Sweetassgal here to bring you the best natural and organic products our Mother Earth has to offer us by the way of Green Chi Tuesdays!
It’s a tough world out there…rife with everyday struggles against harsh pollutants, toxic substances, and chemical exposure. No…I’m not talking about all the junk you breathe in as you INCH your way down I-5 in rush hour traffic…I’m talking about what you may be exposed to just from your average morning beauty products! That’s right…the very items we turn to for comfort and confidence once applied to our skin and hair can be just as hazardous as chomping on a smog sandwich. We have become a society dedicated to the proposition that all beauty items must be pumped up with preservatives, chock full of chemicals, and have a list of ingredients longer than my Saturday night bar bill in order to be effective. Clint Eastwood here to let you know otherwise (AKA sweetassgal…AKA Angie Provost…AKA your Green Chi reviewer)…coming out with guns blazing, striking down the pesky notion that we need all of those artificial concoctions! It’s a showdown at the Green Chi Corral and my bet’s on this feisty bunch of beauty bearing bandoliers here at megsmakeup…get’ em girls!
Since this is our first week of new reviewers (welcome gals…it’s going to be great…thank you to all of our past reviewers…your wisdom has been priceless) and Meg has asked that we really try out the products she sends before weighing in on a verdict then I am simply going to start with a product that I use regularly and already know works wonders for taming my OUT OF CONTROL dry, frizzy, naturally curly hair. I’ve lived with stick straight and completely lifeless hair almost my entire life. I hit 30 and discovered quite by accident that my hair had begun to change. Being a working wife and mother in my thirties my hair routine had dwindled down to simply wash, upsweep and go. But one day I was interrupted before I could get my trusty clip in my hair and it dried naturally on its own. My husband looked at me ‘Hey, did you know your hair is CURLY!’. WHAT THE….NO WAY” He was RIGHT! Slowly over the course of a year my hair began a complete transformation. My hair became a wild mass of inconsistent curls that were coarse, dry and completely unruly. It was like waking up one day to find some strange exotic bird had landed on your noggin’ and set up permanent residence. I had NO idea how to control it.
Curly hair by nature is extremely dry and coarse. It seems that the hairs shaft lays differently than straight hair does because the folicles are open and exposed to air and pollutants. This dries out our hair, creates dull looking tresses and brings on the FRIZZ! I’m talking Nicole Kidman in the pre-Tom Cruise years, Gilda Radner on a caffeine high, Gene Shallot after the Brokeback Mountain review kind of frizz…and it AIN’T pretty ladies. This is when I discovered John Masters Organics Dry Hair Nourishment and Defrizzer. I just press a few drops through wet hair, arrange my curls, refrain from touching until completey dry and am left looking soft, smooth and OH SO SEXY! More Andy McDowell…less Andy Dick.
100% blend of pure plant and essential oils chosen for their protective, moisturizing and restorative properties. A leave-in treatment that’s proven to be excellent for dry and frizzy hair. Safe for color treated hair. Rub a few drops into ends to combat split ends. Can be added to other John Masters products for extra conditioning. Can be applied to wet or dry hair. Enriched with Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil*), Daucus Carota (Helio-carrot Oil*), Squalene (Olives*), Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose Oil*), Essential Oils of Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender*), Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood*), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary*)
Please let me know what you think if you’ve ever tried this as well! Just a note…my only complaint is that this does smell rather ‘herb-ie’ at first (rosemary…duh…lavender…double duh…cedarwood…HELLO duh) but it dissipates after just a minute or so in your hair and many, many ladies I know LOVE the calming effects of those scents. Are you one of them….good or bad…let’s hear it!
Now…if I only had this control, curl and volume in the 80’s I could have RULED THE WORLD!
Any chance we can bring back this BIG HAIR loving decade?…probably not. I guess I’ll just have to settle for secretly wearing my neon jelly bracelets while listening to Duran Duran and dreaming of becoming the ninth member of the Brat Pack!
GLAM ON megsmakeup gals!!!