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We’re excited to introduce you to Captain Blankenship, our brand partner for the April Hair Box! Captain Blankenship is a small, women-run company that makes products with clean, local, and organic ingredients. Their products are inspired by the sea and truly make you feel like you can be a mermaid! Each product is made with 100% plant based & clean ingredients, packaged in recyclable bottles, and are cruelty free. We know you're going to love adding these into your hair routine, so keep scrolling to access learn more about each item. And don't forget to check out the exclusive content this month!

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Sea Shine Shampoo

Why we love it: We absolutely love this refreshing plant-based shampoo, it’s gentle enough for everyday use and effectively cleans hair without stripping it of moisture. The fresh citrus scent of organic lemongrass and lime essential oils is instantly uplifting.

How to use: Wet hair, massage a generous amount throughout hair and massage into scalp. Work with fingers into roots to create lather and clean thoroughly. Rinse. Fine hair may need a little extra shampoo at the roots to effectively cleanse. Use a good amount of shampoo, and work into roots to create lather.

Sea Shine Conditioner

Why we love it: This creamy plant-based conditioner is the best of both worlds. It is light enough for everyday use but delivers tons of moisture leaving your hair soft, detangled and full of body and shine. Plus it smells amazing with it’s rich vanilla coconut scent!

How to use: Leave the conditioner in your hair for 5-10 minutes, then rinse for a deeper conditioning treatment. For regular use on fine or thin hair, apply to end of hair only and avoid roots, unless you're looking for a deep condition. Thick and thirsty hair should apply all over.

Mermaid Hair Oil

Why we love it: This hair oil will replenish your hair and leave it shiny, healthy and more manageable. It is the perfect remedy for frizzy hair or to add moisture to your locks! We love it because it adds life and shine to our locks, but doesn’t make it feel greasy.

How to use: Rub a few drops into palms and work throughout ends of damp or dry hair. We like to use this to tame frizz or hold a certain hair-do in place. Use very little at first, starting one drop at a time, to avoid over-hydrating!

Mermaid Sea Salt Spray

Why we love it: A texturizing and moisturizing hair spray that helps add waves and life to your hair, giving it that just left the beach look and smell. We love this Sea Salt Spray because it gives lots of lift and texture but doesn’t weigh your hair down or make it feel “crunchy”.

How to use: Spray generously throughout your damp or dry hair, from roots to ends, scrunch with your fingers and style. We also like to spray on hair before bed and loosely braid hair. When you take out the braid in the morning, you’ll have really beachy waves!

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