As part of an exclusive group of talented beauty and lifestyle bloggers to test and review a series of green products from Vines and Roots, SGVegan was sent the 2nd star product from Vines and Roots hair care range: Africa Organics’ Shampoos and Conditioners.
As my hair tends to be on the dry side, I was recommended to give the Baobab Shampoo and Conditioner for dry and stressed/treated hair from the Africa Organics Range.
Received in office:
According to Vines and Roots, there is an important fact to note when one switches one’s hair care routine from commercial chemical based shampoos and conditioners to natural and organic hair care products.
There will be a “detox” adjustment period where one’s hair may feel stiff and less-than-beautiful for a period of time as commercial hair products usually contains silicone derivatives and other synthetic products that artificially coat the hair with plastic or protein polymers to make it look and feel undamaged.
And when one’s hair is more damaged, it is more porous, and it will absorb all the synthetic and plastic polymers and gum coating agents easily, giving the impression that one’s hair is actually healthy when it is not.
Vines and Roots reply?
Your hair will need to be gently cleansed of all this toxic build up to enable it to receive moisture and protein, just like the scalp will need to be freed of any residue build up and balanced.
For the first two or three washes the hair may seem dry and more tangled. However, if you follow your shampoo with a natural/organic hair conditioner, this should be lessened and your hair will normally settle down into good condition quickly.
Depending on how much you have processed your hair in the past, the adjustment period can range from a few days to a few weeks, to completely restore your hair’s natural beauty.
Unlike other commercial shampoos, Africa Organics’ hair care range does not contain harsh sulfates, phthalates and silicones, but instead a cocktail of potent wild-harvested African plants.
Exposed to some of the most brutal and harsh conditions (i.e extreme temperatures, water shortage followed by floods), wild-harvested African plants create exceptional coping mechanisms resulting in a higher potency of activity than a controlled and cultivated environment.
So I guess this means that the Baobab superfood will be good for my dry hair, giving it the shine it deserves?
Here’s a picture of the Baobab fruit in the African landscape:
How about its benefits?
Well, it sounds like the benefits are amazing so I’ll definitely give it a go.
But let’s first have a look at the ingredients:
Upon squeezing out Africa Organics’ Baobab Shampoo, I noticed a delicious fruity dessert scent, which makes me really hungry.
I noticed that it does not lather up as much, and as such, I need to use use slightly more of the Baobao shampoo to ensure that it manages to wash and lather my full head, even though my hair is short. The boyfriend, whose hair is even shorter, loved the scent of the shampoo and I caught him using my shampoo as the scent is just too hard to resist! For him, the Baobab shampoo lathers up really well for his short hair without the need to use as much shampoo as myself.
After my first wash with Africa Organics’ Baobab Shampoo and Conditioner, my hair felt soft and smooth, and it seems more volumised too. My hair texture felt so good that I did not feel the need to shampoo and condition daily if I do not perspire. Once every other day works well for me as I tend to have dry skin and so do not get greasy that easily.
After about hair a month’s use of Africa Organics’ Baobab Shampoo and Conditioner, I noticed that my scalp tends to be cleaner and less greasy. Hair texture wise though, I do not see a major difference visually but I believe my hair is healthier as it does not break/fall off as easily. I’m definitely continuing the use of Africa Organics’ Baobab Shampoo and Conditioner.
If you are interested and would really love to start your eco-friendly journey, making the switch towards greener beauty, Vines and Roots has a special offer now for you!
Click on the picture above to head to Vines and Roots online store to make your order now! Alternatively, you can click on this link too.
Both Africa Organics’ Baobab Shampoo and Conditioner are currently retailing at SGD23 each. You get to enjoy 10% off storewide and free delivery if you order more than SGD79 if you key in this promo code STARBLOGGER. So why not grab their Soothing Body Oil with Lavender and Neroli which I had previously covered in my other review here too? 😉
Remember, this 10% storewide discount ends 28 February 2015.
Let us embark on this journey to #HealthyHair! 🙂