Cold, windy, wet, miserable. The weather takes a toll on your hair during the winter months, and I’m experiencing it all for the first time. But through it all I’ve been discovering some mighty fine hair products — all made with healthy ingredients — to get me through these rough climactic conditions. Allow me to share with you!
First up, the renowned Jane Carter Solution. Specifically formulated for dry, multitextured hair, the brand prides itself on using ingredients derived from nature, natural butters, and certified organic essential oils. I’ve tried quite a few products from the brand — the Travel Kit is a great place to start for JCS newbies! Jane Carter’s Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner helped my hair make the climate change from cold Chicago to sweltering Punta Cana. Now that I’m back, I’m loving the Hair Nourishing Serum. It’s 1 oz for $10, so if you’re used to big bottles of product for your big hair, it may confuse you. But a little goes a long way. It’s a light blend of pure essential oils — lemon, ylang ylang, grapefruit, tangerine, rosemary, geranium, and vitamins A,D,E. It smells delicious and makes my hair feel super soft. I’ve been using it at night, after me and my hair have braved the elements — it’s like a night cream for my hair before I lay my head down on my satin pillowcase.
This past October at the Essence Empowerment Conference here in Chicago, there were beautiful natural haired bellas everywhere! It was truly inspiring to be in such great company. I got to meet the creator of HPO Spa Company, one of the brands I first had a chance to review back in 2006! She gave me a brand new HPO product to try — Simply Curly. Judging from her own glorious natural mane, I knew I was in for something good. The more I use Simply Curly, the more I love it.
It’s a light, whipped, creamy hair styling product made with amazing ingredients. Honey, wheat protein, vitamins, glycerine, acocado, aloe vera, and HPO’s essential oil and herb blend. This is GREAT for those of us who wash and go — it’s moisturizing, nourishing, and super easy to use. If you’ve been looking for something new to enhance your natural curl without being too heavy or drying, this could be it! $17.50 for an 8 oz tub. I’m dying to hear what you bellas think!
If you’re into all-natural products and exotic oils for your hair — you need to have Drops Of Nature on your radar. This boutique beauty company is truly committed to purity, and their Revive Nutritive Sheen Serum is one of the best oil-based serums I’ve tried. For any of you who may have discovered dryness after using the uber popular Moroccan Oil or other such heavily hyped oils, Drops of Nature could be what you’ve been seeking. Apply from root to tip for sheen and sass, or use with a steam cap for 30 minutes for a restorative treatment. Ingredients include rice bran oil, sunflower oil, argon oil, amla extract, rosemary, grapeseed, and jojoba seed oil. $15 a bottle, and thanks to the dropper you really don’t need much product to make an impact.
Last but certainly not least, The Hairoine, a UK based company on the come up. Specializing in hair and skin products made from shea and mango butter, their Growth Formula Hair Oil is chock full of the kinds of oils and herbs that are traditionally linked to strong, healthy tresses. Lavender, rosemary, thyme, and cedar wood, plus apricot, jojoba, sweet almond, olive and The Hairoine’s Egyptian oil blend, all in a potent little spray bottle. It costs £12, for my bellas across the pond looking to nourish their naturals!
Have you tried anything new and amazing for your hair lately? Let me know – you know I’m always on the hunt for the next big thing!
Drops of Nature
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