Loving It! Ojon Dry Recovery Range

Sunday, October 16, 2011

I hate washing my hair, it's on par with my disdain for ironing! It takes too long, is tedious and I need to set aside a good couple of hours to see it through from start to finish.

I'm usually quite picky with the products I use on my hair and once I find something I like, I tend to eye up new products with an air of hesitation, for fear of them doing more harm than good. However, since going 'au natural' just over a month ago, I've more susceptible to trying new products and finding a hair regime which works for me.

Afro hair is typically drier and coarser than other hair types, and having previously used Ojon's Restorative Hair Mask and liked the results it gave, I was open to trying the Dry Recovery range which promotes hydration, shine and smoothness using Ojon Oil and Blue Agave Nectar which drenches dry hair with moisture.


The Hydrating Shampoo (£18) is a rich, pearlesque formula which instantly lathers to cleanse, hydrate and condition. It's derived from coconut-based cleansing agents and contains Jojoba, Babassu and Macadamia Oils. I really like this. It left my hair very clean, but didn't leave behind it that 'squeaky clean' feeling which I dislike or strip my hair of its natural oils.

The Hydrating Conditioner (£19.50) is easy to use, and rinsing my hair free of shampoo, I follow up with a small amount of conditioner, paying particular attention to the ends of my hair and shaft. I don't condition my roots, instead applying my hair oil of choice to my scalp - be that jojoba, castor, olive or coconut oil. Whatever I feel like on the day! I let the conditioner sit in my hair for a minute or two before rinsing again and I can feel the difference in texture to my hair at this point. It feels moisturised and didn't leave residue behind on my hair.


I always use masks on my hair when I wash it, I feel my regime is incomplete without a deep conditioning treatmment of some sort when I wash my hair. Check this baby out - the Intensive Hydrating 2-Minute Hair Mask (£28), which claims to be work its magic in, you've guessed two minutes!

I've used this mask on at least five occasions now, and it's yet to disappoint.  After shampooing and conditioning, I scoop up a handful of the mask and work it through my hair from root to tip massaging it all over my hair shaft. I wash my hair every week, and therefore use this weekly - although the usage instructions state it's fine to use twice a week.

I either leave it on for five minutes as I shower and rinse off, or leave it on up for half an hour for a deep conditioning treatment if I've been distracted by something. I get the same result either way. This leaves my hair super, SUPER soft and conditioned, making blow drying a breeze.

I can't speak for how the Dry Recovery range will perform on other hair types and textures,  but on my natural afro hair it works extremely well. Combined, all three products compliment one another - but I'd be most likely to repurchase the Dry Recovery Intensive Hydrating 2-Minute Hair Mask out of the three - either off a bargainous Ebay listing or at a CCO, cos I'm not paying almost £30 for a hair mask, unless I'm having one of my "baller" moments!

You can find Ojon products at House of Fraser, John Lewis, Harrods and QVC. The UK site will be launching soon, so you can buy online too - sign up on the site to be informed when it launches. In the meantime, view the entire Dry Recovery range and other ranges here. Oh and before I forget, Ojon products are free of parabens, synthetic dyes and other nasties.

Have you tried Ojon products before?


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10 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

Em said...

Fresh Prince of BelAir! I'd recognize that graffiti anywhere. XD

Sankofa said...

French Prince of Bel Air?

Imo said...

Its fresh Prince! Ive never used Ojon but I like Philip Kingsley for Afro hair, its seriously amazing.

VexintheCity said...

@EM - LOL Well done. Send me an email at Yinka@vexinthecity.com with your details and your chosen shade x

@Sankofa - Almost ..Fresh, not FRENCH ;)

@Imo - Ahh you just missed out. Ojon's nice! Love Phillip Kingsley too. Do you use Moisture Extreme?

The Nerd... said...

Great post! I'm currently transitioning and my hair is at that weird "kinky/permed" stage, would you recommend this product for that type of hair too? Mine's really dry too!

VexintheCity said...

@The Nerd - Cheers hon - Yeah, def. I think you'll like it. Take empty posts to counter and see if they'll decant some for you to try at home or if they have sachets.

Sami said...

I've always wanted to try Ojon products but for I wouldn't pay 20 quid for a shampoo! xx

Ola said...

The line looks great, I'm currently transitioning and looking for new products to help with my hair texture.

Beauty's Bad Habit said...

Love the Ojon restorative hair oil so I'd really like to try out shampoos and masks too. I think our hair probably has similar traits - I'm part African, but 'true' afro hair care products are too heavy, while European hair products are too light! Always the battle to find the middle ground :/

amber_j said...

You've gone natural?! Gosh, I'm so behind the times. Welcome to the fold! I've used the Ojon Tawaka (?) products before. The shampoo and conditioner were actually very good for my natural hair when I moved to Paris and had to deal with the incredibly dry air. I'm not so sold on the restorative hair treatment as I feel it dries out my hair. Ditto with the finishing spray, which they said on QVC could be used to refresh hair as well as set it. I'll have to check out this new range.

 

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