Original Moxie Product Review: Intense Quench Conditioner & Just Gel

11 Dec

A few months ago I was contacted by the creator and owner of the popular natural hair care line Original Moxie for a product review. I was sent three items to try out Intense Quench Conditioner, Just Gel and Oasis Gel. Three product that I had been eyeballing since I made a purchase from them back in April. My initial thoughts of the line is the products are amazing, they’re made with really good, high quality ingredients and my hair seemed to respond well to them so I was excited about reviewing these products. Original Moxie line does fall into the high end category, meaning that the products are expensive, BUT  in my opinion they are worth every penny based on how good my hair felt. I LOVE this line and can’t wait until I’m able to try more from them.

DescriptionIntense Quench Conditioner; Many conditioners are like empty calories for your hair, a fleeting feeling of slippery goodness followed by disappointing results. But our unique blend of botanicals, herbs, proteins and emollients are like a smoothie for your hair, nourishing from the inside out. Hibiscus encourages strong growth and strawberry adds shine. Not only does it bathe your senses like a trip to the spa, it delivers stronger, softer, healthier hair. So give your thirsty hair what it really wants-Intense Quench.

Just Gel– Flexibility is the name of the game for this unique gel. Whether your hair is pin straight or tightly curled, this alcohol-free formula infused with botanicals extracts and fortified with Vitamin E and Panthenol, will deliver frizz control and a touchable hold without the dried-out crunchies!

Directions– Intense Quench; Work a liberal amount through wet hair, for thick hair apply in sections. Massage into the scalp and work through to the ends of your hair. Finger comb through to remove any knots. Leave in for several minutes then rinse out. *TIP* For extra conditioning, place your hair underneath a plastic cap and sit under dryer, heating cap, or steamer. Then rinse.

Just Gel- Work through wet hair after all other styling products have been applied. Use more for extra control and less for softer styles. Style as usual.

Ingredients– Intense Quench; Aqua (Water), Aqueous Extracts of Hibiscus sabdariffa* (Hibiscus Flower) & Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit, Vegetable Glycerin***, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein***, Aqueous Extracts of Zingiber officinalis (Ginger) Root, Hypericum perforatum* (St. John’s Wort), Yucca glauca**(Yucca) Root, Equisetum arvense*(Horsetail), Chondrus crispus**(Irish Moss), Emblica officinalis (Indian Gooseberry) & Azadirachta indica* (Neem), Sodium Lactate, Glycine Soja (Soy) Wax, Caprylic-Capric TG (Fractionated Coconut Oil and/or Palm Kernel Oil), Virgin Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Oil, Dimethicone, Sorbitol***, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid, Polyquaternium-10, Theobroma grandiflorum (Cupuaçu) Butter, Virgin Olea Europaea* (Olive) Oil Infused With Ascophyllum nodosum* (Kelp), Azadirachta indica* (Neem), Emblica officinalis (Indian Gooseberry), Equisetum arvense* (Horsetail), Symphytum officinale* (Comfrey) Root, Urtica dioica* (Nettle), & Yucca glauca**(Yucca) Root, Acacia Gum, Tocopherol*** (Vitamin E), Honey (and) Maltodextrin***, Hydrolyzed Silk***, Panthenol, Citric Acid***, Menthol***, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Essential Oils of Mentha spicata (Spearmint), Lavandula officinalis (Lavender), Cymbopogon martinii var. motia (Palmarosa), Coriandrum sativum L. (Coriander), Litsea cubeba, Bergaptene-Free Citrus bergamia (Bergamot), & Citrus aurantifolia (Lime).

*Certified Organic        ** Wildharvested        *** Natural Source

Just Gel- Linum usitatissimum* (Flax) Seed Gel, Aqua (Water), Vegetable Glycerin***, Aqueous Extracts of Hypericum perforatum* (St. John’s Wort), Yucca glauca**(Yucca) Root, Emblica officinalis (Indian Gooseberry), Equisetum arvense*(Horsetail), Chondrus crispus**(Irish Moss), Azadirachta indica* (Neem), & Zingiber officinalis (Ginger) Root, Aloe barbadensis Leaf Preserved With Potassium Sorbate*** & Citric Acid***, Ricinus communis (Castor) Oil, Sodium Lactate, Potassium Sorbate***, Polyquaternium-10, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Sorbitol***, Acacia Gum, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Honey (and) Maltodextrin***, Tocopherol*** (Vitamin E), Panthenol, Citric Acid***, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Essential Oils of Citrus reticulata blanco var. tangerina (Tangerine), Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange), Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla), Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang), Jasminum grandiflorum (Jasmine), Santalum album (Sandalwood), Litsea cubeba, & Thuja plicata (Cedar Leaf).
*Certified Organic        ** Wildharvested        *** Natural Source

My Experience–  Intense Quench conditioner; let me start off by saying I really enjoyed this conditioner. It has a light minty/herbal scent and the consistency is creamy and has a silky slip to it.  After I washed my hair I applied the Intense Quench to my hair and immediately I noticed that the product just soaked into my hair. It softened my hair on contact, if my hair wasn’t already pretty much detangled I still wouldn’t have had a problem detangling. My hair felt silky, soft and moisturized, and I just really love the way that it soaked into my hair, up until a few months ago I had never used a silcone-free conditioner and the first thing I noticed when I used Tresemme’s Natural,  Honey Hemp conditioner and Intense Quench they soaked into my strands verses just sitting on top. After sealing with a little coconut oil I put on my plastic cap and sit under my conditioning cap for an hour. My hair was wonderfully soft once I removed the caps off my head, my hair was so soft and felt so good I didn’t even want to  rinse my hair out, like it was really that serious! Lol Once I did rinse I found that my hair felt the same as it did with the conditioner still in it just no slip, I FREAKING love this conditioner!

Just Gel– The gel has almost the same scent as the Intense Quench conditioner but the Just Gel has more of a citrus kick to it and the minty scent seems to be a little more faint. It’s a flexseed based gel so the consistency is slimy, run and kind of  thick but it has a silky feel to it, it puts me in the mind of shampoo without the stickiness (if that makes sense). I used this gel to do the flat twists my hair for the low manipulation style I shared last month. The gel applies smooth and silky it defined my curls and gave a very good hold, as you see in the picture on the post I have on the style you can see that my flat twists did not frizz much at all and that picture was taken a week after I initially styled. It gave a nice sheen too. My hair did not feel hard or crunchy my hair felt soft the entire time. This is a really good gel!

Final Say– I really like Original Moxie’s products, some are a little pricey but I feel that the ingredients and the results are well worth the money. A little goes a long way with these products so you won’t have to use a lot of product to achieve your results. The shipping is great I received my products very quick, Original Moxie is made here in Michigan so I got my products in like 2 days. Ms. Rachel is friendly, very interactive with her friends and customers which to me shows that she really values good customer service. My most favorite thing about this line is that all of the products are sold in mini size for you to sample for only $5, for me this is so bomb because it gives you the chance to try out the products without having to purchasing the full size. Original Moxie recently started selling their minis in a little bundle deal so you can try up to four products for less than $20, That’s What ‘s Up!

The Intense Quench conditioner is great for a deep conditioner, my thirsty dry hair seems to respond to products with nourishing ingredients that will penetrate my strands and leave it soft, manageable and moisturized. This conditioner did just that because there are no cones in this conditioner my hair is able to soak up all the nourishing ingredients  really penetrating my strands, leaving my roots very soft and pliable once my hair had completely air-dried.  A little goes a long way with this product, the consistency had me a little worried at first because it’s not as thick as I like prefer my conditioners to be, but to my surprise it performed better than any of the conditions I’ve tried for deep conditioning. I would definitely buy this conditioner my hair loves the ingredients and I loved the results!

The Just Gel is a wonderful gel, I developed a love-hate relationship with Eco-Styler gel the hold is always amazing but the dryness and crunch I not a fan of. Since I finished my 32oz container of Eco styler Olive Oil, I have been wanting a alcohol-free gel and Just gel is it! This gel went on smooth and really defined my curls, my hair had a nice sheen and the hold was very good. Just as with the Intense quench a little goes a long way you don’t need to apply globs of it to achieve curl definition. My hair felt moisturized soft, not all dried out and crunchy like Eco-Styler makes my hair feel. I really like how it has  a silky slip to it which would make a good gel to do style finger coils, twists, and many other styles. Yes, I would buy Just Gel.

I have yet to try the Oasis gel but when I do, I bet the results are going to be fab!

Where to purchase these products: http://www.OriginalMoxie.com or http://www.Curlmart.com

Price: Intense Quench Conidtioner– 1 oz $5, 8 oz $18, 16 oz $34

Just Gel– 1 oz $5, 8 oz $18, 16 oz $30

Thanks for stopping by and until next

Peace and Blessings

Have a happy HHJ


*Disclaimer* These products were sent to me by Original Moxie. I was not paid to do this review. This is my HONEST opinion.

4 Responses to “Original Moxie Product Review: Intense Quench Conditioner & Just Gel”

  1. kinkycurlyliebe December 11, 2012 at 3:33 am #

    Great review! Always wanted to try Original Moxie but the prices changed my mind heh. Maybe one day!

    • ambeescurls December 11, 2012 at 3:37 am #

      Try the mini sizes first

      • kinkycurlyliebe December 11, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

        The mini size are rather expensive as well. I mean their one once for $5. One once is good for for one time or maybe good for half the head. Meh.

      • ambeescurls December 12, 2012 at 7:03 am #

        Actually I only used half of all the samples and I have a lot of hair a little goes a long way but I understand what you mean but next time you have a little extra to splurge with you should try the mini bundle because I think you would really like the products the ingredients are really good and nourishing.

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