I first became aware of Ojon when it came to QVC a few years back when the guest would talk about the indigenous tribe who have used this product and are referred to as ‘the people with beautiful hair’. Since then it has become available on the UK high street and the range has extended from the Restorative Hair Treatment which is their original product to a range of shampoos conditioners, hair treatments and even mascaras.
I have a love hate relationship with this product. The main reason that I don’t like this product is the smell. Bear in mind that I don’t drink coffee and I don’t like the smell of coffee – this product smells coffee and walnuts which for me is not a good combination – not even in cake. The problem with the smell is that when it is on my hair which is waist length, I feel like am an encased by the smell – which is not good. There is now a version of this product with a ‘lighter fragrance’ so it seems that I am not the only person who found the smell overbearing.
The hair treatment is basically a palm nut oil. Another example of a palm nut oil is coconut (yes really). The texture of Ojon is very similar to Coconut oil in that it is a solid wax at room temperature and when placed on the skin it melts. The reason that coconut oil has received a lot of hype is because it is effective and can be purchased at a reasonable price. Ojon is an expensive coconut oil type ingredient. For me, this is not an issue as I am a woman that would happily spend over thirty pounds on a lipstick so I know first hand that sometimes you want more then function for a beauty product and there is no judgement of Ojon for bringing this product to market – after all people love it and buy it. The reason that I raise the similarity of palm nut oil to coconut oil is because of the effect is has on my hair. The first two or three times that I use Ojon on my hair I feel like it really works, but after that I feel like I don’t get the effect that I had previously, so I use it to finish the jar and then I don’t buy it for a while, and then I dip into the range again.
I have come to the end of another jar of Ojon and it will be my last. It does not make sense to repeatedly buy a product that only works for you some of the time. Coconut oil based products are coming to market all the time and subject to them smell not smelling like Ojon, I will trying those products instead.