It’s not easy finding compatible products for curly hair, especially Type 3 curly hair which is incredibly dry, like my own. Predictably being mixed race, I fall somewhere between Afro and Caucasian hair and have spent a small fortune on hair products over the years After years of experimenting with techniques and products, I now loosely follow the curly girl method making sure that I keep everything SLS and paraben free. I have never managed to only co-wash though, there’s something I like about using a shampoo. I’ve been indoctrinated!
Experimenting with hair products hasn’t always been affordable, especially now when I factor in the fact that I have two little curly girls at home who also need the exact same products as me. Haircare gets expensive and hair wash day is literally a whole day. Keeping my hair curly is a lifestyle choice… This is why I was so excited to receive these new products from Organic Shop to try. Each product costs only £2.50 (shampoo, conditioner and a hair mask) and is currently available at Tesco and from the Organic Shop website. The Organic Shop also have a code for 20% off your first order if you join their mailing list and don’t forget to enter the competition to be in with a chance of winning a holiday to the Caribbean.
The range in a nutshell:
- 0% Parabens
- 0% Silicones
- Contains organic ingredients
- No mineral oils
- Recyclable packaging
There are 5 different ranges of products to cater for a range of hair types, each range containing organic and all natural ingredients collected from around the globe.
Coconut and Shea – To moisturise and restore dry and damaged hair.
Argan and Amla – To nourish damaged hair, giving it vitality and shine.
Honey and Avocado – To restore shine and control frizz.
Raspberry and Acai – To volumise your hair leaving it bouncy and shiny.
Pomegranate and Patchouli – To smooth hair with an intense hydration boost.
What the brand say
I was lucky enough to receive the Moroccan Argan and Amla nourishing shampoo, conditioner and mask. This seemed like a perfect set for me as my hair is dry and damaged and in much need of acquiring a healthy shine. My daughters’ hair isn’t quite as damaged as mine but it is still in need of restoring shine. This rage worked for all three of us.
Organic Moroccan oil: rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids and Vitamin E to increase hairs’ elasticity and organic amla to deeply condition and leave your hair looking super shiny.
The first thing that I noticed about this set was that the shampoo and conditioner both came with a pump attached. I much prefer this as opposed to having to squeeze it out or like some products, having to pour. I just think that a pump is just much easier to use, especially with wet hands.
As I’ve already said, this range only cost £2.50 for each item. Call me a snob, but I really wasn’t expecting the conditioner to give me an adequate amount of moisture. I personally prefer thick conditioners and given the price, I was expecting quite a watery and runny conditioner. This couldn’t have been further from the truth, it was in fact so thick and creamy that I had to pump harder to get it out.
I’m on the fence about scented hair products as I don’t like them to battle against my perfume and thankfully, I didn’t detect much (if any) of a scent with these products.
As with the conditioner, I wasn’t expecting much from the mask as it only costs £2.50, I was expecting it to be quite runny. However, I was in for a huge surprise. As you can see from the picture below, it was even thicker and creamier than the conditioner.
The packaging suggested leaving the mask on for 2/3 minutes or for longer if needed. I My hair is super dry and dull at the moment so I slathered my hair with it, covered it with a satin bonnet and left it on my hair for 3 hours. When I washed out the the mask, I immediately noticed how much softer my hair felt.
After letting my hair air dry and styling it with my usual products, I’m pretty pleased with how it looks. My curls look both healthier and shinier whilst feeling incredibly soft.
I love the fact that these are so affordable and the quality is so amazing, not to mention cruelty-free and full of organic and natural ingredients. I will inevitably use it up quickly having three curly girls in the house but at £2.50 for each product, it’s definitely something that I can easily afford to replace regularly, especially as a three hour hair mask is now going to be part of my Sunday self-care routine.
Which of the products from this range would you like to try? Which appeals to you?
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