Hope you all have had an amazing bank holiday weekend, I think I enjoyed myself a little too much, and am glad to be back to my normality of the blogging world. It is weekends like these, where I like to take a little more ‘me’ time, (You know get some proper TLC), spend hours in the bath, wear facial masks, and even indulge in a hair treatment or two. This time I have been using a luxury handmade organic hair treatment by *Old Wives Tail. A brand I had never heard of before until recently, but of course, you know me, if its natural, and organic, I want it.
I’ll start by giving you a little background story. *Old Wives Tail has been developed by Lily Prichard, and originates from her Portugese Grandmothers homemade hair rescue remedies. Growing up, her Grandmothers blend of oils, saved her locks many times and nothing in the UK market worked in quite the same way, and now she is sharing it with us all, (How lucky are we? And how sweet is this story?). Not only do are these hair treatments environmentally friendly, chemical free, natural and home-made but OWT even donate 10% of their profits to charities to help protect animals from getting tested on. All the OWT products are Sulfate, paraben and gluten free, and of course suitable for vegetarians and vegans, (As you can imagine, I was rather excited to get my hands on a hair mask).
Having very long hair myself, I am always concious of how damaged my hair is getting or could get, so for me, it’s always about prevention. I like to use hair products which hydrate, care for my hair and leave it feeling renourished. I have been using their *SOS Organic Anti-Hair Loss Mask, yes, I know, I hardly have hair loss to worry about at the moment, but the other benefits of it, are what counts. This mask is meant to help lock in moisture and help improve the texture of your locks. OWT sent a little ‘how to’ guide with the mask, and it arrived through my door in the cutest wrapping. You can use this twice a week, for one hour in your hair, or over night for an intense treatment. I bet you can guess which one I went for? Yes, your right, of course I’ve been using it over night. What I like about this treatment is that it is not only for the hair but the scalp to, I’m normally so careful with where I use the product, normally keeping it to the ends only, but with this one I could go a little bit crazy.
The ingredients alone, make me a fan, these being Shea butter, Olive oil, Avocado oil, Almond oil, Lavdender oil, Peppermint oil, and Clove oil. I absolutely adore my Lavender scents, and most Shea butter based products. The only thing I couldn’t love about this mask was the Peppermint smell. I may sound a little crazy, and maybe its because of my role as a Beauty Therapist, but Peppermint smelling products just remind me of feet, (All feet products seem to be mint).. Of course I got used to it, and its quite pleasant now, as the Lavender scent comes through to me more, but I don’t care as once my hair was washed in the morning, my hair was left feeling gorgeous, so soft, and hydrated, (Especially at the ends). I’m looking forward to getting a few more uses out of the tub, and really seeing the effect on my hair.
The formula is just divine, it looks like marshmallow type foam, and melts in to and oil like solution. The packaging is very simple, with just a OWT sticker on, but actually sometimes simple is best, it reflects the homemade element of the product and all I really care about is what is inside. They have quite a selection of hair masks and oils, ranging from SOS, coconut, growth and general luxury treatments, there’s even some gorgeous head pieces on their site. My favourite being the Buddha inspired head jewellery.
Have you heard of OWT? Which mask would you go for first?
Lots of love,