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Happy Earth Month! That’s right, what began as Earth Day in 1970 has now become a whole month dedicated to increased green awareness. We’re going to kick it off with one of my personal favorite Natural hair lines; Ojon and their iconic product, the Restorative Hair Treatment.
If you’ve ever been interested in trying this product, now is the time! Because during the month of April, Ojon will donate 10% of Treatment sales at Sephora (in store and online) to their partners at the Rainforest Alliance.
This partnership, and the product whose sales they chose to benefit it, makes perfect sense. The main ingredient in the Restorative Hair Treatment (and the product in their line that has the largest concentration of it) is what they’ve dubbed Ojon oil. It’s a palm nut oil that can only be found in remote tropical rainforests of Central America. The nut that produces the oil is harvested and extracted by the Miskito Indians (or Tawira, in their native language), as they have done for over 500 years. The delicate method continues to be done entirely by hand to help ensure the protection and sustainability of the natural environments of Honduras.
But here’s the thousand dollar question, does it work? Because as you may know, it isn’t cheap ($55 for 4.5 oz). Here’s a hint, they don’t call the Tawira “the people of beautiful hair” for nothing!
The Restorative Hair Treatment contains no water or silicones. It’s pure, rich, and highly concentrated in a thick, hard butter form. With the enclosed wooden comb, you scoop a small bit into your palm and rub to emulsify it. Then, run it through your hair from roots to ends, treating both your scalp and hair (and your hands! Mine felt fabulous afterward.) You leave it on for 20 minutes and can even heat it with a hair dryer for extra moisturizing. Or better still, wear it to bed with a shower cap.
The results? Nothing short of amazing. My color-treated, desperately in need of some TLC hair felt softer than it has in ages and looked noticeably healthier after just one use. It may just be the deepest conditioning I’ve ever given myself. Expensive, yes. But I found the result to be well worth it.
And then there’s the scent…
There’s 2 camps on this: people who love the scent, people who hate the scent. If you’ve tried Ojon, you know what I mean. Due to the Ojon oil, all of the products have a very distinct smell to them. Because the Restorative Hair Treatment has the highest concentration of oil, it also has the most concentrated scent. Those who like it (I’m one of them) will liken it to chocolate or cocoa, coffee, incense, even soil. Those who don’t seem to pick up on a smokiness. Regardless what notes you pick up, there’s no denying it’s a rich, earthy scent. And personally, with these results, even if I didn’t like the smell, I’d use it!
we heartsters, have you tried this or any Ojon products? Tell us your thoughts!
Buy the Restorative Hair Treatment HERE and support the Rainforest Alliance.