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Is Ojon restorative treatment any good

Anonymous Asks:

I was curious about what you thought of the Ojon products, specifically their restorative hair treatment. Is this any better than other products, and how would it work to improve your hair?

The Right Brain Responds:

Ojon’s oil treatment consists of palm oil, fragrance, and a few extracts. It’s particularly interesting because recent research has shown that only SOME oils will actually penetrate the hair. Mineral oil and sunflower oil, for example, will not penetrate. But coconut oil (which is essentially the same as palm oil) will filter deep into the cortex because it is so similar to hair’s natural lipids.

Why is that a big deal? Because the natural oils in your hair help make it flexible and waterproof. Washing your hair removes some of these natural oils. So it is possible that applying coconut oil to your hair can fight some of the effects of this oil loss. Once inside the hair, the oil serves as a re-fatting agent.

However, this type of conditioning won’t have much effect on the cuticle, the outer layer of hair, so you’ll still need to use a good conditioner to smooth the hair and make it easier to comb.

Is it a good value? Well, that’s another question. Any other coconut oil based product should do about the same job and should be much cheaper. Off hand we can’t recommend any specific brands, but look for products that feature coconut oil as the first ingredient. (If anyone has any recommendations we’d be glad to review them. Just let us know.)

Is there anything to their rain forest hype? Well, their rain forest story seems well intentioned but this ingredient isn’t proven to work any better or any differently than non-rain forest ingredients. Coconut trees only grow in tropical climates, but there’s nothing special about trees from the rain forest. So, if you like Ojon’s products and you want to support their cause AND you can afford the $55 for this product, then by all means buy it. But don’t buy the product just because they tell you their rain forest extract is better.

The Beauty Brains bottom line

We haven’t tested this product but based on recent scientific research, the palm oil used by Ojon should penetrate the hair. Therefore it could protect your hair from over-washing. However, at $55, it’s a bit pricey so shop around for other coconut oil products because you may be able to get the same effect for less money.

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  • Juliana February 20, 2014, 2:06 pm

    If I buy coconut oil and apply it directly to my hair, would it work?
    By coconut oil I mean the raw material. Like the one we use as one of the ingredients for soapmaking.
    Thank you!!

  • Monica Mehta June 23, 2014, 4:04 am

    Hi,

    i have multiple grey hair , so i use colour to hide them. I had colour my hair in salon couple of times . Wella koleston. But it is too expensive to colour them everytime in salon. hereby i bought the same product and started colouring at home with ratio of developer 1:1 ( where developer is 6%). But now my hair has lost its shine. it became too rough. I am using morocon oil products but dont know what to d with colouring.

    Recently i have also started using ccunut oilso that atleast some moisturization will happen

  • Monika January 27, 2015, 2:27 am

    Hi!

    It has been shown in recent years that the production of palm oil contributes hugely to the deforestation of rainforest. Some of the consequences of this is that families loose their homes and have to move because big companies makes plantations where they used to live. The palm oil industry is in general extremely unsustainable. Therefore, there is a huge social and environmental argument for buying coconut oil instead.

    I’m surprised that this is not mentioned in the article, as this information is easy to find and several big environmental organisations like WWF have had huge campaigns aiming at reducing the use of palm oil. For example, in Norway, most food brands have removed palm oil from their food after high public pressure, and “palm oil free” is often seen on the front of packages.

    Therefore I highly encourage people to buy coconut oil instead! 🙂

    If you’re interested, more information can be found here: http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/footprint/agriculture/palm_oil/

  • Steve Gretzinger January 12, 2016, 1:47 pm

    Note that American palm oil Elaeis oleifera is not grown commercially in plantations and that used by Ojon Corporation comes mainly from natural forests managed by Miskitu Indian tribes in Honduras…in this context, the harvest and sale of the oil is actually a good conservation strategy for them as it provides a good livelihood. The African palm oil is the driver of deforestation that you mention and not used in Ojon products as far as I understand.

  • Olga Casulli Rosado January 14, 2016, 12:54 pm

    HI, I have very dry to damaged to normal wavy/curly/frizzzzzzzzzzz bomb type hair. I tried all and just about everything on the market. nothing worked. I just wasted my time and money trying to find the right product, but, no luck. “But” when I found OJON HAIR PRODUCTS I found a Miracle. this is by far the best” best product in the market like no other. it relaxes, shines, and makes all the frizz be gone as if I have no damage to my hair. I love it. I use it every day because I love haw it makes my hair feel. not that you have to use it every day. you can use it once a after you shampoo your hair. I love it. I will never spend my money on any other product. this one works I don’t know what I would do without it. my main item that I love and use the most is the Ojon Damage Reverse Restorative Hair Treatment. I also use shampoo conditioner and before shampoo treatment. I also use it on my face and hands it works wonders. I have Olive skin/long black hair to the back of my pants pockets and hair products could only be one… Once I found this product I feel in love with it. I now have been using this product for about 7 years and would never give it up. I would never go back to any other product. you have to try it and see for yourself. once you try it you would love it and never go back. love, love, love, it. you have to try it.

  • MaMoyo T January 28, 2016, 3:52 am

    I too have tried Ojon products and found them to the excellent. I have extremely course African hair and Ojon really helps my hair relax. I have however, found another equally good product by Salcura. It has omega 3,6,7 and 9 from sea buckthorn. It is also SLS, perfume, coloring and chemical free. And much cheaper than the Ojon products. Best wishes.

  • Nancy Richards March 29, 2016, 12:49 am

    I have the hair treatment, I love it, have had the same jar for 5 or 6 years, a little dab will do you & I love the smell of it , as it says put down a towel or old pillow case , it was worth every penny !

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