Say goodbye to fading color and damaged hair with Ojon
Welcome readers to another wht Green Monday review. When the gals at wht asked me to write a guest review, I was so excited, especially when I discovered the subject of my review – the Ojon Color Sustain hair care line. Let me explain, I’m a bit of a hair-dye-aholic. From white-blonde to blue-black and every shade in between, my hair has seen it all.
I’ve changed hair colors the way other women buy a new lipstick or rearrange a room. You know, to signify the start of a new season, or “celebrate” the end of relationship or just for a little pick-me-up. Some buy nail polish, I’ll dye (or pay some one else to dye) my hair.
The only drawbacks? Constant coloring can be murder on your hair. The dying and/or bleaching process strips hair of natural protections and leaves mine dry, frizzy and vulnerable to the elements.
Almost worse is watching that new color go down the drain after a few washes. And when I’m counting my pennies (as we all are), the last thing I need is to wash and style my color away.
The latest from hair titans Ojon, the Color Sustain collection just may be the solution to the biggest dye dilemmas of hair damage and fading color. And they do it with natural ingredients and eco-conscious practices!
Renowned for their ingredients like Ojon oil, (aka ‘nature’s golden elixir’), a super rich, revitalizing oil found only in the rainforests of Central America, Ojon the company is committed to “sustainability, protecting the rainforests and preserving the traditional indigenous way of life” of its people.
Plus, all of the Ojon products are made with natural ingredients, and without the likes of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, PABA, petrolatum, paraffin, DEA and synthetic color. They are also an animal ingredient free company, with the exception of cruelty-free honey and beeswax.
As for the Color Sustain collection, this four piece line could not have come at a better time. I recently paid to have my hair dyed a fabulous, vivid auburn. This was a splurge, since reds are the hardest colors to keep (as any hair-dye addict knows). I figured come summer, I would cover my roots and fading tresses with a dark brunette hue from the drugstore. Not so fast!
The entire Color Sustain collection contains a breakthrough technology that helps seal in color and keep it vibrant for up to 6 weeks. Each product contains the duel punch of Ojon Oil to help repair damaged hair and Tahitian Monoi to increase shine. And these beauty scientists know their stuff! Using the Color Sustain line has helped keep my auburn hue full of rich reddish warmth and shine without turning it orange or brassy.
I’m loving the scent, feel and effectiveness of all four of these products but I especially adore the Color Revealing Shampoo ($22). This lush, creamy shampoo works into a rich, full lather. Plus the coconut-derived formula leaves my hair so soft, I feel like I could skip the conditioner. (But I would never do that!)
But the big breakthrough, is what this shampoo does – it actually makes hair water-repellent. Remember how we talked about watching your hair dye flow down the drain? The peeps at Ojon recognized “It is water exposure that is responsible for the majority of color loss.” So water-repellent strands of hair equals longer lasting color!
Next up, the Color Revealing Conditioner ($23). This medium weight, hydrating conditioner is the perfect pairing to the rich shampoo. The soothing formula is not too heavy, nor too light and really helps calm and soothe my rough ends. After a shower, I can easily get a wide tooth comb through my wet hair – my big test for any conditioner.
The Color Revealing Conditioner is formulated with Ojon oil, Tahitian Monoi, Sunflower Seed Oil and Rosemary Leaf Extract to protect hair color and bring a smooth, light-reflective surface to each strand. Does it work? I’m not a scientist, but I am five weeks into my dye job and where I normally see dull, muddy hair, I’m seeing rich color and shine! Woot.
The Color Protecting Cream ($24) is the icing on the hair color protecting cake. This light weight conditioning cream is packed with the same natural ingredients as the Color Revealing Conditioner and adds an extra layer of shine and protection to hair.
I use a dab of this cream on damp hair to help ease in styling, then use a second teeny dab on the ends of my hair once it’s dry. And while I have fine hair, this does not make my hair limp or greasy.
Finally, there’s the Gloss Finishing Hair Spray ($23.50). For starters, how much do I love that this hair spray contains UVA/UVB sunscreens. Next to water, sun exposure is a prime culprit in causing hair color to fade. Now, when I’m going into the sun, I can add another layer of protection to my hair and keep it in place.
To make it even better, this medium hold hair spray adds even more shine to hair and doesn’t leave a dulling residue. And for once, I love the scent of a hair spray! You won’t be running from the room after you spray your hair with Ojon.
My five week old dye job and I agree – Ojon’s Color Sustain collection delivers what it promises -healthy, vibrant hair that truly holds on to color. While my auburn shade has faded a bit since day one, I have seen a visible improvement in the lasting color. (Week five looks more like week two.) I’m thrilled to be able to give the whole Color Sustain collection an enthusiastic five stars!
Readers and testers – are you a hair-dye-aholic? Is the Ojon Color Sustain collection helping to lead you down the shiny, healthy hair path?[ratings]
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