OGX Bamboo Fiber-Full Shampoo & Conditioner Review

Hi Guys!

I love a good OGX 2 for £10 promotion as much as the next Boots loving maniac, so when I last went into Boots and saw the colourful array of OGX products I thought I would try a new range. I’ve tried the OGX Biotin & Collagen range before and the Niacin and Caffeine but this OGX Bamboo Fiber-Full range caught my eye as the bottles are bright green!

They just look like they would do good for your hair (I know that’s not the most concrete reason to buy a shampoo and conditioner lol but let’s go with it).

This range of shampoo and conditioner claims to plump up the look of your hair using bamboo fibers and soy proteins – I’d assume that something as natural as bamboo would work well to nourish your hair but I haven’t actually come across many beauty/haircare products with this ingredient in. Cue my wide eyed intrigue!

I was disappointed by one thing straight away that I should have realised…but the actual liquid isn’t green! Waaah – I squeezed out some of the shampoo and did a bit of a double take when I saw it was clear, then had some crushing disappointment when I realised it was just the green bottle. However, I gave it a good sniff and I was pleased! It smells lovely – it has a really fresh natural scent, unfortunately I couldn’t smell it on my hair afterwards when it was dry and styled so it must have all washed out, but it was still lovely while I used it in the shower.

One thing that’s great about OGX shampoos is that they really lather up well so your hair always feels like it’s had a deep clean – the shampoo and conditioner formulae are never thin and watery, meaning they are packed with great ingredients and you get lovely clean hair.

I already love OGX shampoos and conditioners as you tend to get alot in them! These bottles are 385ml and they feel very sturdy – perfect for anyone prone knocking stuff over, like me. 🙂

The conditioner is a greeny white colour and smells LOVELY! I love conditioners that really coat the hair so that you can almost use them as an intensive mask to hydrate the ends of your hair and I knew I could definitely use this one in that way.

After washing, drying and styling my hair for the first time I brushed through it using my Wet Brush and Tangle Teezer (now my hair is alot longer often I have to tackle it with both as it can get knotty!) I noticed that my hair had become a bit…elasticcy (hey you squiggly red line I know that’s not a real word). As in, when I brushed it, it was like some of my hair strands STRETCHED! I’d rather this didn’t happen as I don’t want my hair to break, I will need to see the more I use it but other than this weird elastic side effect the rest of my hair felt strong and shiny. My favourite range from OGX so far is the Biotin and Collagen one – it smells so good, like sweet and smoky at the same time!

Have you tried this shampoo and conditioner from OGX?

What are your favourite brands for hair products? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

Thanks for reading,

Rosh xxx

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OGX Biotin & Collagen Haircare – My god this smells insanely good…

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OGX is a brand that I have always loved – whenever I go into Boots I always sneakily wander past the haircare aisle to see if there are any offers on the brand because that’s when I love to pick up supplies and try out new ranges :).

I have been using these OGX Thick & Full Biotin and Collagen products for a few weeks now and I have to say I’m really blown away by the quality and the amazing scent that these products have. Since chopping my hair last year into a short bob I have been really trying to take care of my hair and use products that will promote hair growth and health.

The first products I tried were the shampoo and conditioner – I LOVE LOVE LOVE the packaging of this range. The deep purple and fancy gold colours really scream amazing quality and nourishing ingredients. The colours also make me think of a far eastern country and the scent of this range is so heady and musky and delicious. If you imagine like a really beautiful smelling eastern market with perfumes and incense and all amazing smells – that is how I would describe the scent of this range and you can definitely smell it on your hair after using it.

(how many times do I want to use the word and)

By the way, the reason the note in the picture above mentions Red Bull is because I had originally reviewed the Niacin & Caffeine range and was convinced that it smelled like Red Bull :’)

The Amplifying Lotion from this range is probably my most favourite product. I used this approximately 10 minutes ago, applying it to damp towel dried hair and running it through the ends. It’s kind of gel like and it smells just as I described – I wish they would launch this as a perfume! It really reminds me of this scent The Body Shop used to sell called ‘Tobacco Flower’ (this is taking me back lol).

OGX Biotin and Collagen - smells so good!

The oil is probably the product I’ve used the least but because this range has such an amazing smell I can’t wait to use it more – I seriously cannot rave about this range enough lol. I’m a preacher!

What is your favourite OGX range?! (It’s ok if you want to say ‘them all’ because I’d back you up big time)

Thank you for reading guys 🙂

Roshni xxx

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You need something in your life…it’s called ‘Fushi’

I discovered that the Fushi’ Really Good Hair Oil (DAMMIT WordPress stop auto-correcting this to Sushi) existed whilst on Instagram, one of the beauty bloggers I follow posted a picture of her empty bottle and I was very intrigued!

I had been looking for a hair oil that promotes healthy hair – something that hasn’t got lots of chemicals in it and has benefits of stronger, healthier hair after use. ‘Fushi’ Really Good Hair Oil is available from Feel Unique – that’s where I got mine from and it contains 98.5% organic ingredients! It even has a batch date on it…

Fushi Hair Oil!

I have started to use this twice a week, applying this into dry hair and massaging it right into the roots and lengths of my hair. This isn’t the kind of hair oil you could leave in your hair and go out with – it’s an oil so it looks like one, so unless you like the ‘Dipped in a Vat of Chip Fat’ look – don’t leave the house! Haha.

This oil contains Brahmi, Argan, Indian Jasmine and Coconut oil and the scent turns out to be quite jasmine-y, heady and incensey. I actually really enjoy using this oil because it isn’t massively heavy (considering the ingredients) and I quite like the scent.

Fushi Hair Oil 2

I have noticed my hair has been growing quite quickly recently, but I have been TRYING to do this and am therefore using a number of different products (like the OGX Niacin & Caffeine Shampoo & Conditioner and the Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment). I have been using the hair oil twice a week and leaving it in for around 2 hours each time. If you REALLY want the oil to penetrate the hair you can use a hot steamy towel to wrap around your head once the oil is in (obvs) and it will soak in deeper into the hair shaft! (LOL shaft).

What kind of effect does it have on my hair? WELL look at the picture below – this shows you just how shiny my hair was after using the hair oil for the very first time:

Fushi Hair Oil Effect

I am really impressed! Now it’s become part of my weekly routine and I’m really enjoying using it and knowing it’s doing good for my hair…

Have you guys tried anything out from the Sushi, I mean, Fushi range?!

Thanks for reading guys,

Roshni xxx

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OGX Niacin3 & Caffeine Shampoo and Conditioner

I had been wanting to try the OGX Niacin & Caffeine shampoo and conditioner ever since a picture of them popped up on my Instagram feed. I’m all up for anything hair related that stops breakage and encourages growth!

This is why I tried the range from OGX, but also why I started using the Lee Stafford Hair Treatment ‘For Hair that never grows past a Certain Length’. Though, I’m an eejit and forgot that it’s probably a good idea to use these two things separately to see which has a better result on my hair :/.

Anyway, I have been using the OGX Niacin & Caffeine shampoo and conditioner for about a week now and have been impressed with it so far! They were on promotion in Boots on a 2 for £10, but they have also been on promotion on a 3 for 2 as well! OGX do a third step product in this range which is a Root Stimulator Spray (I haven’t tried this yet).

ogx niacin and caffeine

I quite like OGX as a brand, I loved their Coconut Milk shampoo and conditioner range for the scent alone – but this is something new that really does claim to improve the condition of your hair.

The first thing I noticed when I started using it is the scent of this shampoo and conditioner. I did a Boots Haul Youtube video recently and I sniffed these in it and was amazed to find that they smelled like Red Bull. Like, wtf. I know these have ‘caffeine’ in but I never expected the range to smell like an energy drink, especially when their other ranges smell so good!

(BTW I hate Red Bull but am willing to set my olfactory differences aside for the benefit of my mop…for those of you who haven’t read the book Perfume that word means NOSE).

Smells aside, the shampoo is lovely – it’s quite a thick shampoo so this means a little goes a long way and you should be concentrating on your roots anyway. Apparently I have heard you shouldn’t actually need to shampoo the ends of your hair as the suds from your roots should run down and wash the ends of your hair anyway! If you shampoo your hair in a way where you aren’t knotting it up it also helps reduce breakage etc when you are brushing your hair after a shower.

The conditioner, again, is a very thick consistency and still has a hint of Red Bull about it. If this smell doesn’t incite memories of being hung over or being in Oceana (I’m looking at you, Vodbull Uni times) then you are well on your way to being a loyal user of this range.

The range feels very nourishing to use but in more of a scientific way. Stimulating the roots of your hair will definitely help with hair health and growth but I do think that my hair is in a better condition for using this range. I also love the Lee Stafford hair treatment being back in my life – it improves the condition of my hair SO MUCH and it has definitely helped the growth!

Here is my previous post earlier last year which shows you the before and after when I had my hair cut really short. I started using the Lee Stafford treatment and it had a really good effect on the growth of my hair!

Have you used this OGX range? Do YOU think it smells like Red Bull? Or is something wrong with me…

Thanks for reading, am about to go use this now 🙂

Roshni xxx

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Want to grow your hair quicker? Then try this from Lee Stafford…

Hi Everyone <3!

Today I’m posting about something that I have been testing out for around 3 months already…

*read to the end of the post to see my before and after*

To show you that I like this product, I can prove it by telling you I have used around 3 pots of this stuff and still have 2 left that I bought as back up! I’m talking about the Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment (the little pink pot) that everyone and their distant aunty has been talking about.

I cut my hair into a short bob at the beginning of the year (new year, new hair and all that – you can see my ‘transformation’ here). I loved having it short but because I went from having rather long hair to short quite quickly it was hard to adjust *weep*. The thing I missed the most was being able to scrape it into a pineapple explosion bun on the top of my head at the end of the day…ahh.

lee stafford hair growth

So around July time I decided to try a few things to encourage my hair to grow. I had previously dip dyed my hair and made it ombré red – which looked great until my hair had become so dry the ends started to go a bit orange *ew*. So once I had cut my hair into a bob it had basically lobbed off all the manky frazzeldy end bits and I had much healthier and thicker hair again.

I originally heard about the Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment  from the blogger and blogger Velvetghost (Gabby for those of you who are familiar with Youtube, I have met her and she’s lovely!). Instantly I had a feeling this would work well as she had used it to help her own hair grow and she had reported very good progress!

What’s great about this first of all is that if you buy it from Boots, usually there is a 3 for 2 going on which means that if you buy three of the hair growth pots it will only come to £16.98…AND you will get Advantage Card points!

It’s recommended to use this product each time you wash your hair, so basically what I do is get in the shower, wash my hair with my usual shampoo (I’m using the OGX Coconut Milk Shampoo at the moment) and then grab a golf ball sized amount of the Lee Stafford treatment and start to really massage this into my scalp. Part of me was sceptical that the only reason it’s worked so well is BECAUSE I’ve been really massaging it in and consequently stimulating the blood flow to my roots…but if it is a placebo I don’t care because it’s working lol.

Take a few minutes to really work this in – don’t worry about using this much as it doesn’t make your hair greasy it just helped my hair become shinier, healthier and stronger. You can add it to your ends too but I tended to just use my normal conditioner at the ends. I then would rinse this out – it smells amazing like really fresh herbs (which sounds weird but it smells good).

I really love this stuff, but more importantly I bet you guys want to see how it has helped me to grow my hair.

Well – here is a little comparison from when I cut my hair in January and how long it is now! Obviously I’ve only been using this product for a few months but I would say it has helped with the majority of the growth :D:

lee stafford

All in all I think I’m going to continue using this as I’d love to have my hair long again, it’s in so much better condition now and I think that’s in part down to the Lee Stafford Hair Growth treatment…

Have any of you guys used this? Any other recommendations on how to help your hair grow healthily?

Thanks for reading,

Roshni xxx

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