Bargain Beauty: Argan Oil Hydrating Hair Mask

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Today I am going to try out the Argan Oil Hydrating hair mask I bought. I’ve heard great things about the Argan Oil brand and it is so affordable for everyone out there. I picked it up for €1.49 in Dealz! (I live in Ireland). If that’s not a bargain I don’t know what is 😊

As discussed in my previous post, I have very thin hair. Even thinner in the past year from colouring it! So I’m always looking for things to keep my hair in better shape. I’ve found I cannot go without conditioner at all since dyeing my hair, whereas before I would only use it every second wash or so as I have oily hair naturally. However, these days if I don’t use it, my hair gets very knotted and hard to brush out, and I end up having hair all over the floor, which is not a good thing!

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Excuse the dirty hair 😀

I decided to pick up this hair mask anyway, and I’m trying it out today. Your hair needs to be shampooed beforehand and towel dried. I split my hair into two sections, brushed it through and just applied generous amounts throughout my hair using my fingers. I tried not to apply too much to the roots, just the length and ends as I have oily hair

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       Mask in hair

The hair mask goes on very smoothly. It says you have to leave it in for 7-10 minutes, I left it on for around 20 minutes! I’ve used other conditioners on my hair that have gone very sticky and dry while I’m waiting to wash it out, but this one remains very smooth and wet for the duration which I saw as a good sign.

I hopped in the shower to rinse out the hair mask. I could feel how untangled my hair was already. I quickly blow dried it, on a cool setting, when I got out of the shower. My hair is now super soft and feels really clean!

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          With Flash…that yellowness

Not sure if you can tell from these pictures, but my hair feels so soft compared to what it was before. And it smells so good too. I think all Argan Oil products have the same scent, but it is so good. I honestly can’t see one thing wrong with this product. It is cheap, does what it says it does and I would say it would last up to about 6 uses(depending on how much hair you have of course).

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            Amount left after 1 use

Amazing bargain buy!

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My hairs journey (so far)

Hey everyone! 🙂

I thought a good blog post to start off with would be one detailing my hair journey.

I am a natural blonde and during my teenage years I was terrified of the idea of dyeing my hair! However, at the start of 2015, I was so fed up with the way it looked. In my eyes it looked dull and boring and I was dying for some change!
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My natural hair colour

I stupidly decided to let my brother box dye my whole head. I initially just wanted some highlights but was afraid of coming out the other end with Zebra stripes! I used an extremely bright blonde XXL Live Colour on my hair and the results were overwhelming. After having my natural hair for my whole life, it took some getting used to!
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The XXL Live Blonde

I’m not exactly sure what other dyes I used after that but they were just other, more natural, blonde hair dyes, to try and get my hair looking a bit more real! It was so bright 😂
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Hair over the past year, still quite bright

Obviously dyeing your hair, especially blonde, has a huge effect on it. My hair has never been thick, but since dyeing it, it has just become even thinner. Every time I wash my hair, a handful of strands come out.

I’ve been letting my roots grow out since September 2015, to try and get my hair back to a somewhat natural state, and to try and make it healthier. I’ve stopped using heat on my hair too. My roots are pretty bad at the minute, probably about 2 inches long. However, I have a wedding abroad in May so I’m going to get a full head of highlights at the start of next month. I know it won’t be good for my hair but my roots are getting ridiculously long, plus getting a professional to do it has to be better than doing it at home!
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Those roots tho…

I’d love to get my natural colour back at some stage but for now, “fake blonde” will have to do. I don’t mind that at all though! I think as long as I start looking after it that bit more it should be fine! Excited to get it done properly for once 😁 I will update when I do 😊

Thanks for reading
Love, Samantha B 👱