4 years ago
I bought this 9 months ago after trying to do my research on a more natural hair oil than Moroccanoil (which smells great and appears to work but which is mostly silicone). I also get a lot of split ends. At first I also found it to seem greasy if I didn't use the tiniest amount. But over time I seemed able to use more and more (partly because my hair also grew longer and longer, but the effect didn't seem entirely dependent on that). After using it 9 months, I am not confident it changed anything about my split ends. Recently I was trying to find the ingredients (even though I thought I had figured it out in the beginning), and I realized you have to peel the label back to find it (but it's well made so it isn't obvious). Turns out, some of the primary ingredients are silicones and the bulk of the oils used are (in order) sweet almond oil (ingredient #2), olive oil, avocado oil, palm kernel oil, macadamia, jojoba, sunflower, and castor seed oils (and a few others in diminishing importance). So what is "ojon oil"? I have no idea, but I think it is a mix of many common and inexpensive oils with a hefty price tag and few silicones mixed in. I have even used this oil mixed in with my lotion on my skin and I have noticed zero effect. That is, no difference than in my lotion alone minus a temporary extra "sheen" to my skin that doesn't actually appear to cause long term moisturization. While I will admit that one bottle lasts forever and ever, I stopped using it and will probably throw the remaining half away. My goal was to find a hair oil that doesn't use silicones as the application vehicle, but this product fails on that count. If your hair is being coated with silicone, then all the "benefits" you think you're seeing are an illusion.
About reviewer (8 reviews)
SkinAcne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
HairOther, Straight, Fine