In my continued search to find the best hair care system for my brittle, baby fine hair, I am working my way through the Organix line of hair care products.
Why Organix? The answer it simple. There is a lot to like about this eco-friendly line that commits itself as much to the environment as it does to its customers.
Additionally, although I have had one “miss” so to speak, I have also found a hair care system that I absolutely love. The one I am about to review falls somewhere in between.
Let’s start with the positives. Organix is healthier for hair because it uses little or no paraben, phosphates or sulfates. Paraben coats the hair, often making it look better on the surface, but providing no real long-term benefit.
Phosphates and sulfates provide cleansing power and lather nicely, but they also strip the hair of its vital natural oils. Additionally, they are not particularly good for the environment as they make their way back into the eco-system.
I love the fact that Organix doesn’t test any of its products on animals. That is an important factor in my book. I also love that they not only use recycled plastics for packaging, but also use environmentally safe ink.
Lastly, Organix seems to make a product that should suit just about anyone’s taste and solve almost any hair issue. Their systems include:
Cocoa Butter to ensure hair elasticity and bring back the shine;
Coconut Milk to replace lost hydration and to provide absolute balance;
Cucumber Yogurt to do away with frizz while also encouraging new hair growth;
Grapefruit Mango Butter for ultimate shine and quenching moisture;
Lavender Soy Milk to provide much need fortification to hair follicles to help control damage;
Mandarin Olive Oil to bring back strength to overworked hair by repairing split ends;
Mocha Expresso to make hair look youthful and lustrous;
Passionfruit Guava to stimulate the scalp and replace much needed antioxidants and vitamins;
Rejuvenating Cherry Blossom Ginseng to wake up the scalp and add volume;
Shea Butter to smooth the hair and do away with frizz;
Tea Tree Mint to add moisturize, maintain balance and ensure bounce;
Vanilla Silk to restore luster and beauty;
White Tea Grapeseed to repair over processed hair, giving it strength and returned elasticity.
My newest foray into Organix is their Energizing Passionfruit Guava hair system. It claims to stimulate the scalp and provide lost nutrients and antioxidants that hair needs to look healthy. But does it work?
This article deals with the shampoo of that system. There is no denying the shampoo smells delicious. It smells a bit like bubble gum. While that is not something I would normally think about putting on my hair, the truth is it feels magnificent.
Shampooing is easy too. All you have to do is apply about a nickel-sized portion of the product onto wet hair. Lather and massage the product into the scalp for the best, and most decadent, results. Then rinse and condition if desired.
Ingredients include albumen, honey blossom extract, hydrolyzed milk protein, organic guava extract, organic passion fruit, panthenol, parfume, silk amino acids, vitamin E and water. It also includes cetyl alcohol, cocamide DEA, cocamidopropyl betaine, cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine, coumarin, dimethicone copolyl, disodium laureth, guar hydroxypropylimonium chloride, gylcol disserate, polyquatemium-11 DMDM and hydatonin, sulfosuccinate.
While it’s a bit too early to know how well this hair care system actually rejuvenates my hair, I do love the softness and shine it has already imparted. Here is my summary review:
Effectiveness: 4 stars. Energizing Passionfruit Guava Shampoo is definitely luxurious going on. It smells good, feels good and leaves beautiful hair in its wake.
Smell: 4 stars. The smell is sweet and sensual, although the bubble gum smell may not be suited to everyone. It just seems a bit odd.
Variety: 5 stars. If the Energizing Passionfruit Guava hair care system doesn’t work for you, there are several other options to choose from. I think at least one of the Organix products will fit the bill.
Packaging: 5 stars. Every Organix system is color-coded to make them easy to find on a retailer’s shelf. The Energizing Passionfruit Guava hair care system comes in a coral colored bottle with a gold cap. Wording is written in black for easy reading. Every bottle is marked with the Organix label. The unusual, nearly flat, oval shape bottles set their packaging apart from the competition.
Ease of storage: 5 stars. The bottle measures 6″ in height by 4″ in width and 2″ in depth. The semi flat bottle is easy to hold in the hand and even easier to store. It will fit easily into a medicine cabinet, a drawer or even a vanity.
Availability: 5 stars. Organix products are now found in most major discount department stores and large drug store chains. They can also be purchased in some beauty boutiques.
Price: 4 stars. Organix products are a bit pricey compared to some of its competitors. Mine cost around $5 at Wal-Mart. Keep in mind; however, that Organix is considerably less pricey than some of today’s designer hair care systems. Those can run $10 and up.
Product purchase probability: 4 stars. The verdict is still out on this one. So far I like the Nourishing Coconut Milk system best but I do like the results from this one too.
Final rating: 4.6 stars. I believe this shampoo works well.
5 stars equals outstanding
4 stars equals good
3 stars equals average
2 stars equals below average
1 star equals poor