My hair has always been a problem factor for me over the last few years. I seem to try everything but nothing really works.
I’d been using the Matrix Biolage line for awhile now (over a year) and wasn’t seeing any improvement after some time.
I had heard about OGX a few times, but when i visited my cousins in August, i had to use their shampoo since i didn’t travel with my own. I saw they were using OGX and i was like okay now i definitely need to try this out! I waited for my giant bottles of Matrix to finish before buying these OGX products though.
So OGX has a lot of varieties and i didn’t know which would be best for my hair issues/conditions. I think i played it safe and bought the Biotin & Collagen Shampoo because these are the two proteins needed in hair to keep it looking thicker and healthier. And i didn’t get the matching conditioner with it…again not sure if this is best idea. I got the Keratin oil conditioner because Keratin is another protein needed for hair health. Plus this stated anti-breakage, so i really hoped this would help reduce my hair fall and split end issues.
First use – super easy to brush through after showering. Conditioner has a stronger scent than the shampoo, conditioner is also not super thick, almost thin/watery when rubbed between fingers and put into hair. Shampoo is literally a shade of purple! Not a strong scent and does not foam up nearly as much as other shampoos do.
Second use – felt pretty similar to first time. Overall, still finding that the dryness to my hair – which has existed for years now, still exists even after using this shampoo + conditioner. Don’t know what more to do at this point to get some life/moisture in my hair. Still no complaints about this shampoo or conditioner though!
After the second use, the day after i ended up getting a haircut cuz i’ve been tired of my hair for about a month now, finally got around to cutting it! Nothing dramatic, just 1 &1/2 inches off length and reshaped my layers. So now using the shampoo on this fresh hair…let’s see if there’s any difference!
Third use – feels the same, just on my shorter hair. Nice and soft afterwards, the anti-breakage conditioner definitely works at least on first day of showering. I barely pull out any hairs when i brush or run my hands through my hair, so i LOVE that!
Unfortunately, that anti-breakage of the conditioner effect, wears off after first 24-36 hours. After that, running my hands through my hair or brushing, does result in some pieces of hair falling out, which is natural though. Wish the conditioner was like permanent ! 😉
After the third use, the next few uses were basically the same. Nothing exceptionally different. I am glad i switched shampoos because something too long is not that great for your hair necessary!
I was getting compliments on my hair looking ‘fuller’ in the center/crown portion and looking like it had life. So in that sense the shampoo was doing it’s job. I’m still looking for best ways to grow/get healthy length in my hair…
Final Verdict: After using this shampoo + conditioner combo for almost 2 months now, i can safely say i cannot go more than 3 days without washing my hair. I never normally do, but i literally cannot do so anymore because by the 3rd day my hair is basically gross (and goes up in a ponytail until i shower to wash it). It definitely is a combo of this new shampoo/conditioner + my natural hair tendency.
That’s the only thing i don’t like about this new shampoo and conditioner. I feel like this shampoo overall leaves somewhat of a greasy or residue behind on my hair from the first day, that does not get noticed or becomes more pronounced by the 3rd. I hate that. Does anyone else feel this way? Ugh. Otherwise i have no issues with this shampoo, it’s faint smell and the sulfate-free is awesome. But Overall i’d give it a 3.5/5
I do want to try more things from OGX so if anyone has any suggestions, leave them down below! My hair is generally dry so if anyone has any tips or products to use, i’d LOVE TO KNOW!
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