Green People’s Intensive Repair shampoo* is perfect for people with dry, coloured, chemically-treated & frequently blow-dried hair. It has 82% organic ingredients and is made without SLS/SLES, alcohol (ethyl alcohol, ethanol), Parabens, phthalates and artificial fragrances, making it a go to product for those who are looking for natural ethical products without chemicals, or for those with sensitive skin and psoriasis.
It claims to strengthen and repair dry, damaged or weak hair, and replenish natural oils and enhance shine. It also claims to last 3 times as long as regular shampoos, which I have not tested this out yet as I haven’t finished the bottle.
I don’t suffer from dry hair, apart from one patch on the side of my head (it’s so annoying trust me!) but this appealed to me as I have coloured, chemically treated hair and I do blow dry frequently. Because of this, I think this attributes to this pesky dry patch, so when I was approached by Green People I decided I would definitely give this shampoo a go to see if it would help with the general condition of my hair, and sort out that dry patch.
Whilst attempting to use the product I found the lid almost nearly impossible to open and spent the best part of 5 minutes opening it, finally resorting to teeth. I’m then dim enough to close the lid once I’ve got the shampoo so that when it comes to repeating, I have the same monumental task of grappling with the lid. I’m not sure if it’s this particular bottle that has the fault, as my other opens perfectly well. The intensive repair shampoo has organic green tea, yucca, aloe vera, sandalwood and orange, with the green tea being the most prominent smell when you first use the shampoo. I’m not sure if I like the smell, it’s not unpleasant it’s just personal preference.
The product is quite thick, clear and jelly like when you first use it, but lathers well. Despite it being thick and immediately screaming to me (over moisturising, this will not clean your hair it will make it greasy!) the shampoo does a really good job giving that lovely clean feeling on my hair.
I havent tried it sans conditioner as my hair doesn’t cope well without it, but combined with a light conditioner it left my hair looking bright, soft and manageable, I wouldn’t say however my hair feels stronger.
Overall, I don’t know if I would buy this, I did like the effect it had on my hair so I will continue to use this until it is empty. However it is quite expensive so I would probably buy a cheaper shampoo next time. This shampoo would be best suited if you are looking for a natural product for dry and damaged hair, but if you’re not all that fussed about green, organic products and chemical free shampoo then it’s best to give it a miss.
Green People Intensive Repair Shampoo can be purchased from here for £10.95 for 200ml.
*Intensive Repair shampoo was sent to me for consideration.