| Eilish White
The oils in Tony Maleedy’s Juniper Scalp Therapy Conditioner serve two purposes – to help moisturise the hair and protect it from damage.
Hair in good condition has a natural moisture content of approximately 10% within the internal fibres (known as ‘the cortex’). Hair becomes dry and brittle when the moisture content within the cortex is reduced, sometimes dramatically so, which leads to the hair losing its elasticity and strength. This is what causes it to split and break.
To improve the condition and appearance of the hair, it’s crucial to increase the moisture content. You do this by using a conditioner. But without oils in the conditioner, the moisture sadly escapes back out of these fibres.
Tony Maleedy’s Juniper Conditioner places an ultra-fine layer of oils onto the surface of your hair. These oils help to trap moisture within the hair’s internal fibres to increase its strength and elasticity. It also protects your locks from damage by smoothing and flattening the cuticle scales on the surface of your hair.
These scales open and become vulnerable to damage when your hair is dry. Open cuticle scales give hair a rough surface, the hair tangles easily and breaks.
The oils in the Juniper Conditioner gently cover the cuticle scales on the surface of your hair, compressing it and leaving it smoother. Your hair will be less vulnerable to damage from heat, styling products or adverse weather conditions – ace!
This photo shows hair after the Juniper Conditioner has been used to smooth the cuticle scales on the hair’s surface. This hair is now much stronger and unlikely to break.
This photo shows dry hair with the cuticle scale on its surface open and rough. This hair will tangle easily and break.
So, back to the different organic oils. In Tony Maleedy’s Juniper Scalp Therapy Conditioner, each oil has different properties and works in slightly different ways.
Avocado oil is one of the lighter oils and is excellent for improving the ‘spreadability’ of the conditioner over the hair. It also helps to increase the shine on the hair.
Almond oil is richer than Avocado and full of nutrients. It also has natural anti-oxidant properties which is good for the skin and can be useful for the hair.
Olive oil is interesting because it contains many of the same components as sebum, the natural oil of the skin. Because of this, it has excellent effects on the skin and hair as the body is ‘programmed’ to utilise these materials very efficiently.
This is a special oil because, unlike almost every other vegetable oil, its molecules are very small. This means it has the ability to penetrate deeper into the skin and hair than other oils.
When all these organic oils are combined with moisturising juniper berry extract, wheat amino acids and glycerine, the effect on your hair is excellent and unlike many other conditioners.
Only a little of the product is needed with each wash to keep your tresses in wonderful condition – great for your bank account, too!