After reading multiple studies on the effect of chemicals in shampoos, I realized I have no idea what’s in all the products I use. That’s why I’ve been looking for an all natural shampoo for awhile now. In my search for chemical free shampoos, I have gone through plenty of shampoos and conditioners, both professional and drug store brands, and have never found one that worked for my hair. All of the “organic/earth friendly” products I’ve tried left my hair either unclean, dry, or a complete tangled mess.
About a month ago, I was introduced to the products of The Soappharmacy by my friend, Jennifer, who works for 100%NL Magazine and I got to test them. After doing some research The Soappharmacy shampoo (and conditioner) came highly recommended for being hair and skin friendly. The Soapharmacy states their products are free from parabens and sulphates but enriched with Babassu and baobab oil, keratin and wheat protein. They state their products are 99,55% natural. I decided I’ll take the 0.45% for granted and give it a try.
The package looks very luxurious and clean. The first time I used it I loved the way it smelled. I use #064 which has a distinct smell, very fresh and somehow ‘green’. Don’t really know how else to describe it :). When using the shampoo the first thing I noticed is that there is barely any foam. Dividing the shampoo through every inch of my hair is not as easy as with a ‘normal’ shampoo. I decided to just keep working it through my hair. I really had to get used to this since most chemical shampoos are more foamy and thus easier to devide. But the shampoo rinsed clean and very easily, leaving my hair surprisingly soft and nourished. So far so good.
I followed up with the conditioner, also number #064. The conditioner has a different, more liquid texture and can be much easier divided through my hair. The instructions tell me to comb my hair to detangle and leave it in for about 3 minutes before I rinse out. The conditioner makes my hair feel very soft, creates volume, and doesn’t, like most conditioners do, weigh my hair down. Every now and then I leave the conditioner in for 10 minutes for some extra conditioning.
If you are looking for an (almost) all natural shampoo this should be your first choice. Although the products are quite expensive (€31,95 for the shampoo, €33,95 for the conditioner), it is definitely worth giving them a try. My hair feels very soft, clean, and hydrated especially after continued use, and in the world of all (almost) natural shampoos this is quite exceptional.
Got excited about the products and want to now more about Soappharmacy? Check their website here for more information. Have you already tried the products of Soappharmacy? I would love to hear about your experiences!