I’ve always wanted longer, thicker, healthier hair. So I am embarking on a more deliberate and dedicated regimen for my hair which includes switching up my shampoo and conditioner among other new endeavors. I mentioned in this post that I wanted to get something more favourable for curly hair so I did my research. It was a close call between Shea Moisture and Organix (OGX) but I read and watched many reviews on how the Shea Moisture formula has changed (apparently) so I settled on OGX for both shampoo and conditioner. And in all honesty I just love how cute the OGX chubby bottles are so I had to have them. OGX has a very diverse selection of shampoos, conditioners and other hair care products like oils and treatments made from exotic ingredients from all over the globe. Their products are also known for being rich with minerals and elements that hair needs to thrive like Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium. The choices are insane as they have something for every situation and need and hair type, so it took me a while going through them all thoroughly to make up my mind. I’ve been using these for a month now and I loooooove them.
For shampoo I went for the Weightless Hydration Coconut Water formula because it’s lightweight, nourishing and most importantly hydrating. My hair is very fragile, dry and brittle so I need the moisture boost and something light enough that it doesn’t weigh it down, especially considering I’ll be using other products to style. It also contains electrolytes and coconut oil for life and silkiness without frizz. Bomb, right? The shampoo is clear in colour and doesn’t have that yucky obnoxious noxious coconut oil smell I hate but a light, yummy, almost fruity scent (kind of reminds me of cocopine juice for those that know it) that lingers a little and feels sunny and sweet. This shampoo is very charged and works wonders on my tresses. My scalp and hair feel clean but not dried out to make them feel “squeaky.” I was worried it would not lather well as it is SLS-free and I’d have to use too much but it lathers just as well as sulfate shampoo and I use a normal amount per wash. I love it.
For the conditioner I needed something to fortify my hair structure and I considered the Argan Oil variant but ultimately decided in the Thick & Full Biotin & Collagen formula. First of all, Biotin! Biotin! This is one of the main vitamins that makes hair grow and that makes up a major part of most hair growth vitamins. Collagen is also vital for hair, as it is for skin, in that it’s a natural amino acid that strengthens hair and improved elasticity. This means hair can be manipulated with ease and with less breakage. Flexibility. It also aids hair growth which I am looking to achieve. This conditioner is creamy and slips well and makes my hair feel voluminous and full bodied after a wash. And I’m all about that volume. Thick is better. Plus I can comb through without much fuss when styling. The colour is a beautiful, soft lavender and it has a yummy gummy fruity scent that doesn’t overpower but also lingers a little and doesn’t clash with the shampoo scent.
Combining these two leaves my hair clean, light, full and soft to the touch. And smelling really really good. What I love most about this OGX range is that all their formulas are SLS (Sodium Laurate Sulfate) free, paraben free and cruelty free. The lack of sulfates and parabens means they don’t strip hair and scalps of natural oils nor do they damage the hair structure. Health is not compromised so hair growth is not risked. The other beautiful thing about OGX is that they use recycled materials and environmental friendly inks to make and label their bottles. Good for you and the world. Beautiful. These are available at Super Cosmetics and they go for KShs. 1,150 (USD 11.50) for a 385 ml chubby which is ok for the quality of the products.
So far so good and I feel comforted in knowing that I am already being kinder to my hair by having sulfate and paraben free shampoo and conditioner in my routine. I haven’t been this excited or in love with hair cleaning products in a while and I hope that over the year OGX gets me to where I need to be with longer, fuller, healthier hair. Plus I wanna try some of the other variants in the line so that should be fun. Let me know if you have any hair goals for the year and what you’re doing differently. I’d love to learn. Have a super rest-of-the-week.