Wednesday, 15 May 2013

John Masters honey and hibiscus reconstructing shampoo


    John Masters organics are a brilliant American brand created by John Masters almost twenty years ago. He was a hairdresser and saw a gap in the market for products that delivered results whilst using all natural ingredients, the range began as he mixed herbs and essential oils in his kitchen sink.

    I have used quite a few John Masters products before but not gotten round to featuring them on the blog, it is a bit of shame really as I have enjoyed everything that I have tried from them and nothing has ever left me disappointed.

    This shampoo is designed to strengthen the hair, with Linolenic and Hyaluronic acids and of course the honey and hibiscus. It is a gentle shampoo and can be used on all hair types including colour treated hair. I used it as a weekly treatment shampoo whilst I have been growing my hair and I have enjoyed the results and the performance of this shampoo. With 70% organic ingredients it is one of the better shampoos out there in terms of ingredients, I think it seems to be fairly hard to make a good shampoo without sulphates and synthetic ingredients because so many I have tried have left me disappointed.

Ingredients:
Aqua, (purified water), magnifera indica (mango butter),* persea americana (avocado oil),* behentrimonium methosulfate (colza oil), hydrolyzed whole wheat protein, panthenol, hydrolyzed mucopolysaccharides, linoleic and hyaluronic acid, sorbitol, linolenic acid, triticum vulgare (wheat germ oil),* tocopherol, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba oil),* sulfur, penta-erythrityl tetraisostearate (soy conditioner), almond glyceride, cetyl, cetearyl & stearyl alcohol (natural emulsifiers), calophyllum inophyllum (foraha),* honey, hydrolyzed sweet almond protein, olea europaea (olive oil),* hibiscus sabdriffa (hibiscus extract),* essential oils of apis meliferra (honey),* lavandula angustifolia (lavender),* citrus paradisi (pink grapefruit),* canaga odorata (ylang ylang),* citrus bergamia (bergamot), elettaria cardamomum (cardamom), pogostemon patchouli (patchouli), tocopherol acetate (Vitamin E), ascorbyl palmitate & ascorbic acid (vitamin C), gluconolactone, sodium benzoate. *Denotes Certified Organic.

    If you are used to sulphate free shampoos that don't foam as much as conventional shampoos this will take you by surprise because it creates the most gorgeous luxurious lather I have ever experienced in a shampoo, it is simply heavenly. The smell is also something quite special, it reminds me a little of the smell of honeysuckle, sweet but with a floral twist, not overly sickly but it does fill the room when you use it.

    I was always left with shiny clean feeling hair, it was never weighed down and it never irritated my scalp which can be incredibly dry and sensitive, I am not sure how my scalp would cope with this used on a daily basis but using it once a week I experienced no issues.

    My only criticism is the design of the packaging which seems to fall over constantly in my shower, especially when it was completely full, but I learnt to balance it precariously and soon got over that minor issue.

    I will say that whilst I love this and did feel that it helped strengthen my hair, thus living up to it's claims, I do like some of the other John Masters shampoos just much and they are significantly cheaper, but I will probably buy this again when I am feeling flush. At £26 for 177ml this is definitely not a budget option but it is a wonderful shampoo, I bought mine from Amarya and used some points towards it so it wasn't quite as costly.

Ana x
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  1. I've heard such good things about this brand but haven't tried it yet. I love the sound of the shampoos - I haven't found 'the one' so far, but maybe a JMO will be it! x

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    1. Definitely worth a try Kat they are unlike any other sls free shampoo I have ever tried and I have tried a lot! xx

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  2. This sounds really nice but it is a bit on the expensive side! I tried the shampoo & conditioner the other day and my hair was lovely & soft after! xx

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    1. This is definitely the most I have ever spent on a shampoo, it is lovely though there is no denying it :) xx

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  3. It's a little bit expensive but i love this product! ^_^ i'm an italian organic-blogger ^_^

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    1. Glad to hear you love it too, it comes with a price tag but I adore this brand :) will take a look at your blog, thank you for following and commenting. xx

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  4. Yowsa, that's quite expensive - I don't think I could justify the expense! But I imagine if it really works for you, then it might be worth it. Have you tried Urtekram? Unfortunately it's not high on the organic content, but no SLS/SLES... like Tales of a Pale Face I'm still searching for 'the one'. x

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    1. It is the most I have ever paid for a hair product, I did make it last a long time just using it once a week. I did try Urtekram a while ago I remember it being a good brand for the price and I enjoyed the shampoo and conditioner, will try it again, thanks for the reminder :) x

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  5. I've really enjoyed sachet samples of this shampoo before and ditto the Hair Reconstructor. I've not quite plunged into buying full size yet. I also love mandarin maximum moisturise for my skin in winter x

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    1. Oh I was looking at the mandarin moisture the other day, it is all pricey worth it! xx

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  6. I never used this brand. I have only a couple of samples but I still have to try them.

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    1. It's really nice, hope you enjoy the samples. x

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  7. Never used this brand, and it is a little pricey! n__n I hope I can find some samples online, though... must try!

    Follow me on twitter? Twitter.com/leejjune

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    1. Sample sachets are readily available you can get them with any purchase at Lucyrose. x

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