argan oil in the morning before combing and things are working out wonderfully. Not only is her hair easier to comb but the frizziness has reduced tremendously. In fact, people were actually touching her hair and feeling it, it looked so soft. If you tried that before, your fingers would get stuck.