Curlie Review: Organix Coconut Curls

August 23, 2016

Have you ever picked up a product because of how it looks?  How about because of the smell?  Or simply because it was made by a company you like?  Well all three of these is the reason I picked up the Organix Coconut Curls hair line.  It has been one of my summer staples, and I feel I have used it long enough to share my thoughts with you.  Stay tuned for the review…

Organix Coconut Curls

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First, my disclaimer:

“Every head of hair is different. My strands are not like your strands are not like your sister’s best friend’s strands; so products will not do for you what they may do for me and vice versa. Also, naturally curly hair will see curl enhancement from a product because it is already curly. Products do not make anyone’s hair curly.”

Why did I buy these products?  Well, I love Organix, so I like to check out the new products they have whenever I wander into the store.  So I saw this pretty light-colored bottle and then I zoomed in on the ‘coconut’ part and figured I had to have it.  My strands can always use some quenching, so why not?

What does the product promise?  “An island-inspired blend infused with coconut oil, sweet honey, and citrus oil helps create a sweet escape for lackluster curls that want to bounce and shine. This formula blend helps to nourish strands, boost spirals, and reduce flyaways for perfect frizz-free curls that smell as great as they look.”

Shampoo: “Enhances natural softness, for waves with bounce & shine, tames frizz, helps nourish hair, helps enhance softness, promotes bounce & shine… Drench your curls in this rich blend of nourishing coconut oil helps enhance natural softness, while sweet honey boosts decadent spirals and a twist of citrus oils help tame frizz for beautiful tumbling waves with bounce and shine.”

Conditioner: “Enhances natural softness, for waves with bounce & shine, tames frizz… Drench your curls with this rich blend of nourishing coconut oil to enhance natural softness, while sweet honey boosts decadent spirals and a twist of citrus oils to tame frizz for beautiful tumbling waves with bounce and shine.”

Curl Styling Milk: “Drench your curls. This milky cream-blend with coconut oil, sweet honey and a twist of citrus oil helps to enhance natural softness, boost decadent spirals, and tame frizz for beautiful tumbling waves with bounce and shine.  This milky blend helps defrizz, condition and soften your curls, transforming them into decadent, bouncy curls with touchable softness and shine.”

My “mini-escape” happens every time I step into the shower to wash my hair… man, I love products that smell good but don’t overload my senses!  These products do exactly that.

How does the company suggest you use the products?  

Shampoo: “Apply shampoo generously to wet hair, massage into a lather through to ends, then rinse the hair thoroughly. After shampooing, follow with conditioner. For best results use in conjunction with other OGX products.”

Conditioner: “After shampooing, apply conditioner generously to hair, working through to ends. Wait 3-5 minutes. Rinse hair thoroughly. For best results use in conjunction with other OGX products.”

Curl Styling Milk: “Apply a small amount to palms, rub hands together, then apply evenly to surface of damp, towel dried hair working through to ends. For best results use in conjunction with other OGX products.”

How did I use the products?  I use these products just how they say – to see a demonstration of how I use these products, please visit my YouTube Channel and review of this product.

Did these products do what they said they would do?  Yes, they did.  My hair felt soft, but not artificially so; and less frizzy than it usually does in this lovely south Georgia (otherwise known as hell) weather.  My strands felt conditioned; and of course with a TWA it is hard to determine whether my hair has “bounce”, but it sure was shiny!

What did I like about the products?  Every blasted thing.  Except…

What did I dislike about the products?  …the ingredients…

Would I buy this product again?  Unfortunately, I would not.  I explain why below…

Would I recommend this product?  I want to so badly… and I can if you don’t care about the ingredients.  But, again and unfortunately, I would not.  See below…

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The Score

Advertising.  2

I have never seen advertising for any of these products, much less the shampoo.  I don’t read a lot of magazines, so I couldn’t tell you if they have ads in those, but no YouTube commercials.

Availability.  5

Organix is everywhere!  Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Target, Walmart, Publix, Kroger, Ulta.  Seriously, everywhere.

Price.  5

You can pick this up for between $5.99 and $7.99 each.  Still less than most of the natural hair product companies.

Ingredients.  1

Right.  So this product has diazolidinyl urea as one of the ingredients.  This scores 6 on the EWG (Environmental Working Group) Skindeep Database, which a moderate hazard for being a formaldehyde releaser.  This ingredient is an antimicrobial preservative that works by forming formaldehyde in cosmetic products and may cause a formaldehyde allergy to the user.

Right.  So what is formaldehyde?  It has earned a 10 on the EW, which is the highest score for hazard.  It is a carcinogenic impurity (or having the potential to cause cancer) released by a number of cosmetic preservatives – at least as high as one-tenth that of the original ingredient.  It has a high risk of cancer and skin toxicity.  I don’t need that kind of stress in my life when a company can use another, more safe preservative for its products.

Here is where I went wrong – I usually check out my product ingredients in-store; but I got so excited about the product that I just grabbed and left without check out my EWG Skindeep app to see how the ingredients were scored.  Bet I won’t do that again!

I will admit that my hair seemed to love this product and I have no complaints about the product in my hair.  With that being said, here is a list of the ingredients for your viewing pleasure and so you can make your own decision whether you’d like to try the product or not:

Water (Aqua), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol Distearate, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Coco, Isostearamide, Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut), Honey, Citrus Limon Fruit Oil (Lemon), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Extract (Orange), Dimethicone, Amodimethicone, Polyquaternium-6, Polyquaternium-10, Glycerin, Coco-Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Laureth-4, Laureth-23, Capric Glycerides, PEG-6 Caprylic, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Trideceth-12, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, DMDM Hydantoin, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance

Consistency.  5

The consistency of the shampoo is soft and silky – no lies.  And it lathers up beautifully, making my hair feel clean without feeling stripped.

Scent.  5

De. Li. Cious.  is all I’m saying.  Like island coconut and a bit of ocean breezes.

Application.  5

Easy-peasy – just apply and lather

Effects.  5

Soft.  Clean and soft.

Longevity.  5

It keeps my hair feeling clean and I have gone up to three days while maintaining a non-buildup kind of clean.

Overall Impression.  5

I was generally impressed with this product.  Save for the ingredients, which ruined my whole experience.

This product earns

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Coconut Curl Conditioner

The Score

Advertising.  2

Again, no advertising that I could see.

Availability.  5

Organix is everywhere!  Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Target, Walmart, Publix, Kroger, Ulta.  Seriously, everywhere.

Price.  5

You can pick this up for between $5.99 and $7.99 each.  Still less than most of the natural hair product companies.

Ingredients.  1

This product has diazolidinyl urea as one of the ingredients.  This scores 6 on the EWG (Environmental Working Group) Skindeep Database, which a moderate hazard for being a formaldehyde releaser.  This ingredient is an antimicrobial preservative that works by forming formaldehyde in cosmetic products and may cause a formaldehyde allergy to the user.

So what is formaldehyde?  It has earned a 10 on the EW, which is the highest score for hazard.  It is a carcinogenic impurity (or having the potential to cause cancer) released by a number of cosmetic preservatives – at least as high as one-tenth that of the original ingredient.  It has a high risk of cancer and skin toxicity.  I don’t need that kind of stress in my life when a company can use another, more safe preservative for its products.

Here is where I went wrong – I usually check out my product ingredients in-store; but I got so excited about the product that I just grabbed and left without check out my EWG Skindeep app to see how the ingredients were scored.  Bet I won’t do that again!

I will admit that my hair seemed to love this product and I have no complaints about the product in my hair.  With that being said, here is a list of the ingredients for your viewing pleasure and so you can make your own decision whether you’d like to try the product or not:

Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut), Honey, Citrus Limon Fruit Oil (Lemon), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Extract (Orange), Dimethiconol, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, DMDM Hydantoin, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance

Consistency.  4

This conditioner is not as thick I would have thought, but not runny, either.

Scent.  5

Like heaven in a bottle.  Coconut heaven!

Application.  5

Rub it into your scalp.  You need a bit more for coverage, but not excessively so.

Effects.  4

My hair feels nice – not as soft as I would hope, but nice.

Longevity.  5

I keeps my hair soft – nothing extra special to write home about.

Overall Impression.  5

I like this product a lot – it gave my hair what it needed.

This product earns

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The Score

Advertising.  2

Yeah, just like the others.

Availability.  5

Organix is everywhere!  Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Target, Walmart, Publix, Kroger, Ulta.  Seriously, everywhere.

Price.  5

You can pick this up for between $5.99 and $7.99 each.  Still less than most of the natural hair product companies.

Ingredients.  1

This product has diazolidinyl urea as one of the ingredients.  This scores 6 on the EWG (Environmental Working Group) Skindeep Database, which a moderate hazard for being a formaldehyde releaser.  This ingredient is an antimicrobial preservative that works by forming formaldehyde in cosmetic products and may cause a formaldehyde allergy to the user.

So what is formaldehyde?  It has earned a 10 on the EW, which is the highest score for hazard.  It is a carcinogenic impurity (or having the potential to cause cancer) released by a number of cosmetic preservatives – at least as high as one-tenth that of the original ingredient.  It has a high risk of cancer and skin toxicity.  I don’t need that kind of stress in my life when a company can use another, more safe preservative for its products.

Here is where I went wrong – I usually check out my product ingredients in-store; but I got so excited about the product that I just grabbed and left without check out my EWG Skindeep app to see how the ingredients were scored.  Bet I won’t do that again!

I will admit that my hair seemed to love this product and I have no complaints about the product in my hair.  With that being said, here is a list of the ingredients for your viewing pleasure and so you can make your own decision whether you’d like to try the product or not:

Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycol Stearate, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut), Honey, Citrus Limon Fruit Oil (Lemon), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Extract (Orange), Cocoglucosides, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Amodimethicone, Glycereth-26, Cetrimonium Chloride, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Trideceth-12, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance

Consistency.  3

This is a non-thick creamy consistency.  It feel like a thicker milk, but not a butter.  Maybe a yogurt… yeah, that’s the consistency – yogurt!  that.  So when I rub it on, I feel like I need more and more to cover because I don’t feel that much of a difference in my hair.

Scent.  5

Awesome.

Application.  4

Just pump and apply – really like a wash & go.

Effects.  4

I don’t get that gel-like enhancement, but it certainly bring out my natural curl and adds some shine to my strands.

Longevity.  4

I can get pretty awesome two-day hair out of this.  Three-day hair would be even better, although that’s pushing it.

Overall Impression.  4

I love this milk – it actually soaks into my low-porosity strands pretty well and doesn’ leave my hair looking white!  Also, it causes no buildup or flakes – even after three days without washing and styling.

This product earns

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So there you have it!  The Organix Coconut Curls hair line earns a total of

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How Will This Product Work on YOUR Hair’s Texture?

So I promised to give a review based on how a product would work in the different types of hair; and by hair type I mean the actual type and not the curl pattern (although curl pattern may come in to play for curl-specific products, but not as the only determinant to whether a product is good for the hair).

Click here to read about how these products may affect your hair’s specific texture, density, and porosity.

Have you tried these products?
What did you think?  How would you rate these products?

To see a demonstration of how I use these products, and for a summary of the scores, visit my YouTube page.

*Don’t make the same mistake I did – download the “EWG Skindeep” app, and you can look up ingredients on your phone… in the store.  Cause I love the environment and I don’t want to die from ingredients in my products!

*Oh! And download the “Bunny Free” app from PETA, and they will tell you whether a company tests on animals.  Cause I love animals and don’t need them tortured and dying to test my products!

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