Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Aaaaaahhhh…. swimming pool season! Nothing is better than a cool dip with the kids and reviving those water games like Marco Polo and diving for pennies. Too bad my hair doesn’t agree. It’s only been a few weeks and my hair is already airing its discontent from all the chlorine. Fortunately, Hamadi, the maker of organic hair products teeming with essential oils and plant extracts, has created Hamadi Shea Hair Mask to come to my rescue.
This moisturizing treatment, which includes avocado and aloe vera, provided a silky but non-greasy feel to my hair. The first time I used it I left it on my hair for 30 minutes, as recommended on the label. On other occasions when I was short on time, I left it on for 5 minutes and it still worked great. The vanilla and ylang ylang scent is slight but very pleasant. What makes Hamadi Shea Hair Mask twice as nice, though, is that the shea butter contains a “naturally occurring sunscreen to protect the hair and scalp from harmful rays.” At $24 (4 oz) and $39 (8 oz) Hamadi Shea Hair Mask may seem a little pricey, but sometimes it makes sense to splurge a little if it means a product works better than something cheaper. Also, the 4 oz jar I have probably doesn’t sound like much but, from the looks of it, I think it’s going to last me the whole summer.
Reviewed by Ellen Willson Hoover