16 June 2015

Desert Essence Nourishing Coconut Shampoo & Conditioner For Dry Hair

About the brand:
Desert Essence was founded in 1978, channeling the best of nature's offerings into their beauty products. They strive to use only high quality, responsibly sourced ingredients, with biodegradable formulas. The packaging they use is recyclable and their business materials are printed on recycled paper. Their products are Leaping Bunny certified and free from parabens, SLS, phthalates, silicones, EDTA, glycol, artifical colours, and petroleum-based ingredients.
I recently finished up these two hair products which I had been using consistently from start to finish. The scent is very overpowering and smells like coconut and pineapple. The formula of both products is really creamy and quite thick; I found the shampoo quite difficult to dispense (and after reading reviews, this seems to be a common problem), although a little does go a long way. The shampoo lathers very well and is spread evenly throughout hair with ease. The conditioner is more difficult to work through hair.

After use, I found that my hair looked and felt weighed down. My hair felt chalky to touch and it looked greasy after washing. They didn't seem to control frizz or add shine; my hair was left looking quite dull and felt surprisingly dry at the ends. The more I used these, the more I felt like the product was just building up in my hair and it never truly felt deeply cleansed.

As an everyday hair care duo, this is definitely not for me, but if you have severely dry hair, perhaps this would work for you. This duo may be better used as a weekly treatment. I would like to try other ranges from Desert Essence, but I won't be repurchasing these products.

Shampoo Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract *, Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract*, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract*, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract *, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Seed Extract*, Sambucus Nigra (Black Elderberry) Flower Extract*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract *, Sodium Coco-Sulfate (Coconut Derived), Decyl Glucoside (Coconut and Corn Derived), Propanediol (Corn Derived), Coco-Glucoside (Coconut Derived), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil *, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Dehydroacetic Acid, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides (Coconut Derived), Sodium Chloride, Potassium Sorbate (Fruit Derived), Lauryl Glucoside (Plant Derived), Citric Acid, Stearyl Citrate (Vegetable Derived), Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin, Limonene, Fragrance (Parfum).
*Certified Organic.

Conditioner Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract*, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Cetearyl Alcohol (Coconut Derived), Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil *, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Derived), Dehydroacetic Acid, Cetrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Potassium Sorbate (Fruit Derived), Citric Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin, Limonene, Fragrance (Parfum).
*Certified Organic.

Have you tried anything from Desert Essence?

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