Have you ever had a peek at the ingredients list on your favourite shampoo and conditioner? Nine times out of 10, you’ll find a list of curious chemicals and long strings of letters that you’d never be able to pronounce. That’s why we love the idea of Grown Alchemist’s newest products, a shampoo and conditioner set made with an organic, animal friendly formula.
The Shampoo with Damask Rose, Black Pepper and Sage (RRP $29.95) is a gentle cleansing formula with removes daily grime without stripping your hair of its essential moisture. Girls with fine hair may find this formula is little too drying, but if used with a heavier conditioner you won’t have a problem. The shampoo smells so good – the spiciness of the black pepper and sage balance out the cloying rose scent, which otherwise might have been overbearing. As with all natural haircare, when you lose the chemicals, you lose the lather that we associate with clean hair. The shampoo hardly lathers up at all, and it’s a little disconcerting working it into your hair, but it’s the trade-off you make for wholesome, chemical free products.
The Conditioner with Damask Rose, Chamomile and Lavender (RRP $34.95) is a delicate conditioner designed to enhance shine while disentangling and strengthening the hair from within. I prefer a thicker, heavier conditioner for my dry hair, but for girls with normal hair, the product makes a fantastic everyday product. The conditioner smells good too and the lavender and chamomile adds an extra relaxing element to your ordinary shower.
Grown Alchemist products are available now from David Jones, Myer and your local pharmacy