InstaNatural Argan Oil Hair Mask

I have recently started getting into hair masks and various oil products to strengthen my locks and make them look as good at they can.  I have heard of the InstaNatural brand before but have not tried their products so I figured I would give them a go. *For a comparison, I would say that I have medium hair, not too fine and not too thick.*

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This mask is a deep conditioning treatment designed to transform dry and damaged hair to look & feel healthy.  The key active ingredients are argan oil, amino acid complex, coconut oil, shea butter, and vitamin B.

I decided to use this product as a daily conditioner instead of a mask.  I love to use thicker conditioners and this product has a very thick consistency.  It applied very nicely in the shower and has strong orange creamsicle scent to it.  Using this product made it really easy for me to brush through and detangle my hair while it was still wet.  After blow drying my hair it felt soft, healthy, and manageable.  The one thing that I wasn’t a huge fan of was my hair smelling like an orange creamsicle after blow drying my hair.  Because the product itself has such a strong scent it really left that scent on my hair afterwards and it just became overwhelming to smell it all day.  Overall I liked the product and would consider repurchasing it again in the future.

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You can check out & purchase the InstaNatural Argan Oil Hair Mask here.  It is currently on sale for $16.97 and if you have Amazon Prime you will get free shipping on top of that.

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Project Samples/Pan Update – April 2015

Products/Samples Used Up:

  1. Kerastase Ciment Thermique – I really loved this product.  It made my hair feel really nice and it smelled good.  I can see myself buying a full-size of this product in the future after I get through all of the hair products I currently have.
  2. Avon Advance Techniques Damage Repair Leave-In Treatment – I really loved this product too.  It worked really well in my hair and it smelled amazing.  I could see myself buying this product too although it is very similar product to the Karastase Ciment Thermique.
  3. Anna Naturals Glowing Mama Scrub – I decided to use this product on my face and I liked it but I think it would be a better scrub for your body.  It was very moisturizing and did a good job as a scrub.  It is a walnut scrub though to you might want to look into the product a little bit more if you have nut allergies.
  4. Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Moisturizer – At first I was kind of iffy on this moisturizer but I used up the entire deluxe sample and it really wasn’t that bad. I do have other Juice Beauty moisturizer samples and a full-size product to get through so I’ve started working on another sample.  I’m not sure if I would purchase a full-size later on or not.  I’m on the fence.
  5. Beauty Protector Protect & Oil – I love to use leave-in treatments and oils in my hair so I decided to use this product up this month too.  I don’t think I will purchase a full-size of this product because I do like Moroccan Oil more and I already have a full-size of this product.
  6. Herbal Essences Naked Shampoo & Conditioner – I love this shampoo and conditioner, doesn’t matter which kind.  This set was for volume but I love them all.  The Naked line is free of silicones, parabens, & dyes.  This won’t be my last time purchasing them that is for sure.
  7. Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy Conditioner – I had about 1/4 of the bottle left and just needed to use it up.  It’s not a bad product but I probably won’t buy it again because I like other conditioners better.
  8. Neutrogena Shampoo Anti-Residue Formula – There was about 1/3 of the bottle left and this is another one that just needed to be used up.  This is also one of those products that isn’t a bad product but I won’t be repurchasing it because I like other shampoo more than I like this one.  I do have another bottle of this shampoo to get through though.

Products/Samples Not Used Up:

  1. First Aid Beauty Smooth Shave Cream – This will definitely take me a few months to get through.
  2. Miracle of Aloe Miracle Hand Repair Cream – I am literally just about done with this bottle.  I have probably 3-4 more uses out of it.  This will be used up shortly.
  3. Dr. Brandt Pores No More – I gave this product to my sister.
  4. Origins Clear Improvement Mask – I have about half of the sample left so I will keep using it.
  5. Marcelle New-Age Precision 8-in-1 Power Serum – Let’s be honest here.  I still haven’t touched it.  I’m kind of scared to use a serum because I have oily skin.  I will use it up but I’m just nervous to try it.
  6. B&BW Coconut Lime Verbena Body Lotion – This is just about gone as well.  I have 2-3 uses left out of it.
  7. Eslor Firming Collagen Daycream – I have used this a couple times and I don’t know what to think.  Since it is a cream it is thicker than I am used to and I don’t know how I like it.  I will use it more before I decided if I am going to keep using it or give it to my mom or sister.
  8. Dove Advanced Care Deodorant – About 1/8 of the stick left.
  9. Ahava Purifying Mud Mask – Half of the sample left.  Working on two masks at the same time makes it slower to use both,
  10. Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer – This maybe has 1-2 uses left.
  11. The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream – About half of the tube left.
  12. Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner – Less than half of the bottle left.

Overall I think March was okay for using up these products and the products in my Project Pan.  I like the concept of the two ‘projects’  but find it difficult to actually complete depending on the products I have chosen.  I think I might need to figure out a new process that I will be able to use to achieve the same results of using my products and getting through them.  I will keep you updated!

xo, Sammi

Project Pan Update – March 2015

Products Used Up in February:

  1. Tree Hut Shea Sugar Body Scrub in Coconut Lime –  I absolutely love this scrub and it is probably my favorite scrub that I have tried.  It isn’t a light scrub or a super hard scrub.  It is the perfect type of scrub for your body and it smells delicious.  After I get through the other 4 body scrubs that I have, I plan on purchasing another one of these.
  2. Victoria’s Secret Dream Angel Forever Perfume – I lovvve this perfume but they discontinued it a few years back.  I have 3 more back up perfumes that are still in their boxes so I really wanted to get through this one since it was almost gone.
  3. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo & Conditioner – These are two other products that I love to use.  They smell amazing like grapefruit or Gap’s So Pink perfume.  They make my hair feel really nice, light, and tangle free.  I have another full bottle of both products but don’t plan on using them up until later on.

Products I am working on:

  1. Dove Advanced Care Deodorant – A quarter of the stick left
  2. Ahava Purifying Mud Mask – Half of the sample left.  I don’t use face masks often so this is taking me forever to get through.
  3. Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer – I currently have the bottle upside down to get all of the product out.  This bottle is almost gone!
  4. The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream – Half of the tube left.  This won’t be gone by the end of March.  Eye cream takes FOREVER to get through. :(
  5. Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner – About half of the bottle left.  This too won’t be gone by the end of March.  I use this every day and it’s taking forever to get through.

Products I haven’t even touched yet:

  1. Ole Henrikson Truth Serum Collagen Booster – I really want to open this but I feel like I am trying a lot of face products right now.  I think I am going to have to wait to use this product.  I will not be finishing this by the end of March.
  2. B&BW Aromatherapy Stress Relief Smoothing Body Scrub – I have used this product previously but haven’t used it since I started this at the beginning of February.  I will be working on it a lot during March but I have a feeling it won’t be gone by then.
  3. The Body Shop Coconut Body Milk – I wanted to half of the bottle gone by the end of the two months and that isn’t going to happen.  I haven’t even touched this product yet since I’ve been using up other lotions.  I hope to crack in to this one soon!

 

I know now at this point that not all of the products will be used up within the two months but I am okay with that.  I have done some really good work on a lot of them and I should have a majority of these products gone!  Once products are gone I will start working on other products in that same category.  For example: I started working on another shampoo that I’ve had around for awhile.  I will talk about those products too at the end of the two months.  BUT, overall I think Project Pan is going great! How do you de-clutter your bathroom?

xo, Samantha

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