Florida gets a winter. Know how I know? It was cold as hell earlier this month, with freeze warnings in parts of my area. And with the cold weather comes dry air. The kind of dry air that sucks the moisture out of my hair and causes it to tangle into a dreadlock at the nape of my neck.
To avoid my little dreadlock, I have to put a ton of moisture back into my hair. As Live Curly Live Free says, well-moisturized hair should be free of tangles. My hair never seems to reach that level of moisturization but the closest it comes is when I use the Ojon damage reverse Restorative Hair Treatment. Think of it as the super-fancy version of the Alberto VO5 treatment.
Ojon formulates all of their products with the oil from the nut of the Ojon palm tree, which looks similar to a coconut. It's a light oil with omega fatty acids, which we all know thanks to health news hype and Dr. Oz are extremely important for pretty much everything. So of course, it's good for your hair. The damage reverse Restorative Hair Treatment comes in solid form. You basically scoop out a quarter-sized amount, rub it around in your hands to liquefy, and apply it to your hair. Repeat, working in sections, until your hair is saturated. If your hair is shoulder length or longer, be prepared to use a LOT. You might be tempted to skimp since the product is relatively pricey, but don't. Each time I use the product, I have to apply a significant amount to ensure all sections of my hair are saturated.
To get the best results, I leave the Ojon damage reverse Restorative Hair Treatment on my hair for about 30 minutes. Everyone's hair is different though, so experiment with it and see what works for you. And, WHOA. The treatment makes my curls shiny and soft and bouncy - pretty much everything Jhirmack told me my hair should be back in the 80s, only with less wax and sulfates. Perhaps best of all, since the oil soaks into my hair and doesn't sit on top in a slimy layer (like a silicone does), the moisture stays around for a couple weeks rather than just until the next wash. Ideally I'd repeat the treatment every two weeks, but I'm lazy and forgetful so I pretty much do it when my hair starts to tangle again.
As for the type of hair this product is appropriate for, given the light texture of the oil I recommend that all hair types give it a try. Most hair types can benefit from a bit of moisture. My one caveat regarding this product is the smell. I happen to like the smell, but it is strong. If you are sensitive to even natural smell, the Ojon damage reverse Restorative Hair Treatment Plus with a lighter scent might be the product for you.
My rating on this product is an 8/8. Without it, my hair would eventually tangle into one big dreadlock end give up on individual curl definition entirely. You can find the Ojon damage reverse Restorative Hair Treatment for $19.50 for 1.5 ounces and $33 for 3.1 ounces at Sephora, Ulta, and the Ojon website.
Rating: 8/8 Tentacles