After deciding to make a real effort to use only cruelty-free I’ve been trying out quite a range of new brands and products, and today’s post is dedicated to hair care. I’ve always been one to have a variety of shampoos and conditioners on the go at any one time, so my goal is to find a collection of hair care brands that are both cruelty free and do good things to my hair. Here’s what I’ve been using recently:
Percy & Reed – Colour and Shine Shampoo and Conditioner
I’m still using the freebies from Glamour magazine (reviewed here), and I do think they genuinely work. My hair feels lovely after using them. And clearly they are lasting me a long time!
Will I buy it again?
I haven’t decided whether I’ll be investing in the full priced versions yet as the price puts me off a bit (£14+ for 250ml). I’ll decide based on what else is out there.
Superdrug Raspberry and Macadamia Nut Shampoo and Conditioner
This range is ridiculously cheap (99p for a 300ml bottle! Get in!), plus it smells so good you’ll want to eat it.
However, I don’t think it goes very far. My hair feels nice and clean after washing, but to get it feeling soft and properly conditioned I have to use quite a generous amount of the conditioner. So I’m using a greater amount per wash than I would with other brands and this could result in going through bottles quite quickly. You get what you pay for I guess.
Will I buy it again?
My own strategy tends to be to invest in a decent conditioner over shampoo. Most likely I’ll buy more of this shampoo (and conditioner) for daily use thanks to the price, the smell and the fact it is cruelty free. I may well try the others in the range as well. But I’ll probably also invest in a really good conditioner to have on hand.
Jason Super Shine Apricot Shampoo and Conditioner
I bought this from Naturisimo which sells natural and organic products. Some product reviews have highlighted that this product is not 100% natural, but this doesn’t bother me as I’m more concerned with the animal testing aspect anyway.
Both of these smell very Apricot-y in the bottle, which I liked, but I wouldn’t say the scent lingers on the hair after washing. The shampoo is very runny, and the conditioner very thick, and with both of these I really don’t need to use much. A little seems to go a very long way, so I think that for the price this is great value (£5.59 each inc delivery for 473ml)
The main purpose of these products is to create shine, and I think is much harder to detect a “shine” difference with blonde hair than with dark. I’d like to say I my hair looks glossier though, and it definitely feels thicker and healthier, as well as soft and clean.
Will I buy it again
Yes I’d buy these products again, as they have the same effect as the premium products at a much cheaper price. I’d also consider trying other items from the brand as I like their credentials.