Finding a green replacement for my shampoo and conditioner was a labor of love to say the least. I tried a minimum of ten nontoxic shampoos and while they were not poisoning me, which was a great plus, they were also not cleaning my hair. So I was at my wits end thinking I either had to live with this layer of grease and grit that green shampoos could not breakdown OR go back to my toxic roots. What is a girl to do!?
Say hello to True Botanicals shampoo and conditioner duo. This combo is not only nontoxic but actually works. And when I say works, I mean after a wash there is no heaviness, no grime, no grit, no smell. Just pure lightness and bounce.
My first qualm with green shampoos is they don’t work. Well, this one does.
My second qualm is they don’t foam up. Check! This one does.
Third, I end up using half the bottle of shampoo to try and get my hair clean because my hair feels dirty and I am doing five rounds of washing. Not economical and I can’t stand raisin fingers. With TNB I do two rounds of washing however now that my hair is in a new rhythm I could probably get away with one round.
I’ve found the best way to wash is to split your hair down the middle and again on the sides and put a small amount of product in those part lines as well as along your hair and neck line. I’m talking one to two pumps in total. Give that a good scrub, rinse and repeat if necessary. Add one or two pumps of conditioner midway down your hair and work into ends. Do all of your other cleaning and shaving and rinse right before you exit the shower. Your life will never be the same.
The reason I wanted to do a full review on this combo is because I have been using it exclusively for a little over three months and as you can see from my testimonial, it has TOTALLY changed my hair game. I used to have to wash my hair every day and stretching it would be every other day. After that my hair looked terrible, stringy and just straight up dirty. All of a sudden I realized I am going three, four even FIVE days without really needing to wash my hair. And I am washing it because I feel like it, not because of a terrible amount of build-up. It is truly amazing.
Conventional shampoos use ingredients like SLS and other toxic ingredients that strip oils from your hair leaving your hair feeling non-greasy. This is great except the fact that stripping oils from your face, hair and body actually put your sebaceous glands into overdrive creating more oil to compensate for the oil that was removed. This approach gives your head a 24/7 open invite to oil slick city, requiring daily washes because you are sporting oily bangs by noon. Do you see the difference? One product actually works with your body and helps it function in optimal oil homeostasis while the other puts your body way out of whack causing the need for over-washing due to over production.
Great for all hair types including dry, damaged and color-treated hair. Oh and another super important point – the smell is beautiful. Nothing worse than washing your hair with a wonky smelling shampoo – this one totally jibes with the goal of wanting to feel and smell clean. Nothing over or understated. Just fresh, natural earth tones of citrus and violet. The other thing I love about all of True Botanical’s products (besides sourcing the best, nontoxic, natural and organic ingredients) is that their products are not gender bias – not overly floral and truly great for anyone. I should probably tell my husband that but is it wrong that I’m hoarding it all to myself? No, no it’s not.
The price-tag on this little gem is a little steep with the combo selling for 64.00 or 32.00 each. BUT I have been using this set for 3.5 months and because I don’t have to wash as much, I still have about 1/4 of the bottle left of each. Plus I also have a whole new outlook on life – if that ain’t worth 64 bucks then I don’t know what is.
If you are looking to make the switch to a nontoxic shampoo/conditioner OR if you are like me and about to revert because nothing works – don’t do it girl! Give True Botanicals a try! You can buy here. Free shipping on orders over 35.00 plus 10% off your first order PLUS a 30 day money back guarantee! You’ve got nothing to loose girl, except that extra oil build-up. Trust me!
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