To take care of my heavily highlighted hair I have to rely on regular trims along with a team of super moisturizing shampoos, conditioners and treatments. Thin, watery conditioners for fine hair (which I have) do nothing for my hair and leave me with tangles so I usually look for products that put an emphasis on moisturizing and smoothing. A package from LaCoupe landed on my doorstep that included their “Orgnx” line. This collection is sulfate free, enriched with keratin proteins, avacado oil, cocoa butter and moringa extracts (from the Moringa Tree also known as The Miracle Tree is Asia and Africa).
The Orgnx line is specifically designed for curly, wavy and frizz prone hair, is infused with an exclusive complex of oils and keratin protein to give your hair a mega watt shine, keeping it straighter longer; leaving you with soft, smooth, and touchable hair, no matter how it is being worn.
As you can tell from my picture below…I’m a fan. It’s empty now. I’ve had these products to try out for quite a while..and actually this masque below was what kept my hair healthy in the hot Cancun sun this spring.
I don’t find the regular conditioner moisturizing enough so I use the Orgnx intensive hair treatment Masque after each shampoo. It’s nice a thick, makes my hair easy to comb out afterwards and it doesn’t leave behind any product buildup on my roots. I usually leave on my conditioners and masks for about 5-7 minutes in the shower or longer in the tub.
I promised my hair stylist that I would start remembering to use my flat iron spray each time I curled or flat ironed, so I’ve been using the Orgnx Flat Iron Finish to protect against thermal damage and keep my hair smooth and shiny.
It smells lovely too. Cocoa butter goodness.
Now, if you’re thinking to yourself…well, it’s still not completely natural…you’re right. It’s not. I’m not a natural shampoo type of gal – cosmetics and styling products are a bit of a vice for me but I always try to choose a better alternative as long as it can still give me the feel and look I’m after. So choosing a paraben/sulfate/dea free option is a healthier choice for myself and the environment.
Speaking of healthier choices – it’s hard to find a “good” non-toxic dry shampoo without spending a fortune. The all tend to dry out your hair and um…*cough* contain explosive chemicals *cough*. For that reason I only bring out this guy once in a while when I need to add texture to freshly washed hair for an updo, or to get through another day without shampooing.
The trick to dry shampoo is to use it BEFORE your hair gets gross. If you don’t want to wash the next day, then dry shampoo your hair before bed so you don’t wake up with a greasy mess.
You also need to use enough of it. Separate your hair well and spray about 1-2″ of roots from about 8″ away. Continue to work throughout your hair – just spray and let it be for a few minutes. Then you can either lightly brush it through or just use your fingers to sort of massage it into your hair, bend your head over, fluff your do and you’re done. Now if you’re hoping to push it further than day 3 or 4? It’s likely that no amount of dry shampoo is going to work for more than an hour ;) Also, there are natural and homemade alternatives to conventional dry shampoos but I’m not there yet. This one from LaCoupe doesn’t reek and doesn’t lave a white powdery residue in my hair. I only use this about once a month so that’s a win for me.
Now – onto a giveaway! La Coupe very generously wants to give one of you a set of paraben/sulfate hair care products! One lovely mama is going to win:
LaCoupe Moisture Replenishing Shampoo
LaCoupe Moisture Replenishing Conditioner
LaCoupe Moisture Deep Conditioning Masque
LaCoupe Volume Refresh Dry Shampoo