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A review of John Masters Organics Lavender and Avocado Conditioner for Dry Hair

The Happy Sage purchased this product.

a bottle of john masters organics lavender and avocado hair conditioner for dry hair photographed amongst ferns on a stone wall in an English country garden

If you've read my article Is Silicone Bad for your Hair? then you'll know that I am a great fan of any silicone free hair products. Bottom line, if you want great hair, especially as you get older, ditch the mainstream hair products and go silicone free, you won't ever regret it! Healthier and more voluminous hair - what's not to like!

For really fabulous hair - read my article What is Collagen Good for?

I spend a lot of time outdoors walking the dog and also doing dog agility classes. Sunlight is an absolute killer for hair fade and condition, especially if you colour your hair (as I do), The best way to protect hair from UV light is to wear a hat (or a fashionably wrapped head scarf) but this isn't always an option, especially when it is windy as well. There comes a time when you just need a good old intensive hair conditioner session and one product I have been trying out is John Masters Lavender & Avocado Conditioner for dry hair.

I have used quite a few John Masters Organics hair products, and you can also read my review of their silicone free hair oil (Nourishing Defrizzer for Dry Hair).

John Masters Organics started in 1994 when John Masters, a New York hair stylist, started to develop hair products with organic ingredients and soon opened the world’s first 'clean air' salon in Soho. He now has full line of haircare, skincare, body care, and aromatherapy products.

The John Masters Lavender & Avocado Conditioner for Dry Hair is designed specifically to nourish even the driest of hair and tame and restore fragile hair strands without weighing them down. The formula contains 70% + organic ingredients and is cruelty free and safe for colour treated hair. Perfect!

John Masters Lavender & Avocado Conditioner for Dry Hair - Ingredients

As you would expect, the ingredient list is excellent, no sulphates, parabens, DEA's, MEA's or TEA's. One of the main things I love about this hair conditioner is the fact that it has absolutely no colours, fragrances or 'parfum' in it.


Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Aqua/Water, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Juniperus Mexicana (Cedarwood) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Mel (Honey)*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Wheat Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Arnica Montana (Arnica) Flower Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Stearalkonium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Sorbitol, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Linalyl Acetate, Mentha Citrata Oil, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Oil, Linalool, Geraniol†

* organic ingredient † a natural component of essential oils

It has various oils, such as avocado, babassu and sunflower in, plus a range of essential oils and also panthenol, wheat amino acids, rice protein and honey, All fab ingredients for boosting hair condition - read on for the John Masters Lavender & Avocado Conditioner review!

John Masters Lavender & Avocado Conditioner - Review

The conditioner comes in a recyclable plastic bottle which won't break or damage the floor of the bath or shower if dropped. It also has a flip lid meaning if you knock it over or drop it you won't waste any of the precious contents. The product itself comes out of the flip top easily when the bottle is inverted and squeezed. I also found if you squeeze too much conditioner out its easy enough to 'suck' some of the conditioner back into the bottle via the lid.

It's like a cream, not runny but not too thick. It smells gorgeous (as most of the John Masters products that I have tried do), mostly of lavender. You simple massage it in to freshly washed and wet hair and leave for 1 - 3 minutes. I usually leave it on whilst I am showering, and then rise off.

You can feel that your hair has been conditioned when you are rinsing it off. It's not at all greasy though and the ends of your hair, normal the driest or most damaged bits, feel thicker and fuller after rinsing the conditioner off.

I haven't tried drying my hair without any styling product on it, but after using a natural and silicone free hair mousse (see my review on Yarok Feed Your Roots Hair Mousse) I had beautifully conditioned and bouncy, shiny hair. This is not the sort of product you need to use every wash, even for damaged hair.

What is really niee about this product is that it is available in 3 sizes, a 60ml (2 fl oz), 236ml (8 fl oz) and 473ml (16 fl oz) (although the 473ml is now called 'deep moisturising conditioner'). The 60ml is great to take away travelling or if you want to just try the product to see how you get on with it. Thank you John Masters for selling smaller trial sizes!

This product pairs up really well with the John Masters Deep Moisturising Shampoo for Dry Hair with Evening Primrose and if you want to go all out, the John Masters Organics Leave In Conditioning Mist with Green Tea and Calendula is excellent.

I'm really pleased with this John Masters Lavender & Avocado Conditioner for Dry Hair and it has made it into The Happy Sage Recommended Products Directory!

John Masters Lavender & Avocado Conditioner for Dry Hair - 60ml £8.50, 236ml £26 and 473ml £42. or for those in the USA/Canada

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