Hi everyone! Today I am going to review a product that has long been sitting patiently in my stash, waiting for its turn. While I, on the other hand, have been looking for a good enough opportunity to talk about it. It seems we do share a pretty good “chemistry”, eh? 😉 Ah and chemistry it is, a juicy one at that! 😀 Without further ado, let me bring to limelight the star of today’s post : the Juicy Chemistry Lemon, Peppermint and Rosemary Hair Serum. And let me give you a subtle word of caution, I may be talking a lot in this post. This was a long awaited one on my part, and it deserves all the attention and more for the little bottle of miracle that it is. 🙂
Given the length of the post, I decided to break it down in two parts. That should be easy on you, my lovely readers. Thanks a lot for all the positive feedback, it feels amazing to know you enjoy reading my posts! 🙂
Before I begin, let me tell you how glad I am to find so many entrepreneurs in India bringing forth beauty products that are completely sourced from Mother Nature. And their products ace at what they claim. Well most do. 😀
While renowned brands like Just Herbs, Kama Ayurveda and Forest Essentials are well established in their niche, newer ones like Madhu’s Aroma Essentials are also quite impressive. JC too has never failed to delight me. When I came across Juicy Chemistry, I couldn’t help but love the jolly quirkiness in the name. 🙂 I also find their range of products so vast, diversified and so intriguing. There are products for every concern. I haven’t tried a lot of products from them, but the ones that I have, I am bowled over. Like, totally. 😀
My Woe :
I have had this severe hairfall problem owing to dandruff in the winter months. Worse still, my body underwent acute hormonal changes that only aggravated the already existing hair fall problem by leaps and bounds. I have fine hair, so this horrible hair fall totally got on my nerves. It’s said the more you stress out, the more the hairs fall. So they did. No matter what I did, there was no relief from the constant itching sensation in my scalp that would be so irritating at times, followed by incessant hair fall. A mere touch would be enough to disturb their peace. Such was the condition. 🙁
Now this may sound dramatic, but that’s when I came across this very unique product that claimed to treat itchy and flaky scalp. With a ray of hope, I ordered it in the blink of an eye and the rest is history. 😀
Let me take the liberty of introducing the product to you from JC’s website.
Product Description :
Can’t keep those fingers off your head? Do white flakes plague your scalp? Then this serum is what you need! Harnessing the power of rosemary which is the star ingredient, this serum works to soothe itchiness and tackle dandruff at its core. Other anti-fungal ingredients like lemon and eucalyptus oil work towards rehabilitating your scalp. Use this and you can be hands-free!
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) is an effective antibacterial and antiseptic. We use this product in our anti-acne products as it promotes healing and prevents the spread of acne. It is also effective against dandruff and other skin infections.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
The Ylang Ylang flower (Cananga odorata) is harvested and steam-distilled to extract this heady, sweet smelling floral oil. It is excellent in skin care remedies due to its abilities to soothe irritated skin. It also regulates the secretion of sebum making it ideal for oily skin.
Eucalyptus Oil (Eucalyptus globulus) is used to treat chest congestion, and catarrh. It also has powerful antiseptic properties, making it ideal to treat certain skin conditions.
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon (Citrus limon) essential oil is extracted from the rind of lemons. It has an intense lemony fragrance, and acts as mood booster. It also had skin-brightening properties, which makes it ideal to prevent dark spots and other blemishes.
Well lemon is also good at eliminating dandruff, we all know that!
Vetiver Essential Oil
Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides) is native to India and both its leaves and roots have properties. It has a deep, earthy, soothing aroma and it is prized for its cooling abilities. It prevents heat rashes and it is also used in making perfumes and providing relief for insomnia.
How to Use
Spray a small amount directly onto your scalp and gently massage. Leave overnight. Wash with a mild shampoo.
The 30ml bottle is available for INR 575 on JC’s official website, on Nykaa and Amazon. I got mine from Nykaa.
My Overview of the Product :
The Juicy Chemistry Hair Serum comes a pretty glass blue bottle, with a pump dispenser and a transparent plastic cap. The packaging is unique and traditional (who does a glass bottle these days? 🙂 ), and I find it aesthetically pleasing to the eyes as well. A good packaging is an extra feather in the hat of a product, isn’t it? 🙂 I think the dark-colored bottle is to help preserve the liquid inside. A point to be noted is that JC products do not have a shelf life of more than 6 months since they are without preservatives, so they are only freshly concocted before being shipped. And the pump dispenser makes life so easy, you may already know how much I love them. 🙂
The color of the serum is a very pale yellow, and has a runny consistency. It is neither too viscous nor very runny. Just a consistency that is easy enough to spread on the scalp for a quick absorption. The fragrance is on the stronger side and may be bothersome for sensitive noses. But I have no issues with it at all. It has strong citrusy minty aroma that is more evident when freshly applied, and subdues to an extent with time. This JC serum is also quite oily but nonetheless lightweight. The Juicy Chemistry Lemon, Peppermint and Rosemary Hair Serum is a pre-bath treatment and I mostly apply it in evenings or at night.
At the time when I bought it, I was desperate to try anything that would work for my scalp. But of course I steered more towards organic products because I did not want to irritate my scalp further with the usage of more chemicals. Whoa I’m writing long, thanks for your patience that got you down till here. 🙂 But rest assured, this is not a sponsored post in any way, all that I write for this gem comes from the bottom of my heart.
This JC hair serum is very easy to apply, I just squeeze the pump and let the product apply directly on my scalp. I gently massage it with my fingertips only for a few seconds. You don’t need to massage it like regular oils, as this is a serum and pretty lightweight compared to traditional oils. It absorbs pretty quickly imparting a cooling, soothing sensation. The only little problem that I have with the packaging is that some of the product accumulating at the mouth of the dispenser, tends to trickle down the bottle and is wasted. As you may notice in the pictures, the label has been smeared with the liquid with regular usage over time.
(To be continued…)