Showing posts with label ORS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ORS. Show all posts

Monday, 29 February 2016

Review | ORS Curls Unleashed

I've been using ORS haircare products for years, especially when my hair was fully relaxed, but have only recently tried products from their Curls Unleashed range which is designed specifically for coily and kinky textures. There's a huge array of products on offer in the Curls Unleashed range so I knew I'd find something that I loved.

At the end of last year I road-tested the  and whilst I love the effect it has on my strands I just can not get over the sweet Mango scent. I rarely like anything that smells like, contains or even resembles Mango so I probably should have guessed it wouldn't be for me but as I still liked the product I thought I'd give some of the other Curls Unleashed products a try. I picked up the  (£6.29) and the (£6.39) from Boots in-store in January (ensuring the aroma was more to my liking first). Both are not as heavily scented as the Mango Leave-In and the Hair Milk has a gorgeous subtle coconut fragrance.

Both products are made with Shea Butter and Olive Oil giving them a creamy texture. The Cocoa & Shea Butter Leave-In is great for smoothing out my strands post wash. I usually apply a liberal amount in sections whilst my hair is still damp to lock in moisture. The formula is so rich and thick I can get away with using this product by itself. When my hair is dry and in need of moisture throughout the week I'll reach for the Coconut & Honey Hair Milk. I love the hair milk most which is great for creating super soft braidouts. The only downside for me is that the bottle is far too small as it's really easy to be heavy-handed with this product. I've now almost finished a second bottle, which considering it's only been two months and I also use other moisturisers seems a lot. I probably will pick up another though as it's cheaper than some of the other moisturisers I use and still does a good job.

Have you tried ORS Curls Unleashed?

Christine Stewart x

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Sunday, 3 January 2016

Review | ORS Curls Unleashed Leave-In Conditioner

I've tried a lot of Leave-In Conditioners and (£6.39)* is definitely one of the best ones I've come across as it softens my hair and defines even the limpest curls.

The instructions state that this should be applied to damp hair, which I've mostly been following, however I've had great results using this on dry hair too. The best thing about this leave-in is I can usually get away with just using this product. Most of my other leave-in conditioners need some sort of moisturiser, or curl enhancing product on top to stop my hair losing definition easily. I do however have to use a lot of product each time or use it more often as my hair seems to drink this up quickly.

The main ingredients are Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Mango extract and Keratin, and I love most of what's actually in it. It does however contain silicones which isn't ideal considering I've started relying on more often recently (silicones usually need a thorough sudsing to prevent build-up). I'm not crazy on the scent of this product either. Maybe it's the mango as it's so sickly sweet and overpowering for me. That's the only real problem I have with this Leave-In and it's such a shame as despite being a great product it's really hard to ignore how much I dislike the scent.

Trying this product has definitely piqued my interest in the ORS Curls Unleashed products which are currently available from Boots nationwide and . There's quite a few different types available and I'm hoping this means the fragrance of the other products are different too. I'm pinning my hopes on the  to replace the one here or the . It would be great to know if any of you have tried these already!

*sample - read my disclaimer .

Have you tried ORS Curls Unleashed products?

Christine Stewart x

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Sunday, 8 November 2015

ORS Hair & Scalp Wellness Oils - Coconut Oil

I've always relied heavily on natural oils for injecting life into my thirsty strands and the range of Hair & Scalp Wellness Oils by have been created to target a variety of tress woes. There's 10 different oils in the range - Tea Tree, Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Black Seed Oil, Shea Butter Oil, Saw Palmetto Oil, Indian Amla Oil, Virgin Olive Oil and Coconut Oil.

I was sent Coconut Oil (£4.99)* to try and as much as I love using straight out of a jar I've been relying on the ORS Coconut Oil most recently as it's so convenient. The applicator tip means I can squeeze a little onto my fingers and apply or just dab it straight onto my scalp.

The product itself is actually a blend of natural oils, including Coconut (of course), Sweet Almond, Corn and Hibiscus. It also has Neem and Rosemary Leaf extract included. Together these ingredients are supposed to soothe breaking, dull hair, providing strength and shine.

You can use this product in a few different ways but my favourite is as a pre shampoo treatment. I warm the oil a little before applying, leave on for 10 minutes and then shampoo (see ). No matter how harsh the shampoo I use is my hair always feels so soft and moisturised I almost don't need to deep condition. If your hair is dry definitely give a hot oil treatment a try! This product can also be used as a conditioner, oil rinse and to add a little shine when hair is looking a little lacklustre.

As this is fairly cheap I'd definitely buy this and I'm interested to try a few of the other oils in this range. Currently I've only seen this available in selected stores or online .

*sample - read my disclaimer .

Do you use hair oils?

Christine Stewart x

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Monday, 3 August 2015

Review | ORS Shealicious

My hair has been looking a little dull recently so I was quite excited to try two products from the ORS Shealicious range - the Shine Booster Conditioning Cocktail (£4.99)* and the Cleansing Balm Sulfate-Free Hydrating Shampoo (£4.99/236ml)*. The shampoo is very creamy and rich and the conditioner resembles a yoghurt pot (muller corner anyone?) Both feature very bright and colourful packaging and smell deliciously fruity.

I used both of these products yesterday, starting with the Cleansing Balm. The instructions advise shampooing twice, leaving the balm on the hair for 2-3 minutes on the second application. The shampoo left my hair feeling very soft and not as stripped as I'm used to with some of my other cleansing products. I then moved onto the Conditioning Cocktail which is separated into two parts, one half containing the conditioner and the other the oils.

The oils are poured into the conditioner and mixed together to create the cocktail. The conditioner is made with Shea Butter giving it a good thick consistency. The oil mix contains Amla, Argan, Sunflower and Sesame Oils. Whilst there's plenty of oil included, there's not much conditioner. The conditioner tub is only about half full but there's enough room, even with the oil mixed in, for the tub to be 3 quarters full. The product also doesn't come with something to mix the conditioner and oil together.

You can use this product as a co-wash or deep conditioner but I wanted to get the most of out this so I opted for the latter. I smoothed the mixed conditioner onto wet hair and applied a plastic cap for 15 minutes.

The pot only contains enough for one application and if your hair is longer or thicker than mine you'll probably need another pot. I like to apply my conditioner generously and this only just about covered all of my hair (which is the shortest it's been for a year, see ).

Despite limited product my hair felt so good after rinsing - it was so smooth and soft. I'd definitely use this product again though it would be much better if this came in bottles rather than for single use. I like to deep condition my hair every wash so if I started using this all the time I'd have to buy a pot every week! I might buy a couple of pots and keep them on hand for when I feel like mixing it up (no pun intended).

I've already seen this product pop up in my local and it will also be available in Tesco from September.

*sample - read my disclaimer .

What conditioners do you like to use?

Christine Stewart x

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