Pammy Blogs Beauty: Get Your Shine on with RUSK's Deep Shine Oil

Monday, March 12, 2012

Get Your Shine on with RUSK's Deep Shine Oil

With Argan Oil being all the rage in hair treatments these days, I was so excited to test out RUSK's version: Deep Shine Oil Protective Oil Treatment.

My hair has been massively dry lately and in desperate need of some deep moisture! Alas, that is the price I pay for heavy blond highlights and the use of heat styling tools. Typically, I use some sort of "serum" in my hair plus a leave in. But, honestly, with the exception of the long-discontinued former holy grail Redken All Soft Addictive Transformer (why, oh why did Redken discontinue this???), I really do not have a lot of experience with "hair oils". It just "sounds" like they would leave your hair greasy? Right?!?! When I think of a hair oil, I think of those hot oil treatments that I tried in the 80s (yes, I am dating myself here). Well, keep reading, because I thought wrong! That's right, this product nourishes without actually leaving your hair feeling oily. So, just set aside your pre-conceived notions of a hair oil.

RUSK's Deep Shine Oil line's Advanced Marine Therapy infuses hair with superior conditioning, renewing the natural integrity of the hair. 

So, what exactly does this product do? According to the box, Deepshine Oil is an alcohol-free argan oil treatment that smoothes the cuticle, elminiates frizz, and improves elasticitiy, leaving hair soft, silky, and manageable. This lightweight formula imparts brilliant shine...

To me, this product falls somewhere between a serum and an oil. Yes, it feels like an oil, but there is very slight gel-like nature to the consistancy. It is not a greasy oil (if that makes sense). If you rub it on your hand it actually absorbs right into the skin leaving it soft with no oily residue. Well, that is exactly what it does in your hair too. My hair just seems to "drink" it right up. It absorbs quickly and absolutely does not leave your hair feeling greasy. It just feels super soft and my comb and brushes just glide right through it!

How I use it: 
You can use this product on wet or dry hair. Actually, I use it both ways.

Wet: When my hair is wet, I apply a "small amount" (about a blueberry sized amount for my very long hair, I am sure a pea sized amount would do for most people). I put the product in my hands and then rub them together. Then I just work my hands through the lengths of my hair trying to distribute the product evenly yet also focusing on the ends. I then style as usual.

Dry: When my hair is dry. I add a very small amount (not even a pea size) to my hair ends only. I work it through with my fingers and it absorbs and leaves an extra shine.

Results: This Deepshine Argan Oil Treatment by RUSK leaves my hair detangled, shiny, smooth, and uber-soft (be careful to not use too much or your hair will get "too soft" and not hold your style). I love how this product not only leaves your hair looking shiny and tames frizz (like how a serum would leave your hair), but also conditions it as it shines. I have been using this product for a few weeks and honestly feel like I can "give up" my usual serum! I would rather use this product because it isn't just a shine product! It is a moisturizing treatment too and a serum in one! So, continued use will leave your hair looking shiny from day-to-day and it will moisturize it as well!

The Skinny on RUSK's Deepshine Protective Oil Treatment:

  • Price: about $20.00 for a 4 fl oz bottle
  • Contains Pure Argan Oil (and Dimethicone: so that gives it a "serum" feel)
  • Contains a soft and pleasant scent

Have any of you tried RUSK's Deepshine oil or any other Argan Oil products?


Anonymous said...

Good review Pammy and this definitely sounds like something i eant to try. Where and I fnd it?

Unknown said...

@linda-Thanks! You can find RUSK at salons and I have even seen it at my grocery store. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you Pammy, going looking!

Anonymous said...

I have a question that I hope you can help me with. I bought 2 bottles of this today . When I opened both bottles, I saw black like blobs at the bottom of each bottle. Is this how yours looks? Is this normal or is there some type of mold in my bottle? Thank you so much for any help that you can give me.

Unknown said...

@Anonymous-Yikes! No, I do not see a blob on the bottom of mine. It sounds like you got a bad bottle? I would try to exchange it. Hope that helps!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. I will take both the bottles back. This was the first time I had purchased it and wasn't certain what that was. Last night, I poured it into a cup to see what those "blobs" were. They actually were not solid at all, and nor were they black,but more of a dark red. When I tried to stir them, they moved around like ribbons. Maybe they are some type of color agent that did not blend well. My daughter is getting her doctorate in chemistry , and I will have her take a look at the ingredients tomorrow. When she decided to get her Ph.D, I don't think that analyzing my beauty products was what she had in mind! She is an inorganic chemist. Thanks again! I will let you know if she is able to identify what exactly that is in the oil. After she has a look at it, I will take it back. Have a great Sunday!

Unknown said...

@Anonymous-Be sure to check back in here with a comment! I would love to hear what you find out. I am intrigued now! Ha ha, it is sure great to have a chemist for a daughter. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi - I just bought this deepshine oil and see the same black blobs at the bottom of the bottle? Does anyone have an update on whether this is normal?

Unknown said...

I think I need to reinvestigate my bottle again.

fieldflowers said...

Hi , Pammy. I just wanted to let you know that I contacted Rusk by DM and they were so nice! They replaced the two bottles of oil and even put a brush in the package! It was some inorganic matter, which is what I assumed it was. I guess it happens frequently. Anyway, I started my blog too! I'm having fun with it!

Unknown said...

@fieldflowers-Thank you so much for following up! Funny, I was just thinking about this situation the other day when using the product. I am so glad to hear that they shipped you new bottles and a brush. What a great company! Have fun blogging!!! :)

Unknown said...

Yes this response is 2 years late. I too found the black blobs in my bottle. I contacted the seller who sold me the product. They stated that they would contact Rusk about my concern. Phew! I thought I was the only one! I definitely like how this product is nourishing and versatile! Bonus points for being alcohol free!

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