My Elianto Dream Products: Organic Olive Hair Care
For those who are familiar with my organic obsession phase, well…I’ve never really left that phase. I still will choose organic over natural, natural over drugstore brands. And I am most obsessive-compulsive about my hair. If you notice, a whole chunk of my “health and beauty” entries are about hair hair hair hair! If there’s one thing where I had remained staunchly pro-organic/natural, it would always be what I wash my hair with.
There are three reasons for this OCness. One is that I was born with one of the most defiant set of curls. Ever. I’ve tried all sorts of straightening techniques. These chemical treatments just ended up ruining my hair — making it even more rebellious — and I decided never to have my hair straightened again.
The second reason is that I have flaking problems. All my siblings and I are afflicted with it (my sister Alex even wrote about it). The dandruff would get worse when I’m stressed. It was only when I switched to organic shampoo that the flaking stopped. Apparently, grocery and drugstore shampoos have detergents that strip your head of its natural oils, which makes your scalp work double-time. The excess oil coupled with the product build-up result in dandruff.
The third…well…I don’t think I need to discuss further that organic products are environment friendly. Everyone should already know about this.
When I chanced upon Animetric’s Elianto contest, I was a bit skeptical of their products but I was hella curious. So I went and checked out Elianto’s websites and found these:
Scalp Care Shampoo, Illuminating Conditioner
I wasn’t aware that Elianto sold organics but discovering their Organic Olive Hair Care line got me drooling. I’m particularly interested in five products, which I assembled in the photo above.
Scalp Care Shampoo
Site description: “Contains 7 herbal extracts to deep cleanse the scalp and control sebum production. Effectively removes impurities and relieves sensitive scalp. Suitable for oily hair.”
My thoughts: The deep cleansing part is really screaming at me. I must have this! With my scalp issues, I’m pretty sure that this product will target my problem areas.
Site description: “Enriched with wheat protein, it has excellent moisturising and conditioning properties. It also replenishes nutrients to the hair and scalp. Suitable for all hair types.”
My thoughts: I have a hard time dealing with organic conditioners. They’re normally too mild. My hair needs extra care since it had become brittle after the last rebond (which was last year). I hope this product does the trick.
Site description: “The rich nourishing and moisturising properties of olive oil repairs and strengthens hair structure. It is easily absorbed and penetrates into the hair layers. Also protects hair against harmful environmental damage.”
My thoughts: Ok, I normally do use serums on my hair. One such example is L’Oreal Kérastase Oléo Relax…which I use sparingly because it breaks my bank account. It’s also far from being organic. I went with a cheaper alternative, which is Vitress Hair Repair Cuticle Coat (available at Watson’s), but I’m not sure what the company puts in there. This revitalising serum seems very promising. My hair badly needs repair and I need a moisturizing hair product that can be absorbed easily.
Curl Defining Lotion
Site description: “Specially formulated to moisturise and nourish hair, while defining curls. Also protects hair against harmful environmental damage.”
My thoughts: I’ve stopped using mousse, even the alcohol-free ones, around two months ago. I resist the urge even when I’m very tempted to put my hair in place. It still hasn’t recovered from the dryness and I’m afraid the mousse would aggravate it. When I saw Elianto’s Curl Defining Lotion, a bulb lit up in my head. I could use this as a substitute for mousse. It can keep curls in place while nourishing them gently with its natural ingredients.
Hydrating Hair Mask
Site description: “Specially formulated with wheat protein to deeply moisturise hair while repairing and nourish hair structure. Leaves hair silky soft and glossy.”
My thoughts: Well, I’m not really into hair spas but it would be nice to pamper my hair once in a while, yeah?
Hm…now I can’t wait to visit the nearest Elianto shop!