Hair De-Fried

smoothassilkxtremeMy daughter – using the mind of her own she suddenly grew in her head when she turned 12 – has decided she is not trimming her hair this summer. It’s something we usually do to keep her cooler and make swimming easier. She has decided, instead, that she wants to keep it long and cut it off to donate to Locks of Love in October. Great idea, I’m all for that. The problem is she really needs a trim.

So we made a deal. I bought Giovanni’s Smooth as Silk Xtreme conditioning treatment and told her she has to actually follow the directions and leave it in her hair for a few minutes every time she washes her hair after swimming this summer. (Not every wash, just every wash that involves chlorine and saltwater. Heck, we live in Florida.) And if she does that for 2 weeks and her hair doesn’t look destroyed, she can continue doing that all summer and until her haircut in Oct. It’s not my hair, right? I get that…

The deal involved Giovanni Organic Hair Care because their products are botanically infused, so she’s not just rubbing petroleum based crud into her hair. I imagine petroleum crud has some long term side effects we don’t want to know about. Instead, this potent conditioning treatment repairs hair with Shea Butter, Soy Protein and Macadamia Nut Oil. Sounds good enough to eat, eh?

The Benefits:

  • Shea Butter has emollient properties for dry scalp conditions
  • Soy Protein helps reconstruct and strengthen weakened hair shafts
  • Macadamia Nut Oil moisturizes and repairs dry, damaged hair
  • You can use it as a daily infusion – or after a rough day with your hair, such as my daughter spending 5 hours at a pool party – or as an intensive weekly rejuvenating treatment to detangle, moisturize and repair.

    It is part of Giovanni’s Smooth as Silk Collection, which includes a shampoo, conditioner, and the new Xtreme treatment.

    Want to know how it’s working? See for yourself. These are actual unedited photos I took of my daughter:


    Well, their hair isn’t edited. But her face is. The May photo is after a weekend at the beach using cheap shampoo and no hair product. The June photo is about 24 hours after washing hair and using the protein hair infusion conditioner, and then sleeping with wet hair (which brings out her waves). She had used the product 4 times by then.

    You can find Giovanni products at Target or on their site.

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