Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Ojon Rare Blend Deep Conditioner - 1st Impressions

I was sent the new Ojon Rare Blend Deep Conditioner to try, and it felt like absolute perfection as I placed it on my hair.
I've never tried Ojon products before and previously wouldn't have thought to try them on Afro hair, but since going natural there've been a lot of brands that have surprised me, so I was willing to give it a go. 

Colour - 2 Tone:
The first thing I noticed was the 2-tone colour. One half of the cream comes out white, the other half yellow. The tube states:

"The amber is a restorative blend of 7 rare oils including pure hair-repairing Ojon™ Oil plus African Shea, Brazilian Muru Muru, and Indian Kokum butters And the ivory is a moisture-rich cream infused with deeply nourishing plant-derived conditioners."

The end result of 2 colours in one product is pretty, and quite appealing but I was still cautious about the product's effectiveness.

Texture - Amazing:
Personally, I wish this was a leave-in conditioner because the texture of this product is probably one of the most perfect creamy textures I could ask for, for my hair. I didn't realise just how perfect until I began to apply it and noticed that it didn't become too watery once applied, it coated the strands well and was easy to distribute, and had so much slip I almost forgot the definition of "detangle". 
It didn't define my curls as much as some rinse out  conditioners do when applied, and some people may prefer their deep conditioners to be a tiny bit thicker, but I'm SO not over how fantastically this moved through my hair.
Smell - 50:50:
Overall it's a very richly perfumed smell.
I found the smell to be divided, like the colour, into two. In the first instance it smelled luxuriously sweet, a bit like honey and caramel, but in the next few seconds it was joined by an almost musky smell that was a little too rich for my taste. It reminded me of Original Moxie's leave-in conditioner.

Ingredients - a couple of "cones":
It has got 2 silicones listed in the first half of its ingredients, which is usually something that puts me off when product shopping, and despite the rare blend of natural oils and elements, this is definitely not a natural product.
(Full ingredients list below)
Although it felt like a dream going onto my hair, I wasn't overwhelmed at how it felt once I rinsed it off. The instructions say to leave it on for 2minutes, but I left it on for about 10-15minutes. If I'm honest, I've had better; but this is only a first impression so I look forward to my next few trials.
On another note, as I've said above, I've never tried Ojon products before, but based on my first experience I can tell this product is at the luxury end of the market, so price-wise I imagine this is going to be a bit of a stinger. 

Full Ingredients List:
Water\Aqua\Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Laureth-23, Elaeis Oleifera (Palm) Kernel Oil, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Ximenia Americana Seed Oil, Sclerocarya, Birrea Seed Oil, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil, Honey\Mel\Miel, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Panax Ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Nasturtium Officinale (Watercress) Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Dipteryx Odorata Seed Extract, Gardenia Tahitensis (Tiare) Flower Extract, Agave Tequilana (Blue Agave) Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Biotin, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Polysorbate 20, Maltol, Salicylic Acid, Laureth-4, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Commiphora Wildii Oil, Vanillin, Benzaldehyde, Benzyl Alcohol, Citral, Linalool, Coumarin, Limonene, Phenoxyethanol.

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