Morning! Sorry I haven’t been posting I’ve had all sorts of stuff to sort out, and I have a job interview today! I’ve been working on this review for a bit so I thought I’d post it before I leave.
While I was at the till in Holland & Barrett I was given a shampoo sample so I decided to review it as I rarely change from my usual handful of shampoos. The sample was a 5ml packet of Dr Organic bioactive haircare organic Moroccan argan oil shampoo.
This shampoo is supposed to repair, revitalise, hydrate and smooth hair so my immediate impression from the description was that it could be great for my hair which has had a few bad days recently.
Argan oil has high quantities of vitamin E which contains antioxidants, these antioxidants promote healthy hair condition and growth. It can also moisturise the scalp, reduce dandruff and treat split ends. As well as these benefits argan oil can smooth frizz and leave hair shiny and soft (1). In addition to the argan oil, this shampoo contains a plethora of ingredients which have a range of benefits, including aloe vera. You may remember my aloe vera review in which I talked about the benefits of this ingredient. It’s packed with vitamins and nutrients which can boost the condition of your hair. Aloe vera also has anti-fungal properties which can help to reduce dandruff (2).
Some of the other ingredients in this shampoo and their benefits are; geranium oil for hair strength (3), lemon peel oil for dandruff reduction and shine boost (4), patchouli oil, also for dandruff reduction and oil balance (5), cinnamon oil which can help prevent hair loss (6), mandarin peel oil to help fight pollution and increase shine and bounce (7), and baobab fruit extract for a large amount of vitamins and deep conditioning (8). There are also a few other ingredients in the shampoo that I was unable to find a lot of information on, these are; essential fatty acids, orange fruit extract, clove oil, rosewood oil, wild mint oil, vanilla fruit extract, spearmint oil, kigelia fruit extract, and roselle flower extract. I am not sure whether some of these are just for the fragrance of the product.
In terms of how I found the product, 5ml wasn’t really enough for my hair as it’s getting fairly long now. As the shampoo is sulphate free the shampoo doesn’t lather, which can be very strange if this is your first time using this type of shampoo. Rest assured, this product works very well and the lathering effect is more psychological than anything, a lack of lather does not mean that the shampoo is not cleaning your hair. I always wash my hair in the night and let it dry naturally overnight, in the morning my hair was very clean, with slightly more texture and volume than usual. It felt as if this was the cleanest and most natural state of my hair, like all the products I usually use are weighing my hair down with build-up. The full sized bottle of this product is 265ml and Holland & Barrett stock it for £5.99, which is fair enough for a product which uses organic ingredients. As much as I loved this shampoo I can’t justify spending this much on a shampoo at the moment, but it could be product for my future. Dr Organic state that they test on humans instead of animals, and additionally do not test their raw ingredients on animals either. It should be noted however that some of their ranges include honey, royal jelly, propolis, beeswax and snail gel which some people may wish to avoid, and depending on your views you may want to avoid the brand all together.
If argan oil isn’t for you then Dr Organic have many other ranges you may be interested in such as coconut oil, tea tree, vitamin E, rose otto, lavender, Dead Sea mineral, pomegranate, and olive oil. Also, the nice thing about Dr Organic is that their ranges stock products other than generic hair and skin care. For example, if you wanted to invest in their argan oil range then as well as products you’d expect like conditioner you could also pick up hair treatments, day and night cream, anti-aging cream, skin lotion, facial oil, lip balm, hand cream, deodorant, and even breast firming cream. So if you try a range and find it works for you then you could find products for pretty much every aspect of your beauty regime, you could even mix and match products from the different ranges to suit your needs.
Hope you have a great day,