“With daily life in the UK and pollution – the dreaded central heating drying it out, then walking out into the British muggy air making sure you look your *very* frizzy best for that date/interview/meeting the other half’s ‘rents for the first time/parents evening… It needs tending to. It needs a good scrub that ain’t too harsh on the noggin!”
My hair personally needs a decent amount of tending to. It’s dry, damaged, and evidently coloured like crazy. And it’s the colouring I yearn to retain most – which is where SLS free comes into play as the excessive lathering strips my colour out like crazy!
So after a little perusing online I came across Faith In Nature Shampoo & conditioners, A company specialising in ‘affordable, ethical and natural beauty for the whole family’ – the fragrance is 100% natural, contains essential oils, free from parabens and SLS, are cruelty free AND vegan friendly – whew!
I picked up the ‘Pineapple and Lime’ as although my hair may look drier than a haystack about to catch fire in the sun, my roots are the complete opposite and get greasier quicker than you can finish humming the jingle to the ‘crisp and dry’ advert (go ask yer mom).
The guffins and gubbins are as follows:
Ingredients for pineapple & lime Shampoo
Aqua, Ammonium laureth sulfate, Maris sal, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Polysorbate 20, Ananas sativus fruit extract , Mangifera indica fruit extract, Tocopherol, Citrus aurantifolia oil, Glycerin , Glyceryl laurate, Helianthus annuus seed oil, Parfum, Sodium benzoate , Potassium sorbate, Citric acid, Curcumin CI 75300, Limonene, Linalool
Ingredients for pineapple & lime Conditioner
Aqua, Cetearyl alcohol, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Ananas sativus fruit extract , Mangifera indica fruit extract, Citrus aurantifolia oil, Helianthus annuus seed oil, Tocopherol, Glycerin, Parfum, Cetrimonium chloride, Sodium benzoate , Potassium sorbate, Citric acid, Curcumin CI 75300, Limonene, Linalool
Then off I went in my soapy sudsy bath to try these bad boys. Firstly? They SMELL LIKE PINA COLADAAAAA oh my giddy gosh they’re gorgeous! So zesty and fresh! The shampoo also lathered really well and whilst it did take some colour out – which is to be expected with semi-permanent – it didn’t take out heaping’s. Colour was evident in suds form (like widdle unicorn bubbles!)– And I’ll add my hair had recently been coloured at this point.
My hair felt really cleansed after the shampoo and it honestly smelt amazing, it was left feeling quite tangle free surprisingly and wasn’t ‘elasticy’ which can happen with my hair because of the sheer amount of bleach slapped on it. The conditioner smells just as good but its consistency isn’t as thick as most ‘standard’ conditioners. It’s quite watery, but it isn’t so watery that it’s uncontrollable, It applies to the hair nice and evenly and also because of its thinner texture and I actually found myself using less of the product because of how evenly it spread– surely that’s a good thing right?
Upon rinsing the conditioner out my hair felt super silky, and again smelt like a gorgeous cocktail… Mmm cocktails…
Then I set on doin’ me do with my hairdryer as usual and I’ve felt really happy with my hair condition since.
It feels fluffy and light at the roots, I’ve found it easier to obtain some volume (which with fine hair we know is the hardest thing ever!) and whilst it hasn’t hydrated my ends I have to remember this is for oily hair, so it won’t quench that part –my hair on the whole doesn’t look in a bad condition once it’s been styled, it looks fresh, it feels fresh and it smells DIVINE.
Faith in Nature products are gladly accessible too! I obtained mine from Superdrug – but I’ve also seen them stocked in some Tesco’s, Holland and Barrett, Amazon and indeed from Faith in nature’s own webpage.
Prices vary depending on promotions, so it’s good to look around first before buying – I nabbed 400ml for £2.99, for that price? I’m a happy (cruelty free) bunny!