Do you remember “singe-ing?” It was all the rage back in the 1970s to help your hair grow longer and stronger. It was a scary process where the stylist ran a lit candle down the strands of your hair, burning off (or “singe-ing”) off the split ends. The theory was that if you burned off the splits they would “mend” and your hair would naturally grow longer and stronger without damage. It might have actually worked, who knows? But one slip and that lit candle could set your entire head of hair on fire! An easier and safer way to get great hair is with Not Your Mothers Hair Products.
Moisture + nutrients = better hair
You needn’t pay a fortune to accomplish dealing with split ends. For example, try Not Your Mother’ Way to Grow Long & Strong Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner ($6.00 8 fl. oz. each). These are sulfate-free and can be used safely on chemically treated hair. The products come in white, flip-top tubes with red and black accents. A test drive delivered soft, shiny, manageable hair.
The shampoo really lathered well, and the conditioner washed out cleanly, leaving my hair detangled and ready for drying and styling. You are supposed to massage the shampoo and the conditioner into your scalp for 2-3 minutes each. If you have 4-6 extra minutes in the shower for this, that’s fine. But if you can’t stand it that long, a minute or so will still be very nourishing.
The only thing I’m not sure of is the claim on the tubes that these are made with Vitamins, Herbs, and Bioactives extracts because when I look at the label, there is precious little on there I can identify other than Horse Chestnut Seed Extract, castor oil, and biotin. But that doesn’t mean the ingredients are bad.
Knotty to Nice
Also from this budget-friendly, Not Your Mothers Hair Products brand is a nice detangler/conditioner called: Knotty to Nice Conditioning Detangler. It’s infused with Brazilian Keratinhat not only helps get out the knots and tangles. It also smooths and conditions nicely, in a plastic pump spray. You can use it on wet hair, But of course, you can also spritz a bit on dry hair to moisturize after (or before) a day at beach or pool. Use it whenever you need to give your hair a bit of non-sticky conditioning. The fresh, fruity smell makes it extra nice, and the $6.00 for 6 fl. oz. won’t break your budget.
Grab Not Your Mothers Hair products from Ulta and ulta.com and www.nymbrands.com