In February, I had one of those days when everything concertinas up on you and you need to do something in order to swerve your own internal, emotional Chernobyl. Trouble is, you usually do something bloody stupid.
And so I cut my hair off. Grim-faced, black-hearted and in a voice that did not brook argument, I said, ‘Cut. It. Off.’
I’d had long hair all my life and, for the past ten years, had bolstered it with extensions that eventually tugged on the roots, aggravated the follicles and compromised the whole lot. Post-shearing, I was left with fluffy, flyaway tufty stuff. I necked horse-doses of chokingly vast iron tablets that gave me spots and tummy aches. Still wispy. Still weightless. Woe. Then Phylia d M.
This is a new range from LA developed by Quincy Jones’s daughter Kidada and her partner Kazu Namise, whose Japanese oncologist godfather grows the ingredients at his ranch in Mexico. Sounds deranged but bear with me: there is this stuff called Connect that you can spritz on at any time. The point is that scalp and nerves are like soil and roots: they need nourishment to bring forth blossoms – in this case hair. Am I over-egging my metaphor? Anyway, this stuff is full-on fertiliser.
I have been using it for a month and my hair is sprinting out of my head. Tannic acid repairs depressed follicles, aloe motivates cells to produce keratin and fulvic acid carries said keratin to where it’s needed. And to add joy to bliss, my new hair is better, thicker hair. I am genuinely grateful.
Shampoo for scalp and hair.
CLEAN is more than just a shampoo. While the scent of neroli orange flower blossom uplifts, aloe, tannic and fulvic acids, help to clear away damaging toxins. Restoring follicle health, by encouraging cell and keratin renewal, CLEAN brings your hair back to its very best.
To strengthen nails, wash hands with CLEAN and massage into nail beds.
To strengthen eyebrow health, gently massage CLEAN into brow area and rinse.
Directions: Rinse scalp and hair. Apply CLEAN, lather, and massage into scalp thoroughly. Leave in for a minute or two, before final rinse.
Water, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Fulvic Acid, Cocamide Propylbetaine, Cocamide DEA, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Quaternuim 22, Aloe Essense, PEG 150 Diesterate, Extract Espanosilla, Lavender Essence, Panthenol, Hydrolzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Citrus Aurantuim Amara Flower Oil, Phenoxyethanol.