A couple of months ago there was an opportunity on Facebook for some people to review a new hair care brand, the Organic Shop. As I’d been trying to find a new one I thought “what the heck” and signed myself up. A few days later my little box of goodies arrived. Apologies for the delay of this review going up. I’m the sort of person where if I’m testing something out I want to make sure of it’s results fully. More so that you guys can have a true reflection of the product. Aren’t I good to you?
I was shocked to see that I had received a shampoo, conditioner and hair mask from the Lavish Avocado and Honey line of the Organic Shop hair products. These products in particular are aimed at damaged hair, according to their label. It made me a little cautious, as I don’t have an issue with damaged hair. I hoped that these would be able to help non-damaged, thin/fine hair.
Although I’ve not mentioned this previously on my blog. Mainly because I keep forgetting to do product reviews and lose the bottles… I have been trialling many different types of shampoo to find one that works best for my hair. Unfortunately for me, I suffer with psoriasis like symptoms on my scalp (potentially from my PCOS condition). My main issue is that I have both really greasy hair (soz for TMI) but a really dry, itchy scalp. I currently wash my hair every other day due to the oil production, but sometimes it looks like it needs cleaning the day after I’ve washed it. Even with the use of silicon and paraben-free products. It has made me want to give up finding a decent hair product, but if I can find something that will work. I would pay whatever price!
Anyway back to the products at hand…
My first impression of these was mainly the smell. They are really rich in the honey scent. I don’t mind that to be honest, honey-scented things are my absolute favourite! Even though I’m not a fa big fan of eating the stuff. Go figure. The first product that I used out of the set was the hair mask. I’ve only ever used one other hair mask before so I really wanted to trial this out. I’m not going to mince my words here, but it made my hair feel so soft and well cared for. It was like the feeling of your hair after you’ve been to see the hairdresser. Best feeling in the world ever. And for £2.50 a tub, it’s a bargain!
The shampoo was like any other silicon and paraben-free shampoo. It doesn’t really lather up but it does clean my hair. It’s not made it any worse, but I can’t say or certain that I’ve seen any difference in it. I feel if I had one that was more for my hair type I might have been able to get a better understanding it. I’m not sure if this would work for anyone with damaged hair but with how soft the hair mask made my hair feel. I’d like to guess that it would.
The only product I’ve had any real issue with, is the conditioner. But I do not get on well with them anyway. As mentioned before about my ridiculously greasy/oily hair, I find conditioners can be a little much. I’m not sure if it was the avocado in this, but it made my hair look and feel grim. I had to pretty much rewash it straight away. Now, I always make sure I’ve fully rinsed out conditioner so I know it wasn’t that. Also, I didn’t put any in my roots and yet it still made the hair separate. I honestly believe, this was just an issue with my hair type and not the product as I have the same reaction with any type of conditioner. I’m starting to think they are ganging up on me.
The main question, I’m guessing you’re asking, is: would I buy these myself? The hair mask, no question needed. But I would like to try what others they have as well. The shampoo, maybe. It works well enough, but I’m not sure if I would need to try something that would be more focused on my hair type. The conditioner, no way José. I’m sure it works wonders for most people, but I will be staying clear of any conditioner in future!
If you’d like to purchase some to try yourself, they are available in most Tesco’s or head to their website here.
Hasta la fuego