22/06/2013

Tried and Tested: Body Shop Hair Care


As promised in the corresponding "New In" post I have been trying The Body Shop Rainforest hair care products for a while and will now review them. To keep the post as clear as possible I will first talk about the general characteristics of the products, then do a pros and cons list and give a general conclusion at the end. Let's start off:

#1 Rainforest Volume Shampoo for fine hair 250ml

About the product:
- costs 6,00€
- contains pracaxi oil, guarana seed extract and Community Fair Trade aloe vera
- is free of silicones, sulphates, colourants and parabens
- is an eco-conscious product
- it says: "For thicker feeling, fuller-looking hair, with more body. Boosts volume and shine without weighing hair down."

Pros:
- smells good
- being silicone and sulphate free it is one of the best shampoos you can find if you want to keep your hair from bad ingredients

Cons:
- didn't make my hair feel thicker but finer
- doesn't foam as much as other products so I feel I need way more shampoo than I usually did
- as it is so hard to spread on your head I feel like my scalp isn't getting entirely clean
- it's too expensive if you consider that I will be empty after about 2 months

Conclusion:
I would really like to keep on using this product as I know that it is good for my hair (even though the result doesn't really tell the same) but I can't keep on using a shampoo that doesn't really clean my scalp because that's just not hygienic! (Let me add at this point that I have long and really, really thick hair. If you have fine/short hair this shouldn't be a problem for you.)



 #2 Rainforest Volume Conditioner for fine hair 250ml

About the product:
- costs 6,00€
- contains pracaxi oil, guarana seed extract and Community Fair Trade aloe vera
- is free of silicones, colourants and parabens
- is an eco-conscious product
- it says: "Lightweight conditioner. Gives volume, shine and does not weigh hair down."

Pros:
- smells good
- makes my hair really smooth

Cons:
- I felt it doesn't moisturize my hair as well as other conditioners did
- it isn't sulphate free even if they claim it on the Body Shop web page

Conclusion:
I really don't get why I should use an expensive shampoo without sulphates if then I finish off with a just as expensive sulphate bearing conditioner. It is as if you would want to ban caffeine from you diet and thus abstain from coffee for breakfast but then drink a large can of Red Bull for lunch. It's just plain weird!



#3 Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter for dry hair 50ml

About the product:
- costs 5€
- is free of silicones, colourants and parabens
- is an eco-conscious product
- smells like a mixture of play dough and lemon cake

Pros:
 - according to the shop assistant it can be left in your hair for up to 3 hours
- it moisturizes my hair a bit better than the conditioner

Cons:
- it isn't sulphate free

Conclusion:
Here I have the same problem as with the conditioner and also I would not want to regularly spend 5€ on a little container of hair butter. Also the texture isn't as greasy as you would think which for some of us may be a pro and for others may be a con.

As you can see I really don't know what to think about these products! I mean I would surely accept the price if they would provide better results and I know that silicone and sulphate free shampoos can't comply with all the standards (otherwise everybody would buy them) but I had imagined that they would be a bit more agreeable to use. Now I don't know if I should rebuy them for the sake of my hair or go back to standard hair care for the sake of my look. Maybe I will just try some other sulphate free shampoos first and see how they work and if they have matching conditioners but I fear that they will be hard to find and even more expensive.
Therefor I would love to know what hair care you are using and whether it is silicone and sulphate free or not. Can you recommend a brand that surely is or don't you care about ingredients?

20 comments:

  1. Great review, very informative. Usually I love TBS products but never tried those

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  2. I love TBS! I am addicted to their body butters :-)

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  3. Great honest review!! :)

    http://blairbeautyblogger.blogspot.ca/

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  4. Hi dear, thanks so much for the honesty in your review, I found your list of pros and cons really helpful and informative!

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  5. Thanks for your honest review!

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  6. great reviews! x

    http://heytheregood-looking.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I really wanna try babe@www.supongoestilo.blogspot.nl

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  8. Would love to try it! I now use maroccan oil :)
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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  9. Hi Carmen, thanks for the sincere review, I find it very useful. Actually I never used TBS products for hair though I admit I am curious. I am sorry but I cant recommennd any products since I am also looking forward to find the good ones!:/ Kisses! xo

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  10. Hi Carmen, I used photoshop :)

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  11. I usually stick to what works for my hair. I recommend Kiehl's and Pantene. They work well for us who have thick hair. Thank you for the honest review.

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  12. that's not that great that your hair felt thinner :(

    doitfortheirony.blogspot.com

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  13. I don't know much about ingredients therefore I wouldn't know... I like Elseve but in between I also like to try other products. Thanks for the E-lake tip. If I'm around I might check it out. xo

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  14. It looks like really nice products! Great review!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.blogspot.com

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  15. nice review :)
    vist my blog!
    fashionable-sophie.blogspot.com

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  16. Great post! I have a shampoo from Syoss without silicone, parabens and paraffin and works good, it does foam much and it's not expensive. But I love trying new products so I've just bought a different one... XD

    Bayberry Chic

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  17. Great review! I have really dry hair and am always looking for new products to try!

    http://ana-inspired.blogspot.com/

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  18. I've never been to Body Shop :(

    Mabel
    Life of Mabel

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