My hair woes and how dry it gets need no additional reiteration, especially if you’ve been following my blog. In between salon treatments which can get rather costly, at-home maintenance is inevitable so I am trying Organix Repairing Awapuhi Ginger haircare products at the moment. But before I get into that…
What the hell does hair products have to do with the beach and bikini photo of yours truly above, you ask? I took that photo years ago suntanning at Waikiki Beach on my trip to Hawaii. Why… Awapuhi Ginger is a Hawaiian plant that’s commonly used for shampoo and hair conditioner, so when I tried the Organix haircare products I couldn’t help but miss the awesome time I had at Hawaii. I’ve been to Hawaii a handful of times now but there isn’t a single thing I don’t love about being there. The native people are super chill, Hawaiian food is mad awesome, the beaches and sunsets are gorgeous.
So this is what my hair looks like normally at home these days. Frizzy, untamed and annoyingly dry. The latest episode of my battle against my dry hair included my hair scrungee being entangled with my hair when I was trying to undo a hairbun. :\ I had to yank the scrungee out of my medusa hair, imagine that. Grrrrrr~ it made me seriously consider whether I should chop it all off!
In comes Organix Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Instant Recovery Mask and Dry Styling Oil to the rescue. These affordable duo are helping me keep my sanity (and hands off the scissors) before I get to book an appointment at a hair salon for proper treatment.
If the headlining product name of Awapuhi Ginger makes you think of an exotic plant, indeed it is! Awapuhi Ginger isn’t the ginger that we use to cook but it’s a flowering plant that’s commonly assosciated with Hawaiian Islands. The clear slimy juice present in the mature flower heads is excellent for softening and bringing shininess to the hair. It can be left in the hair or rinsed out. Hawaiian women often pick or cut the flowerheads of this plant in the forest, as they approach a pool or waterfall for a refreshing summer bath, leave the flowers atop a nearby rock, and then squeeze the sweet juices into their hair and over their bodies when the swim is completed. The sudsy juice is excellent for massage also. Sounds so darn luxe and dreamy already.
The Organix Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Instant Recovery Mask is great for hair that’s been excessively treated and/or subjected to heating tools. *guilty look* Bad enough part of my hair has been bleached, it doesn’t help that I curl my hair from time to time also. (I have a horror story to share about the use of heating tools on hair btw, which I shall save for another post.) The hair mask has a flowery scent and it is thick in texture. Because it is relatively inexpensive (SG$15.90 at Watsons), I can really slap this mask onto my hair and go extra generous on the hair ends.
After rinsing, I apply the Organix Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Dry Styling Oil to seal in the moisture and I let my hair air dry. The Dry Styling Oil repairs and restores moisture to damaged hair by heat and styling tools and kick out the frizz and dryness while making hair shine. Without blowdrying my hair, you can see above the results after using Organix Repairing Awapuhi Ginger haircare products. If I were to blowdry my hair, it’d look a lot smoother and silkier without the tiny flyaways – but since I’m at home most of the time, there’s no need to subject my hair to any heating tools unnecessarily eh?
I DON’T love heat if we’re talking about it burning my hair and roasting it into a dry tangled mess.
I DO love heat if we’re talking about the sunny beaches of Hawaii. ^^
These pictures make me want to go back to Hawaii again… there are still so much to explore and enjoy in the islands. *dreamy sigh*
Aloha Aku No, Aloha Mai No…
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