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O&M Hair Care and Treatments Class

Original & Mineral is our favorite low-tox Aussie born brand. In episode 4 of our Holistic Salon Product Knowledge Power Series Class, O&M Brand Manager Wayne Lewis shares the details on the O&M Hair Care and Treatments products.

As pioneers of the “5 Free” Formula, you’ll learn all about the Australian natural ingredients powering Original & Mineral and the best ways to use this line.

Find our 4 key takeways of O&M Hair Care below!

The Three-Step Method

O&M Hair Care contains no harsh chemicals. Because this holds true for all of the lines, including the cleansers, the brand has come up with the O&M Method for achieving perfectly clean hair.

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Detox

The first step in O&M Hair Care is to remove buildup and residues to prepare the hair for the treatment. Use O&M Detox Shampoo as your gentle surface exfoliate.

Cleanse

Second, treat the hair with a texture-specific cleanser. The O&M Hair Care line consists of Fine Intellect, Maintain the ManeHydrate & Conquer, or Conquer Blonde.

Moisturize

Finish up by moisturizing the hair. The best products for step three are O&M Fine Intellect, O&M Maintain the Mane, O&M Hydrate & Conquer, O&M Seven Day Miracle, O&M Power Base or O&M Conquer Blonde.

"Free From" + Clean

It is important when talking about O&M Hair Care to use the terms “free from” and “clean”. They do not claim to be 100% natural or 100% organic. Original & Mineral strives to reduce the chemical overload and replacing ingredients with natural and nourishing formulas wherever possible, while still having a superior functioning product.

The vision is to bring nature and luxury together, using Australian-born ingredients in the hair care, color and styling products for salon professionals. World-leading chemists replace harsh chemicals with natural extracts and take out harmful sulphates, parabens, propylene glycol, MIT and triclosan for products that are safe, effective and beautiful to use.

Plus, O&M Hair Care is certified by PETA as cruelty free! No products are ever tested on animals and no ingredients or materials are sourced from any suppliers who do any kind of testing on or with animals.

O&M Hair Care Types

Each O&M Hair Care line has different benefits for different kinds of hair types. Find out which line is best for which clients below. Keep in mind that all O&M Hair Care and Treatments are color safe.

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Original Detox Shampoo

Original Detox Shampoo is the must-do first step in the three step O&M Method. It is a deep cleansing shampoo that is color safe!

Detox is best for removing impurities, mineral deposits and product buildup without stripping away natural oils. It can be used on all hair types. It tends to be loved by men and gym junkies too.

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Fine Intellect Shampoo + Conditioner

The Fine Intellect Shampoo and Conditioner are a volume-building duo that gives life to lightweight, flyaway locks and plump hair up from its roots.

This shampoo and conditioner are custom-made for fine hair. PRO TIP: Use this on anyone who wants a big blowout at the end of their appointment. Fine Intellect will cleanse without adding any weight.

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Hydrate & Conquer

Hydrate & Conquer Shampoo and Conditioner are a hydrating line that will add super-hydrate locks. The moisturizing hero is nutrient-rich Tasmanian Sea Kelp, which helps to revitalize tired and stressed hair.

Use Hydrate & Conquer on dry, thick, damaged, chemically treated or colored hair. This is the most nourishing line, so be sure to use it on course and thick hair that needs a lot of love.

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Conquer Blonde

Conquer Blonde Shampoo and Masque are here to save every blonde, brassy and silver-haired client. It is a silver shampoo that removes dull yellow tones.

Conquer Blonde is best for blonde, silver, grey or brassy hair. However, note that this line is ultra-pigmented and can sometimes over-tone, leaving a violet sheen on the hair. Our pro tip for this duo is if clients take it home, tell them to use it every other wash or mix with their everyday use hair care at first.

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Maintain the Mane

Maintain the Mane Shampoo + Conditioner are moisturizing products best for daily use. Gentle and nourishing, this line will leave locks looking their best.

This shampoo and conditioner are great for the whole family! It will add nourishment to the hair without being too heavy. Fine or thin hair that needs a touch of moisture will love this line.

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Seven Day Miracle

Seven Day Miracle Moisture Masque provides an intense moisture treatment to hair. This is a nourishing and repairing mask that will leave hair feeling soft and looking healthy.

This treatment will be best for dry hair damaged by heat or coloring. The frizziest and driest of hair will benefit from this masque.

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The Power Base

The Power Base Protein Masque is a protein rich masque that repairs dry, damaged, weak hair. It’s dual action treatment of 80% protein and 20% moisture makes it a unique treatment unlike any other protein masque on the market. It moisturizes and infuses healing proteins into the hair.

Use this on blondes that need to rebuild their hair.

Mix + Match O&M Hair Care

Don’t be afraid to mix and match different O&M Hair Care in order to get a desired effect. Creating clean product cocktails is just another innovative way to use the line! A few of Wayne’s favorite pairs to mix and match are:

Maintain the Mane Shampoo + Fine Intellect Conditioner: Best for blowouts. This mixture will give the needed moisture and nutrients for healthy looking hair, but will not feel heavy. It will create lightweight locks that you will love to style.

Maintain the Mane Shampoo + Hydrate & Conquer Conditioner: Have any curly headed clients? This is the duo for you! This combination will be heavy enough and weighty enough to tame and define curls.

Don't forget to tune in Tuesday May 26th for Wayne's take on O&M Styling!

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