Tuesday, January 22, 2013
As some of you know, I have been minimizing my beauty products and replacing my products full of nasty ickies with ones with ingredients that nourish and are are more eco-friendly. I have done pretty good replacing just about everything, but I just couldn't kick my matte paste habit for my hair. I have really fine, thin hair and a lot of products make it look oily or too shiny or make it flaky. Yuck! It took awhile, but I finally found a product that I really liked, however, while it had organic ingredients high on the list, the rest of the ingredients were things that I couldn't pronounce, including five types of parabens. AWESOME. So I have had it in the back in my head that I wanted to make a concerted effort when I was running out of that product to find something new. Friends, I have found my product!
Enter Scalp Rescue Matte Paste By Max Green Alchemy!
It is pretty darn awesome. Skin Deep gives it a rating of 0 (although it does say their data is limited). The ingredients are all things that I don't mind putting on my head and leaving on all day. It smells like lemons!! (Lemon is one of my favorite scents!)
I did have to use a little bit more product than I normally would, but it's not greasy at all and my hair looks great. The only drawback I can find is that when I wear a hat to keep my head warm in this chilly weather, it squishes my hair down and then it loses the texture a bit. I ended up buying some Giovanni Organic Styling Mist, L.A. Hold Hair Spritz (longest product name EVER!) to spray on to hold the texture and I think that does a pretty good job. It kinda sucks to be using two products now, but I don't mind it because it means I'm having less chemicals on my head.
I'm still open to suggestions if anyone knows of a matte paste type product that doesn't have nasty chemical ingredients that maybe has a bit more oomph than this. I still give it 4/5 stars!
Note: There are affiliate links in this post. *gasp!*