GIVEAWAY: Raw Hair Care from MMi
When I was contacted by the makers of Morrocco Method Int’l (MMi) to see if I’d be interested in testing out their product line, I was overjoyed as I’ve been an advocate of all-natural skin care for some time now. Most store-bought skin products are fraught with chemicals, and although the FDA may deem them safe for use, that doesn’t mean they are necessarily beneficial. Why pollute your pores with chemicals when there are organic alternatives? Let’s face it, natural products just make intuitive sense.
The holistic hair care line uses quality natural ingredients that won’t produce any unwanted side effects, unlike the majority of hair products on the market. Most commercial shampoos contain various additives such as synthetic scents (fragrance) and detergents, including Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). SLS is a particularly harsh cleansing agent that has been associated with severe skin irritation and hair loss, amongst other icky things.
Although they have a variety of shampoos to choose from, I opted to try the Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo, which is formulated to restore your hair and scalp to a healthy pH level. True to the cleanser’s namesake, this shampoo has a earthy apple cider scent, which left my hair feeling clean and well-nourished. Due to the absence of sulfates, natural shampoos do not lather as much as the standard chemical-laden ones; but if you wash your hair twice as is recommended, rest assured that you will get a deep clean.
Ingredients: water, raw apple cider vinegar, aloe vera, soapbark extract, green tea, naturally foaming cactus, blood of the dragon rare proteins, brown & red algae, essential oils of almond, ginger, sesame and tangerine, and 92 trace minerals and rare plant/marine/fruit proteins as natural preservatives
For the conditioner, I chose to sample the spray-on Diamond Crystal Mist. I’m OBSESSED with the efficiency of a spray-in conditioner, so I was super excited about this product — especially as I’ve been searching for a substitute for my last leave-in conditioner since my discovery that it wasn’t quite au naturel.
Thus I’m pleased to report that the MMi mist conditioner left my tresses feeling soft and hydrated, in addition to giving off a sheen-looking appearance and pleasant-smelling aroma. The mist is actually derived from crystals harvested in the Himalayan mountains, which are then liquified into a crystalline organic herbal base of St. John’s Wort. I can’t sing its praises enough.
And lastly, a word on the ongoing debate about the frequency of which to wash (daily? once a week? conflicting theories abound). I have been on both sides of the spectrum of this dispute. Having naturally oily hair — and a habit of daily exercise — historically I have adhered to a wash-more-often-than-not routine. While living in SF, however (go figure), hair stylists cautioned me on the perils of over-washing (stripping your scalp of natural oils, etc). And although I heeded their advice for a short time (less product is more economical after all), in the end I didn’t find my hair to be any healthier.
MMi offers a commonsense solution to this dilemma, which is simply to observe your hair and decide for yourself what works best for your locks. Who’d have thought it’d be so simple? With all the confounding information in the health world these days, this individualized approach is sound advice in nearly all arenas. Finally, remember that proper diet and well-being also play a vital role in the health of your hair.
Without further ado–for your opportunity to win a free sample to one of these fabulous products from Morrocco Method, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org the reason you are passionate about or interested in developing a more holistic hair care regimen. You have one week to respond, as I will be announcing the lucky winner on Friday, October 5th!*
Look forward to hearing from you!
*UPDATE: Congrats to Eva Guibert, winner of the giveaway! Thanks to everyone who participated!!