Three years ago I was at a crossroads. I had been diagnosed with an allergy to a common preservative. Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) is found in most water based products. I was miserable and covered in chronic hives. A diagnosis like this is horrifying for any one. As a hairstylist my job involved non-stop contact with products that contained MIT. Turns out, I'm one of thousands (maybe even hundreds of thousands) of people in the world that are allergic to MIT.
As I began searching for products that were safe for me to use I began researching ingredients and realizing that most of the beauty and hair products on the market are absolutely horrible for us. When I finally found Original Mineral Products it was like a breath of fresh air.
O&M is an Australian-born hair care line. "Packaged luxuriously, these products have a Free From Five formulation – no harmful sulphates, parabens, propylene glycol, MIT or Triclosan. They’re approved by PETA for their vegan-friendly, high-performing natural ingredients, and sit on the shelves of top salons and boutique retailers around the world." -per their website.
The best part is that these products give amazing results. You've probably heard me talking about the leave in conditioner "Know Knott" as one of my favorite products of all time. My daughters won't let me come at them with a brush unless they see Know Knott in my hand as well. Even better, it is FANTASTIC on extension hair. Spray it in after towel drying the hair and it allows for smooth and easy brushing + it adds enough moisture to the hair to keep it tangle free longer.
In 2018 my goal is to make healthier and greener choices for myself, my family, and my clients. O&M is the first step, but be on the lookout for more changes and improvements around The Studio.