26 April 2012

Be nice to your hair, and it will be nice to you

Do you deep condition or moisturize your hair?  You should!  It is important to take care of your hair just as much as your face.  You could have the most beautiful skin and makeup, but if your hair is a frizz ball it negates it all.

I've recently tried some organic products and was pleasantly surprised.  My sister happens to be a Neal's Yard Remedies consultant, and knowing my love of products she provided some samples to try.  I thought they would all smell weird (and some do)... BUT I fell in love with a hair mask... so much so I purchased the full size product.  

This is the Rosemary and Cedarwood Hair Treatment.  It is a mask that you apply to your dry hair, leave for at least 30 minutes, and wash/style as normal.  The product is vegan (but please don't eat it haha) and made with 100% organic ingredients.

The hair treatment is a solid, but as it warms it turns more into a liquid.  I take a small amount out of the jar with the stick (remember Hood Ice Cream LOL) in order to prevent cross contamination which could promote bacteria growth inside the jar.  I warm it in my hands, and apply the mask onto my hair.  Then I clip up for the half hour waiting time.  The mask smells sort of minty and like a spa.  Once I wash it out (not just rinse but wash with shampoo and then apply conditioner) my hair feels and looks rejuvenated.  I think I'll get 5 or 6 uses out of it (and I have very long hair) because you really don't need to use a whole lot.  That isn't too bad for $15.    

It may sounds strange that me, a chemical engineer, is recommending organic products.  What is important to note though is that although I understand the value of chemicals they don't always belong in or on our bodies.  Organic farming and production helps the environment by not releasing polluting chemicals in the atmosphere.  Organic beauty products are also never tested on animals.  One thing to note though is that there are no legal regulations stipulating what standards beauty products need to adhere to in order to label themselves "organic" (unlike foods where if it says organic it is organic).  So be sure to do your research and make sure what you are getting is what you are looking for.  In the case of Neal's Yard Remedies I have done the research and concluded that the beauty products ARE in fact organic.       

If you have an interest in purchasing Neal's Yard Remedies products, please consider getting them from my sister at this link.  For the rest of this month (only a few more days) 25% of all proceeds (her entire commision) will be donated to the Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis in support of the Vivers' Givers team

Do something good for your hair and for a good cause all in one.

PS- The jar is really a beautiful blue glass... so when you are done use warm water to remove the label and reuse it for something.

1 comment:

  1. The essential oil I used to make lavender water in this post was also from Neal's Yard Remedies.