I’ve always enjoyed using Naturals Beauty’s skincare products, so when I first heard that they had a natural shampoo and conditioner on offer, I knew I had to give them a go.
Since switching to a plant-based diet over three years ago, I’ve become more and more aware of the ingredients used in my beauty products, and I’ve switched to using a number of natural and certified organic skincare, body-care, baby, and household products. That said, one area that I’ve always struggled with is haircare: I’ve tried just about every natural shampoo and conditioner on the market, but I’ve struggled to find products that don’t leave my hair feeling like straw.
For this reason, I was both equal parts excited and apprehensive to try Naturals Beauty Shampoo and Naturals Beauty Conditioner: I’ve come to love Naturals Beauty’s skincare products so I had high expectations – and a huge fear that the products wouldn’t live up to these expectations and I’d be stuck without a quality natural shampoo and conditioner for good!
As with their skincare products, Naturals Beauty Shampoo and Conditioner are made using certified organic ingredients and they’re free from all the nasties you’d expect to find in other hair products. Yep, you read that right: the Naturals Beauty Shampoo and Conditioner don’t contain any parabens, mineral oils, or synthetic fragrances, and the conditioner is silicone-free to boot. They’re also a more environmentally friendly option, as the biodegradable formulations mean that there won’t be any harmful chemicals washing down the drain and into our oceans.
The Naturals Beauty Shampoo (R133) is gentle enough to use on coloured hair, with no risk of stripping or fading your expensive colour job. I found that it lathered nicely (unlike so many other natural shampoos I’ve tried in the past), and it left my hair feeling squeaky-clean, soft, and a whole lot more manageable.
The Naturals Beauty Conditioner (R133) is an absolute delight to use – my hair is so soft and shiny after using it that I can hardly believe that it doesn’t contain any silicones. (You’ll find silicones in most skincare primers and conditioners – it’s the ingredient that gives your skin or hair that velvety smooth finish, but it’ll also block your pores or weigh down your hair for a dull, lifeless look in the long-run).
I’ve been struggling with a dry, itchy scalp these past couple of months (that’s winter for you), so I tried using the Naturals Beauty Conditioner on my scalp as well. If you’ve ever tried using conditioner anywhere other than on the mid-lengths and ends, you’ll know that this doesn’t often end well and typically results in a greasy mess. Thankfully, this was not the case with the Naturals Beauty Conditioner. In fact, it soothed my scalp and left it feeling a whole lot less itchy, while the rest of my hair was soft, smooth, and shiny.
Both products smell absolutely divine, and a little goes a long way: I find that just two pumps of each is more than enough for my shoulder length hair, and these bottles have already lasted well over six weeks (I wash my hair every second or third day). They’re also cruelty-free and vegan-friendly, so that’s another big plus for me – and from comments and conversations we’ve had over the past few months, it’s a must for you, too.
The products are on the pricier side at R133 per bottle, but if you’re looking specifically for a natural product that uses certified organic ingredients, is cruelty-free, and suitable for vegans, I think you’ll agree that it’s well worth every cent. The bottles also last for a good couple of months, so if you do the maths, you’ll see that you’re actually saving in the long run… all very good reasons to order a bottle or five right this minute!