I recently had the opportunity to try Shiny Leaf’s Healthy Hair Argan Oil shampoo, and I wanted to share my experience with y’all. Full disclosure, I received a 16 fl. oz. bottle of Shiny Leaf Healthy Hair Argan Oil Shampoo in exchange for a review. As always, my reviews are honest and reflect my own personal views and experiences.
And read on for a special reader discount! 😀
About Shiny Leaf:
First off, who or what is Shiny Leaf? I have to be honest, I had not heard of the company before, but I was pleased to discover that Shiny Leaf is a cosmetics company based in Las Vegas that manufactures skin and hair care products with natural oils and ingredients. It’s important for me to get to know more about the companies I choose to work with, so I asked about where their products are produced and company philosophies. I’m happy to report that Shiny Leaf produces their products at their Las Vegas facility, and that they do not test on animals, so their products are cruelty-free. Yay!
They also shared with me that their products carry USDA and ECOCert Certified Organic certifications. I looked up the ECOCert Certified Organic certification, which requires that the ingredients are “derived from renewable resources, manufactured by environmentally friendly processes,” and a “minimum of 95% of all plant-based ingredients in the formula and a minimum of 10% of all ingredients by weight must come from organic farming.”
Shiny Leaf also shared with me their philosophy statements, that “We focus on solutions,” including solutions that are “easy to do and light on the pocket.” You can read more about their story here and FAQs here.
I’m a practical, solutions-based librarian and woman who is mindful of her budget, so this felt like a good fit!
About argan oil:
So what’s the deal with “argan oil”? Argan oil is extracted from the argan tree, which is found in the country of Morocco. Moroccans have traditionally used argan oil for skin and hair care. Argan oil is used as a natural way to help repair damaged hair, promote hair growth, and combat dry scalp.
Trying out the shampoo:
I tried out Shiny Leaf’s Healthy Hair Argan Oil shampoo for a week and a half; I wash my hair every 2-3 days, so this amounted to 3 washes with the shampoo before writing this review. (I have continued to use the shampoo since putting together this review, FYI.) The first couple of I times I washed my hair, I used only the shampoo (i.e. no conditioner). The third time I washed my hair, I used conditioner from another brand after shampooing with the Argan Oil shampoo.
A major pro? The smell of the shampoo! It’s tangy and clean, not overly floral, and it smells GREAT. The scent is really quite strong when smelling it in the bottle, but thankfully, it’s subtle once you rinse it out. My husband, who is quite sensitive to strong smells, was a little worried it would be overpowering on my hair, but it wasn’t.
The photo below is of my hair two days after I washed my hair the second time with the shampoo (still no conditioner). I didn’t use any hair products on my hair while testing the shampoo, and I air-dried my hair, because I wanted to see how my hair held up with just using the shampoo. I’m happy to report that my hair still felt healthy and had a spring to it, even without blow-drying or using any additional products. Because I didn’t use any conditioner at first, I was worried that my hair was going to be too dry. Although it did feel a bit dryer than it usually does, it didn’t feel brittle at all. It just felt clean.
Trying out the shampoo + extra conditioner:
The third time I washed my hair with the shampoo, I added conditioner. (I do wish that I had also been sent the Argan Oil Conditioner so that I could try out both products, so not having the accompanying conditioner was a minor drawback and a gap in my review.) I used another brand conditioner instead, but it “played nice” with the Argan Oil shampoo. I could tell that my hair was softer after I added the conditioner… so I might just have to purchase the Argan Oil conditioner to complete the set! Both shampoo and conditioner are currently on sale for less than $15, and U.S. shipping is free.
Here’s a look below at my hair a day after washing it with the shampoo and using conditioner (i.e. the end of the second day using both). You can really see the silvers in my hair up close! 😀
I asked my husband’s opinion of my hair throughout the process, and here is his final summation, word for word:
Not too oily. Not too dry. I have to say that your hair does look, smell, and feel clean and fresh. I like it!
Special reader discount:
Last, but not least, I asked about providing a reader discount for Shiny Leaf products, and they have passed along a 15% discount for my readers! The discount code is LIBRARIAN15.
Here are links to the Shiny Leaf website and specific product that I reviewed:
Please note that to receive the discount, you must register first (don’t worry, it’s free) before you order. The discount code should automatically discount from the total purchase when you check out. And the discount should work site-wide, not just on the product that I reviewed.
Have you ever used Shiny Leaf products? Please leave a comment and share!
Full Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, in collaboration with Shiny Leaf. I received one sample of Shiny Leaf Healthy Hair Argan Oil shampoo in exchange for a review. All opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own and 100% honest.
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