Sunday, January 27, 2013

dermorganics hair care review and giveaway

I'm no beauty blogger, but it's fun to occasionally get the opportunity to "play" one on the Internet. I got my chance when the nice folks at DermOrganic sent me some hair care products to review – Conditioning Shampoo, Hydrating Conditioner, Intensive Masque, and Leave-In Treatment.

I was excited to try them – I've been using the same shampoo [Deva Curl No Poo] and Conditioner [cheapo Trader Joe's Refresh ] for years, and I fear I'm in a hair care rut. I have problematic baby-fine, curly hair that, like most curly hair, is very dry and never looks the same two days in a row. During summer, especially when it's humid, I get little ringlets, but in the winter, I just get a dry mess of chaos. The bone-dry humidity and forced-air heat don't help my cause.

Before even trying these products, I liked the fact that, besides being vegan and cruelty-free, they are also gluten- and paraben-free. I've been reading a lot about parabens lately. They are known to disrupt hormone function and they're linked into breast cancer. Who needs them? I've been weaning myself off of any personal care item that contains them. DermOrganic products are all made with cold-pressed Moroccan argan oil, the "new-new" ancient ingredient in the news these days.

My hair is actually behaving in winter thanks to DermOrganic. No frizz!
In a nutshell, I really loved these products! Although like most curly girls, I will never have shiny locks, these wonders actually added a ton of body and sheen to my winter-weary hair. I first tried the shampoo – lovely smell and a little goes a long way, even with Philadelphia's hard water. Next, I applied the masque to my moisture-starved hair. My tresses drank it right up [I did have to use a third of the bottle, but that's just me.]

Next was the Leave-In Treatment. Love at first try. This is my new favorite product, and I will absolutely buy this again. First, it smells so wonderful – sweet, citrusy, light – that you could also use it as perfume. Needless to say it makes your hair smell great, and it also adds moisture and sheen. The web site said the Leave-in Treatment "speeds up drying time by 40%." I was especially curious to try this because my hair takes forever to dry, even though it's baby fine.  I was skeptical, but it actually did speed up the drying time, though not by 40%. Instructions say to use this when your hair is wet, which I did. But I've also tried rubbing a dollop into my palms and distributing it through dry hair. I like both applications. The Conditioner was also nice – light and moisturizing, and it kept its promise to "control frizz."

DermOrganic Giveaway Contest!
The nice folks at DermOrganic have offered to giveaway a surprise package to one lucky reader [US and Canadian readers only, please]. All you have to do is leave a comment and describe your "dream" hair care product. I'll announce the winner next week. Please make sure there's a way I can contact you. Good luck!

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53 comments:

sbr4evr said...

My dream hair care product would be a shampoo or conditioner that I could use that would let my wavy hair air dry stick straight! My blow dryer would be glad for a break!

mariamashta said...

A product that smells amazing and controls frizz and accentuates my natural waves :)

oh-yea pinto said...

I would love a shampoo/conditioner that controls frizz

Vegyogini said...

Dynise, this giveaway is a dream come true for me! I also have curly, fine hair that I'm having difficulty finding the right shampoo/conditioner combo to treat. I've been using Desert Organics for years, but I'm finding my hair is dry and tangly at the end of the day and have been looking for new products. These sound fantastic, thank you!

Kelynnma said...

I would love a shampoo that hydrates my hair and leaves it non frizzy!

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Billie Jean said...

Mine would be a product that would create the most smooth, bouncy spiral curls with tons of shine! I have them, but I can never find the right product to show them off!

Vanessa said...

My dream hair care product is a product that will prevent split ends and protect my hair and make sure my hair is healthy and happy!

Melissa T. said...

My dream hair care product would make my hair have beautiful beach waves or smooth and sleek. Depending on my mood! Is that too much to ask?

Victoria said...

My dream hair product doesn't fade my henna colored hair and keeps my long curls moisturized. And it's not animal tested too!

Beth said...

My dream hair product would be a styling product that makes my hair super shiny, gives me perfect beach-y waves and smells amazing! :)

Tiff said...

Something that lets me air dry my natural waves without weighing down my fine hair...dream come true!

Suburban Snow White said...

Fun fun giveaway!

My dream haircare product would leave animals the hell alone. (Excuse the language, but it's language worthy.) AND it would give my hair that sexy, shiny, bouncy style that the Breck and Pantene commercials promise but don't deliver. (My hairdresser told me that she can tell in an instant if someone uses Pantene. She says it leaves a waxy build up and she has to wash their hair up to three times in a row to get it off. Otherwise her scissors can't cut the hair right.)

Anyway, that was long-winded, but there you go. Wonderful give-away! Thanks for hosting it!

Erica Rose said...

I'd like a vegan, yummy smelling, wallet friendly, only have to use a drop of it, anti-frizz product. It would be packaged in environmentally friendly packaging, and it would be awesome, ha!

Chef Amber Shea said...

I have enough hormone issues as it is, so paraben-free is the way to be for me too. I'd love to try this brand.

bethanyfehlinger said...

These products sound PERFECT for me right now! I have very long hair that I will keep until my 2014 wedding. But I am also training for multiple races, and the swimming is just killing my hair. It is frizz city over here! I would love to find a product like this, but maybe add some TLC for long hair to grow longer? I might need to go out and buy these!

tahinitoo said...

My dream hair care product would be one that gives me more volume and strength. I've tried lots of different shampoos and conditioners, but so far, no extra volume! Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway.

Johanna said...

I ned a little more volume. I would like a friendly product that works without having to use as many products.

Cadry's Kitchen said...

I stay away from parabens too and sodium lauryl sulfate, which so often shows up in shampoos and body washes. My dream product would give my hair plenty of moisture, because our water is very harsh and drying.

Mina said...

I would love a product that was paraben free and could gift shine and lift to my fine, straight hair.

Mina

BTLover2 said...

I'd love a product that is organic, contains no chemicals, is vegan and smells divine. Something that tames my "humid head" would be a huge plus.

vegancollegiate said...

I really wish there was a cheaper, vegan product that would make straight hair have more body. My plain hair never looks different, a little different from your problem! And of course it has to smell good.

Elena Vo said...

A product to combat split ends! Preferably with jojoba oil and smelling like mint, eucalyptus, or rosemary.

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Lizzie Bordello said...

Organic, vegan, smells awesome but not perfumey, no gross stuff I can't define or pronounce, and actually affordable! That's not too much to ask, is it? ;p

Rachel said...

I'd like a shampoo/conditioner set that would give my hair texture! My hair can't hold a twist or rumple for anything.

Liv said...

Dream product - vegan and not drying! I've been using Desert Essence, but my hair is not as soft as it usually is. I've been on the hunt for a new vegan product.

Shane Palus said...

I use organic bar soap for my hair, but then again its pretty short. Check out my post on Benefits Of Wheat Grass at http://www.vegansgoraw.com/benefits-of-wheatgrass/

Julia H said...

I'd love to find a product that smoothed out my frizz, but helped me keep some volume. I find most hair products to be either too greasy, or too much like shellac. Something in the middle would be amazing!

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Michelle Chin said...

Count me in on the no frizz train too! *CHOO CHOO* My dream hair care products would also help protect against split ends and make my naturally wavy hair amazing.

I've tried a number of cruelty-free hair products and they've all fallen short. Optomistic about this product line.

michelleannchin(at)gmail.com

VeganGreenMum said...

I'd love a haircare product that reduces frizz and makes my aging hair SHINE! It goes without saying that the product would be organic, natural and kind to animals!

Chris said...

I have curly hair too. I want something that will keep my hair from tangling throughout the day.

RunningCUITE said...

I echo what a few others have said; a product that is vegan and cruelty free. In addition, I'd love for it to make my hair truly healthy and not weigh it down. An added bonus: a decent price! So many of the ones I want to try are well outside of my budget!!

BlessieNelson said...

I would love a product that keeps my hair shiny and vibrant and rich in color and a healthy scalp.

Alex Barraclough said...

This stuff is AMAZING. Thank you for sharing it . I love this site so much. I definitely say that your hair care product will be awesome as like your website.

Shanna said...

My dream hair product would calm down my frizz while also being cruelty free.

Nina Clements said...

My dream hair care product would be vegan and cruelty free but would also work--it's unfortunate that these two don't always seem to go together. I also have fine, curly and sometimes wavy hair; it's indecisive, so I'd love a product that could address the frizz and that I wouldn't have to use every day.

Cherie Montorio said...

My dream hair care product would be a product that would actually make my hair frizz free with lots of shine and no flyaways. That would be perfect....

Cherie Montorio said...

My dream hair care product would be a product that would actually make my hair frizz free with lots of shine and no flyaways. That would be perfect....

mynaturallife said...

My dream product would make my hair shiny, frizz-free, and detangled without being greasy!

It would also be free of all bad ingredients!

Maria Cardoza said...

My Dream hair care product is one that won't leave any build-up in my hair, won't strip it of natural oils or hair color, control frizz, give it shine, moisturize and most importantly repair my hair over time.

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Jillian Richardson said...

My dream product would be vegan and keep my hair nice and wavy without getting frizzy

Julie Hasson said...

I came by to say hi to you and your beautiful blog, and was so excited to see this post. I too have dry, curly hair, and have been searching for a line of hair care that is cruelty free, chemical free, vegan, and most of all is moisturizing. I am so tired of the winter frizzys! So it looks like this is my dream haircare product right here!

Thanks for sharing Dynise!

Rosemary Ford said...

My dream hair product would be something that would make hair literally grow long when I wanted it to
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Leah Douglas said...

I would LOVE a natural product that moisturizes my frizzy wavy hair without weighing it down.

bitt said...

Something that doesn't leave a residue behind. I can feel
It on my brush.

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rachel said...

One that doesn't feel greasy, leaves my hair soft and shiny, and makes it moisturized!

christine sheller said...

shiny yet not greasy. it's a fine line for fine hair :)

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Anonymous said...

use cocunut oil! works great. but you will still have to straighten it.

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AfroCurls said...

My dream product is sulfate-free gluten-free, smells good lol and can keep my hair moisturized and holds my curls in my afro.

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