This is my first blog post since January… I know! Towards the end of January, I started putting my everything into fitness, I wanted to focus only on that and I can tell you, it’s done me the world of good. I also found myself feeling really uninspired by my blog and just the blogosphere in general, so a break was needed.
That was until I got a little inspiration boost from some brilliant new hair care I recently discovered, of course, it’s my duty to share these things with my fellow beauty lovers.
You may have seen these colourful bottles scattered around Boot’s and Superdrug stores (if you live in the UK). Well, in all honesty, I paid no attention to this brand for a while, I unconsciously go for packaging that looks premium as I’m a bit of a packaging snob. These were on offer though, so after giving them a whiff, I fell in love with the scent of the green shampoo and conditioner and ended up buying them.
I’ve tried vegan hair care over the years and sampled the hair care section at Holland & Barrett and I can tell you, they didn’t do it for me! For a start, I like my shampoo to foam up, without it I don’t feel like my hair has been fully cleansed. The chemical responsible for creating the froth in our shampoo is often Sodium Laureth Sulfate, which has actually raised some concerns in the beauty and health industry. Despite that, I still use products that contain it… simply because it gives me the desired finish.
Maui moisture is a Vegan brand, all products contain ZERO Silicones, mineral oil and parabens. These products are not tested on animals.
The shampoo’s/conditioners are made with 100% coconut water and aloe juice and there are seven sets you can go with, depending on your hair type and concern. I went with the green Thicken & Restore one. I wouldn’t say my hair is thin but it’s definitely weak and prone to dry ends, it likes any excuse to snap so I’m always careful to be gentle with my hair. Because my hair gets oily fast, I have to wash it every other day and was starting to get concerns about how many chemicals my body was absorbing daily. So knowing the ingredients are free of the regular offenders really appeals to me.
While shampooing, frothing was no issue, my hair felt squeaky clean after one wash, the fresh, botanical and natural smell was divine! The conditioner didn’t wow me but it did the job. It was only after I had blow dried my that I witnessed the glory of my mane. My hair looked shinier, felt softer and smelled gorgeous through the day.
Cons: The shape of the bottle design is cool and doesn’t lose it’s balance and fall into the bath like most bottles, although it makes it a bit of a pain to squeeze the product out. I’m not sure what sticking agent is used in the shampoo but this causes the product to come out in blobs, so making sure I use sparingly is slightly more difficult, but only slightly.
Pros: A product that’s not only good for the environment but also good for me and cruelty-free. I have zero irritation from this product and I feel like I’m really taking care of my hair when using. The scent separates this particular green one from other hair care brands. Maui Moisture is a complete winner for me – I’ve already converted a family member and friend.