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WHY I LOVE KEVIN.MURPHY HAIR PRODUCT


KEVIN.MURPHY graphic design by Mandy Zelinka I HAVE ACQUIRED A BIT OF AN OBSESSION WITH A MAN. WELL, MORE WITH WHAT HE GIVES ME. It is a bit of a one-sided relationship, and for once in my life I am more than okay with a less reciprocal venture. I get what I need and then I leave the house ready to start my day.

I think about him while I am at work, THE SCENT OF HIM FLOATING EFFORTLESSY IN THE AIR AROUND ME. I glance at myself in the mirror, liking the confidence he gives me.

If you think a product line can’t really evoke this kind of emotion, you are mistaken. This white girl has had plenty cases of the knotties, and nothing has been able to tame it like the Kevster. No more do I have little naps on my nape when I wake up. But enough with the foreplay, let’s get it on.

Firstly, Kevin Murphy products look terribly cool in the bathroom. The packaging is ultra chic, and airline spillage approved. All packaging is 100% recyclable. Getting past the hard outer shell and into the creamy inside, this stuff smells like an essential oil extravaganza. I have a sensitive sniffer, and most fake scents don’t fly under my radar. This stuff passes the test, as it has a ‘real’ quality. The essential oils are there for performance; they add an unbelievable shine to the hair (which equals healthy hair with a child-like sheen – shine keeps you looking YOUNG.) They are also full of anti-oxidants and are naturally regenerative. After studying aromatherapy and its effects on sensitive skin, Kevin Murphy hand picks what he wants included in the formulas. Not being able to find exactly what he needed on photo shoots, he started mixing lotions and skin care to use on the hair. This was because the ingredients in skin care products are small enough to actually penetrate and absorb in the hair. Because of his close personal relationship with Kiley Minogue he has made sure to avoid using parabins and sulfates, because there is a chance that parabins have been linked to an increase of estrogen levels which has possibly been linked to breast cancer.

Most products only address the topical layer of the hair – such is the case with 90’s slip technology, or even the new Moroccan Oil. Products with this slip technology keep nutrients from penetrating the hair and can actually cause fungus to grow on the scalp! This is also why hair needs to be completely detoxed for the molecular structure of the product to penetrate into the cortex, and also makes it easier to understand just why this product feels so amazing – because it actually goes into the hair and restores it, instead of sitting on top of it. These products are also great to put on the scalp, as they promote at a cellular level, and are small enough to pass through the cellular wall to repair hair at the dermis. Here is another fun fact – tea tree is a natural macrobial and is found in many of the products!

If you haven’t caught my drift thus far, KM products help hair grow healthy from the inside out. The Born Again conditioning treatment has Rose Oil in it, which combines with other botanicals to penetrate deeper. Everything has UVA and UVB inhibitors. The essential oils act as a heat protectant, and they have products with the names of ‘easy rider,’ ‘motion lotion’ and the like.

Whether you have a man in your life or not, you will quickly find that Kevin is all the man you need.

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