Here’s the Organix Rejuvenating Cherry Blossom Ginseng range. It’s supposedly organic but I’m sceptical of this claim.
Firstly, organically-harvested products tend to be on the pricey side, thanks to the labour intensive work involved. Yet this is a fairly affordable brand (each of these products is S$14.90). I’m not faulting the brand for not being expensive but this is telling of its sources. In addition, the exotic Asian extracts appear towards the end of the ingredient lists*, so I do wonder about their efficacy.
Secondly, the ingredient lists are filled with chemicals. I do use commercial hair products and am not an organic-fanatic but I find its name extremely misleading.
Here’re my thoughts after trying out the press samples that were sent to me:
- The shampoo cleans well and though it isn’t stripping, I can’t run my fingers through my wet hair without meeting with resistance – my hair strands can clump together and tangle up.
- The conditioner alleviates this to a certain extent but it doesn’t leave my hair entirely smooth or snag-free – there is some dryness especially at the ends. This, despite letting it sit on my hair for quite a while (sometimes ten minutes or more when I hand-wash my baby’s clothes in the bathroom). As such, it is quite wanting as a conditioner.
- The smoothing spray is quite lovely – it detangles very well without weighing down my hair. It contains alcohol but despite that being its first ingredient, it isn’t drying at all. Instead, it is finely balanced – the alcohol giving it a lightness that delivers adequate moisturise to my dehydrated tresses. It reminds me of Lúcido-L Hair Treatment Water, only more moisturising. It also adds a soft shine to my hair that doesn’t border on or lead to greasiness. Another plus point is that the shampoo and conditioner seem to become somewhat more effective when I use them together with the spray.
The scent on the first two products is too cloying for me, an-almost gourmand sweetness that doesn’t remind me of either cherry blossom or ginseng (though, to be honest, I wouldn’t use ginseng-scented hair care). The spray, on the other hand, has a subtle sweet floral smell that I can take to.
I won’t be purchasing the poo and dish on my own but the shine spray is something I might replenish, thanks to its lightweight texture and good detangling ability.
For a second opinion on the shampoo, do read Vivawoman’s review and her analysis of its ingredients.
* Cherry Blossom Ginseng ingredient list: Aqua (Water), Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Parfum, Glycol Distearate, Dimethicone Copolyol, Cetyl Alcohol, Cocamide DEA, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-11, DMDM Hydantoin, Panthenol, Silk Amino Acids, Organic Cherry Blossom Extract, Organic Ginseng Extract, Albumen, Bamboo Extract (Oil), Hydrolyzed Rice Milk, Protein, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Coumarin.
Cherry Blossom Ginseng Conditioner ingredient list: Aqua (Water), Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Parfum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, DMDM Hydantoin, Panthenol, Silk Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Organic Cherry Blossom Extract, Organic Ginseng Extract, Albumen, Bamboo Extract (Oil), Hydrolyzed Rice Milk Protein, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Coumarin.
Cherry Blossom Ginseng Shine Finish Spray ingredient list: Alcohol, Cyclomethicone, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone Copolyol (Silica), Phenyl Trimethicone, Parfum, Panthenol, Panax Ginseng Extract, Prunus Yedoensis Flower Extract (Cherry Blossom), Bamboo (Bambusa Arundinaceae) Extract (Bamboo), Oryza Sativa Extract (Rice), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E).