With more and more people demanding more natural and ethical products with less chemicals, more “green” companies are emerging in the market, with big names such as Lush and Burts Bees.
I was recently contacted by a company called Green People, which are a company that started in 1997 creating organic natural products from haircare and skincare, to mens’ products, makeup and suncare.
I’d noticed my hair had been getting greasy very quickly lately so when I saw they offered a clarifying shampoo, I thought that this could be exactly what I’d been looking for. The products arrived promptly and in this lovely recyclable packaging, which I am going to keep as it’s a useful handy tub.
Their clarifying vitamin shampoo(*) contains organic aloe vera, avocado, mandarin and bergamot. It is an intensive detoxing shampoo for lifeless dull hair and doesn’t contain any phthalates, parabens, sodium lauryl/laureth sulphate, alcohol, lanolin and a whole host of other irritants/foaming agents.
It’s also not tested on animals, suitable for vegans and made with 82.5% certified organically grown ingredients, making it a very natural product.
The packaging is very simple and the product feels quite thin on your hair compared with more luxurious brands, but it foams well. You can definitely feel it working though and after a couple of applications your hair feels really squeaky clean! However I definitely suggest you use a conditioner especially if you have long hair else I doubt you will get a comb through it!
They do an accompanying conditioner but I can’t recommend that as I haven’t tried it myself, but I’m sure your usual conditioner would be suitable.
The only drawback I found is I don’t like the smell of it at all, I find it smells nice at first but then smells a little of cheap washing up liquid.
Overall I like the result of using the shampoo especially the clean feeling of my hair. I would recommend this to people who are conscious of using natural products and looking for a clarifying shampoo but it does have a couple of drawbacks as I don’t particularly like the smell and this shampoo definitely needs follow up with a conditioner and could be quite drying on dry hair.
Clarifying Vitamin Shampoo can be purchased for £9.95 from here.
Clarifying Vitamin Shampoo was sent to me as a sample for my consideration.