Having bleached and dyed hair, looking after my hair is something I put a lot of time and effort into. Everyone has a few products they religiously go back to but the thing about shampoo and conditioner is that it’s important to regularly shake up your routine so your hair doesn’t get used to certain products and become resilient.
I like to change around the products I use pretty often between hydrating and volumising to eliminate product buildup happening (not that I use many products besides shampoo and conditioner) so when the Organic Shop
gave me the opportunity to try out some of their range, I was happy to give it a shot.
I decided to go for the Raspberry and Acai Volumising Shampoo
and Hair Mask
* because I currently have some really nourishing products on the go and needed to switch things up a bit.
Vitamin C in organic raspberry is used to make your hair shiny and manageable, with vitamins A, E and B in acai designed to remove traces of oil and dirt as well as product build up for big, bouncy hair.
I have to say I’m not crazy about this range for a couple of reasons but I have been enjoying using them. They’ve been in my routine for a few weeks now (I wash my hair every other day) and my favourite thing so far is the scent. While I find it to be slightly stronger in the hair mask than the shampoo and conditioner, there is a really gorgeous raspberry and yoghurt scent to them which makes them really pleasant to use, especially in the morning, and reminds me of breakfast as I always have raspberry yoghurts with my breakfast! However, I wouldn’t say this scent lasts at all after rinsing, which is a shame.
While I don’t think the packaging is the most exciting or enticing I’ve ever seen, I do love a shampoo and conditioner with a pump as it just makes them so much more convenient to use. The hair mask also has a lid which just pops off instead of having to untwist it, again which is easier with wet hands so I can’t fault the design elements at all.
As for the shampoo and conditioner themselves, I actually prefer the shampoo to the conditioner. I think it’s really cleansing and pretty good for adding volume to my relatively flat hair, but I do find I have to use around three pumps to get a good lather going on. When it comes to the conditioner, it definitely does what it says on the tin as it is lightweight and so allows for volume by not weighing the hair down, but I’m not overly keen on it as I just don’t think it does much.
Our of all the Organic Shop products I tried, the hair mask is my favourite. As I said earlier, the scent is the strongest, and I do like it slightly more than the conditioner as I feel it’s nourishing without weighing down my flat hair, which are both benefits to me! As my hair is slightly bleach damaged too, something which makes my hair smoother while more voluminous is always great.
However, if you’re after some decent quality products on a budget, the whole Organic Shop haircare range
retails for £2.50 each and there are other types and scents including invigorating, moisturising and repairing. The whole range can now be found in Tesco stores!
*Disclaimer: Products included in this post were sent for review but all thoughts are my own.