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So maybe one of these days I’ll stop being surprised. Organic produce is better; so is organic meat. I usually buy organic coffee, and if they have it, organic wine. So why does it still shock me that the same place I buy groceries is also a great place to buy cosmetics, skincare products, bath goodies, and yes, even hair products?
When I was first out & on my own in my teens I shopped exclusively at a health food store for everything (partly because it was across the street and I had a crush on a guy that worked there). I used Dr. Bronner’s shower gel and oatmeal soap and Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask. I even became vegetarian for a few years.
Speed through years later to me and my triple-highlighted hair, penchant for boutique cosmetics, and self-imposed rule that only dermatologist-grade skincare is good enough for me.
So I guess I’ve come full circle. Thanks to the influence of Chichi and Meg, I now troll the aisles of my local organic store to buy products I’d previously only trust to Sephora (though I spend a lot of time in their aisles, too. Thanks, Kate!)
Recently while picking up lunch I happily tossed some Weleda Wild Rose Deodorant, Juice Beauty lip plumper, Suki Lemongrass Exfoliating Cleanser, and Korres Bath Gel into my cart. (It was kind of a pricey lunch.) While perusing the beauty section, I also found they carried some of my other favorite products: John Masters Organics Honey & Hibiscus Hair Reconstructing Shampoo & Hair Reconstructor Conditioner (thanks Nikki Gersten!)
I was under the mistaken impression for far too many years that the only thing that could tame the beast that is my hair had to be imported from France, cost a fortune, and be packed with magical unpronouncable ingredients. In fact the only thing I’ve ever returned to a grocery store is a bottle of shampoo I got in the organic aisle after it turned my hair into a gummy rat’s nest that I couldn’t get a comb through for a week. Well, times they have changed, apparently, and now some of my favorite hair care is from organic lines. Knock me over! Who’d a thunk it?
“Linoleic and hyaluronic acids (the same acids found in young hair) help to reconstruct damaged hair. The hair shaft is fortified and strengthened with each wash. Honey and hibiscus extracts penetrate the hair shaft with nutrients and provide an intoxicating scent.”
True to the claims, it makes my hair moisturized, manageable and healthy. Not so easy on the pocketbook, but then again, it isn’t easy being green.
Any other John Masters Organics fan out there? What other Organic Haircare should I drop into my cart next lunch break?