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5 Newsworthy Soundbites this Week: Feb. 24

Because great hair can only get you so far at a cocktail party, we roundup the five most conversation worthy topics for the week to make you seem that much more interesting (or at least allow you to look smart).

(1) Linsanity continues

If you haven’t heard of Jeremy Lin by now, you clearly don’t live in New York. The Knicks phenom has helped turn around the team and has captured hearts across the US in the process.  Although sportscasters are still struggling to find race appropriate puns for this NBA star, the unexpected combination of a Chinese American and Harvard graduate has surprised everyone.  Although he’s not quite Lebron James, he’s got quite a big following of his own!

(2) It’s Oscar Weekend

It’s that time of year again when the Oscars tell us what movies to watch.  The favorites for the year include The Artist, The Descendant and The Help, but with nine movies nominated in the Best Film Category, it’s even harder to keep track of all the films in the running.  Here’s to hoping Brad Pitt finally wins an Oscar, because it’s about time something good came to him. (jk)

(3) The Oscars Withdraw Sasha Baron Cohen’s Ticket

If the best film nominees didn’t remind you of how stuffy the Oscars can be, this news bite definitely will.  Sasha Baron Cohen, famous for his Ali G, Borat and Bruno, was originally invited to the Oscars for his role in Hugo, which has been nominated 11 times.  However, after hearing about his plans to attend in character to promote his new film, The Dictator, the Academy has since withdrawn his invite literally quoting, “Unless they’re assured that nothing entertaining is going to happen on the red carpet, the Academy is not admitting Sacha Baron Cohen to the show.” Well, that’s probably not the line I’d use to promote the event!

(4) Super PACs 

Super PACs have been dominating headlines for a few weeks now, but have remained relevant due to the role they’ve been playing in the Republican primaries.  With Romney lossing the last three primaries to Rick Santorum, it’s hard to deny the role of Super PACs in this campaign. In fact, Rick Santorum’s and Newt Gingrich’s campaign is basically being e by individual wealthy donorsFoster Friess and Sheldon Adelson, respectively.kept aliv

(5) Maryland will likely Become the 8th State to Approve Gay Marriage

The Maryland senate passed legislation this week that would allow for same sex marriage, which the Democratic Governor is expected to approve. We toast to Maryland this weekend as we inch closer to marriage equality across the nation!

Product Review: John Masters Lavender Rosemary Shampoo and Citrus & Neroli Detangler

I’ve been using both products for about a month now and my hair looks great.  John Masters products are all certified organic, so they are very gentle to your hair.  For those that are concerned about thinning hair, I think you should give these a try.  Why put harsh chemicals in your hair right?

John Masters Lavender Rosemary Shampoo has a wonderful scent with key ingredients that makes your hair looking great. Key ingredients include lavender, rosemary and soy protein which packs a mighty punch.  Lavender slows hair loss, rosemary stimulates hair growth, while soy protein strengthens hair follicles, making hair look thicker and fuller.

I like the fragrance, which reminds me of cake batter, but if scent is not your cup of team, you might want to try John Masters Organics Bare Unscented Shampoo.  The one thing that I was surprised about when I first used this product was that it doesn’t form up like other shampoos.  It took a few times to get used to, but then I didn’t even notice it anymore.  After I rinse, I follow up with conditioner.  Very important.

John Master Citrus & Neroli Detangler on the other hand has virtually no scent at all.  Perfect for those that are very sensitive to the smell of fragrance.  Key ingredients include grapefruit, neroli, soy protein and coconut oil.  Grapefruit has a toning effect on the scalp, neroli treats dry scalp issues, soy protein strengthens hair follicles and coconut oil helps add moisture.

Using both, I thought my hair felt clean, soft and my scalp was hydrated – no dandruff.  Overall I really enjoyed the products and I think you would too.

To read more about John Masters Brand, click here

Brand Spotlight: John Masters Organics – Brand of the Celebrities

While shooting the movie Source Code, Jake Gyllenhaal personally requested the use of only John Masters Organics hair products.  Jake is incredibly gorgeous, rich and successful.  He can use any products that money can buy and he chose to use John Masters products.  If it is good enough for Jake, it is good enough for me!

About John Masters Organics

John Master Organics was started by John Masters in 1991 and since then has operated under the basic philosophy of being the “most organic, most natural product available on the market.”

Not only are all of the organic ingredients purchased certified organic by either EcoCert, Quality Assurance International, California Certified Organic Farmers, or Organic Crop Improvement Association, but products have to abide by the strict rules set by John Masters.

All ingredients must meet the following guidelines :
1. All products must be made with 70-100% organic content
2. No sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, DEAs, MEAs, or TEAs
3. No GMOs (Genetically Modified Organism)
4. No petro-chemicals
5. No animal testing
6. No artificial colors, fragrances or fillers
7. All plant extracts and essential oils must be certified organic whenever possible
8. All essential oils used must be steam-distilled and not extracted with propylene glycol – which kills the effect of the oils
9. All plant oils must be cold pressed, not heat distilled – which kills the therapeutic properties of plant oils
10. All ingredients must be proven to be beneficial to the hair or skin
11. All ingredients must be harvested in an environmentally-friendly manner (wild-crafted)
12. All ingredients must be bio-degradable as possible

The brand takes care to treat the planet with respect and all aspects of the brand is true to that promise. All of the packaging uses the minimal amount of ink possible and is printed on 100% recycled and unbleached paper. By creating products that are biodegradable and packaging that is recyclable, you can rest easy knowing that what you put into the earth is as clean as Mother Nature intended it to be. Always natural, always earth-friendly, and always with your beauty and health in mind.