January 7, 2008

MOP Extreme Protein

For those of you who dig home beauty concoctions using fresh food ingredients, or anyone with splitting, damaged locks (calling all gals who straighten or curl their hair), check out MOP Extreme Protein hair treatment. It isn't new and it isn't sexy-looking, but I love this stuff—it will leave your hair so smooth and strong.

Pretty factor: This rich treatment packs a protein punch of organic black beans, keratin amino acids, and milk and wheat proteins—which reduce splitting and breakage and increase elasticity and strength. Castor seed and olive oils moisturize and add shine. Use once a week and leave on for 10 minutes.

Eco factor: Founded back in 1998, MOP (Modern Organic Products) was one of the first salon-quality haircare lines to use organic, food-derived ingredients. No animal testing.

To buy: about $12 at Whole Foods and various hair salons nationwide