My hair’s in need of some serious love’n at the moment. It gets to a particular length and then starts chucking a tanty. It’s usually a sign I need a cut. I find a masque usually takes the edge off and takes it from drab to
fab somewhat decent. I’ve been enjoying Al’chemy’s Ginkgo & Jojoba Intensive Moisture Hair Masque lately. If you’re unfamiliar with the masque it’s Australian made, is 100% natural and includes vegan ingredients (see full ingredients listed below). There are no parabens, silicones or other nasties plus it’s not tested on animals.
If I had a choice, I’d use natural products all the time but if I’m honest, I’m usually left a little disappointed with the products performance. This mask however, is quite different. It has a lovely rich, creamy consistency that’s quite thick. Despite being rich, it rinses away nicely and leaves my hair feeling soft and healthy, not at all weighed down. Overall, my hair feels hydrated and more manageable. It feels soft to the touch and smells incredible. Speaking of the scent, I can’t quite describe it, but embarrassingly I melt every time I catch a whiff of my own hair, sad but true. It’s very pleasant and relaxing, in a botanical/spa sort of way.
My preferred method of use is to work it into my hair (after shampooing), concentrating on the ends. I’ll then twist it all up under a shower cap and leave it in for about 3-5 minutes. I’ll then rinse it out and follow up with some cold water, and that’s pretty much it. Generally I avoid using a hair dryer as much as possible, so I’ll just towel and air dry my hair.
This is a really nice, natural and cost effective masque, however as much as I like it I wouldn’t say it’s amazing. The scent as I’ve mentioned is incredible and I’d love to find similar scented products, as I just can’t get enough. I’d recommend the masque if you prefer more natural products (without the nasties) and are looking for something good without the frills.
What are your thoughts on natural hair products/treatments? Have you got any favourites?
Ingredients: Aqua (purified Australian water), Cetearyl Alcohol*,Panthenol (Provitamin B5),Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (cold pressed, Australian grown),Behentrimonium Methosulfate(from GMO free Rapeseed),Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (GMO free),Glycerin*,Lauryl Glucoside*,Sorbitol*,Rice Amino Acids,Glyceryl Laurate*,Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil(certified organic cold pressed, Australian grown),Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate)*,Potassium Sorbate,Sodium Gluconate (from GMO free corn),Maltodextrin (GMO free),Citric Acid*,Squalane (from Olives),Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil,Pogostemon cablin (Patchouli) Oil,Lecithin,Tocopherol,Ascorbyl Palmitate,Fusanus Spicatus Wood Oil,Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate,Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil,Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract,Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil,Citronellol#, Geraniol#, Linalool#,* derived from botanical sources, # component of the essential oils
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