Yarok Feed Your Sunshine
($26) is meant to protect your hair after being out in the sun or before swimming in a pool. You are to disperse three full droplets throughout your hair in either activity.
I tested this in the middle of winter, so I did not need to protect my hair from the sun; however, I do swim during the weekends, so I had the perfect opportunity to test this. I take very good care of my hair because it is curly and dyed and has a tendency to dry out if I don’t look after it. I hadn’t noticed the pool drying out my hair because I’m very careful not to let that happen, but I figured one more preventative measure couldn’t hurt. I was skeptical, though, because my hair is very temperamental and I was wary to put in three whole droppers of oil, especially in my roots. Curly hair doesn’t distribute oils well, and if I’m not careful with products my roots can look oily even if I’ve just washed my hair.
I applied one dropper at a time to my hands (a trick for people with curly hair who can’t comb a product through their ringlets), and then tried to evenly apply it to my hair. The first thing I noticed was the smell, which I would say leans very strongly towards tea tree oil, and secondarily the lemongrass. It wasn’t unpleasant but it was very strong. I put on my swim cap and was in the pool for over two hours, and afterwards when I let my hair down I still caught very strong whiffs of the product. It didn’t make my hair look greasy afterwards – as far as I could tell – (a good sign), but I did notice the scent for the rest of the day. I was only able to use this product three times in a 30-day period but noticed the same effect every time: my hair seemed soft afterward, but the scent became a little bothersome. However, I would recommend this to anyone who swims often, or is out in the sun a lot, especially if you have straight hair.
Ingredients: Jojoba Oil, Black Currant Seed Oil, Aloe Vera Oil, Wheat Germ, Tea Tree, Lemongrass Oil, Geranium Oil