There’s nothing quite like the texture of cotton candy – it’s soft and easily pulled, yet coarse and icky at the same time; even touching it is a weird experience to say the least. As much as I love cotton candy in and of itself, I don’t love it to the point of wanting my hair to share the same texture, which, for the entirety of 2013, was exactly what happened to my hair.
I bought tons upon tons of products to try and mask the damage, and had a new-found appreciation for things like serums, which helped create the illusion of health and somewhat normal hair. I tried dozens of serums from the likes of Sephora to the likes of the drugstore, and while I found some truly noteworthy products, I also found more lackluster than not serums. Unfortunately, Organix Coconut Milk Serum was one such lackluster product.
In all honesty, I didn’t set out to buy this product intentionally. I was in Safeway buying PopTarts during my lunch break when I sort of meandered over to the haircare isle.
I had heard great things about coconut oil and its effect on hair, and, upon seeing that it is in fact an ingredient in this product, I casually picked it up without a second thought (the fact that it was only $7 as opposed to its normal $12 was also a nice incentive).
First of all, it needs to be noted that this product smells like heaven – imagine a field of coconut trees (if there is such a thing) and just think about being able to sit in said field and inhale the aroma of fresh coconuts all day.
That’s the sensation that using this stuff invokes.
I’m sort of a sucker when it comes to good-smelling products – my thought process usually renders that if it smells good, the company obviously took the time to make sure the rest of the product is stellar as well.
Not the case with this serum, much to my chagrin.
This is literally the heaviest hair product I have ever come across – balms and deep conditioners included.
The directions recommend using at least one pump for medium to long length hair, but I personally felt that even one pump was about ten times too much.
This serum is very sticky, and quite difficult to work through the hair, even when its wet.
Now, my hair already felt like cotton candy when dry, but it simultaneously felt like peanut butter when wet, so for me it was like adding stickiness to stickiness which made my hair feel incredibly weighed down.
I’ll be the first to admit that my hair is incredibly fine, but having used countless serums both before and after this one, I can definitely say that the texture of this is out of the ordinary in terms of heaviness.
The added weight was apparent once my hair was dry – it was blindingly shiny, and not in a good way; the shine was more reminiscent of hair that hasn’t been washed in a year as opposed to the luminosity of healthy hair.
Nevertheless, I continued using this until I couldn’t take anymore, and by that point the bottle was already half gone and the return time frame had passed.
This serum seems to have a cult following in certain circles – mostly those with a penchant for coconut and/or super thick and coarse hair.
If I had been more diligent and read the reviews before purchasing, I wouldn’t have wasted 4 months and $6 on a product that is so unsuited for my hair type.
If you take nothing else from this review, at least remember this: fine-haired girls don’t have as much wiggle room when it comes to silicone-based products like serums, so it behooves you to do your research before dropping money on something that won’t work regardless of how many different ways you try to use it.
If you have thick hair, this probably would work for you, but in my book, the Organix Coconut Milk Serum is a miss.