Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What is your hair eating?

You are what you eat, does that same phrase apply to our hair? To some extent I believe that not only what we eat but what we put on our hair will impact the health of our tresses. This is exactly why I try to feed my hair products and solutions that have not gone through a heavy chemical process. Whenever I wash my hair I want it to feel soft not crunchy , hard or like I have products just lying on top of my hair. I purchased MOP (Modern Organic Products) leave in conditioner for dry hair. Unlike other products for dry hair, this leave in conditioner is not promising shiny hair in a bottle but it does promise to help your hair to combat the effects of stress, blow dryers the sun and pollutants. After washing my hair I applied this leave in treatment and after it dried it felt great. My hair is very soft and it certainly does not feel dry and brittle. The ingredients include certified organic, fruit oils, carrot juice, echinacea and dandelion. I am going to try my best to continue feeding my hair the best ingredients that I can find on store shelves, at least until I begin mixing my own concoctions.
I purchased my MOP product for $14.99 but I have seen it priced a few dollars less on the Internet on drugstore.com for $10.49.
How do you take care of your hair in terms of what you put on it and what you put into your body?


antithesis said...

i am SO disrespectful to my hair. i put it through heat damage constantly. i try to give it a break and wear it natural but to maintain my curl, i pretty much always use some product with a high alcohol content or other damaging ingredients. i have a hard time finding products that treat my hair well and achieve the look i want.

Anonymous said...

I think since I've changed my hair regimen to more natural based prouducts it has promoted healthier growth! I think the body and hair are meant to be fed with more natural and/or organic products! I am glad you posted on this product b/c I am interested in purchasing it in the near future. Lately, I've enjoyed More Moisture Shampoo by Burts Bee's!


PBW said...

Ojon restorative treatment and Phyto hair vitamins have made a big difference in my relaxed and dyed hair. I have more hair, less shedding and it's not as parched. Even my stylist noticed.

Tomorrow, I'm going to try coconut oil instead of Ojon for the pre-shampoo treatment before heading to the salon.

BeautyTalk said...

I blow out my hair every other day (sometimes every two days) and use leave-in conditioners to protect against heat.

Product Junkie Diva said...

@Antithesis there was a time in my life when I was a heat junkie, whether it was the curling iron or the blow dryer I was on it. But once I was able to regain my healthy hair when I stopped using all of those tools, I new I just couldn't turn back (I just use heat for deep conditioning or when I am in a bind but it is by no means the standard anymore). If you start by making small changes, I'm sure your hair will love you for it!
@Bellefille I agree, my hair just feels healthier and hair issues are pretty much a thing of the past.
@PBW please let me know how it works out for you. Are you just using coconut oil alone or are you mixing it in with your normal pre poo?
@BeautyTalk which heat protectant do you like?

Product Junkie Diva said...

Oh and PBW I love Phyto (especially phytojojoba, and phytonectar) and from Ojon the hydrating line....
I blogged about these products in older posts.
Product Junkie Diva

Anonymous said...

My hair is need of some serious TLC!!

I try to use products without a lot of ingredients, let alone harmful ones.

I love for my twists to feel nicely moisturized and plump but am having a hard time finding some products. I don't want to keep using shea butter because it seems to be too greasy. Need something good w/o the dent in my pocket. Hopefully I score BIG at the International Beauty Show in New York on Sunday!

Product Junkie Diva said...

@ Jewells International Beauty show in NY????? WHAT!!! Where is all of this happening. I actually I couldn't make it this Sunday even if I did know about it in advance but please send details. I hope you score big. Score big on what I don't know but whatever they have I hope you get it. Will they have beauty products??????
I also have a tub of unrefined shea butter but I want to get into making some things from scratch.
Product Junkie Diva