One of the first completely all natural hair care products I ever used was the Honey Myrtle Hair Mask by Living Libations*. To this day, I am still a loyal devotee having gone through several tubs!
My hair is on the finer side, which leaves it easily weighed down with the wrong products; but it’s also dry which makes it prone to breakage especially because I dye it as well. Finding hair masks that deeply hydrate without slicking my strands down like a ski cap is a difficult task. When I first tried the Honey Myrtle Deep Conditioning Mask*, I was desperately in need of some moisture, so I put it on overnight and went to bed. The next day, my husband commented on how shiny, soft, and healthy my hair looked- I knew there was no going back and I had found my new holy grail conditioner.
The whole ingredients list per the Living Libations site:
Cocos nucifera (Coconut), Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba), Spring Water, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera), Sorbitan Olivate, Hippophae rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn), Fucus vesiculosus (Bladderwrack Seaweed), Tussilago farfara (Coltsfoot), Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut), Avena sativa (Oats), Equisetum arvense (Horsetail), Urtica dioica (Stinging Nettle), Rosa canina (Rosehips), Melaleuca uncinata (Honey Myrtle), Jasminum grandiflorum (Jasmine), Santalum album (Sandalwood), Calendula officinalis (Calendula), Citrus limon (Lemon), Cananga odorata (Ylang), and Salvia officinalis (Sage) and Rosmarinus officinalis, (Rosemary) Extract
What I love the most about this ingredient list is not only that it contains purely botanicals, but that it doesn’t have any kind of alcohols, parabens, sulfates, or phthalates. I’m a huge fan of hair products containing jojoba and aloe, and this has those two ingredients in the top 3! Everything in it is hydrating, strengthening, thickening, shine-inducing, and nourishing without being heavy. Even better, you can use it in the shower, leave it on overnight, or even moisturize the tips of your hair with it as a leave-in treatment: I have done all of the above.
I would best describe the scent as floral, but it maintains an earthy composure thanks to oils like sandalwood and sage/rosemary. It doesn’t feel like you’re drowning in a sickly sweet aroma despite being called Honey Myrtle, but the jasmine is definitely noticeable (which I love!)
I think one of the first things I noticed when I put it in my hair was that it didn’t feel the same as the conditioners I was used to. It was less…goopy? I used far less product than I normally would and distributed it with a comb; it felt more like a thick oil in my hair (don’t worry, it’s not difficult to wash/rinse out) which makes sense when you read the ingredient list.
If you’re looking for something that is really, authentically all-natural to nourish your hair, this is it!
Living Libations Honey Myrtle Deep Conditioning Mask*