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Frizzy, flyaway-prone, and all-around unmanageable hair, meet your match. After just a single treatment, this velvety, potent balm repairs and revitalizes even the most distressed, parched strands. Formulated with strengthening Ojon oil, this pre-shampoo treatment increases hair’s resilience against breakage, leaving it silky, soft and beautifully smooth. Even better—the scent is deliciously addictive.
I've used this product for years and have adopted several approaches to using it successfully. I have very fine, easily damaged, color-treated hair that I also straighten on a regular basis. This product helps repair damaged ends and also helps protect my hair from damage when I use a small amount of it on my ends BEFORE heat styling (blow out or flat iron).
When using it as a repairing hair mask, cover your head with a shower cap or plastic wrap and apply low heat with your hair dryer for a few minutes to warm up the product. Then wrap a towel to hold the heat and leave on as long as possible. Rinse for a few minutes with warm water before you apply shampoo and it will be easier to remove. Don't over shampoo or you'll remove the restorative properties of the mask.
I also use it as a pre-heat styling product. Warm product in hands and use only a SMALL amount on ends before blow drying or using flat iron. A very small amount is needed.
Finally, I use it as a finishing product to tame any fly-aways after my blowout. Again, use a very small amount warmed up in your palms. Unlike other oils, it does NOT weigh down hair or make hair look greasy.
The Scent: it reminds me of roasted coffee beans, cocoa, and other toasty-nutty aromas. I like the scent but my husband does not. So it seems people either love it or hate it. I use such small amounts of it when finishing my hair that the scent is not an issue.
This leave in treatment works wonders for my natural curls, even after years of coloring my hair. I don't know why other reviewers don't like the smell, unless there are new ingredients since my last purchase. It smells a little like cocoa and coffee. I leave it in over night. It washers out easily in the morning with one conditioning shampoo. My hair is softer the very next day. I love it!!!!!5
This product didn't really do much for my hair. It was very sticky feeling and honestly hard to wash out. I do not feel that it helped to reverse any damage my hair has suffered, not anymore then a regular conditioner anyway.2
When I first got my hair tinted, I needed a deep conditioner that wouldn't weigh my hair down. Having a pre-shampoo option was PERFECT for me, since I have fine hair that shows the least bit of overconditioning as grease. I didn't care for the smell at all (in fact, my dog refused to be around me for a while after I used it), but it definitely got the job done.4
A have blond frizzy/straight/kinda-curly hair and I use oil treatments to help maintenance the mess. This oil seemed to stay on top of the hair and never helped change the weight by absorbing into the strands. I've used lots of hair oils before and have at least got a little something out of them. Not this one, which bums me out because I still have 1/3 of the jar left:( The container is sleek and the oils smells great, but don't be fooled. Save your hard earned Birchbox points for something else.1
This product seems awful. The scent honestly reminds me of cigarette smoke. I left the product in for about 2 hours. It made the ends of my hair feel softer but the rest of my hair was very greasy. I had to shampoo my hair 3 times to get the scent out. Would not recommend.2
It smells weird and it seems like it would take a long time for the deep hair treatment to actually work even though it says to leave it on for about 15-30 minutes (can't quite remember). I just don't have the time to sit around and wait for the hair mask to work. I have not seen a noticeable difference of softness and shine on my hair either.3
My thick, curly hair has been destroyed over the last year by--long story--a series of color and cut disasters, after the last of which the top layer of my hair simply stopped curling up and turned to an awful, straw-like texture. I've been trying everything to get it back to it's normal curly state, and finally turned to this Ojon mask, which I was told is particularly great for curls. I've now used it twice--which, for my post-shoulder-length hair, means I've used about two thirds of the pot--and I'm on the fence about it: The first time, I left it in for about five hours, and actually went running and to yoga with it in, so that heat was generated, and I saw a noticeable difference in my hair when I washed it out. The second time, I heated jt up with a blow dryer, wrapped a warm towel around it, and left it in for about an hour, and the difference was much less pronounced. My hair felt softer, but not dramatically so.
So, first, I'd say that this is a product that really needs to stay in your hair for a long time to work. If you can sleep with it in, that's ideal. But leaving it on for twenty minutes isn't going to allow it to penetrate the hair shaft.
But, second, I'm not sure, honestly, as other have said, that this works any better than coconut oil, which I've also been using and which functions in a similar way. If I leave it in for huge lengths of time, I really see a difference. Anything less, not so much.
I loved the smell of this, however my hair didn't respond to this as well as my nose did. I have thick fine hair and albeit my hair was slightly softer, it didn't do all that it said it would do.3
I've almost finished my pot, and honestly I haven't seen a noticeable difference. I have fine, but coarsely textured hair, and I've never found a product that has made a difference with the wire-y texture. I think this product would be suited to more manageable hair types, but if you're in the midst of a life long hair texture struggle, I wouldn't spend the money on this.3