I’ve never really been one to take good care of my hair until the past year or so when I started swimming a lot more. Being in the chlorinated water about 2 to 3 times a week just doesn’t benefit the hair at all. And it doesn’t help that I dye my hair every 3 months as well. Obviously, I have a long way to go when it comes to perfecting my hair care routine.
Formulated by trichologists, all the products available uses a Patented 5 Herbal Complex which is meant to provide the essential nutrients for healthy scalp and beautiful hair as well as the latest Stem Cells Technology.
This shampoo is pretty viscous. This is due to a high essence concentration, which helps to enable nutrients to penetrate deeper for more effective absorption. In fact, the texture reminded me a tad of a thick brown sugar syrup (of course, everything has to have a food analogy, why wouldn’t it?).
Despite its thick viscosity, this shampoo does lather easily and quickly. I take two full pumps for my shoulder length hair and it was sufficient to work it thoroughly through my strands. After a while, this shampoo does impart a tingling feeling on the scalp which I really enjoy. It is refreshing and even though it may be psychological, this makes my scalp feel cleaner and fresher! I like to use this in the morning as it does rejuvenate me and perk me up. As I was pretty curious, I did peruse the ingredient list and I am pretty sure that it is methol that is responsible for leaving me feeling fresh and perky. Also do note, there are no parabens benzophenone (toxicant which can is linked to cancer, endocrine disruption, and organ system toxicity), animal material, minerals or colourants oil.
Here is the ingredient list (taken from the main website), if you’re interested:
AQUA, TRICHOSANTHES KIRILOWII ROOT EXTRACT, PHASEOLUS ANGULARIS SEED EXTRACT, CNIDIUM OFFICINALE ROOT EXTRACT, ANGELICA DAHURICA ROOT EXTRACT, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, COCAMIDO PROPYL BETAINE, COCAMIDE DEA, ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) CALLUS CULTURE EXTRACT, AMODIMETHICONE, PEG-120 METHYL GLUCOSE DIOLEATE, DISODIUM COCO-GLUCOSIDE CITRATE, POLYQUATERNIUM-10, DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE, MALT EXTRACT CONCENTRATED POWDER, PANTHENOL, GLYCOL DISTEARATE, COCAMIDE-MEA, LAURETH-10, CITRIC ACID, DISODIUM EDTA, MENTHOL, ALCOHOL, FRAGRANCE, SODIUM BENZOATE, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE, METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE
This product comes in a glass jar, a packaging that I am not a big fan of as it can get pretty messy sometimes. At first, I was pretty apprehensive to apply it as it is a pretty thick cream and I was afraid that it would weigh the hair down, making it look greasy. However, this was a real pleasant surprise as it got absorbed into the hair strands really quickly and it did not leave any residue behind! I was really impressed as it didn’t feel like there was any product in my hair at all. Personally, I’m not a fan of texture on my hair thus the stray away from hair sprays and dry shampoo so I am glad that this product did not leave any residue behind. This hydration cream is really easy to work with and I like how it feels (or not since it gets completely absorbed!) on my hair. It does have a pretty intense herbal scent to it though, which I’m honestly not a huge fan of. I was worried that it would linger in my hair but I found that the scent, despite it being pretty strong, does dissipate after a while.
HELICHRYSUM STOECHAS EXTRACT, AQUA (WATER), CYCLOPENTASILOXANE BEESWAX, GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL, POLYACRYLAMIDE, ALLANTOIN, PHENOXYETHANOL
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