Just to say a little about where this idea came from; after I moved to the desert, my waist-length brown hair started breaking and falling out. I’ve had split ends for years, and I’ve never cut or trimmed my hair for some sort of strange spiritual reason that I won’t go into right now, so I ended up losing more than 12 inches of my hair length to breakage in less than a year. I actually cried over this… call me vain but I freakin liked having long hair. So I started looking things up, I switched to organic shampoo (really hard to find!) and tried to ditch the chemicals. I brushed my hair less, wore it up more often, bought a special hairbrush. I tried everything, nothing was working… if y’all have more suggestions I’ll still take them, but…
I started putting Shea Butter in my hair about the same time I started putting it on my skin. I had read that it should be applied to damp hair after a shower as a leave-in treatment, paying special attention to split ends. I did this, and probably over-did it. My hair looked greasy! I felt like I had just gotten out of the shower. And it had a strange, sticky feeling right after i put it on. There was no denying it though, it sealed my split ends and when it dried (or got absorbed, I guess) my hair was softer than it has ever been. I wondered how to combat the greasy side effects, so I played with the amount I used. I’ve found that the most appropriate application is to apply it only to the driest tips of my hair, piecing it out and covering the tips. I stay away from the roots until I’m getting ready to take a shower, and then I apply it lightly to my whole head.
This product came from the idea to add Juniper Berry, which helps with hair fall out and breakage, especially when applied to the roots, and Jojoba Oil, which is renowned for healing broken hair. After playing around with the proper application (that doesn’t make me look like a grease-head) I like it and use it after a shower about every other day.
The decision to make it available to you came from a friend of mine, who happened to ask if I had gotten my hair cut the other day…. She said it looked so nice, it looked freshly trimmed. I looked at the tips, and the ends don’t look split. I lose less hair in the shower and into my hairbrush. It feels like it’s getting thicker in the back. I think my hair is on the upswing. If you want to try it, let me know how it works for you.
Recovery Recipe Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment Ingredients:
Raw, Unfiltered Shea Butter, Organic Cold Pressed Jojoba Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Camellia Seed Oil, Raw Unfiltered Honey, Essential Oils of Juniper Berry, Cassia, Black Pepper, Sandalwood & Lemon
$17+ $3 shipping and handling (4oz glass jar)