Ecoslay 'Banana Cream' Conditioner
Things are heating up in the kitchen with Ecoslay's popular 'Banana Cream' Conditioner!
Hand-made with love, by the curl-loving team at Ecoslay in the USA, Banana Cream's ingredient list is all-natural and has all the hallmarks of a quality curl conditioner you'd expect, delivering hydration and nourishment to your thirsty locks.
With avocado, okra, coconut cream, aloe vera and banana, this super-thick, moisturising treat deeply penetrates to nourish even the driest hair!
***The ongoing strengthening of the USD compared to the NZD for several months now has meant that the cost of this item has unfortunately risen. We are hopeful that the NZD will strengthen by the time our next shipment is due to be brought in and allow the cost of this item to come down. Our stock in this sought-after brand does turnover very fast (meaning it is always very fresh), so fingers crossed!
ECOSLAY'S DIRECTIONS FOR USE
After cleansing, apply a liberal amount of Banana Cream to soaking wet hair. Evenly distribute and leave on for 30 minutes, using a heat cap for full penetration. Rinse. For extra thirsty locks, apply a bit of Banana Cream as a leave-in treat.
I use this as an all-rounder for co-washing, deep conditioning and as a leave-in, depending on how thirsty my hair feels. Apply to soaking wet hair and cup water into the hair to continually add hydration in to the process. As a leave-in I like to pair this with a the 'Orange Marmalade' Curl Definer in the styling stage for extra slip and hydration, especially on sections more prone to being dry.
High concentrations of key ingredients mean that you won't have to use as much each time as you might with cheaper products - proving that quality is excellent value in the long-run.
Okra - Adds incredible slip, increasing detanglability. Okra is rich in Folic acid which is proven to improve hormonal balance, preventing hair loss.Okra has a high Vitamin C content, which helps build collagen, important for hair growthThe Vitamin C in okra also plays a necessary role in absorbing iron, which keeps our locks strong and healthy
Okra has antibacterial properties, helping the scalp to stay in balance. The protein and oil contained in the seeds of okra serves as the source of first-rate vegetable protein, keeping hair strands strong.
Banana - Bananas improve manageability and shine. Bananas contain potassium, natural oils, carbohydrates and other vitamins, which, together, soften the hair and protect the hair's natural elasticity, preventing split ends and breakage.
Argan Oil - Argan oil comes from the fruit of the native Argan tree in Morocco. The fruit is so nutritious that goats climb the trees just to eat them. Inside of that fruit is the little nut from which Argan oil is produced. For centuries, dating back at least as far as 600 BC, the Phoenicians relied upon this oil for healing as well as for enhancing beauty. Argan Oil is rich in vitamins A, C and E, as well as being loaded with antioxidants, linoleic acid and omega-6 fatty acids. This means that it helps boost cell production which results in healthier scalp and hair. Argan Oil has significant benefits for those suffering from hair loss. The oil was used traditionally to treat a variety of skin diseases. Its natural properties are a tremendous boon for a scalp plagued by dandruff and irritation. Argan Oil is rich in natural phenols that are beneficial to hair follicles. Not only does it promote new hair growth, but also will help you grow healthy, thick looking hair.
Marshmallow Root - Marshmallow root is great for soothing and relieving your scalp and hair. It's rich in proteins and vitamins, treating hair ailments like eczema, psoriasis and dry scalp. Super slippery, aiding in detangling.
Jojoba Oil - Jojoba oil is rich in Vitamin E, Omega 6 & 9 fatty acids, and a saturated fatty acid called Docosanol that helps battle viral infections. It is also rich in antioxidants that battle free radicals that have adverse effects on the health of our hair. Since our hair is largely made up of proteins, the fatty acid content of jojoba oil makes it ideal to nourish our hair and follicle. Jojoba oil dissolves the dirt and buildup and nourishes your follicles and hair shaft, ensuring that the hair grows out healthy.
Jojoba oil’s antimicrobial properties keep your scalp protected from infection and soothe any inflammation. Its high antioxidant content battles free radicals that cause damage to the scalp and hair. Jojoba oil is the ideal ingredient to use as a hair serum as it calms your hair while not weighing it down. It keeps your hair shiny and smooth throughout the day because of its light weight and non-sticky nature.
Aloe Vera juice - Aloe vera contains something called proteolytic enzymes which repairs dead skin cells on the scalp. Aloe vera juice also acts as a great conditioner and leaves your hair all smooth and shiny. Aloe vera juice promotes hair growth, prevents itching on the scalp, reduces dandruff and conditions your hair.
Aloe vera juice has a chemical makeup similar to that of keratin, the primary protein of hair, consisting of amino acids, oxygen, carbon, and small amounts of hydrogen, nitrogen, and sulphur.
Coconut Cream - Coconut cream contains good concentration of lauric acid, a medium chain fatty acid (MCFA) which gets converted to monolaurin in the body, a compound with antiviral and antibacterial properties. Rich in vitamin C and E, Coconut Cream moisturises and restores lustre to dull damaged frizzy hair. Acts as a natural detangler.
Colza Oil - Colza oil permeates the base of the hair, increasing moisturisation and smoothness. Colza oil is loaded in vitamin E, a natural antioxidant, supporting a healthy scalp and helping to maintain hair growth.
SHELF LIFE AND STORAGE TIPS
Banana Cream is fully-preserved with a 9 month shelf life when stored in a cool, dark, dry location. Because Banana Cream is an all-natural product and often cool, dry, dark locations are difficult to come by, it is recommended that it is refrigerated to preserve its shelf life.
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