Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner Review with Sunny Mother Nature

Hello!

If you have read any of my other blog posts, you’ll know that I am co-washing (aka conditioner washing) my hair right now.  If you haven’t read any of my posts about it, co-washing is basically washing your hair with conditioner.  It does seriously work.  I have been using this process for 2 months now, and used Wen for 7 months before that.

Originally when I bought the Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner, I thought it would be my ultra-moisturizing conditioner for the ends of my hair and that it would not be good to use as a co-washing conditioner (for my roots).

However, it ended up being the complete opposite from what I thought! 

Here’s my Pros and Cons for this Organix conditioner:

Pros:

1. It works very nicely as a co-washing conditioner.  This conditioner is inbetween V05 (which is very drying/stripping to use as my co-wash conditioner) and Suave Rosemary Mint (which is very moisturizing as my co-wash conditioner).  So, it is perfect!  I end up using Suave two days in a row and then co-washing my hair one day with this.  This makes sure that my hair isn’t stripped and that it doesn’t get oily (buildup).  Yet, I can even use this conditioner two days in a row, even three and I do not see/feel the impact that V05 leaves.

2. It smells nice.  This scent is not like any of the other conditioners (co-washing or Wen I’ve commented on, in my blog) that have very earthy, natural scents.  Instead, this is much more a cologne scent.  The one vblogger I follow described it as smelling like Abercrombie and Fitch’s cologne.  I don’t know if this is true though because I have never smelled their cologne.  It is a sweet smelling cologne though.

3. No parabens.  Yay!

4. It has argan oil.  I absolutely love argan oil!  It’s just amazing to use on your skin and hair! 

5. Organix’s bottles are eco-friendly.  They are “manufactured from materials containing recycled post-consumer resin.  All labels are printed utilizing environmental inks and compostable label film made from annually renewable resource corn, not from petrochemicals.” (This was taken from the back of the bottle)

Cons:

1. It does not have organic ingredients.  Since the name of the brand is Organix, I thought that, therefore, they must be using organic ingredients as well.  However, when I looked at them at the store, I did notice that they are not organic.  So, do not get fooled by the brand’s name!  I personally feel that is very misleading on the company’s part.  However, it is always cheaper for the company to not be organic. 

Just in case any of you don’t know the difference between organic and natural (although this product doesn’t claim to be “natural” either) is the fact that with food, organic is ALWAYS certified (it has to be), while natural is NOT regulated!!  So, the reason why organic food is more expensive is because it costs them more to make it organic, they have strict standards they need to follow, AND the company actually has to pay the USDA to have them certify it organic!  However, with natural, the company can define “natural” as however they want it.  Natural means anything a company wants it to mean.  The product you will end up paying more for just a specific “word” on the label is “natural,” not “organic!” 

With cosmetics, it’s more complicated.  Organic in cosmetics still is better than natural.  Natural still has really no weight.  However, organic cosmetics and skincare, etc. are not regulated by the USDA really, like food is.  Just make sure that you trust the company and believe them when they state that their product(s), or some of their ingredients are organic!  Some cosmetic companies do say that they are certified by various organizations that they are using organic ingredients, or that they are organic.  Just make sure that you do believe that organization is valid.

2. It has added coloring to it.  This may not be a negative for some people.  However, ever since I worked at a small animal shelter and we were ALWAYS told to never feed the animals any food donations that had red dye in them, I have been very suspicious about food dyes and food coloring.  This is especially true when I feel that the added color/dye is unnecessary, like it is in the Organix Argan Oil conditoner.  The V05 and the Suave Rosemary Mint do not have this added in, so I don’t see why Organix needed to add it.

3. It has parfum as an ingredient.  Basically, anything that has “parfum,” or “fragrance” as an ingredient is allowed to hide hundreds of other ingredients behind that one listing.  Having allegric, or skin, reactions to a product with “parfum” on it?  Good luck finding out what the ingredient you need to avoid is.  Both V05 and Suave do have parfum on their ingredient listings too, sadly.

4. This conditioner was not moisturizing.  Although this conditioner works amazingly as a co-washing conditioner, I did not originally buy this conditioner to use it in that way.  So, anyone who buys this thinking it will add moisture to her hair will be disappointed.

5. It is somewhat expensive for a drugstore brand.  This conditioner was around $7 or $8 when I bought it (I’ve had it for a month now, so I don’t remember).  So, it will probably range from $6 to $11 in drugstores and grocery stores.  To me, compared to V05 and Suave that are $1 and $2, respectively, it is expensive.  However, that may not be considered an expensive drugstore brand by you.  It just depends.  However, to me, if I was going to spend that much on a drugstore conditioner, I would rather spend a couple dollars more and get an organic conditioner.

A Thing I’m unsure of:

1.  It claims it has Organic Argan Oil in it.  Although this should definitely be a positive, it is only stated once on the back of the label.  Other than that, it does not state that it’s organic in the ingredient listings, or anywhere else.  So, I’m unsure about this.

In conclusion, I do really like the Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil.  It works very nicely as a co-washing conditioner and has argan oil in it.    So, I do recommend it especially for co-washing.  However, if you wanted to use this to moisturize your hair, I would say pass on this conditioner.  It dried out my ends instead of moisturizing them.  This makes it good for co-washing, but not good as a normal conditioner.

However, I would probably not repurchase this, personally, because of all of the Cons I listed.  The Cons really outway the Pros for me.  Yet, that may not be the case for you!  If the cons are not an issue to you, then go ahead and try this conditioner!

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below!  🙂

Have a sunny day everyone!

~Kim

UPDATE: I wanted to add the ingredients listed on the bottle before I recycled it, so that you could look at them and decide for yourself 🙂

Ingredients: DI Water (Aqua), Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycol Stearate, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Parfum, Argania Spinoza (Argan) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Butter) Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Leaf) Extract, Panthenol, Tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Methylchlorothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Red 40, Yellow 5.

Please Note: I am not affiliated with Organix, V05, or Suave.  None of these companies gave me products to review, nor are they compensating me for my review.  I bought all of these conditioners myself.

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