Ask Jean: Favourite Shine-Inducing Detangling Shampoo and Conditioner?

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We want to answer your most pressing questions – or just the things you are curious about. Please let them come: [email protected]. Below aq for our Beauty Director Jean Godfrey June.

Dear Jean, best recommendation for a clean, moisturizing shampoo and conditioner that also untangle? Brushing my hair is always a challenge and I am worried about breakages. Bonus if it’s unisex. – Ellyn B.

Dear Ellyn, short answer: These two gorgeous, minimalist, giant white pump bottles of Grown Alchemist Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner will make every hair type – everyone – shinier, softer, smoother, handier, smell absolutely amazing and look like a million dollars.

  1. Grown Alchemist Nourishing Conditioner
    Grown Alchemist Nourishing Conditioner goop, $ 49

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  2. Grown Alchemist Nourishing Shampoo
    Grown Alchemist Nourishing Shampoo goop, $ 49

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How I fell in love with everything Grown Alchemist is in the first place is a (slightly) longer story: I stayed at the magical, minimalist, organic Surfrider Hotel, an old motel from the 50s and 60s across from the beach in Malibu. The wildly attractive Australians who own it have turned it from the “old motel of the 50s and 60s” – I know a lot of people love it, but I detest the self-consciously cheap and cheerful ironic redesigns of such places – into exactly that what you want, when you want it I’m looking for Beachy-Goopy California-Ness. I mean exactly. There is macrame, there is earthenware, there are beautiful forests and whitewashed walls, there is textures and neutral colors, and there is high airiness to make everything stand out perfectly. When the sun rises and starts to glisten over the Pacific, curl up by your side with a blanket on a linen-covered sofa in the rooftop garden, coffee, and an incredibly tasty breakfast bowl (eggs, avocados, fermented vegetables) and watch the waves roll in in. You’re in California and it’s lovely.

Step into the bathroom – coolly minimalist again, with patterned tiles, whitewashed walls, crumpled linen bathrobes, and gorgeous, gigantic pump bottles of shampoo, body cream, conditioner, hand wash, etc., each smelling faint but distinctly of different blends of beautiful Australian plants – and You will forever become a passionate adult alchemist. (At this stage in the game, all hotels should use large dispensers instead of the travel-size samples that clog the soil with plastic.) I’m a beauty editor, and even I had to try everything right away. as soon as I got to my room. My hair looked and felt and smelled amazing, my limbs were soft and sleek, and everything was clean and fresh and well hydrated.

  1. Grown Alchemist Intensive Body Cream
    Grown Alchemist Intensive Body Cream:
    Rosa Damascena, Acai &
    Pomegranate – 500 ml Goop, $ 89

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  2. Grown Alchemist Hand Care Kit
    Grown Alchemist Hand Care Kit goop, $ 100

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  3. Grown Alchemist Hand Cream: Vanilla & Orange
    Grown Alchemist Hand Cream:
    Vanilla & Orange goop, $ 15

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I left the Surfrider determined to redesign my house in his image. that didn’t happen, sorry to report. However, my bathroom (as well as my bedroom, powder room, and guest room) are full of Grown Alchemist – it even turns my hideous powder room, which looks like a brilliant powder room, into a Donald Trump’s tanning booth with gold accents and a purple and beige sink feel kind of luxurious and organic. (The Goop drying brush and Shiso candle also help. The decorating options of beauty products are an unannounced resource.)

  1. Grown Alchemist Watermelon & Vanilla Lip Balm
    Grown Alchemist Watermelon &
    Vanilla lip balm goop, $ 23

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  2. Grown Alchemist Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner Set
    Grown Alchemist Nourishing Shampoo
    and conditioner set goop, $ 98

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  3. goop Beauty scented candle: Edition 02 - Shiso
    goop Beauty scented candle:
    Issue 02 – Shiso goop, $ 72

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  4. goop Beauty G.Tox Ultimate dry brush
    goop Beauty G.Tox Ultimate dry brush goop, $ 20

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Tip for LA residents:

When the world is back to dining outdoors, insist on visiting friends who are staying at the Surfrider and planning your visit for dinner. The healthy, tasty, ultra-nourishing food; incredible cocktails; and a unique view (you can only eat there if you are a guest or a friend of a guest) cannot be overlooked. But really, just stay there if you can. Or, if you already live in a whitewashed, sun-drenched beach house in Malibu, stock up on Grown Alchemist.

Surfrider Hotel

Photo courtesy of Nicole Franzen for Surfrider

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