Pros: Luxurious, moisturizing and very effective
Cons: Overpriced, strong / overpowering fragrance, value
This product was provided to me at a Sephora store in Boston, MA. Received two sample sized packets for use. (Explains price paid). But the actual price of the product, for 3.1 oz, is $33.00.
For your reference, my hair type is chin-length 4A/3C (sections), tends towards dry, thick and not particularly coarse, and hates protein.
This is quite possibly the best hair mask I have ever used. The product can be applied on wet or dry hair, and I used my sample both ways. I found that dry was better for controlling the product distribution and getting the most out of this pricey little offering. Ojon's sell seems to be in the presentation of the ornate jar, with branding giving the impression of some Amazonian secret being imparted unto the consumer. While I have to say that I was very impressed with the hair mask, it's not so great that it would be worth ~$11 an ounce. Please also note that I tried this mask when my hair was about 3" long, and it took about 3/4 of an ounce to drench my hair. Just something to think about if you attempt to use this product on longer hair. It soaks right into the strands, but word of warning? The smell is STRONG. From reviews elsewhere it's a hit or miss scent wise, but for me the smell can be most closely compared to rotting pumpkin pie filling. UGH!
Overall Ojon's restorative hair mask can be used even if your hair is not particularly damaged, and the benefits (unlike a lot of hair masks) to your hair are still apparent after it's washed out. But take a look at the ingredients list; I ended up using them as a guideline for making my own hair mask using $1.97 cholesterol, egg yolk (you can use lecithin powder), red palm oil (use very little - less than 1/2 a tsp), and vitamin E oil. The last couple of ingredients for those of you into "hacking" high-end are saw palmetto extract, some citrus-y essential oils and an African plant extract that you can choose to add or omit. (This can eliminate any issues w/ the scent / odor ...)
Good stuff, but worth a second thought if you plan to use as a regular hair staple, and don't have deep pockets.
Ojon Damage Reverse Restorative Hair Treatment Ingredients:
Elaeis Oleifera (Palm) Oil, Prunus Africana Bark Extract, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Lecithin, Citronellol, Linalool, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid, Parfum (Fragrance)