After my review of their fabulous organic sunscreen (click here), the lovely people at Herbline essentials were kind enough to send me a set of their shampoo and conditioner. After a quick consultation over the phone, I was sent the Walnut & Henna range which is for coloured, damaged and treated hair.
My hair is curly, thick, dry and very porous and I colour it every 2-3 months. I switch between Garnier 3 oil therapy, Ultra Doux Honey Treasures and Pantene Moisture Renewal. Dubai summers are specially hard on my hair. The hot tap water (sometimes it’s almost boiling when it comes out) , the hot sun dries my hair out and it craves rich, creamy products.
While using henna and hair colour together is a big no no, this duo is perfectly safe to use on coloured hair and will not change your hair colour. I used these two just one week after I coloured my hair and they did not change or fade my hair.
Just like their other products, these two are 100% organic and paraben & paraffin free. They contain only a handful of ingredients – purified water, Coco palm wax, Walnut extract, Henna extract, Cetrimide, Glycerol vegetalis, Sodium benzoate, Phenoxyethanol etc.
I was a bit apprehensive the first time I used these two. After a long and hot road-trip to Oman over the Eid weekend, my hair was tangled and dirty. And I wasn’t sure if the herbal duo could clean and condition my hair as well as my regular shampoo/conditioner.
The shampoo is very thick and has a very faint brown hue. My regular amount of shampoo was quite enough and it rinsed off quickly leaving my hair very clean. My hair needs copious amounts of conditioner and I felt I needed to use more of this conditioner. The consistency of the conditioner is a little different -whipped avocado ?. It did moisturise my hair but not as much as my regular conditioners. Maybe because my hair craves products with oil in them ? But I followed up with my Mixed Chicks leave-on conditioner and it seemed to make up for it.
The first thing I noticed was how shiny my hair looked ! And my hair smelled lovely ! The shampoo and conditioner both have a light floral scent that’s quite similar to talcum powder. I feel this duo would be great to use just after coloring my hair because of it’s gentleness.
If you are looking for a cruelty free, 100% organic hair care brand, take a peek at their range. I have a friend who swears by their Henna & Liquorice range. The shampoo and conditioner costs 99AED each and is available in leading pharmacies across the Middle East.
Thanks a lot for reading and have a great week ahead !