Beautiful hair with Darshana Natural Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner

Darshana Natural Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner

Hair care is one of those beauty items that gives immediate results. Wash and condition your hair with something new and you know right away if it’s the beginning of a love affair or just a one night stand that you’d rather forget. I’m happy there was no ‘walk of shame’ with the Darshana Natural Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner…these are some hair products that make for a long-lasting relationship!                                               samples

Darshana Natural Moisturizing Shampoo

The Darshana Natural Moisturizing Shampoo ($24) has a lot of reasons to love it:

  • No sulfates, parabens, silicones, artificial fragrance or animal testing
  • Improves moisture and shine
  • Repairs, strengthens, protects with 18 amino acids
  • Color safe
  • Natural Indian Ayurvedic botanicals promote healthy hair
  • Honey, organic aloe, provitamin B5 for long lasting moisture
  • PH balanced to gently cleanse hair (4.8 – 5.8)
  • For all hair and scalp types
  • Fresh citrus scent

The shampoo is very gentle but does a great job of cleansing hair, even if you use lots of styling products or have oily hair. The Indian Ayurvedic botanicals are beautiful ingredients that smooth and condition every strand. If you color your hair like I do, you will love how this shampoo keeps color bright while the amino acids protect hair from environmental damage.

The Natural Moisturizing Shampoo is PH balanced and contains no sulfates, parabens, silicones, artificial fragrance, phosphates, phthalates, or animal testing. A perfect pair for the shampoo is the Natural Moisturizing Conditioner.

Darshana Natural Moisturizing ConditionerDarshana Natural Moisturizing Conditioner

Lots to love with the Natural Moisturizing Conditioner ($24) too!

  • No sulfates, parabens, silicones, artificial fragrance or animal testing
  • Softens, detangles, defrizzes
  • Improves moisture and shine
  • Color safe
  • Repairs, strengthens, protects with 18 amino acids
  • Natural Indian Ayurvedic botanicals promote healthy hair
  • Honey, shea butter, sweet almond oil for moisture and shine
  • PH balanced to moisturize and smooth (3 – 4)
  • Fresh citrus scent
  • For all hair and scalp types

This new hair conditioner from Darshana is a wonderful, lightweight conditioner that hydrates without weighing down hair. It leaves hair super soft, full of body, and free of frizz. If your hair tends to get tangled, you will love how this keeps hair smooth and tangle-free because it closes and seals the hair cuticle. Just like the shampoo, this conditioner is PH balanced and has no sulfates, parabens, silicones, artificial fragrance, phosphates, phthalates, or animal testing.

As Darshana says, the Natural Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner are natural alternatives for long-term hair care. I am extremely happy with them and they have a permanent place in my shower. You can purchase Darshana products online at  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration, opinions all mine!

Top Ten Tuesday – Hair Masks, Conditioners and Treatments

TOP TEN TUESDAY is addressing hair this week. We’ve chosen hair masks as our topic but that extends (in my world) to conditioners and treatments for my hair. As bloggers we have more of these products than most people I’m sure, hopefully you’ll find some products that you will love having in your life. With winter peeking its ugly head, we all need more care for our hair. Enjoy — Marcia
1.  PRETTY LITTLE ELIXIR – This is my favorite of all my hair masks. It was created by both Phyrra (of and Future Derm. It takes longer than most of the other masks but it’s so worth it. This is the only hair mask that I use a shower cap with and it makes my hair as soft as a puppy.
2. BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT ACAI DEEP CONDITIONING MASQUE – I get a Brazilian Blowout or other keratin straightening treatment about every 7 months. No matter what treatment I have done I always turn to this Acai Masque. I think this whole Acai line is terrific and keep buying it. This masque is especially good to use once a week for the first month or two after a straightening treatment since it helps extend it.
3.  ECRU NEW YORK ACACIA PROTEIN MASQUE – I recently reviewed the ECRU New York Acacia shampoo and conditioner which I love. The masque is terrific, to be used with or without the other products. It’s highly recommended especially for color treated hair.
4.  BRIOGEO DON’T DESPAIR, REPAIR DEEP CONDITIONING MASK – This is one of Lisa’s favorite masks. I’ve tried a sample which was enough to make me include this rich, great smelling hair mask on my list. The ingredients are wonderful for your hair.
5. MONAT REJUVENIQE – Full review to come on this amazing hair oil that can also be used on your skin. Rejuveniqe helps with so many things like shininess, hair repair, and volume. Plus there are no silicones.
6. ROUX LEAVE IN TREATMENTS – There are 4 different kinds of Leave In Treatments from Roux and all are wonderful. My favorite changes from time to time but right now it’s the Extra Moisture one. These are leave ins so I don’t have to put anything more in my hair before I style it.
7.  KERASTASE CHROMA RICHE MASK – If you want an extra rich mask, this is the one to get. This is a very thick formula that you leave in for 5-10 minutes and then wash out. The fragrance is strong so I don’t use it often but if my hair looks damaged I do reach for this one.
8.  NELSON J ARGAN OIL MOISTURE HEALING MASK – I haven’t used this but I’ve certainly heard my blog partner Lisa rave about it enough. She is crazy about this hair mask so it’s definitely worth a look at.
9.  AG HAIR RECONSTRUCT ANTI-BREAKAGE MASK – I’ve enjoyed using all the AG Hair products that I’ve tried. This mask is great for hair like mine that does break and shed easily.  It’s great for using as a short term conditioner that you rinse out quickly or a longer time mask.
10.  DARSHANA NATURAL INDIAN HAIR OIL – This miraculous oil leaves hair as beautiful and shiny as a movie star’s. The creators of this treatment used only natural ingredients (natural Ayurvedic Oils) and left out silicone, parabens, sulfates, mineral oil making this a cruelty free product. If you want shine, Darshana is the way to go.
At first I didn’t know if I could come up with 10 but I realize now that I’m lucky enough to have found 10 with others on my almost list. Have you a favorite hair mask or treatment?
Join the other Top Ten ladies to see what’s missing in your shower. – Marcia

*some products were received for review consideration as noted in original articles

You and your hair need Darshana Natural Indian Hair Oil

One of the best things about blogging is the opportunity to venture away from comfort zones and try products that would not normally even come near one’s personal radar. Lisa and Marcia recently tested Darshana Hair Oil ($38), an Indian hair treatment oil that was a novel experience for both.

Darshana Hair OIl

Darshana Hair OIl

Darshana Natural Hair Oil is the creation of a husband and wife team, Darius and Shana. They are of Indian descent so they grew up knowing about the wonders of the oils from India that kept women’s hair looking so shiny and healthy. One day Darius realized that a product like this wasn’t readily available and realized he needed to make this available in the US.

Shana's Before & After

Shana’s Before & After

Darshana Hair Oil is made up of natural Ayurvedic Oils (see the list of benefits below). It is a totally natural product that contains no silicone, parabens, sulfates, mineral oil. To make it even better, it’s cruelty free. This costs $38 for the bottle and depending on your usage should last you for months.

Lisa’s Side:  I love this hair oil. It is unlike any other hair oil I have tried. Most treatments are styling oils that you put on clean, damp hair before drying and styling. Darshana Natural Indian Hair Oil is applied to dry hair then left on for at least a half an hour. Then it’s rinsed out as you shampoo and condition your hair. I was skeptical that it would make a difference…after all, I am washing it out of my hair!! But it really does make hair unbelievably soft and smooth. The Ayurvedic hair oil has ingredients like Antioxidants, Omega 3-6-9, and Vitamins A-B-C-E that penetrate the hair shaft, noticeably  – and impressively! – repairing damage.

nothing but good stuff inside

nothing but good stuff inside

I apply this to dry hair about an hour before shampooing. I section out my hair then smooth it on from root to end. When all my hair is coated, I massage some into my scalp. Then I clip my hair up and wait…usually spending that hour shopping on the Internet! This is not a treatment you can slap on then go out into public because your hair looks like an oil slick. If you want to use it as a night treatment, I would recommend using a shower cap or wrapping your hair in a towel so the oil doesn’t transfer to your sheets. But it doesn’t feel greasy and the scent is a pleasant, slight citrus that doesn’t linger. Shampooing it out is super easy and the results are simply astounding. Take a trip out of that comfort zone and give this a try!

Darshana Natural Indian Hair Oil

Darshana Natural Indian Hair Oil

Marcia’s Side: Lisa and I have used DARSHANA a little differently. Besides using it as an overnight treatment or a daily treatment, I use it as I would any other styling product just after I wash my hair or on second day hair. I have to use the teeniest amount or my hair will become greasy but if I’m very careful with that amount I can run it through my hair and then comb through. I blow dry as usual and end up with hair to be envied.

My hair after a night of Darshana

My hair after a night of Darshana

Darshana leaves my hair beautifully hydrated and silky smooth. My hair is currently growing out a keratin treatment and I’m very cautious with what I put on it. Darshana has only improved it and helped me keep my hair straight and frizz free. I do have two warnings though – use a tiny amount (pour some back in the bottle if you aren’t sure) and wash by the third day or it might start looking a little greasy.

As far as the fragrance goes – I’m a total fragrance phobe and I love it. It’s a very light citrus scent that is gone before you know it. Any fears I had about this oil flew out the window with the very first use.

Darshana morning after

Darshana morning after

Second day hair after using Darshana (outside so the color is truer)

Second day hair after using Darshana (outside so the color is truer)

Darshana Natural Indian Hair Oil is highly recommended by the Beauty Info Zone team.

“What are the benefits of the natural Ayurvedic oils?

Long lasting nourishment for smoother, healthier hair:

  • Organic Sunflower Seed Oil:  Rich in Omega-6 and 9, moisturizes and conditions hair
  • Coconut Oil: Contains Vitamin E, Omega-6 and 9, for soft, healthy, hair
  • Olive Oil: Rich in Omega 3 for smooth hair with less flyaways
  • Apricot Kernal Oil: Rich inVitamins A, B, & E, Omega-6 and 9 to help nourish and moisturize hair and skin
  • Vitamin E: Antioxidant that repairs dry damaged hair
  • Indian Gooseberry: Vitamin C which promotes healthier hair
  • Fenugreek Seed:  Conditions your hair
  • Castor Oil: Locks in moisture and makes hair soft and shiny
  • Acacia extract:  Detangler, strengthens, and conditions your hair
  • Henna extract: Protects hair color
  • Linseed extract: Soothes, moisturizes, and adds radiance to hair and skin
  • Chinese Hibiscus extract: Antioxidant, softens, and promotes thicker hair
  • Water Hyssop extract: Provides nourishment and vitality for your hair
  • Indian Pennywort extract: Rich in Vitamin C and stimulates hair follicles
  • Saw Palmetto extract: Gives the appearance of thicker hair
  • Red Clover extract:  Strengthens and fortifies hair
  • Orange and Grapefruit Peel Oil: Aromatic essential oils for fragrance”

*provided for review, information about Ayurvedic Oil is from the Darshana website