HAIR | John Masters Organics Honey and Hibiscus Collection #EarthMonth

I cannot believe that I have the next three days off as that is practically a vacation for me and though today was a bit of a grocery day as well as blog photo day, I will try to enjoy the next few days off as best as possible at with my furbabies and Casey. I have already had a nap with Hugo purring away on my chest which I consider such a luxury to do since I am rarely home to cuddle them like that.

As we are approaching Earth Day, let us continue on with some more Earth-friendly products this time for the hair! I have seen John Masters Organics products for years in salons and randomly online, but it didn't dawn on me that they were a clean brand until I saw that Whole Foods carried it in their beauty department! John Masters products are free of sulfates, silicones, parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes and is safe for use on colour-treated hair. Their ingredients list for the shampoo reads almost like a skincare list! 

John Masters Organics Honey and Hibiscus Collection

PR samples

There isn't a whole lot to say about shampoos and conditioners, but now that my hair is on the healthier side after chopping off all the damaged bits back in December and not dyeing it (until next month...), I am able to see more of a difference with various haircare that I review since my hair isn't just DEAD to begin with anymore. The Honey and Hibiscus Collection is a repairing trio that cleanses, rehydrates and repairs damaged hair using organic rosemary, ylang ylang and cedarwood oils to strengthen and honey and hibiscus to soften and give shiny and healthy hair. How it all chemically works together, I don't know since hair is an enigma to me, BUT in addition to the soft and herbal scent, this shampoo and conditioner instantly made my hair feel softer within one use!

John Masters Organics Honey and Hibiscus Collection

Ah, the Repair Hair Mask. THIS was the game changer because the first time I used all three together and blow dried my hair, my husband commented that my hair looked soft and like "real hair" again! He didn't know I had changed anything about my routine so him observing the change in my hair was truly unbiased! The softness of my hair was UNREAL though. Almost a little TOO soft because I actually had to "dirty" my hair at the roots to give them the lift I prefer when I curl my hair. If I flat-ironed it, I wouldn't have minded.

Since I wasn't sure whether it was the mask alone or the combination of all three products that caused the change, I decided to use my old Shu Uemura shampoo and conditioner with the Repair Hair Mask as well as The John Masters shampoo and conditioner with an Aveda hair mask. Both combinations yielded soft hair, but using the John Masters Repair Hair Mask gave noticeably softer and smoother hair. Hopefully it's not sacrilegious to say this, but using all three products is basically the Holy Trinty of hair!

John Masters Organics Honey and Hibiscus Collection

Final verdict: The products definitely work, but that hair mask was the star! Though I mention that I had to add product to my roots to give them more lift, I am not going to complain about having hair that feels "too nice" or "too soft". To be able to run my hands through my hair without it getting snagged somewhere has been a foreign concept ever since I went blonde in 2015 so this is something I will always enjoy. If you have particularly dry or crunchy damaged hair, this trio and especially this hair mask will make everything feel so much better!

John Masters Organics is available at Whole Foods and certain salons. 

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