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22 Sep 2016

Using OGX to grow princess hair*

OGX is a brand I'm passionate about, it's my secret trick to keeping long, full locks and there is no better treatment for sensitive, colour treated hair or for my scruffy ends. Their shampoos are unique
in that they don't contain parabens or notorious Sodium Laureth Sulphate, an ingredient in many shampoos that, with constant use, can cause hair to turn dry and straggly. This was my problem every time my hair grew, it wouldn't make it past a certain length without needing to be trimmed off again. 
Ever since 2015 - when I wrote about them here! - I've been able to colour my hair and still keep it as long as I wish, which I am so happy about. The Cherry blossom and Ginseng range has been on my wishlist for ages not purely because they are pink haha and I was thrilled to collaborate with OGX and trial the gold tipped bottles. This range is possibly my most favourite so far, delivering a blissful bathroom experience along with the softest, most luxurious feeling hair I've ever had, locks en pointe!
The scent is beautiful, it takes you to another place in time. Unlike other OGX fragrances this one isn't tropical, it's the most ethereal and beautiful floral scent - the aroma of sweet cherry blossoms is enchanting and your hair smells of them for days afterwards. I wish there were a perfume with this exact scent! Use paired with L'occitane's Amande Almond oil, the scents juxtaposed are exquisite. You will smell like a cherry bakewell and have the softest skin and hair ever experienced, I promise!
The shampoos are usually so nourishing that I don't even need to use conditioner, but my hair welcomes the treat. The bottles are definitely cute but sometimes tough to squeeze the product from, especially with slippery hands! From past experience, the bottles last over half a year for me; they feel endless haha. They are slightly pricier than other haircare products at around £7 but I try to take advantage of offers in Boots. I love that with a couple of bottles I am easily stocked up for the year!
A few hair care tricks and tips:

. Try to leave as long as possible between hair washes
. After applying shampoo and conditioner in turn, leave each for 2-5 mins before washing
. Apply conditioner to the ends of your hair: this helps me to go longer between hair washes
. Wash hair first so the soapy water won't dry it out
. Be super gentle to your hair when it's drying, as it's most vulnerable to breakage at this point. I squeeze out the ends with a towel and try to dry naturally, maybe adding a bit of mousse when damp.
. Keep to a healthy diet, I'm trying to stick to the 80/20 rule haha; and get your daily intake of Omega 3 (think sardines) for boosted brain power and super shiny hair.
Overall I love how it transforms both my bath time experience and my hair. Having my hair in good condition brings out a curl in the ends and I don't notice nearly so many split ends, so I don't have to go to the hairdressers as often. Cherry Blossom is now available in selected Boots stores but if it's not in yours yet, try the Vitamin B5, it is super hydrating and comes in a similar fragrance. For me, this brand is bathchanging in the sense of Lush bath bombs; once you try it, you can't go back!

46 comments:

  1. Ooh I love OGX and this scent sounds amazing! I need!

    franalibi.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you so much Francesca - it smells amazing as it looks! :D ♡

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  2. This looks so dreamy! Absolutely love your gorgeous photography, I'm in a cloud nine of total pink perfection just reading this <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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    1. Wow thank you so much Sophie, that means so much! I'm so glad you liked it! ♡

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  3. I have never tried this brand before but I will most certainly be trying this on payday! Love Cherry :D xx

    Danni, www.buttonbaker.co.uk

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    1. Haha I definitely recommend it! I'm yet to find a Cherry Blossom in my local stores but hopefully it'll be in all of them soon! :D ♡

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  4. I wish I had hair like yours. I always lovingly look at OGX in the shops but I'm not sure if they test on animals or not... I just stick to what I know!

    Claudia // Lipstick Theory // Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Awww thank you so much Claudia! I can happily confirm that OGX do not test on animals, completely cruelty and paraben free! It's a non guilty pleasure! :D ♡

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  5. My sister just bought the coconut milk shampoo and conditioner from this line and it is absolutely amazing! I've seen my local Priceline have these on sale and there were just so many options I couldn't choose. I loved reading your post on these cherry blossom ones and just might head out and buy these. Really enjoyable post!

    -Sophie xx || Cherries and Perfume

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    1. Ahhh I love that they have so many options, I want to try them all haha! My favourites have got to be the purple variety and this one, they make my hair feel the nicest :D the coconut milk range is lovely though and that scent! Awww thank you so much Sophie!! ♡

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  6. To be honest I would probably buy this product just for the pretty packaging haha, thank you for sharing! I am so glad I stumbled across your blog, it is really lovely and I hope you keep up your amazing work! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha wow thank you so much Adele! I'm so happy you like my blog and are enjoying it, thank you so much!! ♡

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  7. The pink packaging looks too cute! I might be buying the products just because of it haha..

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    1. Thanks so much Mitch, haha it does look so pretty next to your bath! :D ♡

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  8. I love OGX! I've tried the coconut milk one and it was awesome. I'll have to pick this one up soon!

    Renee | Life After Lux

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    1. Thank you so much Renee! The Coconut Milk one is so nice too, I used that one recently! ♡

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  9. Such a lovely pink post! <3 I have heard of this brand but never tried it, may have to now because your hair is looking amazing! <3

    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Awww thank you so much Zara, so sweet and kind! ♡

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  10. I kept seeing this brand in stores but never tried it. Now I am convinced! Great review!

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    1. Wow thanks so much Christina, let me know what you think! :D ♡

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  11. I've tried many of OGX products but have yet to the cherry blossom line. The bottles always catch my eyes but I tend to go for another one of their shampoos and conditioners because I feel like these won't work well for some reason. With that said, after I finish my current OGX shampoo and conditioner I will be buying these for sure. ♥

    mooeyandfriends.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thanks Michelle! Which ones have you tried? The purple one always works best for me, aside from the cherry blossom range :D do you use any other products on your hair? ♡

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  12. Ooooh my I am absolutely in LOVE with the colour of your hair I can't wait to dye mine that colour! :D The packaging is so lovely and I am sold by the fact that it is CHERRY BLOSSOM scented mmmmm will have to check it out :)) Great post I am loving all your gorgeous posts! x
    www.rosieauthorwriting.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha awwww thank you so much Rosie! I had a feeling you would like it, I can't wait to see what your hair is like! Awww I'm so glad you are enjoying my blog, I am enjoying yours, especially love the new design! ♡

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  13. Wow you have me sold on these OGX products, I enjoyed your in depth review of the shampoo and conditioner. The ingredients are better than most which is good, and the pink packaging is adorable. Your hair is so pretty too! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

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    1. Ahhh thanks so much Helen, I'm so glad you enjoyed it and your comment made my day! :D ♡

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  14. Your hair makes me envious ha! It's stunning. I also absolutely love OGX and use them religiously when I don't have extensions. I love the look and sound of this range, I'll have to keep an eye out for them!

    fourcatsplusus.co.uk | Amy x

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    1. Wow thank you so much Amy, so kind of you!! I absolutely love yours too, haha OGX is magical! :D ♡

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  15. I have always wanted to try these but they don't sell them in any stores I go to :( I will get my hands on them one day! Hehe
    Ciara
    https://bellisssimo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Haha me too I hope, I've yet to find them in a store but I'm sure they will be in them all soon! These are permanently on my wishlist, got to get my Cherry Blossom fix haha :D ♡

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    1. Thanks Heather, I really recommend! ♡

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  17. These sound amazing! I'm gonna have to give them a go, and the packaging is so so cute too! x

    |Georgia Megan|

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    1. Awww thank you Georgia! They look so pretty on the edge of your bath/shower haha :D ♡

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  18. I've tried a few bits but OGX in the past but I think they were just the wrong ones for my hair as I never really got the hype :( that being said I totally want to try more of their offerings and this range sounds lovely, I adore the packaging too! <3
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    1. Thanks so much Cara! Which varieties did you try? The purple one and cherry blossom range work best for me :D awww thanks! ♡

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  19. i have really horrible hair and these products look promising! but unfortunately these products arent available at my place :(

    Mellie,
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    1. Thanks so much Melody and aw no, try ebay? I always go there to look for cosmetics that aren't available in my local stores :D ♡

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  20. This does sound so amazing! Thanks for pointing me to the review it was really helpful xxx

    Gemma
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Awww thanks so much Gemma, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! ♡

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  21. I really liked the Argan Oil range but I found the silicons broke me out on my chest and back :( I do love the sound of these though, the scent sounds gorgeous <3

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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    1. Ahhh no! I know those feels, my skin is allergic to just about every skincare product out there :( it would be handy to try a sample to see if you reacted to it! ♡

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  22. Woww! I have to try it! ♥ Thanks for sharing ! ;)

    XX, Mai *** Outfit: Patched parka - Maikshine ***

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    1. Thanks so much Mai, so glad you liked it! :D ♡

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