Have you ever heard of Birchbox? It’s an awesome monthly subscription box that sends you new (or just-released) products to you at so that you can try new things at an awesome, low price! Well, I was given the opportunity to review a product that hasn’t even been released yet! I was super-excited to get to do this! I’ve heard such great things about Birchbox and am thrilled to try out one of the products that they offer on their website (or, in this case, will soon offer! 😉
So when the box arrived, I opened it to find a new addition to the Beauty Protector line that Birchbox sells on their website! This new product is called ‘Protect & Oil’ and it’s an Argan Oil for your hair. The Beauty Protector line’s moto is, “Never sacrifice condition for style” and the back of the bottle reads…
Keeps hair healthy, shiny, and happy. Beauty Protector Oil will guard against UV rays and heat, while it’s smoothing and strengthening qualities work tirelessly.
Beauty Protector did an outstanding job with the packaging for this new product. It’s in a beautiful black rubberized bottle with gold writing and designs. It has a little black pump handle on the top that allows you to get just the right amount of product out at a time. Not only do I not need to worry about this bottle breaking, but it’s also mess free and the pump assures me that I’ll be able to use every last drop of this amazing argan oil!
I’ve been hearing a lot about Argan Oil recently and the magic it can do to your hair. Which made me even more excited to review Beauty Protector’s Protect & Oil, since I’ve never had the chance to use Argan Oil on my hair. 😀 The first thing I noticed when I used it was the fragrance of the oil. I don’t know what fragrance they use in this oil…but, wow, it smells amazing!! Every time I go to use Protect & Oil, I have to smell it. I can’t but a firm finger on the type of fragrance, but it reminds me of cotton candy! Sugary and sweet…the smell instantly sold me on this product! Haha, I know the argan oil will do wonders for my frizzy hair, but any time you can find a product that works great AND smells great…you’ve struck gold!
I’ve only been able to use this product twice since receiving it early this week, but I can already see the difference it makes on my hair. Usually, when I let my hair air dry, it’s super frizzy by the time it has dried. When my hair was still damp from my shower, I used two pumps (I have long hair) of this Protect & Oil and distributed it evenly throughout my hair. When my hair finally dried (it usually takes a while!), I could see the difference right off! It wasn’t as frizzy any more and the ends didn’t look as bad (I’ve got some split ends”. It looked really healthy!
The oil isn’t a thick or sticky oil and I am easily able to distribute it throughout my hair. It doesn’t leave my hair looking greasy or shiny at all. For those of you who are not aware of the amazing benefits, Argan Oil is very hydrating to hair and rich with a lot of vitamins and nutrition that your hair needs. If you have damaged or unruly hair, look into Beauty Protector’s Protect & Oil!
Major Likes & Dislikes…
I’m sure you guessed this, but my major like about Protect & Oil is the smell! Oh my goodness! I wish I had a candle that smelled like this! It almost smells edible! 😀 I also really like the effects of Protect & Oil on my hair. Not only do I use it after washing my hair, but I also use it to add just a little shine to my hair when I’m styling it. And also a good amount on my ends to keep them healthy. 🙂 Honestly, there’s nothing negative about this product. I’m not sure the price of this, but it’s really good size bottle for hair oil — 4 oz.
I love Protect & Oil! It smells amazing, makes my hair look amazing, and I can’t wait to see what the long-term results do for my hair! If you have damaged or frizzy hair, this will do wonders for it, giving you beautiful styles and healthier hair.
I received this product from Birchbox in order to review. It was not required that I give a positive review, but solely to express my own thoughts and opinions of this product. I only recommend products and/or services I have personally used or experienced and that I believe will be good for my readers.
Closer to Lucy says
Lol…you had me at BirchBox! Sounds like products that need to be in my arsenal!
Daisy B says
This sounds perfect for me since my hair is so dry. I swear that after having my son, my hair has been impossibly dry.
Show Me Mama says
I love using hair oil it makes my hair feel light and healthy. So, i have to definitely try this product out. Thanks for sharing.
Katie McCurdy says
Closer to Lucy – Haha, I hear ya! Birchbox is pretty well known and loved 🙂
Daisy – This would definitely revive your dry hair! You should give it a try once it becomes available for purchase.
Show Me Mama – I know, I enjoy using hair oils as well. I love how just a little drop or two can totally change your hair and make it look shiny and healthy! 🙂
Autumn Blues Reviews says
I could really use this oil. My hair is so frizzy it's unreal. That it smells nice is even better. Will certainly be checking them out. Thanks for sharing.
Elle Sees says
my hair absorbs oil like crazy. i can just imagine the smell.
Nicole Sanford says
I love argan oil. It really is an amazing product! The thing that really struck me about this product is that it came in a spray bottle. How convenient! And now I'm dying to try it just to smell it. Thanks for the great review!
Katie McCurdy says
Autumn Blues Reviews – Then I would highly recommend that you give this hair oil a try! 🙂 I have been dealing with frizzy hair recently, and I can already tell a difference in the way my hair feels. 😀
Elle – The smell is amazing! Every time I use it, I have to give it a sniff. 😛
Nicole – Yeah, I was surprised, too, since usually they are just an open bottle or with a dropper. This makes for such a clean, sanitary, and mess-free application! 🙂
Brooke @ i blog 4 books says
I'm loving all these beauty product reviews you're doing! Do you subscribe to Birchbox? What do you think?
Peacock Review says
I hope this comes in my box!!! Thanks for sharing. I have used one of their products before and really fell in love.
Katie McCurdy says
Brooke – Aww, thank you! I've been really wondering what my bookworm followers have been thinking since I started making the change to doing more beauty reviews. It means a lot to me to know that you have been enjoying them! 😀
No, I actually have not subscribed to Birchbox…yet 🙂 I have definitely been thinking about it recently. I like the idea of being able to try out different brands for just $10 a month. If I ever do, I'll be sure to feature the monthly boxes on here!
Peacock Review – Here's hoping that this product does come in your box! Great to hear that you love the other products from Beauty Protector. I'm definitely loving this one!
I have to try this product! It sounds amazing and I love that it smells so good you want to eat it. 🙂
Thanks for sharing!
Christine D says
My hair IS really dry and frizzy, so I'm thinking this needs to go into my stash of frizz fighting weapons! Not all products for frizz smell all that great, so I'm excited that this one smells great too 🙂 Thank you!
Kate S (4readin) says
I love all the beauty reviews! The hair and makeup ones as well as the fragrances, lotions/oils and more. It's great to learn about new ones that work well or are not so great. Thanks so much for sharing your information and experience,
I haven't heard of this product before so it's good to know more. I personally don't have much of this issue with my hair, which is great.
Katie McCurdy says
DMS – Yes, the smell is awesome! I love using it just for the smell alone! And it works well, besides 🙂
Christine – Definitely look into Argan Oil! It'll really help with your frizz and give your hair a smoother look and feel 🙂
Katie – Hey girl! Aww, thank you! I'm really glad to hear that they are helpful to you.
Oh, you are so blessed, girl! That's great to hear you have manageable hair — enjoy it! 🙂
Luz (Lucy) says
It says it protects from heat. Does this mean that I can use this alone as a heat protectant for flat ironing/curling or is this a more mild protectant?
Katie McCurdy says
Luz – Personally, I would still use a heat protectant. But I tend to be a little paranoid about heat damage to my hair and always LOAD on the protectants.
I've never used this oil alone as a heat protectant, but I would say it's more of a mild protectant. Because it's oil, it will soak into your hair and form something of a layer against the heat tools. But I honestly don't know if it'd be enough…