Jonathan Van Ness is so multi-talented and accomplished, it’s almost like he was famous before he was famous! A trained hairdresser, he also was behind the concept of the Funny or Die series, Gay of Thrones. He’s a New York Times bestselling author, stage performer and grooming expert for the reboot of Queer Eye. And now, he’s created his own unique hair care line, JVN, which incorporates hemi-squalane into each product. I was happy to be hosted to experience it! #JVNQueensAndCo
JVN is a line for all people, all textures, everyone. The point of difference ingredient, hemi-squalane, is a natural and light, non-damaging alternative to silicone derived from sustainable sugarcane. All of those benefits that you thought you had to give up: ease of combing, shine, slip, frizz control, are now back within your grasp!
In case you haven’t kept up with the latest developments in haircare, pre-treatments are hot. JVN Complete Pre-Wash Scalp Oil comes in a glass bottle with eyedropper applicator, for precision. You massage it into your scalp, disperse it to the ends and leave on for 15 minutes. You’re worth that extra time! It has the lightest green-floral scent. The hemi-squalane is said to help with hair growth. Rosemary oil and bisabolol (a component found in chamomile) have been used in hair product recipes for centuries. Because it’s a pre-treatment, it doesn’t make your hair oily or weigh it down!
Hair masks can be problematic. Too many times, they don’t live up to the hype: they’re just as fluid as a daily conditioner or they’re just heavy oils that once you final rinse them away, don’t seem to have left added benefits to your hair. JVN Nurture Deep Moisture Mask is a true, deep conditioning mask with many points of difference. They recommend that you use it once a week — Self-Care Saturday, maybe? If you’re going to have a product on your head for an extended period of time, it should smell good, right? This has fine fragrance house notes of rose and oud, to my nose. This how they describe it: “Lemon and black currant playfully contrasts with a smooth blend of white orchid, sandalwood and vanilla.” It’s packaged in an easy-to-control metal tube. You’ll find that your hair is so much easier to comb through wet, yet still has lively bounce. It has a rich creme consistency.
After you finish washing your hair, it can be confusing what to use. Heat spray? De-frizz fluid? No-rinse conditioner? Something emulsified just on ends? Complete Instant Recovery Serum is the base for anything else (or nothing else) you want to use on your hair. It’s for any level of porosity in tresses (even cotton candy hair!). It’s a heat protectant and shine booster in a light creme-gel consistency. I noticed a citrus and fresh, green fragrance. This is how they describe it: “A cozy blend of amber and cashmere musk is brightened with a splash of lemon and mandarin.” For all that it does, you still don’t need to use a lot. I’d keep it to the size of a peanut, depending on your hair’s length. Emulsify it between your hands, work it from the ends up.