Category Archives: Conditioners

Pure Tashodi Argan Hair Oil Review

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I only have to wash my hair every three to four days, and although the majority of my hair stays happy, the ends get very dry by day 2 and need a little extra love.  Plus, the colder weather means more fly-aways so I usually carry something with me to help manage them.

I have tried a few other leave in conditioner sprays and I’m feeling a little bit like Goldilocks – this one’s too much, that one’s not enough, but where is the product that’s ‘just right’? Continue reading Pure Tashodi Argan Hair Oil Review

Chagrin Valley Cocoa Whip Hair Moisturizer Review

If you’ve been following my blog you know I love myself some Chagrin Valley. This company makes amazing products, has great business ethics and the most excellent customer service you could imagine. The wide product range offers something for everyone and, in the case of a green beauty product junkie such as myself, so many things I want to try! Up for trial this time from this amazing natural beauty company is their Cocoa Whip Hair Moisturizer and, like so many of their products, I really, really like it.20140623-024526-9926253.jpg
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Intelligent Nutrients Hair Shine Serum Review

20140621-042551-15951932.jpg Hemp seed oil used to be my thing, and worked well with my hair. It penetrated right to the core of each strand of hair without adding too much weight. The only thing is it was messy to apply and could really only be applied to damp/wet hair. Always on the lookout for versatile products, I thought I’d try Intelligent Nutrient’s Hair Shine Serum. Chock full of USDA organic ingredients and hair loving oils, you’d think this product was a shoe in to become a fave! Sadly, this was not the case for me. Continue reading Intelligent Nutrients Hair Shine Serum Review

John Masters Organics Lavender and Avocado Conditioner Review

I have a confession: I have been incredibly cruel to my hair.  In the past three years I have gone from the darkest of chestnut browns to a medium blonde and back again several times.  This last time I took my long hair from an almost black brown to a dark blonde.  Don’t even get me started on the number of shades my colourist managed to get my hair to change.  She’s amazing.  And she did her best to protect my hair….but it’s unhappy.  And rightfully so.

I have been re-vamping my hair care routine to accomodate this new hair texture and quality and it took a while, but I think I finally have the right balance between cleanliness and moisture.  The major player in this equation is John Masters Organics’ Lavender and Avocado Conditioner.  It was exactly what I needed in this time of hair drought.

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Rahua Hair Care Review

I received samples of Rahua’s shampoo and conditioner with my last order to EcoDivaBeauty.ca and as a hair care product junkie I couldn’t wait to give them a try!  I really do like the shampoo bars, and will likely continue to use them for a long time to come, but I am still in the market for a good but gentle deep cleansing treatment to help remove any buildup.  And of course, I’m always open to trying a new conditioner!

First off, I really like that the shampoo doesn’t have any sulphates of any kind.  Not even the “safe” coco sulphate! (for a comparison of sulphates click here)  The formula is very thick, golden, translucent gel that gives a large amount of lather, which is somewhat shocking because of the ingredients.  I found that it really got my hair clean but without feeling like it had been stripped of all moisture.  That’s the best combination there could possibly be! The scent is quite gentle and has prominent notes of a licorice type smell. I will definitely repurchase this in the full size.  

***UPDATE: I have given the full size product a fair go and I am still blown away. It leaves my hair feeling light as air and silky soft. And even though my hail is super fine and grease prone I can go for four days without the slightest bit of heaviness in my hair.  Four days, ladies and gents!

$34 for 9.3flOz at ecodivabeauty.ca

The conditioner for me was kind of blah.  I feel like it did moisturize my hair, but didn’t leave my hair feeling quite as nice as the John Masters Organics Citrus and Neroli conditioner (review).  It smelled the same as the shampoo, which was nice, but it wasn’t enough for me to consider buying it in the full size.  

$34 for 9.3flOz at ecodivabeauty.ca

Classic Shampoo Ingredients: Aqua, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (Colza oil), Stearalkonium Chloride (plant derived), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Saccharum Officinarum (Molasses) Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Oenocarpus Bataua (Rahua, Ungurahua) Oil, Bursera Graveolens (Palo Santo) Oil, Lecithin, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Potassium Sorbate (plant derived), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Panthenol, Citric Acid.

EWG Rating: 1


Classic Conditioner Ingredients: Aqua, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (Colza oil), Stearalkonium Chloride (plant derived), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Saccharum Officinarum (Molasses) Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Oenocarpus Bataua (Rahua, Ungurahua) Oil, Bursera Graveolens (Palo Santo) Oil, Lecithin, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Potassium Sorbate (plant derived), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Panthenol, Citric Acid.

EWG Rating: 1

My Hair Care Routine

It has been a bit of a journey, but I think I’ve finally found a good balance of hair care products that work well for my hair and have honestly given me the best hair I’ve had in my adult life.  I never thought I’d say this, but my hair feels softer, healthier and looks more smooth and has better shine than it ever did with conventional products or even the expensive salon-grade products.  Even though I have dyed my hair repeatedly for years, and have gone from very light blonde to very dark brown and back again several times, my hair now air-dries without any frizz.  I definitely couldn’t boast about that with my salon brands.

The transition from salon to natural products wasn’t pretty.  I nearly quit to go back to salon products so many times I can’t even count.  But now that I’m on the flip side (nearly two months later) I can honestly say I’d never go back.  I no longer expect my shampoo to lather like crazy, and understand that my hair can be just as clean without the stripping sulfate ingredients.  Like I’ve said, my hair has never been healthier.  Why would I go back?

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Chagrin Valley Butter Bar Conditioner Review

I love the idea of shampoo bars for travelling because you aren’t carrying around the extra weight in water, plus you don’t have to worry about it leaking everywhere all over your bag.  I have yet to find something that will work as a solid conditioner.  Coconut oil on it’s own is far too heavy for me, and cocoa butter, shea butter and mango butter on their own leave my hair a solid, greasy mess.  When I saw this bar on the Chagrin Valley website I wanted to give it a try.

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