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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pureology Precious Oil System AKA: A Curly Girl Chronicle

Quick side note: I can't see the name of this line without hearing Golam in my head saying "My precious."

I was super stoked to try out this line, because as y'all know, I'm OBSESSED with oils! Plus the information I read on it said that it would do some awesomely major stuff for my hair: Experience radiant haircolour and 10X softer hair after just one use with Pureology Precious Oil™ haircare system for all hair types for ultimate softness. The Precious Oil system features the groundbreaking Green Seal Certified Versatile Caring Oil, the first 100% biodegradable product that is free of silicone and parabens for colour-treated hair, as well as a first of its kind Shamp’Oil – an oil-infused Zero Sulfate and silicone free featuring a unique oil delivery system that penetrates deep into hair fiber to deliver 4X the active ingredients to drastically replenish hair from the inside out. The Precious Oil system also includes an oil-infused Condition and Softening Masque. Together, the system evenly recharges every hair strand for softer, shinier, fuller and longer-lasting hair colour guaranteed. Each product in this system is designed to cleanse, condition, treat, or restore the health of the hair’s protective layer. Additionally, the Precious Oil haircare system features Sunflower Seed Oil for softness, Coconut Oil for elasticity, Olive Oil for shine and Jojoba Seed Oil for moisture. The Precious Oil system also features the exclusive oil-based OleoAntiFadeComplexTM/MC that replicates the way hair absorbs nutrients to deliver 4X active ingredients from root to tip to provide superior colour retention for longer lasting hair colour, guaranteed.


See? Pretty awesome! I don't have color treated hair, but often times I find that products marketed towards color treated hair are well suited for curly hair as well, as they are super moisturizing and non stripping. So here's what I thought after trying Pureology's Precious Oil Line...







Product Description-Precious Oil Shamp’Oil (MSRP $29) is a Zero Sulfate, Zero Silicone concentrated-oil formula that gently foams, intensifies shine, adds suppleness and protects colour vibrancy. Unique oil delivery system penetrates deep into hair fiber to deliver 4X the active ingredients to drastically replenish hair. Also featured in the system is the groundbreaking Green Seal Certified Versatile Caring Oil, the first 100% biodegradable product that is free of silicone and parabens for colour-treated hair.

Ingredients-Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Sodium Cocoamphopropionate, Cocamide MPA, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Decyl Glucoside, PEG-150 Distearate, Parfum / Fragrance, PEG-55 Prolylene Glycol Oleate, Propylene Glycol, Cocos Nucifera Oil / Coconut Oil, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Linalool, Sodium Benzoate, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil / Sunflower Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Coumarin, Methyl Cocoate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Extract / Sunflower Seed Extract, Sodium Cocoate, Lecithin, Geraniol, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Citric Acid

My Take- I like the shampoo okay... Considering that is has oil in it, I think I was expecting it to be more rich, or something. I actually used it after the conditioner, and while I feel like it cleaned my hair and my scalp very well, I also think that it left my hair drier than I would like, or even expect from a shampoo that has oil in it. All in all, when used in combination with the conditioner and masque in the line, I was pleased with the shampoo. But I do think that I will continue to use it following a conditioning treatment and follow it with something rich and hydrating for my hair. On another note, this is probably a great shampoo to use when you are looking to gently clarify your hair and remove product build up.





Product Description- Precious Oil Softening Condition (MSRP $29) is a daily, detangling concentrated conditioner that improves manageability, restores softness and boosts shine. Precious Oil advanced system delivers 10X softer hair and also features the groundbreaking Green Seal Certified Versatile Caring Oil, the first 100% biodegradable product that is free of silicone and parabens for colour-treated hair.

Ingredients- Aqua / Water / Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil / Sunflower Seed Oil, Brassicamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Cetyl Esters, Parfum / Fragrance, Aspartic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Linalool, Cocos Nucifera Oil / Coconut Oil, Coumarin, Helianthus Annuus Seed Extract / Sunflower Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein

My Take- The scent of the conditioner (the whole line really) is vaguely reminiscent of hair spray, it's not bad (it's actually kinda nice), it's just not what one might expect. I tried something different with this conditioner and used it in the shower to detangle my wet hair before shampooing. I have to say that I was super impressed! It made an immediate difference in the way that my hair felt and it made is so so easy to get the tangles out (and I'm not gonna lie, my hair was a mess-I hadn't detangled it in about a week). Even after my hair dried, it remained soft and smooth. I don't know that it actually did anything to improve my curls or minimize frizz, but it definitely worked wonders on the texture and feel of my hair in general. I think that combined with a good cream or styler, this is a great product in any curly girls arsenal. This is definitely a conditioner that I will be using to the last drop!





Product Description- Precious Oil Softening Hair Masque (MSRP $50) is a weekly, intense deep-penetrating nourishing treatment that fortifies the hair cuticle to illuminate shine. Oil-based formula replicates the way hair absorbs nutrients to intelligently deliver 4X active ingredients from root to tip to provide superior colour retention for longer lasting hair colour.

Ingredients- Aqua / Water / Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil / Sunflower Seed Oil, Brassicamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Cetyl Esters, Parfum / Fragrance, Aspartic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Linalool, Cocos Nucifera Oil / Coconut Oil, Coumarin, Helianthus Annuus Seed Extract / Sunflower Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein

My Take- Out of the 4 products from this line that I've tried (the shampoo, the conditioner, and the oil), the masque was hands down my favorite! It is super pricey, so I will be using it sparingly, but honestly, it's good stuff! It's thick without being goopy and coated my tresses in a cocoon of richness. My hair was soft and silk when I rinsed out the masque. It did a wonderful job of hydrating and moisturizing my hair, but I don't know if it did anything for my curls. I am happy with the results and will continue to use the masque when my hair needs a bit of extra tlc. Combined with an additional product specifically for curls, I think that this product is great (if you're willing to shell out the moola for it)!




Product Description- Precious Oil Versatile Caring Oil (MSRP $40) is a versatile, caring formula that helps colour-treated hair achieve maximum softness, shine and colour protection. Through the breakthrough OLEO ANTIFADE COMPLEX it equalizes porosity, restores manageability and replenishes the protective lipid layer to enhance colour vibrancy. Precious Oil contains 100% biodegradable ingredients in a paraban and silicone free formula, earning it the prestigious GREEN SEAL certification. It combines: Sunflower Seed Oil for softness, Omega 6 essential fatty acids and phospholipids to equalize the surface and restore suppleness, low molecular weight coconut oil for vitality and to reduce hairs fragility by increasing flexibility, Olive Oil which envelopes the hair shaft for optimum light reflection and reduced mechanical friction to add shine,and Jojoba Seed Oil for to lock in moisture into hair for improved elasticity.

Ingredients- Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Sunflower Sed Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Olea Europaea Oil/Olive Fruit Oil, Octyldodecanol, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil/Jojoba Seed Oil, Cocosnucifera Oil/ Coconut Oil, Parfum/Fragrance, Linalool, Tocopherol, Coumarin, Geraniol, benzyl Alcohol (F.I.L. D49228/1)

My Take- This oil may rank up there with Mizani's Supreme Oil for me! My preferred use for oils in general (especially silky thin ones like this) is for dry finger detangling (my pre poo treatment) and this worked superbly for that! It smells awesome, isn't too sticky or heavy or greasy and it was just what I needed to detangle my third day tresses. It left my hair soft, smooth, and oh so shiny. I love that it didn't take a lot of product to do the job as well. I am definitely a fan!

So over all, I really liked the line, but there were some definite hits (the masque and the oil) and some misses (the Shamp'Oil). Have you had a chance to try out the line? What's your take on Pureology? Are you as obsessed with oils as I am? My inquiring mind wants to know! Leave a comment below and let me know what you think. Until next time...







PS: Please note, Pureology products can only be guaranteed authentic when purchased from a salon. 

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