Mountain Mama Natural Foods

Colorado Springs, natural foods, organic produce, deli, bakery, supplements & body care

Mountain Mama is a family owned and operated natural food store located in Colorado Springs, Colorado & features Natural Grocery, Organic Produce, Vitamin/Supplements, Natural Body Care, Perishables, Frozen Foods, Bulk Foods, Bulk Herbs as well as an in-house Bakery and Delicatessen. Mountain Mama is a west side landmark just minutes away from Colorado College, The Broadmoor and Downtown Colorado Springs.

Mountain Mama opened for business in 1979.  From a somewhat humble beginning, Mountain Mama has grown and earned a solid reputation and a very loyal following.  For over three decades,  Mountain Mama has been a integral part of the west side and larger community of Colorado Springs continually supporting the healthy and active lifestyles of its residents.  Many Mountain Mama employees have been with the company for well over a decadesome over two decades, which speaks well of the sense of community Mountain Mama has created and the experience and knowledge of its staff. Drop in today to see what Mountain Mama has to offer you!

The Evolution Of Natural/Organic Hair Care

Having been in the natural foods industry since 1979, I have seen many evolutions in all catagories. One I am most excited about is hair care. " Back in the day", natural/organic hair care left much to be desired. It had clean ingredients but really had little to offer in the way of performance. I am ashamed to admit though using all clean skin and body care products I would often fall back on salon products to get my hair to "behave". I would cringe at the ingredients but what was a girl to do???

In the past few years the natural/organic hair care industry has finally caught up to speed offering clean, natural, and organic hair care products that finally perform as well as salon products. So I thought I would share with you some products that I just can't live without.....

Peter Lamas Hair care makes an amazing line of shampoos, conditioners and styling products for ALL hair types, but my super favorite is the Soy & Baobab Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner. Extremely moisturizing for this dry climate, detangles with ease and doesn't weigh your hair down. It's safe for all color & chemically treated hair.

Really putting your hair through the paces? Earth Science makes the most amazing Olive & Avocado Hair masque for super deep conditioning. If your hair is extremely dry this is a fantastic product!!!

John Masters Organics is another company who is constantly innovating new products. New in the past few months on my go to list are their new line of Color Enhancing Conditioners to keep color looking bright & fresh whether you color your hair or not. Also their new Rose & Apricot Hair milk for leave in conditioning. A little on the ends or a lot worked evenly throughout makes your hair soft and managable. My other favorite of John Masters is Shine On leave-in treatmentment for shine & softness. A tiny dab gets rid of fly-aways and smooths hair out!

Finally, before I bore you to death is Giovanni's line of products. They really were the true innovator of salon quality products and have a broad category for every hair type and situation. Their 2Chic line is AMAZING! The Brazilian Keratin & Argan Oil line leaves your hair baby soft, smooth and smelling super delicious! They currently have 4 separate lines with everything from Shampoo/conditioners, leave-ins, hair sprays, shine enhancers and on and on. Word on the street is they are launching a brand new line next month! Can't wait to get my hands on that!!

So, if you have tried products in the way past and been super disappointed like me, don't be afraid to try what is out there now. It's a super exciting time for clean performance hair products! If you need some advice or a recommendation don't be afraid to ask myself, our staff or shoot us an email on our website. Here's to gorgeous hair!- Julie