Orofluido Oil – Product Review

What is Orofluido?
Orofluido, created and marketed by The Colomer Group, is the Colomer Group’s answer to MoroccanOil. MoroccanOil is a trademarked name of another hair oil product that carries Argan Oil.

Orofluido has less ingredients than MoroccanOil, and seems to have less toxic ingredients (MoroccanOil ingredients range from 0-8, while Orofluido ranges from 0-6 – I get this information from Skin Deep, The Environmental Working Group’s cosmetic safety database). This is a plus in my book. Also, I noticed that Orofluido has more than just Argan Oil in it, but I’m hoping this is a plus and not a negative (meaning I’m hoping for less chemical fillers and more oil, the ingredients in MoroccanOil are mostly various silicones). I haven’t tried MoroccanOil yet.

I first tried Orofluido about 3-4 months ago because the salon that I purchase my Miss Jessie’s supplies near my job was giving away samples. Since I had never heard of Orofluido, I went online to get more information.

From the website:
Orofluido has its inspiration in the beauty rituals of ancient traditions:

The Berber women who live in Morocco have taught us to protect and care for our hair with the prized Argan oil. The beauty secrets of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt and still a symbol of seduction today, included a treatment based on Cyperus oil, which left her hair smooth, shiny and velvety to the touch. Linseed oil was used by Egyptians, Hebrews and Phoenicians alike as an incredible source of shine for hair.

Orofluido is a treatment that provides a remarkable silkiness, lightness and shine.

A beauty elixir for all hair types, with a pure luxuriance which envelops your hair. Three organic natural oils in an exquisite mixture with a pleasant, silky texture, absorbed rapidly and leaving no residue in the hair. Non-rinse treatment for all hair types.

Fluid, silky and pleasant to the senses, reminiscent and evocative of the treasured gold.

Its delicious amber fragrance with a vanilla foundation will transport you into a fascinating world of oriental perfume.

Pour some drops of Orofluido onto the palms of your hands and apply onto damp, towel-dried hair, dosing the quantity according to hair type, length and thickness.
Use it on dry hair to discipline and add instant shine: its silky texture is rapidly absorbed, and doesn’t add weight or leave residues in the hair. Do not rinse

• Reduces brushing/drying time
• Leaves hair light, silky and easy to comb
• Gives hair body and movement
• Enhances the shine of the hair

• Exceptional and instant shine
• Controls frizzing and makes combing easier
• Leaves hair soft, disciplined and flexible

An Exquisite Mixture of Natural Oils

Argan oil: liquid gold for your hair
Extracted from the seeds of the Argania spinosa fruit, Argan oil is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty oils, similar in composition to our own skin. It strengthens hair and makes it extremely light and incredibly silky.

Linseed oil: instant shine
The seeds of the linen plant are the source of a precious oil which seals and smooths the hair cuticle, providing uniformity and control. The result is hair that captures and reflects the light, giving it a spectacular shine.

Cyperus oil: pure silk to the touch
Cyperus is a plant that has been cultivated in Egypt for more than 4,000 years. It is the source of an oil with a high content of fatty acids and tocopherol, which give natural protection against free radicals. It provides softness and volume, leaving hair manageable, smooth and flexible.

The first thing I noticed about Orofluido was the fabulous bottle it comes in. I love the design, I love how the color of the oil pops against the black scroll of the bottle design and the black of the packaging box. I also love the fact that it comes with 3 small samples for you to give your friends. The other wonderful thing about Orofluido is the color. It is a beautiful shade of amber that you normally don’t see in oils any more. When I opened the sample bottle, I noticed that the oil had a heavy musk scent – it is strong but hard to immediately identify. I’m not a big fan of heavy fragrance so I was a little dismayed to find the musk was so strong. The scent notes die out after a few hours, however. By the end of the day, it is pretty impossible for me to smell.

Upon pouring Orofluido, one of the things I noticed was the thickness of the oil. Most oils, especially for hair, are much thinner than this – Orofluido pours very thick and slow. It also has a very silky feel, I can see why it claims to smooth frizzy hair.

I’ve been using Orofluido for about 3-4 months now and I really like it. I don’t like it very much more than other oils – with one exception: it does seem to reduce drying time. I have used Orofluido the most on my wet hair. When using on wet hair I noticed that my hair drying time does decrease, both the time sitting under the dryer or air drying. I also love using it on wet hair since the moisture in the hair and the other products I use help mask the scent of the oil.

The only difference that I have noticed when using Orofluido versus regular oil on dry hair is the way Orofluido seems to disappear into the hair and the hands. Once I have finished applying Orofluido and get any excess off of my hands, I do not have an oily sensation nor does my hair feel oily. Other than that, Orofluido seems to react just like other oils. The shine does not seem to be more noticeable than any other oil on dry hair. I think I’ll try it as a hot oil to see what happens.

Final thoughts: While I love the shorter drying time, the lack or oily or sticky feeling, and the thickness of the oil, it is MUCH too expensive for me to purchase on a regular basis.

Cost: $40.00 plus tax*

*I bought this directly from a salon. It is also available from Amazon.com for a lot less.

Coochy Cream – Product Trial

Couldn’t resist that name, lol! I’m always on the search for the next great product, so when one of my girls from WW told me about this new shaving cream, well…let’s just say I was intrigued.

Coochy Cream is a shaving lotion created by a company named Classic Erotica. It was formulated to be gentle to sensitive skin areas, give a close shave, and claims to be usable as a hair conditioner, too. There are five different scents (lavender, plumeria, pear berry, green tea, and fragrance free) but I chose the original. They come in several sizes (1oz, 4oz, 8oz, and 16oz), as well. I purchased the 16oz size and I have been using it for about a month now. I would say about 1/8th is gone and I still have a pretty full bottle. I never stint when trying new products, so I’m not going light on the lotion at all.

It comes in a pump bottle just like lotion. When you get a squirt out, it’s white-ish but in a cloudy kind of way. It doesn’t look or feel thick but it does feel very moisturizing. When I smooth it on my skin, it feels like I have a layer of lotion sitting right on top of my skin. While this stuff feels like lotion it doesn’t act like lotion.

The product instructions state that it can be used as a hair conditioner. It is MUCH thinner than the conditioners I use on a regular basis. I’ve never tried it as a hair conditioner…don’t think I will any time soon, either.

I did try it on my most sensitive area and I wasn’t impressed. I got shave bumps immediately. After that, I decided to try it on other body parts – my legs and underarms. My underarms seem to be the same as they always were – not noticeable difference there.

I am VERY impressed with my legs. Before I started using Coochy Cream my legs were very dry from all the shaving. I noticed a difference about the 2nd time I used it. My legs weren’t as dry as they normally are after shaving. Each time I shave now, it seems my legs get a little softer.

I got my bottle from Amazon.com

Cost: $11.65 + S&H

Coochy Cream 16oz

Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding

Bought a new product today!!!

Sometimes I think I’m a hair/skin product whore, lol. I have a very good friend, Glenda, who has what I think of as the PERFECT bathroom. In her bathroom she has a huge basket full of different hair & skin products. Bliss.

Today I bought some Miss Jesse’s Curly Pudding from Fusion Salon. I’m pretty fond of Fusion, as they are super close by and I love the owner.

I’d been giving trying Miss Jesse’s for a while now. I never tried it because
1) it’s made for people who have open hair rather than dreadlocks
2) It wasn’t available in any stores near me

The first time I’d heard of Miss Jesse’s was through a friend of mine. She’s a bit of what we used to call an “Earth Mother” and so she tries to stay in the know about stuff like this.

The directions say to “Rub a tablespoon sized dollop in your hand. Smooth onto damp hair section by section from the root down the hair shaft. Do not rinse out. Dry naturally or use a diffuser for quick drying and added volume. Great for two strand twists and coil-outs.”

Well, I can’t really do much of that! LOL I’ll massage some through my hair before using it to twist, too. Let’s see what happens.

I’m a little excited to try this stuff, so I might end up washing my hair tonight.

Cost: $22.00 + tax

Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding