Tony Maleedy’s Juniper Scalp Therapy Conditioner is made with four organic oils: Avocado Oil, Almond Oil, Olive Oil and Coconut Oil.
The oils basically serve two purposes in the product; firstly, to help moisturise the hair and secondly to protect it from damage. Hair in good condition has a natural moisture content within the internal fibres called the ‘cortex’ of approximately 10%. When hair becomes dry and brittle it is because the moisture content within the cortex is reduced, sometimes dramatically so, which leads to the hair losing its elasticity and strength to the point where it splits and breaks.
To correct this problem and improve the condition and appearance of the hair it is crucial to increase the moisture content of the hair. This is what happens when you use a conditioner. Moisture penetrates into the hair’s cortical fibres, BUT, it would also largely escape back out of these fibres if there were no oils in the conditioner. The Juniper Conditioner places an ultra-fine layer of oils onto the surface of your hair, these oils help trap the moisture within the hair’s internal fibres and this greatly increases your hair strength and elasticity.
The second way it improves your hair is by helping to protect it from damage. It does this 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. When they open, the important moisture inside your hair can escape more easily, making it even dryer, and because open cuticle scales give the hair a rough surface the hair tangles easily and breaks. The oils in the Juniper Conditioner very gently cover the cuticle scales on the surface of your hair compressing it and leaving it smoother and less vulnerable to damage from heat, styling products or adverse weather conditions.