Before purchasing the Rainforest Shine Shampoo and Conditioner I had never actually tried any of The Body Shop’s hair care range. I decided to pick these up when I was doing a massive shopping spree on their website during one of their huge sales! Whoever says they can resist a Body Shop sale is lying.
Admittedly the main reason I picked these up is because they were in the sale but I’m so glad I tried them. As with all Body Shop products the shampoo and conditioner are eco-responsible and free from silicones, sulphates, colourants and parabens. I’m not an expert on these kind of things but know what when a product is free from these things they are meant to be better for you.It might not feel healthier but it is. I have used this a few times and it doesn’t make my hair feel nice at all and it is frizzier after using these two products but that’s mainly because my hair’s not coated in silicone.
For me the packaging is a bit of a let down just because of how hard the bottles are it’s quite hard to squeeze when you’re in the shower. The cap is also hard to get off for me. These are probably only issues that I have but they exist all the same. I don’t mind too much but I just have to loosen the caps before I get in the shower so then it’s not too much of a problem.
I wish I had read the instructions on these before I started using them because I would probably have a higher opinion of the shampoo than I do but it wasn’t until after a couple of times I thought about looking at the back! There it says to mix the shampoo in wet hands to foam up first before you put it on your hair as opposed to what I normally do which is to put a blob in my hand and whack it straight onto my head! After using it (right way or no right way) it does leave my hair feeling lovely and clean which is obviously why you use shampoo but it doesn’t cling or anything like that.
The conditioner for me is not really heavy duty enough. I like thick conditioners because my hair is so long and thick and gets frizzy really easily. I always leave the conditioner in my hair tied up whilst I wash my body just so it gets enough time to work its magic. When rinsing this out it doesn’t make my hair feel any different to before I put it in which is kind of disappointing for me because I really wanted to like it. I might just need to get used to it who knows?
After using these for a little while I still don’t think I am completely happy with how they leave my hair because I don’t style it too much so love being able to leave it after I’ve washed it but when I use this it just feels a bit straw-like which obviously isn’t what I’m after. I do think however, that I might try some of their moisture hair treatment to see how that works out.
Let me know if you have tried any of Body Shop’s hair products!