Sunday, July 10th 2016 Hair care
Ever since I drastically lightened my hair, it has been needing a bit of extra help with hydration to return it to its former glory. So, I wanted to share my thoughts on the three different hair treatments I have been using lately. They are the OGX Argan Oil of Morocco intensive treatment (formerly Organix), Sebastian Professional Hydre Treatment, and Lush Jasmine & Henna Fluff-Eaze Hair Treatment – so at three varying price points, and made of different ingredients. Keep reading to see how I use them, and what I like about them.
OGX Argan Oil of Morocco intensive treatment*
The way I have been using the OGX hair treatment s as a substitute for a normal conditioner. I shampoo my hair, and then coat my hair in handfuls of the mask and leave it to sit while I wash my body/shave/stand in the warm water contemplating my life. It leaves my hair feeling silky smooth. Now, I have a little bug-bear with OGX and other brands such as Moroccanoil, because they promote heavily that their products are Argan Oil based and yet barely include any of it. For more on this, you can read my post ‘What’s really in your hair oil?‘. Despite the somewhat misleading name of this treatment, I do think it is a really good product.
Sebastian Professional Hydre Treatment
I don’t often buy salon haircare products, but this is one of the few times that I’ve actually coughed up the cash for them. I felt like I had already spent so much money, what’s an extra $80? #thisiswhyimbroke. You know, when you buy an expensive phone you need the case too, to protect your investment. My hairdresser recommended that I use this Sebastian Professional Hydre Treatment as an alternative, she said she likes it much more over the conditioner that’s in the range. The texture is more akin to a normal conditioner than the super creamy mask of the OGX hair treatment. I tend to use this one wash per week, after using the Hydre shampoo.
It’s quite a small bottle, only 150ml and I paid about $40 for it, but I’m glad i did. I may not repurchase it, but that’s purely for my personal financial reasons, not a slight on the product itself. Sebastian Professional products are only available from salons, and stores such as Rodney Wayne’s Shampoo n Things. To find a local stockist visit their website. I purchased mine from Amanda Baker in Browns Bay, Auckland.
Lush Jasmine & Henna Flush-Eaze Hair Treatment
I have mentioned Fluff-Eaze hair treatment before on my blog, as well as on instagram a few times, so forgive me if this is old news, but it’s so great that I need to shout it from the rooftops. I first tried this when I got it as a sample from a Lush store in Melbourne. I mainly got it for the scent because I haven’t thought hair treatments were terribly effective in the past. Oh, how wrong was I about this! Yes, it smells of amazing Jasmine but it is also very effective. Unlike normal hair treatments, Lush Jasmine and Henna Fluff-Ease hair treatment is used before you wash your hair.
I comb my hair, scoop out some of the product and apply it through my hair. Then I pop on either a shower cap or my Wondercap which is a heated cap that infuses products deeper into the hair. The instructions tell you leave it in your hair for 20 minutes, but I usually leave it on for longer, just so I really get my money’s worth. Then I shampoo my hair as normal, and use conditioner. The only downfall of it is because you are applying it to dry hair you need to use quite a lot. This 220g pot costs $33.90 and I probably would only get 5 treatments from it at the most. I say that, because my mum used some, and also some spilled in my suitcase, so it’s a bit hard to judge.
Lush products are available from Lush stores, or their website.
It turns out that going from dark brown hair to a much lighter blonde shade can cause a bit of damage. Whoever would have thought?! I think next time I get my hair done I will get Olaplex since I’ve found out a bit about how it works. People suggested some homemade hair treatments to me, but really it sounded like a recipe for a gross mess. A coconut oil mask is about as homemade as I’m willing to go. What hair treatments do you like to use?
*This product was sent to me for review.