OGX Restoring and Bonding Plex Haircare Collection

30th August 2018

I’ve really enjoyed trying more products from OGX over the last few months. I first tried their Coconut Milk Shampoo and Conditioner maybe four years ago now and for some reason, I just didn’t like them as they left my hair feeling very weighed down.

I don’t know if the formula has changed or if it’s just my hair that’s changed as I used to use hot tools on my hair religiously every day, but these days I’m a lot kinder to my hair so it could possibly be the condition of my hair as improved but when I retried the OGX Coconut Milk range, I really liked it.

When I tried the brand the first time, they were known as Organix and they’ve since rebranded as OGX and have gone from strength to strength ever since. OGX have a brand new range launching at the end of the month within the UK and is the OGX Restoring and Bonding Plex Haircare Collection.

Help restore damaged strands with a powerful three step system blended with Cystine and Vegetable Proteins. Begin the recovery process by gently cleansing and prepping tresses that have been compromised by color and heat. Bond, build and believe you can get back your hair’s health and vibrancy!”

OGX Restoring and Bonding Plex Haircare Collection review ft. Shampoo, Conditioner and Bonding Cream - a possible Olaplex dupe

The OGX Restoring and Bonding Plex Haircare Collection consists of three products; a Shampoo, a Conditioner and a Bonding Cream all of which will be £7.99 once launched. The inclusion of ‘plex’ within the name instantly reminded me of the iconic Olaplex which is a salon grade hair repairing treatment. It goes without saying, Olaplex is very expensive so for OGX to launch a budget friendly alternative is very exciting indeed.

Now I haven’t ever tried the original Olaplex so I can’t draw any comparisons but this trio will set you back £23.97 whereas the original Olaplex three step system is triple that, and OGX is frequently on offer at Superdrug too. I was particularly intrigued by the OGX Restoring and Bonding Plex Haircare Collection as it won a Marie Claire award for being a range included within the “25 products which will change your life” as it’s already launched over in the US.

OGX Restoring and Bonding Plex Haircare Collection review ft. Shampoo, Conditioner and Bonding Cream - a possible Olaplex dupe

The three step restoring process begins by using the OGX Restoring and Bonding Plex Shampoo to gently cleanse and prep the hair for deep conditioning containing an innovative formula featuring salon technology Cystine, a cross-linking polymer, and Keratin Proteins to help repair the hair cuticle and prevent against future damage.

The OGX Restoring and Bonding Plex Conditioner helps to improve the appearance and texture of dry, damaged strands. Maximize moisture retention and help prevent damaged caused by coloring, chemical damage and/or over-processing for healthier looking hair.

OGX Restoring and Bonding Plex Haircare Collection review ft. Shampoo, Conditioner and Bonding Cream - a possible Olaplex dupe

The final step is to apply the OGX Restoring and Bonding Plex Bonding Cream to prevent damage and maximize moisture retention for healthier hair while providing a protective barrier for continuous styling. You apply a dime sized amount to towel dried hair, running the product through damp hair from mid-shaft to tip and styling like normal. When used together, the OGX Restoring and Bonding Plex Haircare Collection is designed to;

• Increases smoothness
• Strengthens hair
• Adds Elasticity
• Softens and helps control frizz
• Improves the appearance of split ends

I think this is such an innovative range for a drugstore haircare brand. I don’t use dye in my hair anymore but I know this trio would’ve been a godsend four to five years ago when I was constantly dying my hair different colours both at the salon and with box dyes. Now seeing as I don’t have an issue with over processed, damaged or coloured hair I gave this trio to my sister that ticks all of the boxes this range is designed for and she’s been so wowed from the very first use.

The biggest surprise has been how much brighter her dyed blonde looks, it looks almost as if she’s just had her hair done in the salon as it’s so bright and vibrant but also texture-wise, it’s extremely soft and silky too. I don’t think she can quite believe these products are £7.99 each as the results are so impressive but she’s definitely been converted. Although this range isn’t designed for my hair type, I would really recommend giving it a try if you’ve always wanted to try the super pricey Olaplex treatment and they also smell divine.

Have you ever tried the Olaplex treatment? What do you think of the OGX Restoring and Bonding Plex range?

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