Oil in Your Hair?

Note, I didn’t say oily hair.

Once upon a time, I had shiny shiny jet black hair, pretty straight, maybe just a hint of a wave.

As I aged (ugh) my hair got frizzier and frizzier and really felt crispy dry and this was before I started coloring! Ack!

I had been using S-Factor products to smash my hair into submission-loved the smell of the shampoo, conditioner and smoothing cream.

Also, tried Bedhead’s After Party with the totally ‘unique’ packaging. Loved that too.  Used Paul Mitchell’s Shine Serum too. I like the Aveda product but it has that herbal smell I don’t like.  I also bought a moroccan oil based product cream for smoothing and it fell flat-add to that the coconut oil product I used and tossed. Sometimes I use these creamy products to shave my legs or put them on my feet – might as well not waste.

Every few months or so, Lincoln W. from B.O.S.S. Beauty Supply visits us at the Honolulu Club.  He’s great – so experienced in the hair biz and a nice guy! He has great hair as well – lucky!

Lincoln recommended the Neuma moisturizing products-I tried the samples he gave me – and they were fantastic.

They really tamed my frizzy head. And organic!  I had gotten samples of Alterna and even bought the Alterna products at a retail store – for whatever reason my hair really did not like the products so I returned them.

And then there is Kitoko Oil.

Kitoko Oil is the wonder product and I fully give it props for getting my hair back into silky condition. Along with Neuma’s moisturizing shampoo and conditioner-all recommended by Lincoln W. of B.O.S.S. beauty supply in Honolulu!

Kitoko Oil is based on Karite Oil which is extracted from the nut of the African Shea tree. Add to that Argan Oil and Vitamins A&E plus it smells great!

I’ve tried Neuma’s Argan Oil and although I like it, I think Kitoko is the winning combination plus it provides UV filters. For people living in sunny climates and those who color, or in my case gloss my hair, UV is an appreciated benefit.

Anyway.  Kitoko Oil works on all types of hair.

Try it you might like it!

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Cocktails Anyone?

One thing about getting older, er, two things about getting older are; white/gray hair and in my case, frizziness.

Gone are the days I used the generic detergent they call shampoo at the Honolulu Club, and at the time, I didn’t bother with conditioner. But I digress….

The first shampoo I used was S-Factor, then on to Bio-something, Bedhead, and Alterna-all salon shampoos. (There’s a website I will post later that lists all the harsh ingredients in these products and basically how toxic they are).  Then, I met Lincoln, a hair product supplier one day, and he gave me a sample of Neuma Shampoo and Conditioner.  Neuma products are organic, smell great and cleanse without harsh detergents.  Add to that, Kitoko Oil–something that smells amazing wonderful great, and makes my hair really shiny. I had tried Moroccan Oil (stinky) and Argan Oil (too thick), but Kitoko oil, a UK product, had me with the fragrance.  You know with long hair, waving it around and smelling my hair is a habit I’ve had since 7th grade.

Neuma Product Line Up

But I’m supposed to talk about cocktails–I went to B.O.S.S., Lincoln’s storefront, to purchase refills of shampoo and conditioner.  He just happened to be there and introduced me to the idea of a “cocktail”.  Five drops of Kitoko oil, couple spritz of Neuma mousse, style extender and 3 squirts of blow dry lotion and woila!

Normally, this is waaaaaayyy too much effort – but this is the only thing I have used on my hair that makes it feel like it did when I was in 7th grade-no frizzes, really shiny and strong feeling strands.

The Neuma products are a high recommend from me if you’ve been coloring, highlighting, flat ironing and otherwise damaging your hair with chemicals.  Nearly everyday I see over-processed hair, and I just think maybe I’ll just say, “Time for a cocktail!”