I was fortunate enough to be sent a set of the new Organic Shop haircare to try out.
To follow the trend of affordable beauty and people looking for everything natural, Organic Shop came out with a line of shampoos, conditioners and hair masks. They are available in five scents and can only be bought in Tescos or online at http://www.organicshop.co.uk. The scent which I chose was Rasberry and Acai, based purely off the fact that raspberry was the nicest smelling of the options. What even is an acai?!
When the surprise package arrived, I found out that the raspberry and acai is aimed at volumising, strength and thickness. I already have fairly thick hair, but since I like BIG hair I didn’t linger on it too long.
For anybody wondering the aims of the other scents, here is the list:
- Coconut and shea for moisturising, softness and revival.
- Argan and amla for nourishing, strength and striking lustre.
- Honey and avocado for repairing, softness and vitality.
- Pomegranate and patchouli for invigorating, smoothness and perfection.
I decided to try the trio out just before heading to Vienna, thinking that maybe that extra TLC would give me great holiday hair for selfies. The hot Austrian weather put an end to that.
I’ll be honest right now – my first impressions with using the trio were distinctly unimpressed.
Good news first!
Okay so first things first…it smells AMAZING. Like the kind of amazing where it is difficult to call it a scent and not a flavour because it smells like if you are it then it would be DELICIOUS.
Also, albeit I’m loathed to admit it, last week my hairdresser told me that my hair is in better condition than it has been in ages. So it must be doing something right. Or maybe it was just the sunshine, who knows.
It did make my hair soft, although at the same time not soft. I will explain this better a little later.
The pump design is brilliant for a shower (albeit a little flawed, see below). Goodbye slippery bottles and fiddly caps.
It only costs £2.50 per product. I am aware that this is significantly cheaper than a lot of shampoos which claim to do the same thing. For personal context, this is more expensive than my regular shampoo but cheaper than when I treat myself to Aussie conditioner.
Also, finally, since it’s available in Tesco stores it is pretty accessible (assuming you live next to the right Tesco!)
So now that I have told you all of my highlights of Organic Shop hair care, here are the things I was left a bit disappointed with…
Like I said, it made my hair as a collective pretty soft but each individual hair felt kinda like wire. I have continued to use the shampoo and conditioner (I’m too lazy to find another bottle to take in the shower) and find this has kinda settled down.
I was also a bit confused by the volumising. The ends of my hair were as fluffy and full of volume as can be but the roots were as flat as anything (my pet hate!) as if there were being weighed down by all this volume in the ends.
The pump is too small, I need like 5 pumps just to get enough shampoo to wash my hair.
IT WILL STRIP COLOUR FROM YOUR HAIR. This is probably my biggest peeve. Every single time I use these products my hair loses a little more and a little more and the water runs red as blood off my body. Not cool.
Like I said I have continued to use these products out of sheer laziness, and while I wouldn’t say that I will never buy these products again I also wouldn’t say I’m rushing out to buy them again when I run out. Your hair might react totally different to mine, however, or maybe a different scent would suit me better!
Have you tried any of the Organic Shop hair care range? Let me know what you thought in the comments below!