Time for another haircare review! I can go months without doing one of these, but 2016 seems to be filled with new hair products. Today I’m sharing my thoughts on the Orofluido Asia Zen Control lineup including the Shampoo*, Conditioner*, Mask* and Elixir*.
The Orofluido Asia Zen Control range features three special ingredients which are meant to enrich hair. There’s tsubaki oil for frizz control and increased shine, bamboo extract to retain moisture and improve elasticity and rice oil to add shine and strengthen. My hair is chronically dry, as is my scalp, especially during the winter time so these types of nourishing, frizz-reducing products are super appealing to me.
The Orofluido Asia Zen Control Shampoo has a richer, more slipper consistency as well as a floral fragrance. I feel like this is the kind of shampoo that lightly coats your hair, rather than stripping it clean, especially when used in combination with the conditioner.
The Orofluido Asia Zen Control products are all pretty strongly scented with a slightly fruity, floral fragrance. The scent includes notes of red berries, orange, camellia and white flowers on a warm, musky base of caramel, sandalwood and amber. I tend to prefer sweeter or fruity scents for shampoo, but this is warm and mysterious and use of the entire range does leave my hair lightly scented that way.
The Orofluido Asia Zen Control Conditioner has a slightly thicker consistency but still dispense will with the pump. I do like that the pump makes it very easy to tell apart from the shampoo, since the bottles look so similar otherwise. I definitely found my hair softer and more manageable when using this conditioner, and I also noticed that my scalp did not revert back to the extreme flakiness I experienced when testing out a previous range.
For anyone with a super dry scalp like me, a hair mask is a necessary part of the haircare routine so I was happy to test out the Orofluido Asia Zen Control Mask. I do prefer a bottle to a tub because I found the container very hard to open in the shower with wet hands. However the hair mask itself has a richer, thicker consistency than the shampoo. I wouldn’t use this very often (or at all) if you have thinner hair, but for dry, curly hair like mine it is really rich and helps soften my hair.
I found that even prior to adding the elixir oil, this Orofluido range of products almost coated my hair, leaving it smooth and soft, but I would definitely want to use a purifying shampoo every couple weeks in combination to fully cleanse it.
The final step is the Orofluido Asia Zen Control Elixir. This is basically an oil, so I only add a little to my hair when damp. You can also add when dry but I haven’t had good experiences adding oil to dry hair in the past. I pour a tiny bit into my hands and run it through my hair. It increases shine and definitely helps make hair more manageable, but you do want to be only use a little and not not apply near your roots to keep it from looking greasy.
Overall, I enjoyed using the Orofluido Asia Zen Control range. This is definitely a range for dry, frizzy hair, but if you have that and are looking for something to really coat your hair and increase shine I would check out these products!
Have you tried any products from Orofluido before?