As you may remember from my hair care routine video, I’ve been on a bit of a hair tangent lately. Setting aside my faithful Joico K-Pak, I decided to try out a new line by L’Oreal Paris. The Arginine Resist line had me hooked from the very first look, maybe it was J.Lo swishing her hair around, maybe it was the sleek packaging (which by the way is nothing like the designs I’m usually attracted to either) or maybe it’s this new thing called “arginine” which sounded uber fancy. Whatever the reason, I found my self at the haircare aisle taking home 3 of the 5 products in the entire range.
Product: Arginine Resist X3
Range: Shampoo, conditioner, mask, treatment spray.
Size: Shampoo (385ml), conditioner (385ml), mask (300ml)
Price: $4-6 each (regular price), $2.99 when on sale!
Would I repurchase: Surprisingly, yes.
Let’s get one thing straight first, in all my years of dabbling in beauty products I’ve never had great luck with L’Oreal products, especially their haircare. Of the ones that I’ve used, they’ve all left me quite unimpressed. A few were mediocre and a others were just down right terrible. So although I was eager to test out this new arginine line, I couldn’t help but be a little apprehensive too.
I’m currently in the process of growing out my hair (again) and thought something like this, which is created for those seeking to prevent hair loss, might give me an extra boost. The star of this whole range is arginine which L’Oreal explains below.
” Arginine: A key ingredient essential for your hair.
L’Oréal laboratories have harnessed the power of Arginine,
an amino acid that occurs naturally in the fibre and around
the hair follicle, to restructure fragile hair that has a tendency
to fall out.”
The final result is hair that’s nicely balanced! Having oily roots and dry ends, I usually have to choose one side and compensate for the other but it seems that the Arginine Resist line has found a nice medium between the two extremes. On a day to day basis this left me with hair that is smoother overall and easy to manage by just air drying even without any additional styling product.
Altogether this was a wonderful surprise and it’s something I can see myself repurchasing in the future which is a first for me in terms of a L’oreal haircare product. It’s certainly not the most intensive and moisturizing line I’ve encountered but after more than a month of use it’s left my strands more managable and feeling more balanced from root to tip…and dare I say I think my ponytail has become a bit thicker as well. Try this if you’re looking for a daily nourishing and smoothing haircare line for dry-normal-slightly oily hair. Those with super dry, fried, dyed hair should probably stick to the Joico or Moroccan Oil. Oh and put down that Reinforcing leave-in spray from the line, it contains way too much alcohol to be good for your hair.