A hair with volume? Yes, I want that. I have never really gone into depth with my hair care routine, not that I ever had an exciting one but I feel the need to talk about it since ever I have been using John Master Organics deep scalp treatment for the past few weeks. Long story short, my hair is quite thin, falling out, and I want volume.
Shampoo + conditioner
When my hair feels a bit dry, I use their original formula which deeply hydrates my hair. It's not that I cannot stand the scent of *that motor oil*, I actually quite enjoy it.. but it makes my nose so incredibly itchy that I cannot stop sneezing.
Shampoo ingredients: aqua, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract*, rosmarius officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract*, rubus idaeus (raspberry) leaf extract*, aloe barbadensis leaf extract*, coco betaine, sea salt, glycerin, saccharum officinarum (molasses) extract, glycine, caprylic acid, oenacarpus bataua (rahua ungurahua) oil, potassium sorbate (plant derived), busera graveolens (palo santo) oil, citric acid, panthenol, hydrolyzed quinoa, tocopherol (vitamen e).
*certified organic. 100% natural, 70% organic
Conditioner Ingredients: aqua, herbal infusion of camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract and cymbopogon schoenanthus (lemongrass) extract, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, behentrimonium methosulfate (colza oil), glycerin, stearalkonium chloride (plant derived), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, ungurahua oil (oenocarpus bataua), glyceryl stearate, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), caprylic acid, glycine, hydrolyzed wheat protein, mixed tocopherol, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, panthenol, hydrolized oat protein, citric acid, potassium sorbate.
After washing my hair..
When my hair is still wet and clean:
What are scalp massage useful for? (source)
- Help you relaxed. It actually gives my hair that lightweight, healthy and rejuvenated feeling after I do it.
- It relieves headache if you do it properly.
- Just like any other type of massages, it will improve the circulation of the skin.
- Encourages hair growth as it helps to strengthen the root of the hair, also prevents from enviromental toxins and weather conditions so it protects your follicles!
- and many more
When my hair is still damp..
Ingredients: vitamin water, jojoba oil*, olive oil*, grapeseed oil*, apricot oil*, evening primrose oil*, fatty acids, plant sourced xantham gum/potassium sorbate, essential oils of rosemary, litsea cubeba.
Yes, yes, the first 3 ingredients. Butane, Propane, Isobutane (rated between 4 and 5 on Skin Deep). They are the ingredients used for aerosol products. This dry shampoo is one thing that I am trying to move on from so bad. I have had a good look at the DIY versions.. natural & greener versions.. but sometimes it gets scary when I think they won't work. My hair is prone to oiliness on the 2nd day, I really like to keep it fresh and it becomes one of my biggest pet peeves (including non-waterproof mascara and eyeliner) so a REALLY good dry shampoo that lasts all day is needed. Whilst it is the best of the best for me, volumizes + refreshes my hair.. I am more than happy to try out natural options out there such as these Lulu Organics or the one by Acure.
Ingredients: Butane, Propane, Isobutane, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch (Oryza Sativa Starch), SD Alcohol 39-C (Alcohol Denat.), Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil (Avena Sativa Kernel oil), Cetrimonium Chloride, Cyclodextrin, Cyclomethicone, Fragrance (Parfum), Isopropyl Myristate, Silica.
2. Rahua Volumnious Spray
While I have not had much luck with the Volumnizing duo by Rahua.. I quite like this spray. I have very straight hair and while it won't hold your waves that well, it gives it kinda wavy texture after you give ends of your hair a bit of a crunch. I have to be careful with spraying these though.. I try to avoid my scalp/skin as much as I can. It is nice but I won't be repurchasing it for these reasons, I might be a bit sensitive to the aromatic ingredients used. Other than that, it is what it is. It is an amazing refresher too, smells like citrus!
Ingredients: purified water, citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel extract*, cymbopogon schoenanthus (lemongrass) extract*, zea mays (corn) silk extract*, linum usitatissimum (linseed) seed extract*, saccharum ofiicinarum (sugar cane)*, lavandula angtstifolia (lavender) oil*, eucalyptus globulus leaf oil (limonene)*, tabebuia impetiginosa bark extract, citric acid, sodium chloride, pyrus malus (apple) pectin.
Let me know what are your favourites hair duo (shampoo + conditioner) that volumnizes your hair, and do you use natural dry shampoo that you have found effective?
On a completely unrelated note: this gloomy day is making me so cheery! Thank goodness for rain (I'm probably going to regret saying this). And I made pesto yesterday using my home-grown basil leaves. It was a bit sad but satisfying at the same time.