Welcome to "Product Of The Week." Just like the name suggests, we'll spotlight one product every week that not only does what it promises to do, but that also upholds the green, natural approach to beauty and skin care we value so much. Trust us when we say you can trust our beauty editor, Allie White — in her time here, she's sampled upward of 400 different products. These are her favorites.
The first time I put oil on my body, it was because things had gotten ugly.
I was 11 years old and in my third summer at an all-girls sleepaway camp. Someone in my bunk decided it would be a great idea to have a toiletry fight — the uber-wasteful self-care alternative to a food fight, I suppose — and as we gleefully ran around a grass field shooting shaving cream at one another, I somehow found myself pinned under the legs of one of my friends as she giggled and smeared vaseline into my hair.
(Sounds like so much fun, right?)
When the melee was over and it was my turn to shower (we had to honor the bunk's shower chart), I shampooed and conditioned like normal, but something didn't feel right. By the next day, I knew something wasn't right and the intensely slick, heavy feeling on my scalp and hair was decidedly not normal.