Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Fan Mail from Fuzz Ball

Wow, Not A Shopaholic has received her first piece of fan mail. A devoted reader asking my opinion on hair products! I am so happy I think I will go to Danier and buy myself a leather blazer to celebrate. Oh wait, I've already done that. Guess I'll just answer the question then. If you have a question for Not A Shopaholic, you can email me at notashopaholic@gmail.com.

Dear Not a Shopaholic

I recently purchased the Ojon 5-piece Hair Ritual Kits for about $80(!)

The product promises:

restores, softens and adds shine to dry, damaged hair
restores manageability, eliminates static and frizz
provides protection from thermal styling and combing
keeps hair healthy between deep conditioning treatments

I’ve used the products twice now (shampoo, conditioner, repair treatment, leave-in-treatment & styling product). Followed all the directions and even kept the treatment on my hair overnight as suggested.

After the first use, my hair did felt softer but it was the frizziest it had been in months. After the second use, my hair still felt soft, but again it is still frizzy, even after using additional styling products.
The smell is very unpleasant. It reminds me of stale cigarette smoke. Have you heard of anyone else using this product?
Shouldn't $80 for hair products entitle me to products that work?

Fuzz ball

Dear Fuzz ball
I sympathize with your problem. I have not used this product nor have I heard of anyone else I know using it. I have also purchased beauty products that made all sorts of promises and have been disappointed almost every single time. This lead me to hunt down reliable information so I would no longer spend money on overpriced products that do not work. Paula Begoun-the Cosmetics Cop, has spent many years dispelling the myths and exaggerations of the beauty industry. There are good products out there, we just need to know what to look for. You can log on to Paula's site and get some of her reviews for free or pay the membership price and get access to thousands of reviews. Or you can buy the latest edition of her book "Don't Go To the Cosmetics Counter Without Me, 7th edition". I have an earlier edition and consult it before I buy new products. There is also a newsletter you can sign up for to get weekly/monthly updates delivered to your inbox. It is up to us to educate ourselves and Paula's website is a good place to start. Good luck.


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