I recently started using a new shampoo and conditioner that I love. This is unusual for me; most new hair products disappoint and I don't want to use them after the first two or three attempts, shoving the outcast bottles into dark places to gather dust until years later when, with renewed hope, I give them another chance. And for some reason, after using certain shampoos and conditioners I am truly impressed with and use on a regular basis, they morph into their opposite selves and don't do what they originally did for my hair. Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose is a good example. It used to make my hair so smooth and shiny and easy to comb, but now for some reason, it makes my hair stiff and tangly. So, I put it in the rejection zone to pull out at some future date when maybe it'll work again. I am still loving Whole Foods 365 Lavender Blend combo, but I really like to rotate at least two different sets of shampoos and conditioners, preferably three.
So, as I was shopping at Natural Foods Warehouse near me, I decided to check out the hair care section. I'd heard of the brand Desert Essence before, but they'd changed their packaging and it jumped out at me. I read a label and liked the fact that the Green Apple & Ginger Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner is organic and that the company doesn't test on animals. There were several types of shampoos and conditioners to choose from, but since I'd been going through a heavy shedding period lately, leaving my hair feeling thin, I opted for the apple/ginger thickening combo... while keeping my fingers crossed.
I really really like it! I've used it at least six times now. It lathers a lot (without any sodium laurel/laureth sulfates), smells light and slightly fruity and leaves my hair clean without that horrid "squeaky" clean feel I dislike so much. My hair is easy to comb out, is super shiny and easy to comb all day once dry as well. It's an awesome shampoo/conditioner combo for my fine hair. And maybe, just maybe it feels a tish thicker too!
- 100% Vegan
- Wheat and gluten free
- NO Parabens
- NO Sodium Laurel/Laureth Sulfates
- NO Phthalates
- NO Artificial Fragrances or Colors
- NO Silicones
- NO EDTA
- NO Glycols
- NO Petroleum based ingredients
- Cruelty free
Aqueous Infusion of Certified Organic Extracts: Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit (1), Urtica Dioica (Nettle) (1), Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root (1) and Macrocystis (Kelp) Pyrifera (1), Cocoamidopropyl Betaine**, Sodium Coco-Sulfate**, Decyl Glucoside*, Polyquaternium-7**, Ginger Spice, Panthenol, Certified Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (2), Proprietary Blend of Natural Essential Oils, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Gluconate, Potassium Sorbate.1 Certified by QCS 2 Certified by QAI * Sugar Derived ** Coconut Derived
Aqueous Infusion of Certified Organic Extracts: Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit (1), Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root (1), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit (1) and Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle) (1), Certified Organic Sunflower Oil (2), Certified Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Oil (2), Emulsifying Wax*, Panthenol, Tocopherol, Prunus Amygdalus (Almond) Protein, Polyquaternium-7**, Proprietary Blend of Natural Essential Oils, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Gluconate.1 Certified by QCS 2 Certified by QAI * Vegetable Derived ** Coconut Derived
Price range: around $9.00 each
After trying the Green Apple & Ginger Thickening & Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner, I now want to give the Italian Red Grape with Antioxidant UV Filters combo (for color treated hair) a go as well.
When I grabbed the hair products, I decided to give Desert Essence's Coconut Hand and Body Lotion a try as well, since I am out of my body butters and won't have time to make any for awhile. Well, I must say! The smell (if you like coconut and I know some of my readers don't like coconut!) is beautiful and it feels luxurious on my skin. I just might not make body butter this year and use this instead! And there are others whose scents I want to check out as well... almond, lavender and vanilla chai.