Our hair is regularly assaulted, whether by us or by our environment. High heat, hair dye, pollution, and UV rays are only some of the reasons why hair might feel less than healthy. My hair has been dyed, fried and petrified. I have gone from red to bleached blonde just to ink it a chocolatey brown that left my bathtub looking like a Shrek’s swamp. I was in serious need of some strand rehab and, lucky for me, the right product landed on my desk right then.
Maple Holistics creates personal care products that are cruelty-free and made in the USA using natural ingredients.
I received a hair conditioner from the brand and it promised to strengthen and smooth my overworked tresses. Full disclosure: I did not see any difference in my hair after the first time I used it. So, naturally, I continued to use it regularly for close to a month. The results were that the Silk18 Conditioner totally turned around my hair health, strengthening my locks, reducing my split ends, and smoothing my frizz.
Just as a river flows over rocks, smoothing them into polished stones over time, this conditioner repaired my stressed out hair into a polished and smooth mane.
In the beginning, I found that it wasn’t enough for me to use this as a conditioner alone. The instructions say “leave on for 1 to 2 minutes” before rinsing but I definitely needed more help than that. I began using the conditioner as a weekly masque. I apply it on dry or damp hair from scalp to ends and leave it on under a shower cap for 15 - 30 minutes. Afterwards, I wash and condition from mid-shaft to ends, then I let my hair air dry. While most of us might not be able to do this on the regular, I would encourage you to definitely try if your hair is in dire need of resuscitation.
Not only is this line created with natural ingredients, it also utilizes recycled packaging and sustainable sourcing techniques. This conditioner also packs in the key players when it comes to actives.
Aloe vera leaf juice - Argan oil - Shea butter - Silk Amino Acids - Jojoba Oil - Certified Organic Pomegranate - Hibiscus - Green Tea - Sea Buckthorn
These ingredients help to gently deep condition hair and scalp, leading to a reduction in dandruff and dryness. Locks are strengthened and blood circulation on the scalp is increased to promote healthy hair growth. The result is a silky smooth mane with no side effects to your health or the environment. Seriously! They even have a return program when you’ve used up all the goodness.
“For every six bottles of Maple Holistics products that you return to us by mail, you will receive a free bottle of shampoo or have an equivalent donation made to an environmentally-friendly charity if you’d prefer!”
— per the brand’s website
Like I mentioned, you may not see results immediately but keep at it. This product is truly worth the time investment. It repairs each hair from the inside out to strengthen and smooth it. The result is more resilient hair that stands up to damage from heat, dyes, the environment, or whatever else you decide to attack it with. This line is an excellent alternative to some traditional conditioners if you’re looking for a natural and sustainable option.