Friday, January 25, 2013

DermOrganic Intensive Hair Repair Masque - Review


It's no secret I'm not a natural red head. I was born with red hair, but by the age of 3, my hair had turned blond,  and all the red was gone.  I have colored my hair red for about the last year, and I can safely say that red hair coloring does not last.  I have had a professional salon color my hair and I have used box hair color from the drug store...but each time my red hair faded, and I ended up with this freakish light orange frizzy mess.  Oh did I mention that my hair is also very fine and easily prone top breakage?  Yeah. Not the ideal hair for coloring or anything for that matter.  I have tried countless items to get my hair in shape. Some of them work quite well, but I have to sacrifice my hair color because of sulfates and other harsh chemicals that strip the color from my hair.  Well I finally found a product that will keep my fine breakage prone hair in condition AND keep the red color from fading at the same time.  What is this miracle product?



DermOrganic Intensive Hair Repair Masque! DermOrganic Hair Repair Masque has rice amino acids that mimic the keratin structure of human hair. This mask can seals the cuticle, neutralize pH, and restores the health to damaged hair. Mind you, nothing can undo a spit end except scissors, but this mask can make your hair stronger and less prone to breakage with regular use.

First let's talk about breakage, dullness and blah hair (colored or not).  I know some of you have tried deep conditioners only to find your hair limp and lifeless after a month of use.  I have had the same issue.  Look at my hair after a brand new coloring with a lot of buildup from other silicone and wax laden conditioners. Bleh!


Fortunately this is not the case with the DermOrganic Intensive Hair Repair Masque.  Why?  Because it is made without silicone, propylene glycol or glycerin.  This way you could use this every time you wash your hair without fear of buildup.  Plus it won't over-proteinize your hair, which can cause further damage and breakage.  

image from http://www.pgbeautygroomingscience.com/hair-damage.php

This is literally "...an explosion of the cortex of the hair strand at a single point on the hair. It looks like a tiny white bead on the hair, and can lead to hair breakage. It is a classic sign of cosmetic and chemical over-treatment of the hair." according to P&G Beauty & Grooming on hair damage.

According to Precious Curls Blog, "When the hair has too much protein, it can feel very dry, rough, crunchy, and brittle. It can also break off very easily. The hair does not have enough elasticity, so it breaks with the slightest pull."  She goes on to say, "Hair that is shifted too far on the protein side will break easier, both wet and dry, because it lacks elasticity. Elasticity is what allows us to style, stretch, and manipulate our hair without breakage. Hair that breaks with very little tension or stretching is a sign of an overabundance of protein, and a deficiency of moisture. Too much structure makes the hair rigid, and decreases its elasticity."  And that's what DermOrganic means by over-proteinized hair.  The Precious Curls Blog adds, "It is much easier to overload your hair with protein and cause breakage, than to overload your hair with moisture and cause breakage. That is why if you are not sure what is causing your hair breakage, you should always try giving it moisture first."

Moisture First!  The fibers in your hair are made up of amino acids. Your hair's moisture is primarily derived from lipids. The DermOrganic Intensive Hair Repair Masque contains a blend of rice amino-acids inside a lipid-based emulsification system. Therefore, instead of coating the hair, DermOrganic Intensive Hair Repair Masque works by depositing amino acids to strengthen and smooth each individual hair from the inside out while adding real, natural moisture. Basically, it maintains a healthy balance between moisture and protein to keep your hair in optimal health.
Now let's talk about how the DermOrganic Intensive Hair Repair Masque works to keep your color brighter longer!  The gentle mask seals the cuticle which, keeps the color from leaching out of our hair. When you color your hair, you disrupt the cuticle and make it all fuzzy, a.k.a. damaged (see above).  But by using the DermOrganic Intensive Hair Repair Masque to seal your cuticle after rinsing the color out of your hair right after you finish coloring it, you are able to "hold" that color in.  Subsequent washings you will also want to use this masque to keep the cuticle sealed, especially if you heat style your hair.  I colored my hair three weeks ago, and it is still pretty much the same color I had when I first colored it because of a combination of items I have used on my hair. One of which being the  DermOrganic Intensive Hair Repair Masque! Before I started using this hair masque my hair color would be significantly faded after three weeks of washing. Basically I'm saying. THIS STUFF ROCKS!



10 Reasons why the DermOrganic Intensive Hair Repair Masque is so awesometastic:
  1. It helps keep hair from becoming damaged and can sometimes help repair damaged hair.
  2. It smoothes and softens your hair.
  3. It strengthens and texturizes your hair.
  4. It makes your hair more manageable.
  5. It fortifies and improves the elasticity of your hair.
  6. It is enriched with Omega-6, Antioxidants, Rice Keratin Amino Acids and Essential Lipids which are similar to the structure of naturally healthy hair, which in turn means your hair will want to join the party and be healthy too!
  7. It is Sulfate-Free, Gluten-Free, Paraben-Free,  and Propylene Glycol-Free.  It also contains no Sodium Chloride, Salt, MEA, DEA or Dyes (Sodium Chloride and Salt can actually "undo" your Brazilian Keratin Treatment if you have one).
  8. It is pH Balanced 4.5-5.5 which is ideal for the natural pH of your hair.
  9. It has natural Argan Oil of Morocco.
  10. It's cruelty free and Vegan.
Do you NEED this?  YES! If you have damaged hair, color or perm your hair, have over-proteinized hair or just want an awesome hair masque.  You can purchase the DermOrganic Intensive Hair Repair Masque from ULTA for $16 USD or you can look up specific distributors across the entire world on the DermOrganic website.

So what say you? Are you in need of a conditioning masque?  What are some of your favorite hair treatments?

Ingredients: Aqua/Eau/Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behenamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Stearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Methyl Gluceth-20, Rice Amino Acids, Panthenol B5, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Glycereth-2 Cocoate/Benzoic Acid, Parfum/Fragrance

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23 comments:

  1. Dang, that picture of the damaged hair looks so scary... I use henna to color my hair, so it's not damaged by that. But there are plenty of other things that damage hair, so if I could get my hands on this mask I'd try it!

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    1. I know! I had other pic of damaged hair an the looked even worse. I would live to try Henna once but the process seems so involved.

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  2. Wow your hair looks great in that first picture! Glad to hear it doesn't weigh your hair down.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah. It's not heavy at all. :-)

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  3. Sounds like a masque my hair would def love! Btw your hair looks great!

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    1. I would live to hear your thoughts if you get it. And thanks!

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  4. Holy crap - your hair looks AWESOME!

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  5. Wish listed to buy ASAP. Your hair is gorgeous.

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  6. WOW. Your hair looks incredible! (And btw, red is an amazing color on you.) Are you using this every time you wash? I am definitely going to Ulta to get some of this but want to make sure I'm using it correctly.

    It's been many years since I dyed my hair red, but several years ago I began dying my naturally blonde hair dark brown. It washed out almost as quickly as the red used to, taking away the beautiful intensity that I loved. The only thing that really helped was Pureology shampoo and conditioner. As crazy expensive as it was, it was definitely a worthwhile investment. Might be something to look into if you need further help trying to preserve your color?

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    1. You can use it every time you wash. In the interest of full disclosure I only wash my hair every 3 days. So I'm not sure if that makes a difference. Thanks for the tip about Pureology, I've heard good things. :-)

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    2. Awesome, thank you! I'll definitely check it out. I lighten my hair and also only wash every 3-4 days. Don't want it to break off. ;) Dirty hair is pretty hair!

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  7. I am shocked! Not a natural redhead! But you do apply color naturally by means of using your hands or someone else's, not by machine. So, I would say that it is natural! ;-) Just like I am a natural dark blonde/light brown which means my hair is damaged and I need this hair mask!

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    1. Let me know once you have tried it. And I use an android to apply my hair color. Her name is THX1138. :-)

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  8. the layers in your hair are gorgeous!
    its funny, i have really black hair and wish for blonde so that i can dye it all sorts of colour.. so i bleach mine.. then dye.. and cry when it all washes out.
    Sounds like i need this! any idea if the leave-in is any good?

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    1. I have used the lave in and it's decent. It's like morrocan oil, so it's full of silicones…of which I'm not really a fan.

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  9. Your hair is so nice after that! My hair is pretty short, so not really long enough to be damaged. I've been growing it out and have only just started using conditioner again! When it was super short I didn't need to, insanity. I think I may keep it on the short side as coping with long hair and the damage is so much effort aha. x

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    1. It is effort. If you can rock the short hair, I say keep it!

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  10. TJ Maxx and Marshalls have 1 liter bottles for $19.99. I just picked up one based on your recommendation and am excited to try it.

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    1. Just be careful about buying from someone other than an official distributor. The product may be old or altered. For the most part I have never had a problem with items purchased from TJMaxx/Marshalls but I just wanted to let you know.

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  11. sounds really good and ur hair looks very nice, thank u for the info, I use another good hair mask, it's pro naturals moroccan argan oil hair mask which keeps my hair soft and healthy too.

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  12. elvira-

    pick yourself up a can of Goldwells Color Foam mousse. It is a semi-permanent color wash/stain that perks up red hair. it has no chemicals so you can use it as often as you want. and it is gorgeous! also, there is a new product goldwell created called Elumen which has a true orange/red pigment that stains without peroxide. and NO FADE. seriously. NO FADE. get yourself to a Goldwell salon. and no, im not a goldwell rep. I just use it on so many of my clients with bright red hair. :)

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