Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Amika: Nourishing Mask & Oil Treatment Review

I got these two samples in my gift bag from the Beauty Social and tried them out last night! Let me just say, even though I was only able to try it once...I LOVE them! I've seen the brand Amika around but never really looked into it until now, if you haven't either their products have some really awesome ingredients! I've tried a TON of hair masks and oils for my frizzy hair...nothing else except this and one other product (will review soon) tames my frizz. So let's see what these are all about!

Amika Nourishing Mask – contains a high concentration of Obliphica oil (Sea Buckthorn Berry) which is known for its regenerative and toning properties, nourishes the hair follicle and restores hairs’ natural moisture and balance. Obliphica berry has been known for centuries for its healing powers, has an arsenal of antioxidants, vitamins, healthy fatty acids, Omega 3, 6 & 9 and the rare Omega 7. All these ingredients including Argan nut oil come together to replenish moisturize and bring out the hairs natural balance. This mask deeply conditions and restores hair, the natural molecules penetrate the surface of the hair to get to the root, sealing split ends, improving shine, elasticity and nourishment. Full size is 16.9 fl oz for $40, can be purchased online or at other stores!
Directions say, after shampooing to leave in your hair for 3-5 minutes, I like to leave my masks in the entire time I'm showering which is usually 10-15 minutes so it really penetrates my hair. It smells really good...mostly like any other Argan treatment I've used. After rinsing my hair out, it felt very smooth and soft. I am very impressed by the ingredients as well, they seem very beneficial. But the real test is what happens when my hair dries...
Amika Obliphica Oil Treatment – contains all the same ingredients and benefits of the nourishing mask, with a high concentration of Obliphica oil as well. Also contains natural UV protection from environment and sun damage. Provides long-lasting moisture, eliminates frizz, prevents split ends and results in silky shiny hair. Silicone free, sulfate free, parabens free and safe for color treated hair.  Full size (3.38 fl oz) is $34, which can be purchased at Sephora or other retailers.
So I applied it to my hair damp, right after using the nourishing mask. Smells really good, just like the mask. My hair soaked up the oil and I let it air dry. Once dry, to my pleasant surprise my hair didn't frizz up like crazy like it usually does!! My hair felt VERY soft and smooth. I think this product really does was it claims, restoring my hair back its natural balance. I am very impressed, any product that can tame my frizz is a winner for me! My hair is much healthier after cutting it short, but these products made them feel even healthier too! Even though I was only able to try them once, I would definitely recommend for someone to try them out as well. So have you tried any Amika products? If you have what was your experience, I am very interested in this brand now!