Friday, September 24, 2010

My solution to tangle free hair

Ever since I was little, I have been plaqued with tangles.  I used to load up on conditioner just to run a comb or a brush through my hair and of course greasy hair ensued.  In college I discovered a product by Pantene that helped.  I forget the name of it.  I think it was a smoother spray to use while blow drying but I used it while my hair was wet.  It still made my hair super greasy the next day and even later in the evening.  Not flattering.  These were the days before dry shampoo mind you.  I'm not super old, but if dry shampoo was available in the mid to late 90's, I didn't know about it and it was unobtainable on a college budget.

My hair is hardly coarse, but it is thick, I have a ton of it.  So I guess you could say it has a fine texture but it is thick in the respect that I have a lot of hair.  Well my daughter now has very similar hair.  It was super fine for her first couple of years and now it still has the fine texture but she has a lot of it.  And thus, the tangles have begun and the tears when I try to get a brush through it. 

Well we have been using Phytum Hair Care Nutrition Replenshing Shampoo and Conditioner for a bit now and we love it.  I ordered it on-sale of course from Yves Rocher.  I bought it for I swear $3.  The original price was $9.  I see now that it is BOGO.  I also shopped through ebates and got 9% back from my order and had a 30% coupon code and free shipping so it was totally worth ordering from the site at that time. 

My daughter had wicked swimmer's hair at the time and getting a brush through her locks was nearly impossible.  After 1 wash, this shampoo and conditioner smoothed out her hair considerably and after 3 washes, her hair was back to normal.  Before using this shampoo, I was considering a drastic hair cut.   I'm glad I found this shampoo. 

I alternate between this shampoo and John Frieda Sheer Blonde Color Renew.  The Phytum Nutrition does have a scent to it.  I have no idea how to describe it.  It's not obnoxious but the first time my husband used it, he mentioned it and wondered where the shampoo came from.  Not exactly a negative, but he never notices things like that.  It contains Jojoba seed oil and carrageenan.  According to wikipedia, carrageenan is a type of seaweed.  After a little research, I found out more from here:

Hand Lotions and Shampoos

It has been known for centuries that fishermen who handle Irish moss tend to have soft skin. This folklore led scientists to discover that carrageenan interacts with human carotene to give soft skin and silky hair. In hand lotions and shampoos, carrageenan not only thickens the product but also promotes healthy skin and hair. In addition, carrageenan is a natural product and can be incorporated into formulations which rely on natural ingredients for their promotion.
It's always a good idea to find out what you are lathering on to your body!