Every so often I’m invited down to Ojon HQ to find out what’s new with the brand and have a blow dry, which is an experience I always really look forward to as Ojon products are such a pleasure to use. I’m a massive fan of the Colour Sustain Pro shampoo and conditioner – a phenomenal duo that leave my coloured hair gleaming – but as I’ve recently gone for the chop, I need to go for something a bit more volumising which is why I’m currently using the Volume duo, more on that later! In the meantime, the one product I think everyone associates with Ojon is the Damage Reverse Restorative Hair Treatment.
The above picture is a brand-new pot and the below one is the one I’m currently about half way through and have used for three treatments so far. The Ojon Damage Reverse Restorative Hair Treatment took me a bit of a trial and error to get it to work for me as it’s a pre-wash treatment that does it’s best when given plenty of time to work. After a bit of experimentation, I’ve found two things that make a big difference. Firstly, apply loads; the packaging recommends 1.5 teaspoons but I like to keep going until my hair feels really drenched rather than just a little greasy. I can achieve the drenched feeling with what probably equates to about 3 teaspoons worth – I scoop it out, break it down in my hands so that it becomes a thick oil, then I work it all over my hair. I aim the majority at my lengths and ends but I also like to get the roots too – the great thing about a pre-wash is that you can go all out as you’ll be giving it a thorough washing out afterwards.
Once this is done, I use a comb to work it all through before putting it in a ponytail and leaving it for as long as I can. I like to blast it every so often with the hairdryer – following the theory that a little heat will help it penetrate – but you could always wrap it in a towel to keep the heat in. I tend to use this on my Sunday pamper days when I know I’m not going out, so I can then have it on for hours and hours. For example, yesterday I put it on at 3 and washed it at about 8. If you’re hair is prone to oiliness then I’d recommend a good double cleanse before conditioning and styling as normal. The great thing about this treatment is that hair looks incredible healthy and revitalised after one use, and because it’s a pre-wash, it doesn’t weigh hair down, yet it still gives hair that great shine you can only get from serious TLC. Lastly, it can also fit in with any kind of hair care routine and you can even wear it overnight if that’s easier, although I would recommend using an old pillow case to stop any staining. The pictured pot is 100ml which is £34.50, but you can also buy a 50ml pot for £19 if you want to try it out before committing. Both pots can be found here – link.