Christmas Survival Guide 3 – Hot Hair for 2 Weeks – orgnx
La Coupe’s orgnx Brazilian Keratin 14 Day Smoothing Home Treatment
We all know that regular heat styling can suck the life out of our hair, and with so many parties over the festive season we want to look our best for each one. There is an easier way though, thanks to La Coupe’s orgnx Brazilian Keratin 14 Day Smoothing at Home Treatment.
Those of you who follow me on Twitter will most probably have seen me mention these products back in September-October when I trialled the products. It passed the Biteable Beauty testing with flying colours in terms of performance.
How to Apply La Coupe’s orgnx Brazilian Keratin 14 Day Smoothing Treatment
The treatment is really simple – first wash hair with the La Coupe’s orgnx Clarifying Shampoo which comes as part of the set, rinse thoroughly before towel-drying. Then apply La Coupe’s orgnx Brazilian Keratin 14 Day Smoothing Treatment from roots to the end of the hair, combing through well. I then put my hair up in a shower cap as I always do when applying treatments to my hair. After leaving on for 30 minutes you then have to NOT rinse out but blow dry with a big round brush or a flat paddle brush before going to work with the hair straighteners. Leave for 48 hours before washing as usual. For optimum results, La Coupe recommend blowdrying and straightening your hair every time you wash it.
My Photo Diary of La Coupe’s orgnx Brazilian Keratin 14 Day Smoothing Treatment
Here’s a few photos I took during my UK trial –
As you can see my hair has a real wave to it. I am happy with how it looks which is why I am not a slave to the hairdryer and straighteners. I also barely have time to run a brush through it on an average day. I’m very much a wash and go girl, to enhance my curls I usually wash my hair in the evening and then plait my hair whilst damp and leave it to dry. This creates smaller waves than in the above photo.
This is how my hair looked in the evening of day 3 just before I was going to wash it. It’s not poker straight but it was super sleek and fell really nicely, as you can see in the photo! Twas almost a shame to wash it. The straightness and manageability continued all the way through for closer to three weeks than two.
Here’s my hair post blow dry but pre straightening. I would happily have gone out in the daytime with my hair like this, in fact sometimes my hair looks pretty much like this within a couple of hours of straightening (can you see the soft kiss curl almost sticking to my face? My hairdresser as a child used to be so frustrated by the wave in my hair – the left side would always behave and curl under whilst the right side always made the kiss curl!)
Here’s my hair post straightening, super sleek and straight, it stayed like this until I next washed it – two to three days later in every instance! Sorry for the weird looking face, is it just me who finds it really difficult to pose for photos you are taking of yourself?!
Ingredients in La Coupe’s orgnx Brazilian Keratin 14 Day Smoothing Treatment
I have to admit the ingredients list is where La Coupe’s product lets itself down. On the front of the packaging “orgnx” implies that the product is organic to me. I didn’t even think to check the ingredients before I used this product! Unfortunately it has some undesirables in it, including-
- PEGs – polyethylene glycol, a chemical frequently found in oven cleaners as they cut through grease. They strip the body of Natural Moisture Factor which weakens the immune system and may be carcinogenic
- Fragrance/parfum, which may mean the product has Phthalates in it along with some other undesirables. Prolonged exposure to these chemicals can cause headaches, dizziness, skin allergies, rashes, violent coughing and vomiting, Clinical observations have shown that exposure to fragrances can affect the central nervous system, causing an array of reactions including depression, hyperactivity, irritability and inability to cope.
Ingredients: Water, Cetearyl alcohol, Behentrimonium chloride, hydrolyzed keratin, morigna oliefera seed oil, cocos nucifera(coconut), theobroma cocoa seed butter, argania spinosa (argan), kernel oil, persea gratissma (avocado) oil, tocopheryl (vitamin E) acetate, panthenol (provitamin b5), aloe barbadensis leaf extract, glycerin, phenyl trimethicone, propylhexyl caprylate, cyclopentasiloxane, PEG/PPG-25/25 dimethicone, dimethiconol, citric acid, fragrance/parfum, phenylpropanol, propylene glycol, methylisothiazolinone, benzyl benzoate, benzyl salicyate, citral, citronellol, coumarin, geraniol, lilial, linalool, limonene.