I've gone off my "Chinese Jew Regime" and decided to give myself a bit of pampering and after resisting to buy the new Body Shop shampoo range, I gave in last night and ohhhh, I love it!
Sulphate: Love those foamy cleanser and shampoo? Yes who doesn't love the nice foamy sud feeling right? But do you know that a lot of foaming agent contains sulphate? Yes, it does give those luxurious foam everyone loves but sulphate is known to be very drying too....not exactly skin and hair loving....sulphate-free means it doesn't have that harsh foaming agent that strips your natural moisture away...
Parabens: Well, it's well documented that Parabens is linked to cancer and Parabens is somewhat carcinogenic and is also present in a lot of beauty products....
Colorant: Colorant is known to cause skin irritation, so no colorant means it's kinder to your skin and less likely to cause allergy and irritation
Silicone: Now this is most relevant to hair care....silicone is actually a very very common ingredient found in most hair care. It is that thing that gives your hair a marvelous shine and smoothness...sounds good? Not exactly. Yes no doubt it gives hair an instant boost of shine and smoothness, it also tends to cause residual on hair and over a period of time, it builds up on your scalp and shaft and your hair will actually get dull in the long run and those built up around your roots and scalp is known to cause hair loss....so it's best avoided!
So yes, the new Rainforest Hair Care is definitely hair loving cos they're free of all the unhealthy ingredients. I used to use their Honey Moisture Shampoo and totally loved it and now that the old range is being discontinued, I'm glad they have the milder and better ones in. So are they good? Yes! I LOVE the scent of the moisture shampoo! It's not your usual run-of-the-mill fruity floral that's everywhere but a very nice sensual gentle floral honey scent that makes me keep sniffing my hair. The shampoo itself foams up pretty well despite being sulphate-free so that's really awesome and it's a better formula than the old Honey shampoo. It rinses off to give a light smooth finish and after the conditioner, the hair is soft and without that coated heavy feeling that you get from many commercial brand...ahhh, that's what silicone does...it gives you shine and smoothness BUT it makes your hair feels very coated and heavy. So the Rainforest Hair Care is great if you don't want your hair weight down.
And the best part? It's eco-friendly and I've always been a fan of eco-friendly products (another good ones is the Alba Hawaiian range) because the water we use to rinse off shower products go back to our water source, meaning if it's got really nasty ingredients, not only do they harm your health, they do our environment no good to. So whenever I go for beach holiday or my surfing trip, I make it a point to bring and use eco friendly products...I totally love the Alba Hawaiian range (their shampoo smells divine) and now, I have these new Body Shop Rainforest Hair Care as another option...which is awesome! Very happy with my purchase. I actually bought their Rainforest Hair Butter too...haven't tried it...will let you know what I think soon!