The Best Shampoo for Hydration: Review of OGX Weightless Hydration Coconut Water Shampoo

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Ladies, your search for the best shampoo to obtain hydrated, soft hair ends here. If you want healthy, hydrated tresses without weighing down your hair, OGX Weightless Hydration + Coconut Water Shampoo is the shampoo you are looking for.

OGX Weightless Hydration+ coconut water review

OGX Weightless Hydration + Coconut Water Shampoo

It is said that a good hair day starts in the shower with a good shampoo. Many drugstore shampoos give you that clean, bouncy and fresh smelling hair, but depend heavily on two of the most common sulphates, sodium lauryl sulphate and sodium laureth sulphate, to give you those perfect results. These sulphates are credited with causing scalp irritation and stripping hair of moisture in most people. None of OGX’s shampoos come with these sulphates and yet give amazing results.

Product Description and Claims:

As per the OGX website, the shampoo is described as
An ultra-light splash of hydration infused with coconut water, electrolytes and coconut oil helps take your hair from parched to silky, shiny perfection.”
The shampoo claims to “transform dry, parched hair into silky, shiny perfection”.

Ingredients:

As per the brand’s official website, the ingredients are listed as follows:
Water (Aqua), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Coco/Isostearamide, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Polyquaternium-10, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance (Parfum), Ext. Violet 2 (CI 60730).

Packaging:

The shampoo comes in a clear, round plastic bottle with a brown plastic lid. It holds 385ml (13fl.oz) shampoo. The advantage of this packaging is that it gives a clear view of the amount of shampoo left and therefore it does not leave you guessing as to when you have to make your next trip to the store to buy a shampoo. The bottle is sturdy and the plastic does not feel cheap, thereby giving it a premium feel. The negative aspect of this packaging is that it is made of plastic and it is not good for the environment in the long run.

Price:

OGX Weightless Hydration + Coconut Water Shampoo retails at ₹725 for 385ml bottle in India.

 My Review of the OGX Weightless Hydration + Coconut Water Shampoo:

For years now I have been searching for the perfect shampoo for my hair. I have fine, mostly straight, slightly wavy hair with medium thickness and length. My major concern has always been oily scalp and dry ends. All hydrating shampoos would make my scalp oiler and shampoos which did not make my scalp oily would dry out my hair ends. Faced with the dilemma of finding a product that would suit both my scalp and my hair, I have gone through many bottles of drugstore and high-end brand shampoos in vain. Recently, a friend suggested the OGX Weightless Hydration + Coconut Water Shampoo and I thought I would give it a try.
Hydration: Two months and almost one bottle of shampoo later, I am a happy woman. The shampoo is a perfect blend for my problem. It left my hair clean without stripping it of its oils and without weighing down my hair. OGX Weightless Hydration + Coconut Water Shampoo strikes the perfect balance between keeping hair silky and hydrated while still being lightweight.
One negative aspect for me was that my scalp became oily the very next day after using this shampoo. So, if you generally have a really oily scalp, you may find yourself using this shampoo more often than other shampoos.
Lather: Generally, SLES/SLS free shampoos are mild and do not cause irritation, but they do not usually lather well. The OGX Weightless Hydration + Coconut Water Shampoo, though mild on the scalp, lathers very well. If you oil your hair you may need to use slightly more shampoo than otherwise. On a regular day, a small quantity of the shampoo will go a long way.
Fragrance: Coming to the fragrance, this shampoo’s fragrance will transport you to your personal tropical heaven. The combination of coconut water and coconut oil give it a mild coconutty fragrance. It has slight undertones of a citrus fragrance that renders it a sweet caramel like fragrance. The fragrance is not too strong and does not linger after a wash. For those like me who do not like coconut fragrance (despite being a Malayali I hate coconut fragrance, yes, I am weird in that aspect), you will be surprised by the sweet fragrance of this shampoo.
Packaging and Quantity: Though the shampoo comes in a beautiful, round, transparent bottle, I was slightly disappointed that it came in a plastic bottle. In this day and age of environmental awareness, I feel all beauty and cosmetic brands need to do their bit to protect the environment by using environmentally friendly packaging.
The bottle holds 385ml shampoo which I feel is a decent amount for the price we pay for it. The shampoo lasted me about two months with regular usage.

Pros and Cons of the OGX Weightless Hydration + Coconut Water Shampoo:

Pros:

  1. It is an SLES/SLS free shampoo.
  2. It is mild on the scalp and yet lathers well.
  3. It makes good on its claims.
  4. It has a beautiful tropical inspired scent.
  5. It does not strip hair of its natural oils.
  6. It does not aggravate hair fall problems.
  7. It gives a good shine and bounce to the hair.
  8. One bottle lasts a reasonably long time even with regular use.

Cons:

  1. Plastic packaging.
  2. Scalp turns oily the day after using the shampoo.

Where can you buy it:

You can buy OGX Weightless Hydration + Coconut Water Shampoo on:
Amazon here
Flipkart here
Nykaa here

Verdict:

I would give the OGX Weightless Hydration Coconut Water Shampoo 4.7 out of 5 stars.
In my personal opinion, OGX Weightless Hydration + Coconut Water Shampoo is the best shampoo for hydration.

It is a The Review Owl tried and tested product.

 

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