Sunday, 19 February 2012

Product Spotlight | Straight hair without the nasties - Ojon Super Sleek™


I don't know about you but I always find myself wanting when it comes to my hair, e.g. when I finally reached BSL I wanted my hair to appear thicker, so I cut it! Now that it is fuller, I want it long again and I also want to transition a.k.a I am transitioning! Well, the same goes for new and interesting products, I want want want! A few days ago Gidore announced that they are now an official retailer of As I Am™ [post to come]. This discovery resulted in a 3 hour Google browsing session, which allowed me to discover some other new product lines, many of which need to find their way onto my product review list asap! One of the product lines I discovered is the Ojon Super Sleek Hair Straightening System which claims that you can achieve straighter hair without the need for heat or harsh chemicals!

PRODUCT SCOOP
With the strong wave of people transitioning to natural, it almost seems like straight hair is a taboo, especially because achieving it usually calls for heat overdrive or chemical overload. Well, Ojon claims to provide a new and more gentle alternative. This new innovation claims to enable individuals to safely straighten their hair at home using a formaldehyde, lye and cysteine free straightening system.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
The system works by performing 3 straightening actions simultaneously:

1. A gentle reshaping agent safely relaxes, reconfigures and smoothes out the curved structure of hair's keratin bonds making them more supple and flexible.
2. Our proprietary blend including Plant Keratin proteins, an amino acid, pure ojon™ oil and Azurite further helps realign natural keratin bonds, seal in the straightness and fill in rough spots that can make hair frizzy, coarse and lifeless.
3. This gentle treatment acts as an efficient conduit for heat transfer from your blow dryer and flat iron to lock in the straightness for a long-lasting effect. 

Will Ojon™ super sleek™ make hair completely straight?
While it smoothes and straightens natural curls, it still allows you flexibility to create multiple styles from pin-straight to smooth waves or soft, bouncy curls, depending upon how you blow dry or flat iron your hair. You can even leave your hair curly or wavy by allowing it to just air-dry. Whatever style you choose, your curls will be loose, smoother and easier to manage.


The straightening system is said to last for up to 30 shampoo washes, and unlike harsh chemical straighteners or keratin treatments, it matches our hair and skin's natural ph, does not contain formaldehyde, lye or cysteine, does not require gloves and you can wash and condition your hair after just 24 hours.



My final and main question before literally looking for the buy button [which I later discovered is not yet an option in the UK] was whether or not the treatment would permanently change my newly embraced curl pattern, and the answer is, No, Super Sleek works by smoothing out curls and is not permanent. If the product is not re-applied the straight effect wears off and can only be achieved again when re-applied.

Between me and you, the idea of using this seems less manipulative than straightening hair with heat [if you do this often]. It seems far better than some other straightening solutions which still require bucket loads of heat upon application. I guess trying is the only way to know if it really does live up to its claims.

What are your thoughts, too good to be true, a 'natural' insult or a friendly straightening solution for everyone? 



Avec amour...

edF ❥

9 comments:

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    1. Are you natural or relaxed?! Yeah I'm really tempted myself! x

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  2. Lovely post, I love you blog!:-)
    Would you like to follow each other? M.

    My blog in english:
    http://illusoireblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. Your blog is great too! Thank god its in English... i love languages but Czech is hard to read! P.s I'm following too x

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  3. Love this post. I am transitioning too and I have been following your blog for a while now. I was so excited to read that you were transitioning because now I can benefit from some of your ideas. I had been researching ways of safely straightening my hair when I saw this post. This seems awesome. Will definately give it a try.
    www.tutuscorner.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww yes I sure am! Still very nervous about it, but excited at the same time :) Checking out your page xxx

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  4. Hey Fiona! I didn't know you were transitioning now. I am transitioning since October 2011. I love your videos, and I will definitely be joining with you in this transition. I was looking into this treatment and stumbled upon your post. It does sound like a very good product to ease the transitioning issues. I just had a similar treatment done at the salon. It was very, very expensive. I do not see any difference in my texture, but my hair is a tad easier to manage; although, that may be because the stylist chopped so much hair off. However, my hair stays much straighter when I flat iron. No immediate poof and frizz; so I guess that is really what makes the difference. That is actually a great thing, because you get to keep your texture but straighten without frizz and reversion. A win-win situation. I started at MBL and now am a little higher than neck length (*sigh*). But I am determined to continue the transition with no more chops. It would be great if I could do this treatment at home and save tons of money. Please report back if you have tried it or when you do.

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    1. That's so encouraging! How is your transition coming along? I've been curious about the range too but everything comes to the UK so much later than in the US so we still haven't got it!!! I've heard so much about straightening treatments, and though your hair isn't super sleek like relaxers I guess the beauty of it is your hair is more manageable :) Are you still active on Hairlista? P.s I'm going to message you on YT would loveeeee to feature your hair story on the blog if you would do me the honour. Stay blessed. Fi

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  5. Soooooo.... Has anyone actually tried it and have any reviews? I'm fully natural now, have been for over a year, have heard sooo many different reviews, just want to hear something from someone with hair like mine before I try it.

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