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New Juni Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner

Juni by Xango Nourishing Shampoo

Note:  Again, I am not a Xango Distributor.  I am merely talking about the products.

So yes, I have already done a review on Juni Gentle Shampoo and Conditioner, but since Xango has reformulated their Juni line, here I am again.

Instead of a Gentle Shampoo and Conditioner, Juni by Xango now have two types of shampoo and conditioner, Nourishing and Clarifying.  I will be focusing on the Nourishing here.

I liked the Juni 1.0 version of their gentle shampoo.  It was gentle, but on my unprocessed ethnic hair I had to use a lot of it and would have to shampoo twice to get my hair clean.  The shampoo did work rather nicely, but my bottle only lasted through several shampoos because it couldn’t cut through all the hair.

The Juni Nourishing Shampoo is totally different.  It has a thicker consistency, and does not take as much to get through all of my hair.  In fact, one washing gets my hair totally clean.  Nicely clean, meaning not stripped and not left with that awful squeaky, crunchy feeling after you shampoo.  The same fine ingredients are used,  so there’s no scalp issues at all.  No itching!

Juni by Xango Nourishing Conditioner

The Juni Nourishing Conditioner is just as thick as the 1.0 version, but let me tell  you about this stuff.  I wash my hair, wring out the water, apply a glop to my hair and let it sit while I do other things.  After about five minutes of the conditioner simply sitting in my hair, I can run my fingers through my hair.  The magnitude of this statement is shocking, because I have  thick, ethnic, dryunprocessed, corkscrewed hair and it tangles if you look at it wrong, so imagine what happens after washing.  This conditioner makes combing a breeze once I am out of the shower.  My corkscrews are very boingy, not weighed down with product.

So!  For unprocessed, dry, ethnic hair, the Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner are amazing products.  My hair isn’t striped and limp, its actually bouncy and shiny.  Oh, and my hair smells really, really good.  I realy hope Juni comes out with matching hair styling products  *hint*  Oh, and if you begin the hair washing process with the Juni Hair and Scalp Treatment Oil
(see earlier post), your hair, your scalp and your nose are in for a real treat.

For those wondering, the new Juni line is currently only available as a complete set.  Soon they will be offered as individual items.  Personally I can’t wait, because I use the Nourishing Shampoo, Conditioner and the new Hand and Body Wash every day, and my product  levels are reaching the beginnings of half empty.  *panic*

Click here for the  complete Juni by Xango ingredient list.  The line may be reformulated, but its still vegan.

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New Juni By Xango: Hair & Scalp Treatment Oil

New Juni by Xango Hair & Scalp Treatment

Disclaimer:  I am not a Xango Distributor.  I am just talking about their products.

Yeah, I know I’ve already done a Juni by Xango review, but here I am to do another.  Xango reformulated the entire line and reintroduced it at their @011 International Convention.  The packaging and logo have changed, the same wonderful, healthy ingredients are still the same, and they added three new products, one being the new Juni Hair and Scalp Treatment Oil.

The website says “Nourishing mangosteen, purifying rosemary, stimulating peppermint, cleansing thyme, balancing cedarwood and soothing lavender help cleanse and increase hair density while stimulating the scalp”.  I don’t have a problem with hair density at all, really, but this product is awesome for an entirely different reason:

Its awesome for your sinuses.

The prevailing scent is peppermint, toned down a bit with the rosemary and lavender essential oils, but its still potent enough to open up your sinuses.  I put a drop on the tip of each finger (the oil comes in a cute little glass pump bottle which makes doing this easy) and go right for the sinus cavities in my head:  the top of my head, behind my ears, at the base of my neck.  If you’re like me and have sinus pressure due to the weather change, this oil will bring a welcome relief to stuffiness.  Massage gently, don’t use too much pressure, and the peppermint will open up your sinuses.

When I first applied the oil I was thinking, sure this might be great for my hair by OMG my sinuses!  I can breathe!

So yes, the Hair & Scalp Treatment Oil is great for your hair and scalp, but your sinuses will benefit from it as well.

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Juni by Xango Product Review

Juni Products by Xango

Blogger Disclaimer:  This review is solely regarding the Juni by Xango products.  I will not be talking about the business opportunity.  I am not, in any way, affiliated with Xango.  I simply tried the product.

I was extremely lucky to have the opportunity to try the Juni Body Care line by Xango.  We were discussing the line over at Healthy Beauty Social and I had visited the Xango website and was really impressed with the ingredient list, which was listed in full in the website.

Each Juni product contains mangosteen pericarp oil, an oil the folks at Xango are very proud of and is the core of their products. From what I could find, the mangosteen fruit has been used in Southeastern Asia for years, and is known to have anti-inflammatory properties.  Xango has mangosteen juice, supplements, a meal pack plan to send to impoverished nations, a facial care line and Juni.

The Juni line consists of a Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Lotion, Bar Soap and a Hand Refresher.  The Xango website claims “The Juni family of products is a family that embraces simplicity, purity and safety…very ounce of Juni is enriched with an exclusive blend of mangosteen actives, saturating your skin, scalp and follicles with phytonutrient goodness. Combined with pure botanicals and fresh lavender—the signature essential oil blend—Juni calms, cleanses, purifies and hydrates your hair and body…Juni offers wholesome hair & body products that blend the most powerful phytonutrients of the mangosteen with other family-friendly botanicals for a pure and simple revitalization that doesn’t go against nature. It’s a natural clean.”

The ingredients for each individual product is listed and even though don’t quite understand the mangosteen thing, the ingredients are pretty impressive.  You can find them here.  There is no doubt there are no sulphates or silicones or parabens, this stuff is pretty healthy.

I was most impressed at the availability of the ingredients of the products on the website.  These days ingredients are difficult to come by.  Some products list “Key Ingredients” only, leaving you wondering what’s the rest of them.  Based on that availability, and the fact the ingredients read as healthy, I was curious about the product.

I was most curious about the Hand Refresher, because I use hand sanitizers and the Juni Hand Refresher is considered a “plant based alternative to traditional hand sanitizers.”  This product works, smells amazing (due to the cinnamon in it) and leaves my hands feeling clean.  The bottle is a perfect size to keep in your purse (2 fl oz) and doesn’t leave you feeling sticky.  This is a great alternative to standard hand sanitizers.  If I was giving grades, I would give the Juni Hand Refresher an A+.

The Juni Body Wash was a real treat as the scent captivated my nose immediately, turning my shower into a very enjoyable experience.  Its very gentle yet cleansing, has a gorgeous foam and leaves your skin soft and clean.  Actually, once I smelled it I really didn’t care what it did, the fact that it smelled so good won me over.  I have super reactive skin, and this formula is gentle and soothing.  The Lavender scent comes through above the other scents, which makes your shower an uplifting, refreshing experience.  I give the Juni Body Wash an A+ as well.

The Juni Shampoo…let me start out by telling everyone I have thick, natural, ethnic hair, so two washes get good results for me.  Because there are no sulfates, this shampoo doesn’t have insane lather, it lathers gently and cleans and doesn’t bother my scalp.  In fact, my hair nicely clean but not squeaky clean, which tells me y hair wasn’t stripped of its oils.  The only negative thing is that if you have a lot of hair, it will take time to work this through your hair.  I give the Juni Shampoo a B.

 The Juni Conditioner was a shock.  This stuff is super thick, and when I leave it on for about five minutes it leaves my hair bouncy and soft but not heavy…and my hair does not bounce.  It does now.  I did not expect the conditioner to work on my thick, dry hair, but it did.  Be warned, as you go thru the bottle the stuff is so thick you really have to shake the bottle to get the product to the top.  I give the conditioner an A.

The Juni Lotion is my least favorite, but that doesn’t mean its not effective.  The Juni products are meant to be gentle enough to use on the entire family, and my skin is so dry I usually have to go hard-core with my moisturizers to be effective on my dry, reactive skin.  I have to apply this several times a day, it washes off easily, so there’s reapplying to your hands after washing, no doubt about it.  It works into my skin well, and it leaves skin soft and silky without being greasy or leaving a heavy residue, and the breakouts of eczema I had on my arms are diminishing (that I did not expect) but it doesn’t work on my legs very well, and about halfway through the day I feel the need to reapply.  I grade the Juni Lotion a B, because those patches of eczema are almost gone.  For sure I am not flaky and scratchy anymore.

Overall, I am impressed with this line of products.  Most importantly, I am extremely impressed with their website and how up front their product information is.  I have purchased products from direct sale companies before, but this is the first who had a website that seems dedicated to education.

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