Saturday, 23 November 2013

Organix Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum (review)

Organix Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum

Indulge your senses with this exclusive blend of organic coconut milk to nourish your hair, while ultra whipped egg white proteins add strength and elasticity, along with weightless coconut oils to add hydration and balance.”

The above statement is what pushed me to buy this unassuming looking serum. The natural ingredients, encouraging promises and reasonable price combined to make a product that clearly had impressive potential. And I'll tell you right from the off that this lives up to its promises, delivering on all fronts and even giving me the confidence to try other products in the range, which you can read about here: Organix.


This sulphate-free formula isn't quite as natural as you might expect – a similar criticism was levelled at the Organix argan oil shampoo and conditioner – but it's better than a lot of serums, which often contain propylene glycol and parabens. This doesn't. Along with the ingredients mentioned in the above statement, there's real vitamin e and genuine shea butter, too. Also encouraging is Organix's animal testing policy, detailed below:

Organix products are NOT tested on animals. Organix does not initiate animal tests on either finished products or ingredients whether directly or indirectly. All suppliers are requested to confirm that their materials have not been tested on animals. Ingredients which do not have this data supplied for them are not used in any products.” (www.organixhair.com)

The performance of the actual product is impressive. One pump is all you need to cover your hair from mid-lengths to ends, and I have shoulder-length hair. I also have naturally oily hair – despite repeated dye-jobs! - so was concerned that even such a small amount might make my hair greasy. But fear not! This serums sinks into my hair effortlessly, and doesn't leave any trace of oily film. I even confidently use this near my roots if I have a particularly stubborn tangle that needs addressing.

And its detangling ability is excellent. It makes every strand feel smooth, so hair glides more easily through a comb. I know people use this even on very fine hair to ease out knots, and it doesn't weight their hair down if they use it sparingly. It's even a pleasure to use; it smells nice, it's a sweet coconut scent, but never domineering (although as you'll see from the ingredients 'parfum' as added) and it doesn't make your hands sticky or comb gungy.

I've been using this for ages, and have used up two bottles, and found that for the absolute best effect on my hair type I use it on damp hair after shampooing and conditioning, starting at the middle of my should-length hair, working towards the ends and using what film is left on my hands to quickly rub through the roots at the back of my head where I get the most tangles. A quick comb through and I leave my hair to air dry. It rarely needs more styling than this; I'm fairly low maintenance when I embrace the waves! (Straightening is a whole other issue, though.)

For the price – it's under seven pounds – and bearing in mind how long each bottle lasts, I'd say this was good value for money. My hair feels stronger, it bounces more, it never feels weighed down and it's easier to style. Even the ingredients listings are OK bearing in mind the poor standard of the high street competition in the natural stakes. It's probably suitable for nearly every hair type, too, it's a great serum! Give it a try!


YES!
NO!
One pump covers all hair, even long locks
Could do without 'parfum'
Smooths hair, makes it look naturally shiny
Ingredients listings are in an extremely small font
Helps with detangling

No animal testing



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Brand: Organix


Size: 118 ml
Price: £6.99 (£5.92/100 ml)

Manufactured: United States

Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, C2-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Parfum, Silk Amino Acids, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Milk, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Albumen (Egg White) Proteins, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Coumarin

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