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WellBeing BE-YOU-T Awards Editors Review: Hair Care

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ecostore Dry Damaged & Colour Shampoo & Conditioner

Shampoo:  Because I spend so much time in the surf, my hair is prone to sun damage and serious tangles. Luckily, ecostore Dry Damaged & Colour Shampoo exists to care for my hair naturally. The shampoo smells beautiful and works wonders in hydrating and restoring my dry and damaged hair. It lathers easily, which can often be hard to do when using natural haircare products. What I love the most, though, is that it’s a safer option for our planet. By choosing ecostore products, I avoid adding any more nasty chemicals into our waterways and oceans.

Conditioner:  Because I spend so much time in the surf, my hair is prone to sun damage, knots and serious tangles. ecostore’s Dry Damaged & Colour Conditioner nourishes and hydrates my hair and keeps my colour treatment fresh. The conditioner smells beautiful and is easy to comb through to remove any knots and tangles. What I love the most, though, is that it’s a safer option for our planet. By choosing ecostore products, I avoid adding any more nasty chemicals into our waterways and oceans.

-Kate Duncan, Editor


ecostore Normal Shampoo & Conditioner

Shampoo:  Finding a natural shampoo that actually cleans the hair can be hard! Thankfully, there is one: ecostore’s Normal Shampoo. The light-weight gel, which foams just the right amount, gently cleans my hair follicles from root to tip. The shampoo hydrates the hair, restores shine and has left my locks with a luxurious glow. What I love the most, though, is that their shampoo bottles are made from renewable sugarcane plastic, which is 100 per cent recyclable. A win for your hair and the planet!

Conditioner:  Finding a natural conditioner that actually cleans the hair can be just as hard as finding a natural shampoo! Thankfully, ecostore’s Normal Conditioner is the perfect solution for those wanting to go tox-free. Made with plant-based ingredients like sweet almond oil and orange flower extract, it adds shine and softness to my hair as well as leaving it smelling delicious. Plus, it works well with the many tangles and knots I get from the surf, gently restoring and nourishing my hair from root to tip.

-Kate Duncan, Editor


Natio Daily Care Shampoo & Conditioner

Natio’s Daily Care Shampoo will become a staple in your haircare routine. It has a gentle formula, effective even for everyday use and the scent is absolutely beautiful. After thoroughly wetting my hair from root to tips, I lathered this shampoo through my hair and breathed in the invigorating, energizing scent of the Australian bush. While remaining conscious not to spend too long in the shower, I felt myself lingering a little longer, enveloped in the aroma. A beautiful product!

-Sophie Flecknoe, Editor


Natio Nourishing Argan Oil Hair Treatment

Show your hair some tender loving care with Natio’s Nourishing Argan Oil Hair Treatment. This weightless blend of potent oils absorbed into my hair instantly and made it feel incredibly soft and healthy. After washing my hair I just smoothed it through the mid-lengths and ends of my hair (not the roots) and let it dry naturally. When using this product I found my hair dried smoother and straighter, rather than frizzy and fluffy. Plus, it smells divine!

-Sophie Flecknoe, Editor


Natural Instinct Anti-Dandruff Shampoo & Conditioner

The Natural Instinct Anti-Dandruff duo are full of nourishing, 100% natural ingredients. I am probably the perfect person to test hair care products on as I have quite oily roots, dry ends and I do experience an itchy, sensitive scalp sometimes. This shampoo and conditioner tag team significantly reduced the sensitivity on my scalp. After just a few uses, my scalp was no longer itchy, flaky or sensitive after just a few uses. I find with natural shampoos I need to use quite a fair amount to emulate the lush lather effect of other conventional shampoos. When it came to this formulation, however, I could use it sparingly for the same result. If you want smooth, silky hair with a controlled and comfortable scalp, then this dream team is for you. It’s great!

-Sophie Flecknoe, Editor


Saba Organics Shampoo & Conditioner

Shampoo: Saba Organics use the best certified organic ingredients in their products, seamlessly combining science and nature. Each of the products I have tried from this brand for my skin had been effective and nourishing, so I was eager to try their haircare products. While this natural shampoo has a low foam point, it thoroughly cleansed my hair and left it feeling soft and shiny. It smells delicious and fresh and I am happy knowing that I’m protecting my hair, scalp and the environment all at the same time.

Conditioner: The Saba Organics Conditioner was incredibly smoothing and left my hair feeling silky and soft to the touch. Sometimes your hair can take some time to adjust to natural products so it’s important to use it a few times. I used this conditioner (after using the Saba Organics shampoo) for about two weeks. I think the biggest change was in my scalp. It felt calm, nourished and healthy. I didn’t experience any irritation when using this product or its shampoo counterpart. The precious butters and herbal extracts invigorate the senses and soothe the tresses. Sometimes for your precious locks, simple is better, so give this product a try!

-Sophie Flecknoe, Editor


Tints of Nature Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner

I love using natural skincare and natural shampoo where possible to really ensure that my skin, scalp and strands are all protected and nourished with nature’s best. Sometimes, with naturally-formulated shampoos this can mean compromising on the experience of a fluffy, foamy hair washing experience. I was pleasantly surprised that this product, although a natural shampoo, worked itself into a creamy foam upon lathering. After using the hair wash, I followed with the Hydrate Conditioner which left my hair feeling strong and vibrant. After using this duo, my hair seemed to relax into its most beautiful, natural state.

-Sophie Flecknoe, Editor


Tints of Nature Dry Shampoo

I am a huge fan of dry shampoo and use a form of it at least once a week. The Tints of Nature dry shampoo offering is lightweight and smells absolutely lovely. I have found that with some other formulas can leave a slight powdery residue leaving it feeling dirtier than before, but this formula instantly refreshed my hair and left it feeling soft and clean. The non-aerosol bottle took some getting used to, but it was just one change I was happy to make in the adoption of natural, environmentally-conscious haircare. I promise, after a few uses, you will love this unique and effective product.

-Sophie Flecknoe, Editor