If you’ve been reading along, you know I’ve been on a mission to phase as many chemical products as I can out of our home. There are many reasons for this, including my decision a couple of years ago to eliminate chemical processing from my hair regimen and focus more on organic hair products by going “natural”. Add that to the recent illness we’ve face in our home, and the fact that we’re welcoming our 3rd little girl into the world in a few months… and it just seems to make sense to cut out chemicals where possible. They say when you know better, you do better. The more I learn, the more I want to shield my family from the harsh products that consume the shelves of most retailers here in the U.S.
For the girl’s and I’s hair regimen, I’ve began creating our own organic hair products by using mixtures of carrier oils and essential oils. I’ve found some very simple ways to create moisturizers that leave our hair feeling soft and manageable. Two organic hair products that I haven’t mastered making from scratch just yet are shampoo and conditioners. I still buy those, but I try to be careful in reading the labels of the items I purchase so I know exactly what I’m putting in our hair.
When Pura d’ or offered to send me two of their organic hair products to try, I was excited. After doing a bit of research on the company, I was pleased to discover that all of their products use only the highest quality ingredients. The ingredients grown on trees, and never in test tubes. They are also animal cruelty free, USDA Organic, USDA Certified Biobased, and Dr Trusted.
Here are the details they provided about the two organic hair products they sent:
Premium Organic Hair Loss Prevention Shampoo (Retail
Prevents Hair Loss
All Natural and Organic
Vitamins for Hair Growth
Paraben, SLS and Gluten Free
12 DHT Blockers
Premium Organic Argan Oil Based Conditioner- Lavender Vanilla (Retail $28.00 $24.99):
99% Vegetable Base Ingredients
Argan Oil Based
Paraben, Sulfate and Gluten Free
And my thoughts about each:
When I first used the shampoo, I was immediately pleased by the consistency and smell. It doesn’t have a fruity, perfume like smell or anything like that, but instead smells like a product you would expect to find at a salon. It’s not a bad scent at all. I also love that a little seems to go along way when lathering my thick hair. I did notice less shedding, which definitely makes it true to its “hair loss prevention” title. For that alone, I would buy it again.
One thing I did NOT like about the shampoo was that it seemed to leave me hair feeling extremely dry. Most shampoos do, which is why I usually opt to use a cleansing co-wash instead; shampoo very infrequently. If you don’t have issues with dry hair, I certainly wouldn’t expect this to be a con for you. In fact, I’m sure it’s great that it’s removing the build up and particles in your hair so efficiently.
I LOVED this organic hair product! It lathered on extremely well for both my 5 year old and myself. Since the shampoo had left my hair a bit dry, I used a shea butter based shampoo on my 5 year old instead, followed by this conditioner. It seemed to work just as well with the shea butter shampoo, as it did with the shampoo I received. I also loved that it was very easy to rinse out. I’ve found that some shampoos seem to leave residue in our hair and on our scalp that takes several rinses to remove. That was not the case with this one, and for that I’m very glad. It also smelled AMAZING! Our hair was soft and manageable afterwards.
I have none. This product was fantastic.
Overall, I wasn’t a huge fan of the shampoo feeling try on my hair BUT like I said… I don’t use shampoo often anyways. I LOVED the conditioner and will continue to use it! I’d also LOVE to try out some of their other organic hair products on our hair as well.
Do you use organic hair products? What’s your favorite?
Disclosure: I received product in exchange for my honest review and opinions. This did not sway my opinions or review.