Saturday, 18 August 2012

Ojon Volume Advance Shampoo, Conditioner and Mousse: Review

Last month a beautiful box was delivered to my house containing four Ojon products. I've heard about Ojon products before from magazines, blogs, YouTube etc. but the price had always deterred me from buying them so I was so happy to be given the opportunity to review them by Boots.



Three of the products I was sent to review were from the Volume Advance range and the other product was their Damage Reverse mask. I'm going to review the Damage Reverse mask separately.

Boots have just recently launched their premium haircare ranges online including Bumble and Bumble and Ojon, with premium haircare counters coming to larger stores in late August to September. Use this store locator to find out when these brands are coming to a store near you. Excitingly, Ojon counters will have a hair advisor to help you choose the right products for your hair type and Bumble and Bumble will have a BB Bar with a stylist!

My hair type - My hair is very long, quite thick and is cut into long layers. The length and thickness means that my ends can become quite dry however my roots need a good clean as they get oilier, quicker than the rest. The texture of my hair is generally quite soft so without the use of other products, it can be hard to get volume or texture. Naturally my hair has some wave but that depends on how it's dried and the humidity. 



Volume Advance: Volumizing Shampoo - Boots - £18

'Prevents shampooing from becoming fine hair's undoing. Washing poses a double whammy for fine hair. First - fine hair is weak and has low resistance to harsh cleansers. But unless cleansed well, scalp oils weigh thin hair down and make lasting volume a challenge. This volume-boosting coconut-derived cleanser fortified with pure Ojon™ oil, nature's hair-repairing golden elixir, plus protein-rich Peruvian Amaranth gently removes dulling dirt, oil and product build up that drag hair down and potentially damage it. Hair feels lighter, cleaner and more buoyant. Even baby-fine, lifeless hair comes alive.'

I thought this range sounded like what I was looking for from a shampoo  but now I've tried the shampoo and conditioner I've realised that this isn't really for me. I found the shampoo didn't get my hair as clean as I would like. Ojon's description states that the shampoo 'gently removes' all the things from your hair that weigh it down and make it feel greasy but gently doesn't seem to work for me. I didn't find this a bad product though and I did enjoy the smell. I think this would work best on finer hair that isn't particularly greasy.

At the moment, I personally don't need to spend this kind of money on a shampoo because my hair doesn't need any specialist care or products.

Volume Advance: Volumizing Conditioner - Boots - £19.50

'Poufs up fine, limp hair with lightweight body. It's a protein boost for fine, limp hair. This daily volumizing conditioner fortified with pure Ojon™ oil, nature's hair-repairing golden elixir, plus Peruvian Amaranth, Lemongrass Extract, Soy and Wheat Protein helps hydrate hair from inside the hair shaft out to increase volume. Special micro-boosters help support and firm fine hair's structure so it can hold voluminous styles all day. Flat, deflated, pin-head hair poufs up and looks full of itself. Hair is full, soft and shiny.'

Again I don't think this conditioner was for me. It did an average job at conditioning the ends of my hair and it did feel light so it was good to use further up the lengths of my hair. However I do like to use an intensive conditioner on the ends of my hair as they do get drier.

For my hair and when compared to this duo, I preferred the Pantene Aqua Light Shampoo and Conditioner which I've repurchased many times. The shampoo did a better job at cleaning my hair and keeping it feeling light and the conditioner was similar to the Ojon one.

Volume Advance: Volumizing Mousse - Boots - £20 

'The powerful blend of natural volumizers work on contact to help give fine, limp hair maximum lift, body, bounce, and flexible hold.'

This actually made my hair a little frizzy and tangled when I blow dried my hair with this applied. I noticed that my hair was more voluminous though but I still had to apply some dry shampoo to give more volume. I wouldn't want to use this every time I dry my hair as the texture can sometimes be a little stiff in the hair.

Although my thoughts on these products have been that for me they're nothing ground-breaking, the other product I was sent has made more of an impact so look out for that review coming soon.

Boots are currently offering a free 50ml Damage Reverse Restorative Hair Treatment when you buy any Ojon product online - full range here.

Has anyone else tried Ojon or decided to take the plunge into premium haircare?

Love Georgia xxx

*DISCLAIMER*: I received this product/these products as I am part of the Boots product testing panel. Some products are sent for me to try as they fit the profile I have given and others I can apply to try. Boots receive these products from brands that are available or about to be available in Boots stores so that the panel will try them out and review them on Boots.com. Panel members don't receive financial compensation or incentives for reviewing the products online. I have chosen to share these products on my blog as I feel the reviews I post for Boots would be relevant for readers of this blog.
I was asked to join the testing panel after I posted a number of reviews on Boots.com.

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