5 January 2012

Ojon Damage Reverse - Shampoo and Conditioner

Morning Lovely People

When I first started blogging my hair at the time was in a state; coming out in clumps, dry, brittle, limp, lifeless or just utter bleugh as a result of being poorly. Now 9/10 months later, my hair has come on leaps and bounds; still a bit hit and miss, but on the whole doing a lot better. Towards the end of summer I was contacted by a lovely PR team offering me the opportunity of trying Ojon products. I'll be honest, I had never heard of Ojon so proceeded to doing some research. After being asked a series of questions and detailing my hair complaints, I was sent the Damage Reverse products which I shall review for you all today. But before that, if you have never heard of this brand (which I'm sure many of you have), I will give you a quick overview below.

Ojon are a haircare brand who are focused on improving damaged hair. As indicated by its brand name 'Ojon' is in a fact a vital ingredient (ojon oil) which is injected into all its products. Ojon claim that the Ojon oil is the key ingredient to revamping and re-injecting the life that has depleted from the masses with damaged hair. Ojon further go onto claim that whenever ojon oil comes into contact with hair, it restores radiance, suppleness, bounce, body, volume and vibrancy, to help repair even the most damaged hair (Ojon, 2011). 

June 2011 was the relaunch of some of its products, and Ojon have now introduced 5 rituals that have products catered for varying hair complaints:
  • Damage Reverse - dry, damaged hair
  • Dry Recovery - dehydrated, dry hair
  • Volume Advance - fine, limp, flat hair
  • Full Detox - all hair types
  • Colour Sustain- colour treated hair
Now onto the review of the Damage Reverse range

Damage Reverse Restorative Shampoo

Hair is weakest when wet which amplifies any damage you already have. This luxurious golden gel fortified with nature's golden elixir, Wheat Proteins and creamy coconut derived cleansers transforms into a rich lather that actually begins to help repair damaged hair in the shower. Smoothes ruffled cuticles and unwinds tangles to prevent breakage. Hydrates and helps restore health. 
(Ojon, 2011)

As of late, I have become extremely wary of what shampoos I put in my hair, partially due to my hair journey (which I will be blogging about more in the year), and avoiding products that contain mineral oil, petrolatum and etc. My hair is also very 'picky' as its  Afro-Caribbean type, but has been chemically straightened, and not all shampoos/conditioners agree with my hair. Taking those factors into consideration, and reading about the Ojon products, I thought I would give them a try, as previous reviews highly rate these products, and they seem very promising. 

First stop (in the washing process) the shampoo. At first glance, the packaging is neat and tidy, and clearly specifies what it aims to do and the hair complaint its targeted at (damage reverse - dry/damaged hair). The shampoo bottle has a clear top whereas the conditioner has a brown top so you can tell which is shampoo and conditioner (pretty clever I thought).  The smell of the shampoo smells very clean, with a hint of oranges and chocolate?, although there have been reports of it smelling like quite earthy, a bit like soil! The shampoo is quite thick in texture, and looks milky white. Using a generous amount, I got a very generous lather (perhaps too much). Rinsed thoroughly and my hair smelt lovely, didn't feel stripped but it left my hair feeling very very 'mushy', which I was a little disappointed by. My hair also felt very tangled afterwards, which was slightly annoying when it came to trying to distribute the conditioner evenly through my hair.

Damage Reverse Restorative Conditioner

Detangles, moisturises and revitalises damaged hair. This lush, concentrated daily conditioning balm doesn't just sit on the surface. It actually surrounds dry, brittle hair with nourishing lipids including pure Ojon™ oil, nature's golden elixir, antioxidant-rich Brazilian Buriti Oil and Murumuru Butter. Helps seal in vital moisture and create the perfect buffer against daily damage. Instantly detangles. Hair looks healthier, silkier, smoother and shinier.

(Ojon, 2011)

As with the shampoo, the conditioner is the same; brown bottle, with ample information. Only slight difference, as explained above is the brown top which signifies it's conditioner. The conditioner is a lot thicker than the shampoo, has a light hint of yellow (ojon oil) and smells very similar to that of the shampoo, but perhaps a little stronger? Using a generous amount to cover my hair (concentrating on the root), I massaged as directed and then rinsed. My hair afterwards felt amazing; soft, shiny and healthy, and it smelt lovely.

The RRP for the Damage Reverse shampoo and conditioner is £20.00 each.

Overall Thoughts
Ojon are a brand that pride themselves in creating products that target many hair complaints, such as dry, dehydrated, fine hair. Each product has been specifically formulated to correct and improve the hair complaint. With regards to the damage reverse shampoo/conditioner I personally am not so fond of the shampoo but I like the conditioner, and have noticed great improvement in my hair. However at RRP £20.00 for 250ml, I can't help but think this is slightly expensive if used on a daily basis? . .  .

Will I be purchasing?
Shampoo - No, Conditioner - Yes

If you are interested in knowing more about Ojon/Damage Reverse, then please click here.

*My review is 110% honest, genuine and true. Although PR samples were sent for consideration, and I did some research before use, neither have influenced my views in any way shape or form.


  1. I have these products in my stash and to be honest I never reach for them. I may give them a try again next week after I get my relaxer.

    Have you tried diluting the shampoo with water in a scalp applicator bottle? That might help the lather situation

    Great Post :)

  2. Sounds like a really interesting brand. Think I'm gonna find out a bit more about this ojon oil haha

    - Allie x

    Allie UK Blog

  3. I have been looking at ojon colour duo for my colour treated hair and have heard mixed reviews. why is it so hard to find the perfect shampoo and conditioner?! x

  4. Chloe Ryan Makeup5 January 2012 18:19

    These sound really cool!

  5. OMG that is really expensive. I thought the stuff I get from my salon was bad enough at £10 a bottle... eek! x

  6. Serenity of Beauty6 January 2012 02:45

    @Shereen - No I haven't tried diluting but I will give it a try sometime soon

    @AllieUK - Yes, do look into them. Quite a few people swear by their products, and have seen great results.

    @Sian - Yes, I can't help but think they are very expensive, especially if the user washes their hair every other day?!?! I do however like the conditioner, which my hair likes.