"It is very difficult to keep the shine of your hair when you have extremely long hair". "It's so annoying having to detangle it every day". "My hair doesn't look healthy, it's breaking more and more every time", "I wish my hair was more shining". What can I do?
These are the sort of rants my friend María, from Allure-Allure, must have been sick of listening to when she decided to send me a present: the Burt's Bees Conditioner. I have the hair as long as the girl in this image from Woodstock festival, so finding a product that works it's really not easy. María hadn't tried it but she had a great eye for this kind of thing.
So, my skeptical self and I went to take a shower curious to see what happened. I have really strong hair and I've tried many different conditioners with no success at all, at least in the detangling part. Little did I know that this conditioner would be the one.
It is made 98.8% with natural ingredients and its formula contains mango seed and avocado oils, a perfect detangling match for my hair. It's also interesting that is sulfate-free, so it protects your hair, skin and also the environment. Most shampoos and conditioners use sulfate, an inexpensive chemical that provides cleaning power and bubbly lather in our shampoos. However, sulfate can also cause skin irritations and even hair loss. So here you are a few types of sulfates to avoid (in order of most irritating to least, courtesy of Pretty Gossip):
1. Sodium Myreth Sulfate
2. TEA Laureth Sulfate
3. Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Probably the most common)
4. Ammonia Laureth Sulfate
If you’re experiencing hair loss, skin breakouts, or dry skin… consider switching to a sulfate free shampoo and conditioner, Burt's Bees, or any other.
She also sent me a brush (yes, she is a very generous friend), called Tangle Teezer. In this case, she had tried it. Read directly her review here.
So, both products have been a great present, not only because my hair looks much better now, but also because it's saving me more than 10 minutes of detangling and suffering every time I wash my hair. Not bad, uh?
*Images: Woodstock Festival Documentary, Feel Unique