Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Luxury Lane Soap Deep Moisture Hair Elixir - Review, Pictures

Luxury Lane Soap Deep Moisture Hair Elixir
image from luxurylanesoap.com




I'm all about shiny hair.  Growing up there was a shampoo company called Breck.  They had what are called "Breck Girls". These Breck Girls has shiny bouncy full and lustrous hair. Or so I was told. By the time I was even into caring about my hair, Breck as a brand had faded, and other brands like Agree, Pert, Finesse, and Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific took hold of my attention.  
Breck Girls were always blonde and white. Not very diverse.

But one thing that all of these shampoos did not do was make my hair shiny.  After many years, many color treatments, and hot styling tools and general abuse, I finally discovered that the key to shiny hair was oil.  Shine serums and leave in treatment oils are all the rage now, and while I tried my very best to like these products, they simply left my hair looking greasy and limp, and then next day my hair looked dull and frizzy.

I thought that surely these oils are good for your hair because it's oil, right? Not exactly. It's mostly silicones and a teeny tiny amount of oil. Now I'm not here to say silicones are "bad" for your hair. There has been much debate about the goodness and badness of silicone in hair products, but the opinions still vary.  I am here to say that I have achieved the same level of shine and frizz taming by using JUST oils in my hair.

The Luxury Lane Soap Deep Moisture Hair Elixir is recommended for dry and damaged hair.  Since I can go up to three days without washing my hair (Yes. I shower each day!) and it still is dry from roots to ends, I consider my hair to be dry. It's also damaged because of the constant hair coloring and heat styling that I do.  Listen. I am a redhead trapped in an ash blonde's body. I can't help it if my genes got screwed up and didn't give me the hair color I was born to have!  I digress.

So when I was given a chance to sample this pure blend of nourishing oils for my hair, I jumped at it!  What's in this elixir?  Well I'll tell you.
Persea Americana (Avocado) Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia) Oil and Tangerine Oil
Avocado oil is amazeballs for your hair, and we all know how hot argan oil is for the tresses. The  macadamia oil is an excellent botanical replacement for mink oil (which was used in hair care products for years but thankfully not anymore those poor little minks! And macadamia oil is highly anti-oxidative (good for you inside and out). Tangerine oil is an uplifting fragrance. The Deep Moisture Hair Elixir is not heavily scented at all. In fact, when it's on/in my hair I don't smell it, but when I pour it into my palm there is a mild tangerine oil scent.
Avocado Oil: Rich in vitamins, and anti-oxidants, and even trace minerals.

I use this elixir in two ways.
1) I use it on damp hair after I shower. I apply to the ends of my hair and to the front pieces that get all frizzy not matter what I do.  Then I apply my gel and style (Air dry or blow dry) my hair is sooooo soft and silky after use. I adore it.  Best of all my hair is not greasy and stringy like it would be with a lot of those silicone laden treatments.
Argan Oil is great for unsaturated fatty acids, carotenoids, plant sterols, polyphenols, ferulic acid, Vitamin E and squalene

2) I use it on dry hair on days when my hair could use a shine boost or a little more moisture. I apply it to my hair by smoothing it over my palms and smoothing my palms over my hair.  Perfect-o And I don't really use that much product each time.  The result is visibly shiny hair that is not greasy or stringy or limp.  Something important to note. Since my hair craves moisture, using products with silicone actually harms my hair because it seals the hair and does not allow moisture in. So the oils mixed with those silicone laden products don't always benefit my hair as much as I would hope.
Macadamia Nut Oil: (Macadamia integrifolia) has one of the highest sources of the essential fatty acid, palmitoleic acid, found in animal oils.

There is a third use for the Deep Moisture Hair Elixir. You can apply it as a pre-shampoo treatment, but in my experience this requires far more oil than I have. My hair just drinks it up, and I would need more than one ounce to use as a treatment. Yeah. My hair is THAT dry and long too.
Tangerine Oil photo 16916604_s_zps71da49d1.jpg
Tangerine Oil: Well known, like the other, sweet citrus, fruits, to offer an uplifting effect, just from taking in the fragrance.  These oils are calming and offer some relief from anxiety and stress

After consistent use for over two weeks I have noticed that my hair feels softer and does not seem as prone to breakage as before, but I also have stopped heat styling, so that might have something to do with it. I love the fact that my hair is not greasy or heavy and that the shine lasts a long time in my hair. Like I didn't need any in my hair today because I applied some to my dry hair yesterday and it still looks shiny!

Do you NEED this?  YES! If you have dry, damaged hair and/or have very fine hair and those shine and argan oil treatments from other brands are doing nothing but weighing your hair down, then this is a great alternative for you!  If you like 100% natural hair products this is for you. If you like supporting a small, woman owned business and thumbing your nose at big corporations, this is for you.  If you have thick unruly hair that laughs in the face of silicone laden products, this might not be for you, but you could always try using them together to see if that makes a difference. If you are bald/shave your head, like Mr. Sith, then this product is not for you and I'm confused as to why you would even read this post let alone all the way to the end!


The Luxury Lane Deep Moisture Hair Elixir retails for $8 USD for a .20 travel bottle with a dropper cap and $24.95 for a 1 ounce genuine antique glass bottle with dropper.

Red Hair photo 17602615_s_zps2cebca40.jpg
My hair ideal. One day I will have hair that looks like this (HA!) OK. Kind of like this but not as long. And I won't be wearing that eyeshadow!

8 comments:

  1. Ha ha ha, I remember Agree shampoo and the others.

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  2. I remember Pert! I'm tempted to try this, but my hair isn't really dry--it gets very, very oily after a couple days but it frizzes out if I wash it every day, so there's a balance I'm still working on here. I know oils can be beneficial to oily skin, but I'm less sure about how good they are for oily *hair*. But I may try the small bottle and see how my hair reacts...for $8, I can afford to experiment.

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  3. Yeah, I wouldn't mind getting your dream hair either. And I'd even wear it that long, ánd witht that eyeshadow! :-) I don't think this product would work for me though. My hair isn't dry at all, and it's oily enough as it is.

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  4. I need to try this. I have naturally curly hair and it seems that there are sections of it that will frizz even when I use a gel or mousse to try and tame them.

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  5. I can't wait to try this hair oil! I also love the Natural Bliss hair butter treatment to help bring my hair back to life after coloring and heat styling.

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  6. I remember Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific! Love the sound of this Elexir for my hair.

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  7. Does this Elixir beat the DermOrganic oil?

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  8. Ha ha! "My hair is bouncin and behavin with Pert".

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