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Ojon Rare Blend Oil Total Hair Therapy

30 Jul

 

 

I wanted to love it, I really did. Look at it! You have to shake up the bottle to “blend” the oils together – so gimmicky, how could I help but try it? Sadly, for me, Ojon Rare Blend Oil Total Hair Therapy was a fail. Not a TOTAL fail – it’s not like it was horrible – but it didn’t work on my crazy hair. It does smell nice and the blending aspect is undeniably cool. The oil has a nice texture and I didn’t need much to do the trick. But I tried it in varying amounts and the result was always the same – weighed down, greasy-looking locks. Now as I have mentioned before, I do have very thick yet fine hair, so if your hair is coarser than mine – or if you like the weight/effect of Argan Oil or Moroccan Oil – you may find this divine. For now, though, I am sticking with my favorite and still champion, Orofluido Beauty Elixir.

 

Phyto Haircare

20 Jul

As I started this post, I was undecided about whether to link to these products for purchase. I promised when I started it that I would ONLY link to products I endorse, and there are some good things about these. Finally I asked myself: Would I buy them again? And I realized no, I wouldn’t, so there’s no reason to encourage you to.

I’m only realizing now, as I type this, that Phytojoba actually contains sulfates. I don’t know how the hell I missed this – as you may know from reading my blog, I am trying to eliminate sulfates from my life. I am usually hypervigilant about them, especially with shampoos, since shampoos contain sulfates about 90% of the time. Maybe it was the leaves on the label, maybe it was all the “natural” ingredients they claim to have, I don’t know. But I missed the sulfate connection until right this minute, which further cements my decision not to recommend.

So, Phytojoba – what’s good? It smells sensational, like coconut vanilla cookies. Not too overwhelming, not like a sunscreen, like a delicious cookie, like a kitchen with something fantastic baking. It has a nice lather (sulfates) and seemed to get my hair quite clean. What’s not so good? Why the hell is this stuff so runny?!? This is the second shampoo I have used recently with this consistency – is this a new thing? I do not like it. It’s basically got the consistency of cough syrup – slightly viscous, but mostly liquid. What this means is if you cup your hand and pour the shampoo into it (and granted, I haven’t taken any polls, but isn’t this what most people do?), it just runs right out of your hand and down the drain. Today I poured a teaspoon at a time into my hand, quickly applied it to my hair, and repeated until I felt like I had enough. If you have long, thick hair, this is a total waste of time and complete annoyance. That about covers Phytojoba – smells good, horrible consistency, and the sulfates put it over the edge into “do not want” territory.
Phytobaume is Phyto’s “normal” hair conditioner –

Highly concentrated in softening mallow extract, this lightweight conditioner gently detangles hair while eliminating static electricity. Hair immediately becomes easier to style, and regains its shine and silky softness.

LIES! It did not detangle my hair. My hair was NOT easier to style. It smelled fine and my hair looked fine after dry but I had to use even more Orofluido than normal in order to get the brush through. Yesterday my husband came into the bedroom to find me sitting on the bed after my shower looking sadly defeated. “What’s wrong?” he asked. “My hair,” I answered. I’d spent about 20 minutes trying to get the brush through – long enough that my arm hurt from brushing. He offered to help and when he tried, was horrified at the rat’s nest he found. So, Phytobaume gets even fewer stars than Phytojoba – the smell is just okay, and it doesn’t seem to do the most basic tasks I ask of a conditioner.

No good. Do not recommend either of these Phyto haircare products, and won’t be buying them – or trying any other Phyto products – again.

Birchbox

26 Jun

What do I love as much as product? Getting things in the mail. So when I heard about Birchbox, a subscription service where for $10 a month you get a box of product samples shipped to you, I yelled, “ALL IN!” I did not research. I did not waffle. I did not ask around. I SIGNED THE HECK UP.

I have been a Birchbox member now for six months. Some months have been unimpressive. Some months have been pretty cool. One month I even got a free, special bonus box (in addition to my regular monthly box), full of Vichy products. Quelle belle surprise! Until this month, only one product had hooked me, and it’s actually one I have since blogged about – Orofluido’s hair oil. I got a nice little tester of it that lasted me for a good week, really enjoyed it, and ended up buying stock in the company. Okay, not really, but I should, because I have bought it for myself twice since and recommended it both personally and in my blog. I also got another product I blogged about, the Miracle Skin Transformer, which I did REALLY like but found to be a little too expensive for the size you get.

Anyhow, I have gotten some other great stuff, but nothing to write home about, until June’s box. June’s box has not just an eyeliner, not just a lip stain, not just a Borghese bath soak… BUT ALL THREE! And some other crap too! Not just one packet of the Borghese bath soak, either, but TWO packets of it, so you can really decide if you like it before ordering.

Damn, Birchbox. You got me. I am hooked. And I can now endorse you fully, far and wide. If you can cut out two Starbucks lattes a month, you can afford a Birchbox subscription. And if you love product even half as much as I do, you can’t really afford not to.

Orofluido Beauty Elixir

12 Mar

Even my puppy wants me to blog today – she’s taking a nap and not getting into trouble for once!

Love it!

Got a sample of Orofluido Beauty Elixir with my Birchbox monthly subscription a few months ago. Originally I would have said I’d NEVER switch away from Alterna’s hair smoother again, and I stand by my review of it as one of the most fantastic hair smoothers I have ever come across. Orofluido, however, is tied for first! Not only does it work just as well – light, soft, detangles and shines without weighing down – but it also smells like a delicious vanilla cookie! If you have been reading my blog entries, you know I cannot resist a beauty product that smells edible. I’d like to mix this stuff with some vodka and make a delicious cocktail. I won’t. But I’d like to.

My only gripe is the glass bottle. Although it’s very pretty and the heft feels good in my hand, I have a glass tile floor in my bathroom and it has been the end of many a glass-bottled beauty product due to my butter finger nature.

Nonetheless – RECOMMEND! And the set you can get through Amazon (linked above) even comes with three little tiny bottles, perfect to pack for a weekend away.