Sorry I've been a bit MIA, had a lot on my plate the last 2 weeks and with Christmas coming up + working in a shop = less time, que sad face :(
But with any luck I'll be back on track for a while!
So what are we looking at today? ORS's Olive Oil Creamy Aloe Shampoo and Replenishing Conditioner.
Brand | ORS
Product | Creamy Aloe Shampoo & Replenishing Conditioner
Size | 370ml (Shampoo) & 362ml (Conditioner)
Price | £3.49 (Shampoo) & £4.07 (Conditioner)
Purchased from | Boots
Made in | USA
Would I repurchase | Yes
Would I repurchase | Yes
A little bit of info on the brand.
ORS formally known as Organic Root Stimulator is 'the #1 brand in the ethnic hair care market' mainly targeting ladies with afro-caribbean hair. So you might be thinking why did you try this if its not designed for your hair type? Because I like trying new things and this has olive oil in it! Simples.
Creamy Aloe Shampoo
This unique shampoo which includes Olive Oil, Aloe Vera, Panthenol, and Lecithin, provides the hair with maximum moisture. Olive Oil’s natural Vitamin E imparts sheen as it helps protect the hair and scalp during shampooing. Aloe Vera helps to soothe the hair and scalp while Panthenol, which contains Pro Vitamin B-5, penetrates the hair shaft and provides the hair maximum moisture.
This shampoo has a fresh scent that does smell like aloe. It lathers up beautifully and and feels really creamy. It cleans my hair and scalp well, leaving it feeling really soft, silky and moisturised. With some shampoo's, they have left my scalp feeling dry and itchy but this makes my scalp feel like its been moisturised and taken care of and my hair doesn't feel stripped. I can honestly say I love this shampoo.
The directions say to wash your hair with the shampoo once then apply a second time and leave for 2-3 minutes which I don't really have time for but I do shampoo with it twice before following with a conditioner.
Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner™ is a deep-penetrating conditioner that contains olive oil, marine proteins, and sweet orange oil. This conditioner conditions the hair and restores moisture to the hair and scalp.
Olive oil and marine proteins moisturize the hair and scalp while imparting sheen to the hair. Sweet orange oil helps to soothe and condition the scalp.
First off, OMG this smells devine! The sweet orange oil adds a serious oomph to the scent of this conditioner. Its very thick and creamy. Its also very heavy and a little sticky. I have tried to use it several times with the creamy aloe shampoo but as the shampoo its self is very moisturising, combining it with this conditioner on my hair doesn't work sadly. Its much to much for fine hair and doesn't seem to wash out very well. However when used with a regular shampoo (with out any added moisturisers) it works much better, I guess all that moisture is too much. Although I can see it working well with the creamy aloe shampoo on hair that's thicker and coarser than my own.
The directions state to use after shampooing with the Creamy Aloe Shampoo, apply a generous amount, comb through and place a plastic cap over the hair and sit under a dryer for 10-15 minutes or leave on the hair for 45 minutes with out heat. I use this just as a regular conditioner in the shower leave it in for a few minutes then wash out. Any longer for me and it doesn't wash out well. But a quick few minutes is enough to leave my hair soft and smelling of oranges.
All in all I have enjoyed using these two and was glad I gave them ago! I will definitely repurchase the shampoo in the future but am a little undecided on the conditioner.