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What is it:
(taken from http://www.ojon.com/) Ojon® Restorative Hair Treatment is a unique, highly-concentrated hair rejuvenator and scalp nutrient made with Ojon® oil the same rare oil used for over 500 years by the Tawira Indians of Central America known as "the people of beautiful hair"™. Its healing effects, documented by clinical testing, are dramatic and immediate. Dry, damaged, color-treated and processed hair becomes restored, fortified, extraordinarily shiny, silky and manageable, right from the first treatment. Even healthy hair shows a noticeable improvement.Ojon® works by penetrating deep into the hair shaft, healing hair from the inside out to provide long-term benefits. As it repairs and seals the cuticle, it traps the nutrient oil within each strand of hair. The result is stronger, fuller, resilient, frizz-free hair that resists damage. Despite its potency, Ojon® is a remarkably lightweight oil that never weighs hair down.The balance is comprised of natural anti-oxidants, natural preservatives and a touch of fragrance. Ojon® is color safe.
In a nutshell (no pun intended), this product is a HIGHLY concentrated oil that is meant to be used as a deep conditioning treatment, a de-frizzer, or a shine enhancer. This product can also be used on the body to ultra hyrdate those rough, dry areas.
Scent: Its hard to describe. When I first opened the package, my intial thought was coffee or espresso. After taking a small amount into my hands and warming it into a liquid oil, there is a smokey-ness to it. Not a cigarette, ive been in a smokey bar all night, smokey, but definitely a smokey smell to it followed with hints of floral. I personally love this scent, coffee, smokey, floral all rolled in one. Even after shampooing and conditioning, I can still smell the scent. So I prefer to wash and condition my hair with something that mixes well with the scent. Typically something that smells of shea butter.
The texture of this is a hard oil in the container. After scooping a TINY (size of a peice of rice) onto my finger tips and melting it, its a very lightweight oil. Not thick like olive oil, but very light and thin.
How to use:
As a restorative treatment: I section my hair off like when I flat iron it. Starting with the bottome section, I warm the size of about a pea into my hand and spread it through the hair shaft and ends of the section working my way up to the roots. I continue this process until all sections of my hair are coated evenly. I brush it through my hair to distribute it evenly. Then I treat myself to a 1-2 minutes scalp massage (as per the directions). I pull my hair up into a messy bun or clip, and let it sit as long as I have. I usually do this after work, or on a saturday so it can sit for a few hours until I wash it out. To wash it out, rinse with warm water, then shampoo and condition as usual. Style as desired.
As a leave-in conditioner: warm a small amount in hands and distribute evenly through damp hair. Style as usual.
As a shine enhancer: Warm a small amount (the size of a grain of rice) in hands and smooth over the surface of dry hair.
After work yesterday, I used this as a hair restorative treatment. After letting it work its magic in my hair for about 4 hours, I hopped in the shower and shampoo and conditioned my hair as usual. I decided to see how this stuff really worked by blow drying and flat ironing my hair (which I havent done in ages!). I used my typical Chi Silk Infusion, and a new heat protectant (review to come) as usual, but my hair looked SO different. It literally felt so much stronger and resiliant. Typically, when I blow dry my hair, it looks like a bird nest, but after using this product it blow dried much smoother and less frizzy. If I was good with a round brush and had more patience, I could have gotten away without flat ironing. But alas, I busted out the flat iron and did my thing. My hair is so smooth and shiney and feel super strong. It smells amazing, and looks just as awesome.
I have used this product 2 times now as a deep treatment and could not be any happier with it.
When you purchase it, it comes with a pamphlet to explain everything about the product(which I though was really cool) with complete directions on the many uses.
If you dont want to fork over the $21 for the small container( which is what I purchased and plan to have a very long time) pop your head into Sephora and see if you can snap up a sample. You wont regret it!
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