OGX Hydrate + Defrizz Kukui Oil Frizz Defying Curl Cream - review

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I received this product in a Priceline haircare baggie last year, and it took me a while to open it because I had a few hair treatments on the go and they take so long to get through. Happily Project Pan helped me finish off an old one, so I was able to open this product at the beginning of the year.

My golly, what have I been missing all this time?! Trust OGX to come up with something as brilliant as this. Indeed, I like it so much that I've taken a punt and bought the matching black versions of the shampoo and conditioner, rather than replacing my HG brown macadamia oil ones (reviewed here), so I'll be opening those up soon and can't wait to try them.

Anyhoo. On to the product.


OGX claims/product details:
  • Precious kukui nut oil has natural hydrating and waterproofing abilities
  • A perfect blend infused with kukui nut oil, an ancient Hawaiian secret
  • Helps create and define frizz-free curls
  • Add an infusion of creamy coconut milk and sweet jasmine to the party and you've got tumbling waves with tonnes of shine
  • To use: apply a small amount to palm, rub hands together and then apply evenly to the surface of damp, towel dried hair, working through to the ends
  • RRP $17.99 AUD for 177ml, but do shop around (it's 30% off at Priceline right now)

There's what the product looks like:


Verdict

This stuff is amazing and I reckon it's nudged out John Frieda's Frizz Ease from top position on my hair treatment list. The John Frieda product has been a favourite for years and I never thought anything could beat it, but I think something finally has. I still can't quite believe it!

It's a thick, waxy product that melts into more of an oil/gel hybrid once warmed by your hands. It has a light, fruity scent that does linger a touch in your hair, but in a good way - it leaves your hair smelling fresh and sweet without being overpowering or interfering with your perfume.

I've applied this to both dry and wet hair and I've noticed no difference in terms of whether it works better either way. What I will say is that a little goes a long way, and I wouldn't over-apply it because that's when it might start to weigh the hair down and reduce the time between washes.

What I love about the product is that it de-frizzes my dry, wavy hair and adds a healthy amount of shine. It also makes my hair more bouncy, soft and manageable, and the effect lasts for days so you don't need to keep applying it.

On the product claims: yes it hydrates and manages frizz; yes it defines curls and waves; and yes it does give your hair shine and makes it look bouncy.

The other good thing is that it's lightweight and I can't feel or see it on my hair once it's applied. So it's not greasy and doesn't leave a crunchy residue, and it also doesn't reduce the time between washes because it doesn't have that annoying build-up effect that I get with so many other products.

All in all, I love this product and can't recommend it enough. It's a god-send for those of us with dry, frizzy hair that tends towards dullness and tangles. My hair just looks shiny and healthy when I use this - a rare thing for my parched strands.

Love. I can't see myself ever being without this product again!


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