My review today is on a product that I recently finished and had already repurchased ready for replacement. It’s the Nature Republic Argan Essential Hair Mist.
I bought this on a whim a while back, I was not sure if it would be any good or if I would like it but my hair is so dry that I figured it couldn’t hurt. I was pleasantly surprised with it and have been using it ever since. I don’t think it helps much in the long run, my hair is still just as dry but for the short term it is a really nice product.
There is a whole range of hair products in this Argan line, I have a couple of the other ones and some samples so will be trying them out and will probably review more in the future.
It costs about 6 or 7,000 won if I remember rightly. I bought it in store about a month ago so I’m not sure of the exact price.
The packaging is pretty basic. It comes in a 220ml spray bottle. The bottle is a brown color and the label is yellow with some pictures of the argan kernels that it is named for. It kind of has an earthy feel about it with the muted earth tones in the packaging,
I think that fits with what they are trying to market it as. Being ‘Nature Republic’ they project a more natural image. But if you look at the ingredients list on the bottle, although they do include a good variety of natural ingredients there are still just as many things that sound like they belong in a science lab.
On the bottle it says ‘This hair mist turns dry and frizzy hair into smooth and shine by instantly providing moisture to the hair’.
Look, feel and smell:
It looks milky in the bottle, you don’t really see it because it comes out in a fine mist spray. It smells fantastic, really sweet and light and fresh.
Once you put it into your hair you can’t really feel it, it’s not a product that sits on top of the hair like some oils. Once it is sprayed onto the hair it absorbs and you can’t really tell that you have any product in there at all. It’s very light weight and feels very natural.
I love this especially because it’s not ones of those products which you use and then as soon as you put it in you can’t help thinking that you are going to need to wash your hair again to get it out.
The directions say to shake the bottle before use, then hold the bottle 10-15 cm from your head and spray evenly. You can use it on wet or dry hair. It’s such a mild product that you can use it whenever you want just to add some moisture to your hair or cut down on the frizz.
One of my particular likes for this spray is that I can use it on dry hair, most of my other products are for wet hair. I don’t wash my hair every day. It is way too long and takes too long to dry and of course it’s not good for it anyway. So this is good for in-between washes, it’s simple to use and I don’t get it all over my hands. I can spray it in quickly and I’m good to go, I can either style it further or just pull it up into a ponytail.
I have extremely long, curly hair. It is very dry at the ends and really needs to be cut but I’m too lazy to go to get it done. It also tends to get frizzy very easily. I love this mist because I can just spray it on when I feel like my hair is not looking so good and it will smooth everything down and add a bit of healthy shine. It does not last long but the immediate results are really great.
The downside would be that I go though a lot of it very quickly, but I guess that is because I have a lot of hair and it’s so dry. It’s not too expensive so I don’t mind that much and I probably use more than I’m supposed too, I always spray lots on the ends where it needs it.
So in this regards I went thought my first bottle rather quickly, this is especially strange because I don’t ever tend to finish things. Usually I will move onto another product before I actually finish something.
I recently introduced a friend to this also. She has straighter hair that tends to go oily and she really likes it too, so I think this would be fine for most hair types.