Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Ojon Rare Blend Oil Total Hair Therapy (review)

There are serums then there's this: a high quality blend of seven different nourishing oils sourced from all over the world: “From tropical Tahiti to the Kalahari Desert in Africa, from the remote rainforests of Central America and beyond”. Ojon has already seriously impressed me with its Rare Blend Deep Conditioner Intensive Restorative Treatment and I have high hopes for this as well.

Ojon Rare Blend Oil Total Hair Therapy

It certainly looks good – the high quality, gold-topped bottle is encased in a highly decorated box complete with ribbon. Excessive? Yes, but it goes some way to giving that premium feel that some customers love so much. Three distinctively coloured layers (known as phases called amber, crystal and red for some reason) are in the bottle and emulsify when you shake it to give you a beautiful creamy-pink concoction.

Ojon Rare Blend Oil Total Hair Therapy
Ojon say only one drop is needed to target dry or damaged areas of hair. This will, in theory, make the 45 ml for £30.00 seem like very good value, but in actual fact I found my shoulder-length, thick hair needed a bit more than that. A dribble – about the size a five pence piece – was required to work through my damp hair after shampooing.

You can also use a little less on dry hair to smooth, add glorious shine and soften your hair. Be aware not to use it near your roots, though, or you'll get limp, oily locks that'll need washing or dry shampoo fairly quickly. I prefer to use it on damp hair as a conditioning boost and to help detangle – this helps get a wide toothed comb through my wavy hair.

If you start with a little and add more only very sparingly you'll be able to work out soon enough how much your hair needs. Once you've got the balance right you should enjoy – as I have – shinier, more healthy looking hair that feels beautifully smooth without it being weighed down. It's a surprisingly light oil mix if you don't overdo it.

Ojon is owned by Estée Lauder which tests on animals.  Ojon itself tests on animals, too; it's all very disappointing.  The product isn't amazingly pure like you might think, either.  While it does contain a lot of plant extracts it also contains artificial colourings and silicones.

£30.00, though, is it worth it? I've used some really good serums that are half the price but I actually think this is worth the premium price if your hair really needs help. However, if your hair is in generally good condition, as mine is at the moment, thankfully, you probably won't need the extra nourishment and intensive therapy this oil blend provides.

Lasts a long time - even if you use more than they suggest
Still expensive, though
Will help to repair and care for damaged hair
Good condition hair won't need its intensity
Looks, feels and even smells premium
Not as natural as you might think


Brand: Ojon


Size: 45 ml
Price: £30.00 (£66.67/100 ml)

Manufactured: United States

Ingredients: Dimethicone, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Glycerin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Elaeis Oleifera (Palm) Kernel Oil, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil, Commiphora Wildii Oil, Ximenia Americana Seed Oil, Sucrose, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Dipteryx Odorata Seed Extract, Gardenia Tahitensis (Tiare) Flower Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Maltol, Pantethine, Panthenol, Sodium Chloride, Saccharide Isomerate, Polyquaternium-55, Phytantriol, Panthenylethyl Ester, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Wax, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamte, Vanillin, Linalool, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzaldehyde, Red 40 (Ci 16035)

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