Whilst in Waitrose earlier on in the week, something caught my eye as I was emptying the shelf of it’s Real Shaving Company shaving foam. As a lover of Tiffany’s turquoise boxes, anything packed in similar colours turns on my magpie tendencies. This shampoo and conditioner were no different.
Whilst Little J was merrily scooting up and down the aisle, I was busy trying to justify to myself how much I needed another shampoo. “It’s got Argan Oil” “It feels heavy so it must be good” “It’s on offer” When he crashed into a lady’s basket, I quickly put the bottles into the trolley and ushered Little J to the checkouts.
When I got in the shower yesterday morning, I wasn’t expecting much I have to say. So you can imagine my surprise and delight when my hair felt amazing as I was rubbing the first small handful of shampoo in. I was so excited. I was tempted to get out of the shower and write a blog post on it straight away.
“Calm down girl, you haven’t even put conditioner on yet.” And I felt for the first time in my life, my hair didn’t need the conditioner. I put it on anyway, finished my shower and started to think about all the things I could say about a shampoo.
Then I realised I hadn’t read the packaging to see if it had been tested on animals.
Yay! My conscience could rest again. Then I wondered how it could possibly feel so good after one wash. It must be full of rubbish.
Oh good it doesn’t contain the main nasty ingredients. I can rest at easy. I’m not saying it’s completely free so called nasty. It does have some sulfates in – but much less than any of the other bottles in my shower. It does contain dimethicone, which apparently is a silicone based substance, but so does my favourite (and expensive) hand cream! In all honesty a shampoo which leaves my hair feeling so soft and manageable is to me worth the small potential sacrifice of not being completely nasty free.
Over 24 hours on and it still smells and feels lovely. I think I will be sticking with this one for a while.