Name: Dry Recovery Intensive Hydrating 2 Minute Hair Mask
From the packaging:
Intensively hydrate and re-condition your dry, dehydrated hair in just 2 minutes. This nourishing, creamy mask with Blue Agave Nectar (rich in oligo-minerals) instantly infuses hair with essential hydration. Formulated with Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Mango Seed Butter and Ojon Oil, a 500-year-old beauty secret. Seals hair’s cuticle and locks in moisture to keep hair healthy and resistant to future damage. Hair instantly becomes more manageable, easier to comb and style.
What I liked:
– creamy consistency, neither too runny nor too thick
– very moisturizing, leaves hair soft, manageable, and easy to style
– doesn’t weight hair down
– because you only need so little, it will last you for ages
What I didn’t like:
– unpleasant scent
– not suitable for oily hair
“What on earth is this stench?,” I thought, as I was massaging a small blob of Ojon Dry Recovery Intensive Hydrating 2-Minute Hair Mask through the lengths of my hair. My nose curled up as it got a whiff of the rancid herbal citrusy scent. It smells like it has gone bad, but it hasn’t. Whoever formulated it just threw in all the oils and herbal extracts they could possibly think of, and while the result is beneficial for your hair, it isn’t that pleasant to your nose.
I admit I hadn’t smelt the mask before using it, but even if I did, I would’ve still been deceived. When I sniffed the product inside its huge, round, pale yellow jar, the scent wasn’t particularly pleasant, but it was subtle. And so it was afterwards, on my hair. I’m not sure if it is because I only used a very small amount (thankfully, this stuff is so moisturizing you need very little of it), or because I used a stronger scented, deliciously smelling shampoo beforehand, but the rancid odour of the mask didn’t persist on my hair for long. It’s only when you apply it that it hits your nose with all its full force.
If you can put up with a few minutes of discomfort, and have dry hair, you may actually like this mask. A pale beige in colour, the mask isn’t runny nor thick and doesn’t weight hair down. The instructions say to use it only once or twice a week and use it after shampoo. Conditioner? I didn’t use it. Although called hair mask, this is a conditioning treatment too. It’s full of nourishing ingredients and must be rinsed off after a couple of minutes. Doesn’t that sound like a conditioner?
Besides, my hair is oily, so I wouldn’t want to apply too many moisturizing ingredients on my hair. That’d just make it even more oily. And this mask is already too rich for me. While it left my locks soft, shiny, and hydrated, the next day my hair started to itch a bit and needed to be washed again. I guess that’s what happens when you use the wrong product for your hair type. But it was given me by a friend, so I just had to try it.
Instead, Ojon Dry Recovery Intensive Hydrating 2-Minute Hair Mask is a wonderful treatment for dry and damaged hair. Although infused with any oil you can think of, Palm Oil is the only one used in a high dose. What does it do? It moisturizes hair. The other two main conditioning agents are Cetearyl Alcohol, a fatty alcohol with hydrating properties, and Behentrimonium Chloride, which creates a protective barrier on the hair that makes it smooth, manageable, and less prone to breakage. Even my very prone-to-knots hair was pretty easy to detangle afterwards!
water, cetearyl alcohol, palm oil, behentrimonium chloride, glyceryl stearate se, safflower seed oil, bergamot fruit oil, orange oil, soybean oil, orange flower oil, camphor bark oil, palm kernel oil, cananga odorata flower oil, sweet violet extract, rosemary leaf extract, blue agave leaf extract, sweet almond seed extract, coffee seed extract, astrocaryum murumuru seed butter, shea butter, mango seed butter, potassium stearate, dimethiconol meadowfomate, hydrolized soy protein, hydrolized corn protein, hydrolized wheat protein, butylene glycol, potassium hydroxide, linalool, limonene, methylchloroiso thiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, phynoxyethanol
Ojon Dry Recovery Intensive Hydrating 2 Minute Hair Mask is a wonderful treatment for dry hair. It hydrates it, leaving it soft, shiny, and easy to detangle and style. But it is too rich for oily hair, and the scent isn’t very pleasant.