The Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Dry Styling Oil ($7.99 for 3.3 fl.oz.) is a styling treatment from the latest hair care collection by Organix, Repairing Awapuhi Ginger. The line is targeted to dry, coarse hair textures but claims to be safe for all hair types and also color-treated hair. The product is formulated with awapuhi ginger plant extract and hydrolyzed kertain proteins and is advertised to strengthen and add radiant shine, softness, and bounce.
I’ve never heard of a “dry styling oil” much less used one, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from this product. The first time I used this oil, I applied it after washing my hair with the line’s shampoo and conditioner and followed up by blow drying. I let my hair dry to about 80 percent, then distributed about a dime-sized amount to each of the four equal sections of my hair. Its consistency is much like a light hair serum and it has a nice light and sweet scent (that stays in hair for a while).
Initially, the oil goes on like many other silicone-containing serums but dries almost instantly as if you never applied it. There’s no greasy residue or look (but I wouldn’t apply more than needed, either). I didn’t notice a shine more noticable than my hair’s natural sheen, but I did notice an immediate softness and lightness to my thick, curly/coily hair texture. I blew out my just-above-brastrap-length hair straight and afterwards it felt lighter, silkier, and smoother in comparsion to previous blow outs without this product. I absolutely loved how the dry styling oil made my hair feel after I completed my styling by flat ironing – silky smooth and soft with lots of body and movement. I honestly couldn’t stop touching it! To finish, I applied a little more to tame flay-a-ways.
To recap, the Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Dry Styling Oil is a keeper. While it doesn’t deliver much more shine for me, it does provide added softeness and silkiness without weighing hair down or drying it out. I’d like this product even more if the cap had been a pump because it’s a little difficult to control how much product comes out. But having used this product on both my straightened and textured hair, it proves itself to work for a range of hair textures. Dry styling oil has a new fan.
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Availability: Most major drugstores.
[This sample was sent to Miss A for consideration of an honest review.]