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TEXTURE, Functional multi use

A HOLISTIC TAKE ON DRY SHAMPOO AND TEXTURE TONIC

I’m a huge fan of taking whats popular on the market and putting a holistic more functional spin on it. Often I’d hear complaints from clients using dry shampoo saying: “its drying”, “it leaves a residue”, “ it makes my scalp itch”, “my hair feels dirtier”, “it creates buildup”.

I thought to myself, it should be so simple and beneficial for the scalp. The whole point is to keep it clean. I literally began formulating ingredients I knew would keep a healthy skin environment while creating light texture. I made 4 formulas with different ratios of Aloe Vera water, Pink Himalayan salt and Witch hazel, and specific scalp/ skin loving essential oils. I should add that I use all these things regularly and have an understanding through research and use of all their attributes and qualities. I personally formulate my products from a nutrition stand point in it’s relation to the need of the subject.

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I gave out a few bottles to clients and I brought some in to use on clients behind the chair. There’s nothing like really seeing how it works in person or hearing real feedback from real people. As the weeks went by I knew I had a great recipe, which is what you now know to be Reboot Your Root Texture Tonic!

Here is why these ingredients are so beneficial and effective:

ALOE VERA: contains amino acids, enzymes, fatty acids and minerals. It kills bacteria, decreases inflammation, increases blood circulation to the hair follicles. It also has humectant qualities keeping hair and skin moisturized while preventing dandruff. It strengthens the hair follicles and it can balance the PH of hair which relates to its porosity.

WITCH HAZEL: cleanses the hair and protects the scalp. It can tame down frizz and add volume to it. It is regulating and toning which is why it’s so great to regulate oily scalps or skin. Because of its Ph balance, it is non drying.

The Vasoconstrictive properties of witch hazel also mean that massaging it into the scalp helps increase the blood circulation in it, reducing hair shedding. It actually helps anchor hair from under the scalp. Any scalp related issue can be combatted by this mighty natural ingredient. Being a natural astringent, it also helps relieve any itchiness you may be experiencing in between your washing.

PINK HIMALAYAN SALT: An incredible superior salt loaded with over 80 minerals and nutrients the skin can absorb. It’s also the only salt that is unadulterated with fillers and plastics found in other sea salts.

When dissolved in water it becomes an ionic solution that helps to draw out toxins and heals skin. It leaves your body and skin feeling recharged and energized. This superior salt makes hair shiny, bouncy and light, keeping the hair follicles clean and free of build up.

In my formula, it’s quantity is balanced so it leaves a very slight texture and light airy volume. All of these ingredients are super stable and naturally preserving so I chose not to add any type of unnecessary preservative system.

ORGANIC ESSENTIAL OILS OF GERANIUM, PALMAROSA & ROSEMARY:

GERANIUM: deodorizing, heals skin disorders and mentally uplifting.

PALMAROSA: stimulates new cell growth, regulates oil production, moisturizes, speeds healing, calming and uplifting.

ROSEMARY: improves circulation, encourages hair growth, anti viral, antibacterial, prevents and heals skin disorders, improves mood and mental clarity.

In the bottle you can see the natural residue of the pink salt, so you can be sure all of their nutrients are in there too! As with all my products, they are multi use and unisex. Use it anywhere skin and hair! Oh and don’t forget… Reuse, Repurpose or Refill your bottle!

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What makes Biotic Oil so SUPER?

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There are several beauty oils trending in the market of beauty. Some common ones are Jojoba, Castor oil, Moroccan oil and Argan oil.

While these oils are wonderful in their own right, there does exist other oils more robust in their nutrient profiles for Hair and skin that are not so known or popular. Why not use an oil or oils that can do more and be used in more than one way? And could there be a specific combination of nutrient dense oils that can help nourish, hydrate, protect and heal your skin and hair? I say YES!

SUPER Biotic Oil was born out of the curiosity and experience of knowing the biology of skin and hair and having a passion for understanding the nutrition that they need to be healthy.

Also, realizing simplicity and multi-use products are a need in this over saturated market of beauty products.

Heres what you need to know about the oils I chose to be harmonized in this SUPER little bottle:

Abyssinian oil:

Aka Crambe seed oil, is derived from the mustard plant with quite a unique profile. It originates in Ethiopia and other parts of Eastern Africa and currently now grown in Europe, South America and the US.

35% of its seeds produce the oil while the rest produces meal and hulls which feeds livestock. It is highly sustainable, stable and naturally unadulterated.

Abyssinian oil is an excellent moisturizer. It’s lightweight and absorbs quickly into hair and skin ensuring it works effectively sealing in moisture.

The high omega-9 (erucic acid) helps to add luster to dry lifeless hair, boost shine and protect hair from split ends.

Abyssinian oil mimics the effects of silicone due to its high omega-9 fatty acid content. This makes it an excellent oil to add in your deep conditioning treatments & prevents frizz.

It is supreme in antioxidants. It’s high shelf life means it can be used to help preserve other oils as well. It’s also highly resistant to heat and can be used as a heat protectant before blow-drying hair as well as on your skin in aiding in natural UV protection. It resists oxidation, and it’s loaded with not only Omega 9, but also Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, as well as vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C and E.

It’s known to improve texture, reduce inflammation and reduce signs of aging.

Camellia Oil:

(Tea seed oil) is cold pressed from the seeds of a wildflower that grows in China & Japan.

The composition of Camellia oil is similar to olive oil. It contains about 85% unsaturated oleic acid, omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, polyphenols and a good amount of vitamin E. Japanese woman have used it for centuries as a key ingredient to hair care and scalp treatments for hundreds of years.

It is a fast absorbing oil and perfect for adding light texture to the hair as well as smooths the cuticle of coarse dry hair, promoting shine. It also forms a barrier around hair so it doesn’t dry out.

There are 3 types of Camellia Oil: Japonica, Sinensis and Oleifera. The best one for hair, skin and nails is Oleifera. It’s rich in vitamins A, D , E, K , Fatty acids and minerals P, Zn, Ca, Fe, Mn & Mg.

Baobab Oil:

The Baobab tree is ranked one of the oldest most majestic of all time. It is referred to as “the tree of life” because of its medicinal and natural food benefits. It is highly sustainable and resilient, providing animals with food and water in the harsh climates it grows in.

Baobab oil is very rich in nutrients with one of the highest Antioxidant profiles of any fruit on the planet. It is a rich source of Vitamin C, packed with Calcium, Iron, Magnesium and Potassium, – contains all three omega fatty acids: omega 3, 6 and 9, as well as containing some rare fatty acids and a host of vitamins. It includes vitamins A, D, E and K, as well as dihydrosterculic acid, malvalic acid, arachidic acid, linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid. It’s incredibly high amounts of Nutrients and vitamin C makes it a skin regenerator, building up natural collagen. It’s excellent at healing and soothing eczema, psoriasis, under eye bags, stretch marks and parched skin or hair.

Baobab is silky and rich but not oily. It sinks in layers of skin and hair due to its molecular profile, as well as the other oils combined with it in Biotic oil. It makes an excellent cleansing oil because of this paired with its nutrients.

Chia Seed Oil:

Most of us have used this in our smoothies or healthy snack. The oil is also edible just not in this product :)

Chia seeds are one of nature's best sources of Alpha Linolenic acid (AHA), a type of essential omega-3 fatty acid that has many important functions in the human body. A deficiency in alpha linolenic acid and its 'cousin' linoleic acid has been associated with hair loss and scaly skin. It is also high in protein, B vitamins, iron, zinc and copper. This is why it has been used in the treatment of scalp conditions and an aid in growing healthy hair.

I was very specific in choosing these oils because I understand the nutrients Hair and Skin crave and need to thrive. And it’s what I often see missing in haircare.

There are countless ways to use SUPER Biotic Oil. Remember your skin and hair absorb nutrients too! Feed it what it deserves!

Domenica

Healthy is Beautiful

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I have a rich love and passion for holistic nutrition and remedies. As a child I keenly remember my Nonna (she’s from Sicily Italy) concocting up tinctures and drinks when I wasn’t feeling good. She said in Italy, they didn’t have all these medicines or Dr. visits when they got sick. They relied on food and herbs.

To this day I do what my Nonna did as well as make them for my kids. These habits and traditions have become a part of my life and values.

Its been over 20yrs being in the hair industry and I have found a way to translate this passion of holistic health into Hair! I feel it’s something I’m really good at. I understand it biologically as well as in the chemistry.

The beauty industry is a far cry from being beautiful. Have you noticed more and more reaserach and awareness around ingredients and corporations “green washing” their brands and labels?

I feel it’s my responsibility as well as my interests to truly care for your Hair and skin for the long term. It’s my job to use and do the best for you. Likewise I want to stay healthy and toxic free too! Did you know hairdressers are at high risk for lymphomas, lung cancers and skin allergies to name a few? That doesn’t sound beautiful right?!

Healthy is beautiful. So is simplicity!

Better is Better. Better ingredients means better results with every use. And small batches mean fresh and controlled ingredients with care. I would love for you to try my small line of holistic multi use products! They can be used on all things skin and hair, unisex and meets the needs of ANY texture.

If you have tried them or using them, I want to hear from you! Tell me what you like, and how your enjoying them. I love to create solutions for you that are simple, functional…and always modern.

Cheers to good hair!

Domenica @idigyourhair

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Domenica