OGX Kukui Oil Shampoo & Conditioner

OGX Kukui Oil Haircare

OGX Kukui Oil Haircare

OGX Kukui Oil Shampoo & Conditioner

OGX is a brand I have used quite a few times & never been disappointed with a product. They seem to deliver on quality every time.

I’ve been using a new release from them for just over a month now & I’ve been excited to tell you all about it since the first use. The OGX Kukui Oil Shampoo & Conditioner* have been formulated to deliver hydration & eliminate frizz, sounds like a win-win to me! This range centres around the oil from the Hawaiian Kukui Nut Tree & the Hawaiians have been using the oil from this tree for centuries. It has so many uses such as waterproofing wooden goods & surfboards, soothing dry skin & burns and also as a hair oil.

This natural nut oil is so hydrating and locks in moisture as well as leaving the hair glossy and lightweight. Both the shampoo & conditioner are quite thick but they don’t weigh down the hair. I have been using these twice a week and my hair looks healthy and feels clean, bouncy and silky smooth. This is a great duo if you suffer from the dreaded frizz & flyaway hairs.

This range doesn’t strip your hair of its natural oils but instead protects the hair from free radicals & the elements locking in much-needed moisture. The essential fatty acids found in the Kukui Nut Tree also make it a wonderfully hydrating product for dry rebellious hair.

The shampoo does lather up nicely and both products are easy to rinse out. There is a scent to this range but it’s not too overpowering & I think it smells quite sweet and calming.

You get a lot of product for your money (385ml in each bottle), a little goes a long way so they will last a very long time. I will say that they’re best used as a duo as the conditioner just adds that glossy sheen to the hair and makes it look so much more healthy. These are both SLS free & ideal if you’re looking for a gentle (if you have a dry or irritable scalp) but effective shampoo & conditioner.

Let me know if you have tried this Kakui Oil range from OGX or if you have any other recommendations for this brand.

OGX products are available from Waitrose & they’re currently 1/3 off

Products that are marked with a * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However, if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

July 2014 Empties

What I used up in July 2014

REN Rosa Centifolia Hot Cloth Cleanser* – I really like to use this in the evening as my first cleanse because Its great at removing every trace of makeup, decongesting your skin and it was gentle enough to take around my eyes. Its creamy and hydrating and left my skin very soft. Full review of this here

dr Organic Vitamin E Deodorant – This has been my go to deodorant for about a year now. It does a good job, its gentle and leaves my underarms soft. Its also free of any harsh chemicals which I like. I have many backups – a girl can’t be without deodorant.

No7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser – This is my favourite budget friendly hot cloth cleanser. I always stock up on this when Boots do their No7 vouchers. Its a bargain but it is also gentle and you get a lot of product for your money 200ml last me a good couple of months. If you haven’t tried this yet give it a go, I highly recommend it.

Organix Teatree Mint Shampoo* – I finished the conditioner in this range last month. My husband really liked this shampoo & conditioner duo. I thought it was hydrating and left my hair manageable but not flyaway & it smells so minty & invigorating. Perfect for the mornings. When I can get to a Waitrose I will be replacing them & they last for ages as you get 385ml of product.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir – I have a love hate relationship with this face mist. I really dislike the scent but I like how refreshing it feels on my skin. I like using this when I fly (which isn’t that often) as it a really nice way of keeping hydrated on a flight. Im always torn about buying it & tend to purchase it when its on sale.

No7 Soft & Soothed Gentle Toner – This was my morning toner & it felt like it took forever to use up – this 200ml bottle lasted for about a year. It is a gentle toner that helps hydrate and sooth the skin. I did really like it & would repurchase it again.

REN Vita Mineral Active 7 Eye Gel  – I loved using this eye gel and really liked it for my overnight eye treatment. It helped tighten (but not dry out) the skin around my eye and left the area looking bright and well rested. It was so gentle and felt cooling too. It lasted me about 3 months so thats a big plus.

Bioderma – This was my first bottle of Bioderma & I always wondered what the fuss was all about. Now I know. This Micellar Water is SO good at removing makeup and leaving my skin very soft. It was gentle and you didn’t need to tug or rub to remove eye makeup, it didn’t sting my eyes at all. This bottle lasted me for 2 months & that was using it almost daily. I will 100% repurchase this.

Bee Good 2in1 Cream Cleanser* – This was so lovely and really good for my skin. Its creamy texture was soothing and left my skin feeling clean and fresh. Its kind on the skin, good to bees & a British skincare brand so it ticks all the boxes. This has been a lovely brand discovery & I have a few more products from them in my skincare routine. I’m really enjoying them all.

Indeed Labs Hydraluron Face Masks – If you’re skin needs a boost of moisture then these are the masks for you. They’re sheet masks and look funny & a little scary when on but they work like little miracles. These leave my skin feeling plump, radiant and my makeup sits so much better after using them. After using the mask make sure you pat the excess product in to your skin. Shame to waste all that Hyluronic Acid goodness as they’re are quite expensive but if your have dehydrated skin they will be worth every penny.

Kleenex Shine Absorbing Sheets – These have sadly been discontinued but Home Bargains were selling them for 29p a pack (50 sheets in a pack) so you better believe I bought a butt load of them. I will never run out. These have been a staple in my handbag, on my desk & in my car during this crazy heat wave. They keep me looking shine free & don’t interfere with my makeup.

MUA Undress Your Skin Radiant Under Eye Concealer – This was a little meh & didn’t really do a lot of concealing. This would be better used as a highlighter in my opinion. Oh and this has a shimmer to it, not what I want in a concealer.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

OGX Tea Tree & Mint Shampoo and Conditioner

I don’t switch up my shampoo & conditioner that often as I have quite dry, frizzy generally unmanageable hair and when I find a duo that works I stick to it, but when these bright green bottles landed on my doorstep I was intrigued. Organix now known as OGX is a brand I have seen before &  I’ve read quite a few good reviews of their Moroccan Argan Oil range. I have been trying these two for a month now and thought it was high time I shared my thoughts.

Organix Shampoo & Conditioner

The OGX Tea Tree & Mint shampoo & conditioner* new for Spring & Summer make a great duo, at first the Shampoo was a little drying but after a week of using it my hair felt hydrated and healthy but I do like to use them both together and think they work better that way. I see the best results after I follow up with the TeaTree Mint Conditioner.

These are both light green in colour which was a nice surprise and if like me you normally shower whilst you’re still half asleep the scent of these will wake you up, they have a real energising zingy minty scent perfect for early morning showers. The are a blend of Australian tea tree oils, moisturising milk protein and peppermint oils & together this duo left my hair glossy, smooth and smelling amazing. I also noticed my curls had a healthy bounce to them, but only if I used the conditioner too. This is a lovely final step especially if you like your hair to look silky smooth.

Organix Shampoo & Conditioner

If you have dry/thick hair these will be perfect for you as they add a boost of moisture and also strengthen your hair to minimise breakage. They’re also very gentle for the scalp. Think of them as a 3 in 1 treat for your hair as they hydrate, strengthen and give balance. These are sulphate free (best for locking moisture in), paraben free and cruelty free. The shampoo doesn’t lather up a great amount but I find that it is easier to wash out, I leave the conditioner on for as long as I can, almost like a hair mask. Afterwards I find my hair is very glossy (thats my tip, try to leave it on for as long as you can).

These are big 385ml bottles and will last you ages, I try to only wash my hair every 3 days so even after 5 weeks I don’t think I have made a dent in these. I have also noticed my husband’s been sneakily using them (I can smell the mint wafting out of the bathroom), so if he likes it them they must be good.

OGX hair care (formally Organix) is available from www.waitrose.com for £6.99. They have a wide range of products to cater to your personal hair care needs whether your hair is – frizzy, straight, dry, oily, too fine, too thick or just in need of some TLC.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.