Keep your hair pretty on the road and at home with John Masters Organics [classic article]

Summertime is a tough season for hair, especially if you travel. Different climate conditions have their effects on your tresses, as well as dry airplanes, humid cities, sunny and sandy beaches. You want treatment, but you don’t want the heavier products that you might reach for come winter.

That’s why I was very happy to be hosted to experience John Masters Organics hair care! John Masters is a real person, a celebrity hair stylist from Niagara, New York. He started creating organic hair products over 20 years ago.

Cleansing and conditioning-wise, I tried the Honey & Hibiscus Hair Reconstructing Shampoo and Hair Reconstructor. I have very damaged, color-treated hair. I expose it to pool water, airplanes, bleaches, hair dryers. I like to use the same line of shampoos and conditioners together, because I feel like they are formulated to work in synergy. This pair has a light incense/spice scent and creamy texture. The pair is not heavy, waxy or syrupy. The products rinse out cleanly and don’t add a heavy, weighted down look to your hair, which is good for summer and also, I’m sure, great for people who might have curly hair that you want to remain curly and stylish. This is what they say about the products:

Linolenic and hyaluronic acids, found in abundance in young hair, are combined with soy, rice & oat proteins to renew and reconstruct damaged hair – fortifying and strengthening with each wash. Honey & hibiscus extracts and 8 other certified-organic extracts and plant oils permeate the hair with nutrients and provide a great scent. Does not contain sodium lauryl sulfate. Safe for color-treated hair. 6 fl oz. Made with 10 certified-organic ingredients.

Linolenic and hyaluronic acids, found in abundance in young hair, are combined with soy & wheat amino acids to renew and reconstruct damaged hair. Honey & hibiscus extracts and 16 other certified-organic extracts and plant oils bring life back to very dry or damaged hair. Select ingredients help improve the health of the scalp. Safe for color-treated hair. 4 fl oz. Made with 18 certified-organic ingredients.

So, maybe your hair needs a little something extra, on top of conditioners? Mine does. Dry Hair Nourishment and Defrizzer does the job of what might be 3 different products. It’s light with a clean scent: don’t be afraid of this leave-in, even on the hottest of days. Plus, you’re not adding to the demise of your hair with strong chemicals. It’s in a little bottle that’s TSA-friendly. This is what they say about it:

A blend of 100% certified-organic plant and essential oils chosen for their protective, moisturizing and restorative properties, this leave-in treatment is proven to be excellent for dry and frizzy hair. Also great for use on split ends. Safe for color-treated hair. 0.5 fl oz. Made with 7 certified-organic ingredients. Gluten-free.

Do you have days where you can’t do a thing with your hair, no matter what style you’re going for? Spiky, straight, tousled . . . you need a helping hand. Bourbon Vanilla & Tangerine Hair Texturizer to the rescue! It has a creamsicle scent and a raw honey texture. Here’s what they say about it:

This extra-strength hair texturizer is perfect for shaping hair into any desired style, from the “bed-head” look to smooth and silky. Castor oil, glycerin and 7 certified-organic oils add incredible shine and texture. Safe for color-treated hair. 2 oz. Made with 9 certified-organic ingredients. Gluten-free.

For more precise, firmer or lighter as needed control, dab Hair Pomade on your hands, fingertips and emulsify. It will help you get exactly the piece-y look you want! Here’s what they say:

Made of a rich blend of organic beeswax, mango butter and pure essential oils chosen for their potent conditioning and styling power, this pomade adds incredible moisture and shine. Perfect for defining curls or taming frizzy hair, it also protects against heat when using a curling or flat iron. Safe for color-treated hair. 2 oz. Made with 11 certified-organic ingredients.

Here’s some more information on the products below. With the nutritious plant oils, I feel the products are healthier on your system.

All ingredients must meet John’s strict guidelines :
1. All products must be made with 70-100% organic content
2. No sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, DEAs, MEAs, or TEAs
3. No GMOs (Genetically Modified Organism)
4. No animal testing
5. No artificial colors, fragrances or fillers
6. All plant extracts and essential oils must be certified organic whenever possible
7. All essential oils used must be steam-distilled and not extracted with propylene glycol – which kills the effect of the oils
8. All plant oils must be cold pressed, not heat distilled – which kills the therapeutic properties of plant oils
9. All ingredients must be proven to be beneficial to the hair or skin
10. All ingredients must be harvested in an environmentally-friendly manner (wild-crafted)
11. All ingredients must be bio-degradable as possible
12. Fair-Trade ingredients must be used when possible

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