We have been hearing more and more about the importance of knowing the ingredients that are in our beauty products. I have been doing highlights, Brazilian keratin treatments, and using silicone formulated products for the past ten years. My hair always looked good but in the the last couple of years it started to look less alive. After some research, I learned that the way that I was treating my hair was causing fast results but not actually providing my hair with the hydration and nutrition that it needs. The keratin treatment and the silicone made my hair look beautiful on the outside but over time they prevent moisture from penetrating the hair.
I decided to stop doing the chemical treatments for a while and change my hair routine, I am basically doing a hair detox. After reading about the real effects of sulfate, parabens, silicone, and other chemicals, I wanted to buy shampoo and conditioner that are as natural as possible.
So I tried a few different brands of natural shampoos and conditioners (they are also vegan) and here is my review on them:
Prose shampoo and conditioner are actually customized to each person. First thing you do when shopping their products is a consultation to see what hair type you have so they can formulate the best option for you. They ask questions like age, previous hair treatments, and location so they can understand what your hair needs are. Their website is super easy to navigate and they do a very good job explaining the unique blend of ingredients for each person. My hair is super soft when I wash it with Prose products and it has helped me with a light dandruff problem. By creating each product individually, they reduce their waste which is great for the environment.
Prose Shampoo and Conditioner (10% off)
I am a big fan of Rahua not only because of this amazing shampoo and conditioner set but all of their products. Rahua’s main ingredient is the Rahua oil which comes from the Amazon rainforest and has been used for many years by the indigenous women with long and lustrous hair. The highly concentrated oil deeply penetrates and nurture for healthier-looking hair. This is the best option for people like me that have used chemicals for a long time and need to detox and bring the hair back to life. Another plus is the fact that the Rahua brand maintains a ritualistic and sustainable process producing their products and they also make efforts to preserve the rainforest.
I have been using the Shampure dry shampoo for a while and I was already obsessed with the scent which is something I can’t explain. It is the best smell ever! It has a signature calming aroma with 25 pure flower and plant essences. So delicious! The shampoo also feels very gentle and the conditioner does not leave a buildup. Their formula has Abyssinian which is a natural oil that mimics the performance of traditional silicones without the negative effect. Aveda gives a 10% discount for refills which is a good sustainable practice and they also raise money for clean water initiatives.