Brandbacker, a blogger association, recently introduced me to Pura D’Or, a wonderful brand of organic haircare and skincare products, and I’m so glad they did.
Pura D’Or Hair Loss Prevention Organic Shampoo & Conditioner
I have lots of thick, coarse hair, but that doesn’t seem to stop me from noticing a lot of it accumulating around the drain when I wash my hair. Thankfully, it’s not so noticeable on my head ‘coz there’s so much of it left. During gardening season, I sometimes collect my hair and make it into sachets that I put in the garden to protect my veggies from being eaten by the rabbits. Have you heard of that? It works, sort of.
Truth be told, I’d rather keep my hair on my head. So I was happy when I had an opportunity to try Pura D’Or Hair Loss Prevention Organic Shampoo & Conditioner. I love the idea of using organic products whenever I can. Plus, the Pura D’Or shampoo and conditioner are sulfate-free and safe for color-treated hair like mine. Also, they have no DEA, no parabens and no harsh chemicals. I spend a lot of money on my hair so I want to be sure I’m using haircare products that protect my investment!
After applying the shampoo, I followed the directions and left it on for at least 2 minutes, actually a bit longer even. The shampoo has a faint peppermint scent. It produces just the right amount of lather, and it’s easy to wash out. I like the fact that it leaves my hair a bit squeaky. I like my hair to feel “clean” before I coat it with conditioner, lol.
Purified water, sodium cocoyl isethionate (derived from coconut), cocamidopropyl betaine (derived from coconut), tea tree oil, argan oil, black seed (kanoji) oil, amla oil, nettle extract, biotin, saw palmetto, cedarwood oil, rosemary oil, sage extract, he shou wu (fo-ti), hibiscus oil, pygeum extract, pumpkin seed oil, green tea extract, zinc, soy isoflavones, beta sitosterols, aloe vera, niacin, vitamin E, B-vitamin complex, phenoxyethanol (mild preservative), grapefruit seed extract (natural preservative), lactic acid (naturally occurring in yogurt), and dead sea salt.
The conditioner is thick and hydrating. The label says Lavender Vanilla, and it has a faint and appealing warm herbal scent. I leave it on for a few minutes, and when I wash it out, my hair is tangle-free.
Purified water, organic coconut protein, ceteareth 20 (derived from coconut), stearyl amidopropyl dimethylamine (derived from coconut), plant protein (naturally derived vegetable proteins), glycerin (100% vegetable base), argan oil, lavender extract, vanilla extract, PF-64 (Pareben-free mild preservative), Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E and citric acid (naturally derived to balance pH).
I have only used the products for a week due to review posting requirements so I cannot say that I’ve seen a reduction yet in the amount of hair in the drain. The products are supposed to work to prevent hair loss and increase hair volume over time. In fact, the directions on the Pura D’Or website say to use the products for 3 months. But I’ll report back in the future on my results. Nevertheless, Pura D’Or Shampoo & Conditioner leave my hair clean, manageable and soft and they are made with high quality, organic ingredients. As regular haircare products alone, they are terrific!
Pura D’Or Hair Loss Prevention Shampoo & Conditioner are sold on Amazon. The shampoo and conditioner, 16 fl.oz., are each currently priced around $20. They are made in the U.S.
Pura D’Or Organic Argan Oil
I also received a bottle of Pura D’Or 100% Pure and USDA Organic Argan Oil.
Argan oil can be used for so many different things:
- on the hair, before or after shampooing for extra hydration
- on the face: add a couple of drops to moisturizer or pat it on straight to revive or protect skin
- on the body: used right after the shower on damp skin, it helps seal in moisture
- on the cuticles and nails: a must if you use acetone to remove polish and great to keep nails and cuticles hydrated in winter.
I use argan oil all the time, so I was happy to get to try Pura D’Or’s version. It comes in a brown glass apothecary bottle with glass dropper to protect the efficacy of the oil. It is cold pressed, unrefined (which is what you want!), and it has no additives. Pura D’Or Argan Oil comes from Morocco, the source of this plant oil derived from kernels from the argan tree.
Pura D’Or Argan Oil contains 4 fl.oz./118 ml, It is also sold on Amazon for about $20.