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Product Review: John Masters Organics Dry Hair Nourishment & Defrizzer

Amazon | John Masters Organics

a treatment oil that smooths and softens frizz and flyaways

A blend of 100% certified-organic plant and essential oils chosen for their protective, moisturizing and restorative properties, this leave-in treatment is proven to be excellent for dry and frizzy hair. Also great for use on split ends. Safe for color-treated hair. 0.8 fl oz.
Made with 7 certified-organic ingredients

key ingredients

  • jojoba oil - moisturizes hair
  • lavender - slows hair loss, treats eczema and dermatitis on the scalp
  • rosemary - stimulates hair growth; adds volume and shine
  • cedarwood - anti-inflammatory; treats oily scalp and dandruff


  • contains 100% plant and essential oils
  • smoothes frizzy hair


  • great for frizzy hair
  • rub into ends of hair to combat split-ends
  • can be added to any other John Masters Organics hair products for extra conditioning


  • apply 1-3 drops (more if needed) into palm of hand, rub palms together
  • press into hair
  • may be applied to wet or dry hair


Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil*, olea europaea (olive) oil*, oenotera biennis (evening primrose) oil*, linum usitatissimum (flax seed) oil*, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil*, cedrus atlantica (cedarwood) bark oil*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil*

* Certified Organic
I have been having some issues with hair loss and my hair has become thinner since I turned 40. I also had gastric surgery and my hair has deterated from that point. I have done a lot of things to get it healthy again but it was super frizzy and I never used heat or a lot of crazy products on my hair. 

My only alternative was to do a Keratin treatment to help control the frizz and get my hair healthy again. I went back to my hairdresser for a trim about 2 month after the Keratin treatment and she said keep doing what I am doing because there is new hair growth and my hair is diffently thicker not a lot but some is better than nothing.

I started using this product right after my keratin treatment. I only use it when I wet my hair either shampooing or just wet it for conditioning only. (I did not know washing everyday was bad, now I know after getting a little HAIR lesson from my awesome hairdresser.) 

If I have any flyaways this diffently helps smooth them and get them under control. And before you say the hairdresser would not know because she sees a million people. I have been going to her for over 25 years and we are good friends as well. She has a very personal relationship with some of her more regular customers and is so wonderful to work with.

I can say I do feel a difference in the thckness and I see new growth as well. I will continue to use this even after I am done with the Keratin treatments to help keep my hair healthy. I think it is worth the investment to see how it works for you. I have used it for about 2 months and just now got my 2nd bottle. I think 1 bottle a month is realistic as you will probably use more often but you need only 3 to 5 drops per application so it goes a long way depending on the length of your hair.

Before Keratin you can see how frizzy it is.

After you can see more how thin it is but no more frizzy.

This product helps me keep it smooth and hopefully when the Keratin wears out I can get the curls back with no frizz. I will continue to use this product to help tame my frizz.

It is all natural and filled with essential oils and is plant based. Also it is certified organic and color safe.

Book Review: A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand

A Risk Worth Taking 
(Grayson County Complete Series)
by Heather Hildenbrand
ISBN13: 9781370290673
Kindle Edition: 488 Pages
Source: Ebook - Own

Books 1 & 2 (Grayson County)

Summer and Ford Book 1:

Kindle/Amazon | Goodreads

When 22-year-old Summer Stafford’s parents split halfway through her senior year at college, Summer’s world is rocked. Everything she thought she knew—heck, everything she thought she wanted for her own life—feels like a lie. The truth is love is a risk. And the true kind, the kind that lasts, might even be a fairy tale.

Reeling from the divorce, Summer derails her own future by breaking up with her parent-approved boyfriend and giving up her lifelong plans for a big-city career. She moves back home, business degree in hand. Dad needs her to fill the gaps her mother left behind; Summer needs to find who she is outside of the cookie-cutter life that failed so miserably for her parents.

Ford O’Neal’s future involves one person: himself. He doesn’t have a permanent address and he definitely doesn’t commit. To a place or a person. Raised by hippies, he plans just far enough ahead to secure his next stop, this one landing him at a work-study program at Heritage Plantation where he can grow his own herbal and medicinal creations.

Summer is gorgeous and smart and fun to be with, the perfect way to pass five months. It won’t be love—Ford’s got too many things to accomplish, too many places to go, before he settles down. Yet Summer pulls him in, challenging him to rethink his own philosophy.

When Ford’s five months are up, each of them must decide if love is really worth the risk.

Summer is home after graduating college. Her plans for her future did not include coming back home and working for the family business, but plans change. After Summer finds out that her parents are getting a divorce after 25 years of marriage nothing makes any sense to her. Especially not anything to do with love. Summer breaks up with her college boyfriend and heads back home to take over her mother’s old job of bookkeeper for the family farm.

Summer meets Ford and really wants to run from the feelings he stirs up inside her.  Casey (Summer’s non related brother/best friend) tries to help Ford get the girl. The first kiss was amazing and the first date was something neither will forget. The question is will it just be something to cross off the list or is Summer in this for the long haul? Will Ford be ok with it having more meaning than a summer fling.

Ford is falling hard and fast for the Summer. But he still plans on this just being a FOR FUN summer thing. Ford tells Summer that she means more to him than a summer fling. Summer can't believe that when Ford still plans on leaving the farm in a couple of months and leaving her and their relationship behind. Summer breaks down and asks Ford to stay and not go to his next destination but Ford is determined to live his dream. The problem is now his dream might just be Summer.

Things seem to work out ok in the end. Summer and Ford find a way to work things out and we get our HEA.


Jordan & Casey Book #2:

Goodreads | Kindle/Amazon

Jordan DeWalter has her future mapped out—build the most impressive architectural design portfolio in all of New England, and use it to one day open her own firm. But when her father unexpectedly passes away, her plans, and her heart, are broken. Now, if she wants the money once promised to her, she’ll have to return to the town that threw her family out over twenty years ago in order to get it.

If there’s one thing Jordan despises more than small towns, it’s small town people.

Casey Luck has spent his life skating by on charm and a devil-may-care attitude. Never one to take life too seriously, he’s kept secret his dream of building custom dirt bikes. Instead, he fills the role his family expects: tractor mechanic, farm handyman, comedic relief. But, deep down, Casey’s restless for something more.

Then he meets his new roommate: Jordan.

Their attraction is instant, but Jordan’s not fooled by the chemistry between them. When the summer is over, she’s out of here no matter what. In fact, she’s willing to bet on it. 

Will their undeniable connection be the push they both need to break free of their pasts, or will Jordan’s wager on their failure ruin the future for them both?

Also published as A Risk Worth Taking Book #3 & #4

Jordan & Casey

Jordan is a city girl out to fulfill a promise to her father. She has a job opportunity in Greyson and can build a name for her hopefully new business and make good on her promise to her father. The new project is building a house for Ford and Summer.

Upon her enterance to Greyson, Jordan’s old but loved car dies. She seeks out a mechanic, Frank. Frank plays a dirty trick and sets Jordan up as Casey’s new roommate. Not knowing that Casey is a guy she checks out the room.

Casey is a small town country boy just working through the day trying to GET IT DONE. Casey is moving through the motions but is not really truly happy. Jordan could change all of that. Frank tells Casey he has a new roommate named Jordan, Casey is not happy about a new guy taking the room before he even meets him. DIRTY TRICK FRANK.

Jordan and Casey work out their differences and deside to do the roommate thing. Jordan and Casey strike up a deal about their potional relationship and make a horrible bet. The friendship begins and then a relationship blooms. Neither one expectes to be so invested in the other. After the house is built Jordan is going back to the city. I mean that was Jordan's PLAN, leave this small town behind her.

Casey has to find the courage to start a business away from the farm and Jordan has to find the courage to listen to her heart.

***SPOILER ALERT*** We get our HEA ending. 

Jordan fulfills her dads last dying request. She decides to be truthful about her feelings with herself and with Casey. Casey gets the girl in the end and all his dreams come true.

Rating: 3 Stars

Happy Reading!