Part of my John Masters Organics shopping haul is this leave-in hair product called “Shine On Hair Treatment”. It is supposed to give what its name implies—shine—definitely something I need because my hair has absolutely zero shine due to the frequent dye jobs I’ve done. To be honest, the state of my hair has never bothered me in the past till now. I’ve grown a lot more concerned about how I look and I think having shiny straight hair definitely lends me more credibility at work.
My hair became dry again after I had it dyed recently. The hairdresser, who was tasked to style my hair, was pretty horrified by its condition. It was limp, with uneven coloring and very dry ends. Granted, it didn’t look that horrible on my head, but upon unbiased inspecting, I was told I’d been neglecting my hair for much too long. Well, I’m not surprised since the last time I visited the salon was close to two years ago and during that period, I’d even attempted to trim my own hair.
When it comes to hair products, sulfates are often said to be best avoided. Why? They can be damaging for your hair and your hair follicles. However, unless you’re looking at a no foam shampoo, chances are, your shampoo is going to contain some sort of sulfate. But the most common and also most notorious ones to take note are really sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate and ammonium lauryl sulfate. Shampoos containing these ingredients are best avoided if you can help it (unless they’re listed way down the ingredient label) for the following reasons:
I don’t usually try hair products as readily as I would with skincare products but I decided to take these Apivita Shine & Revitalizing Shampoo plus Conditioner with me when I was away for some short trips as they were conveniently sized for that purpose. I was a little leery of my decision as I didn’t want to live with bad hair days for my trips but in the end, I just threw caution to the wind.