Ecoslay 'Orange Marmalade' Flax Seed and Aloe Curl Definer
Things are heating up in the kitchen with Ecoslay's popular 'Orange Marmalade' Flax Seed and Aloe Curl Definer!
Hand-made with love, by the curl-loving team at Ecoslay in the USA, Orange Marmalade's ingredient list is all-natural and has all the hallmarks of a quality curl styling product you'd expect, with it's fantastic slip and firm-hold.
***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!
***The 16oz pouch is no longer produced by Ecoslay, so please note that the 8oz is now the largest size available.
ECOSLAY'S DIRECTIONS FOR USE
For frizz-free, shiny curls that hold for days, apply liberally to soaking wet hair. Air dry or diffuse.
Apply to soaking wet hair so that you feel there is sufficient product distributed throughout the length of your strands. One to two pumps or a dollop on your palm may be all you need. Then follow your favourite styling and drying routine to achieve hydrated, defined and bouncy curls. I like to pair this with a small smear of the 'Banana Cream' Deep Conditioner 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.
SHELF-LIFE AND STORAGE TIPS: Decant the pouch contents into your used, rinsed and dried Ecoslay Orange Marmalade bottle, or use from the pouch or pump-top bottle as is. As Orange Marmalade is an all-natural product and often cool, dry, dark locations are difficult to come by, it is recommended that it is refrigerated once opened, to preserve its shelf life up to 12 months.
Linum usitatissimum (flaxseed) extract - Flaxseed provides nutrition for hair follicles because it’s rich in fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids nourish hair follicles for healthy hair growth. Flaxseed is also rich in protein and selenium, both of which are necessary for growing healthy, shiny hair. Flaxseed's omega-3 fatty acids are anti-inflammatory, and may lower inflammation associated with hair loss, dandruff and other unhealthy scalp conditions. Flaxseed contains vitamin e, which provides additional nourishment for hair follicles and moisturises the strands.
Agave nectar extract - Agave nectar provides moisture and gives hair a lustrous shine.
Agave nectar contains large molecules comprised of polysaccharides. Saponin, inulin, and fructose. These molecules consist of hydroxyl groups that make them hydrophilic meaning that they act like a humectant and draws water to the hair.
Pectin - Naturally occurring setting agent. Pectin strengthens the hair cuticle, preventing breakage and improving length retention.
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.
Marshmallow Root extract - 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.
Vitamin E - Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant, supports a healthy scalp and helps maintain hair growth. There is some limited evidence to support the claim that vitamin E can help prevent hair loss.
Xanthan Gum - Natural thickener and holding agent.
Sweet Orange Essential Oil - Orange essential oil is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory which makes it an ideal ingredient in your skin and hair routine.It's been shown to increase the ability to absorb vitamin C, collagen production, and blood flow, all of which are essential for anti-ageing.
Here at 'Curls Naturally' we love Ecoslay!