In my nearly twelve-year blogging career, I’ve had the good fortune to have my hair looked after by the most illustrious experts in the business, but my most long-lasting relationship has been with Original & Mineral, also known as O&M, and their incredible, effective
My commitment to high maintenance red hair color and the subsequent cycle of damage recovery is no secret, so it should come as no surprise that when it comes to my hair, I live a strictly sulfate-free lifestyle. The Global Creative Director for Original & Mineral, Janelle Chaplin, is responsible for the best red color I’ve had for the past five years and leaving that relationship has been one of the most challenging experiences to replicate now that I’ve moved. Especially for red, which is a notoriously difficult color to maintain due to the pigment’s molecule size, I cannot effusively recommend O&M’s color products enough.
I’m both incredibly particular about the products I use, especially on my hair, and oddly lazy about ordering things online. I prefer to see, touch, and smell in person, not to mention the thrill of instant gratification. Religiously booking appointments for a color refresh at the salon ensured that I always had access to restocking my favorites, but it wasn’t until Sephora started carrying O&M products as part of their clean beauty initiative that I finally feel like I have near-seamless access to my favorite haircare again.
Because Original & Mineral is a premium brand, it can be overwhelming to select which products to try first. I’ve put together a list of my favorites, no matter your hair type. PS if you’re in the UK, you can find O&M on Net-a-Porter!
My Top Four Original & Mineral Products
If you’ve tried anything from O&M, please tell me about it in the comments below. If you can, I highly recommend visiting their NYC salon, as the experience is truly indulgent and the clientele is unbelievably cool.