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Adventures in haircare: Ojon

A couple of months ago, I was sent some samples by Ojon, an ethical haircare line available at Arnotts that uses palm nut oil found in the Ojon tree. Honestly I don’t concern myself too much with whether or not …

Wed, Jan 11, 2012, 12:30

   

A couple of months ago, I was sent some samples by Ojon, an ethical haircare line available at Arnotts that uses palm nut oil found in the Ojon tree. Honestly I don’t concern myself too much with whether or not my shampoo is ethical, as long as it does the job, and if that makes me shallow and careless, then, um, well. That’s not great, is it?

I’m not a huge haircare person, but I do have a rather specific routine – I wash my hair almost every day and I then use either Sebastian’s Potion no 9 or Moroccanoil to tame the inevitable frizz that comes hand in hand with having curly hair. I also use a lot of conditioner which means that, firstly, I need a product that is not oily and doesn’t build up, and, secondly, I go through a lot of it – so I’m usually a bit reluctant to buy anything particularly spendy, and at €20 -plus, Ojon happens to fall into that category. But, really, what did I think?

The good: This stuff is, quite simply, great. It hydrates hair without leaving any kind of build-up, it smells lovely (although this seems to be quite a personal thing as some people report a slight ashy tinge; for me it smells like a kind of grown-up citrus scent) and, crucially, it lasts. I’ve had my shampoo and conditioner duo for about six weeks and haven’t had to replace either of them, which is, seriously, saying something. And my hair looks and feels great – soft, strong and shiny, and I haven’t had any of the usual frizz problems (even when I don’t use my regular styling products, which is a first!).

The bad: I can’t really think of a single thing. The price would be bad, if the products didn’t last as long as they have and didn’t perform as they do, but it seems like an investment well made.

The verdict: I’ll have a lifetime’s supply, thanks.

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