Lavera is a company which makes beauty products that are completely natural with no nasty hidden extras. Their creations are suitable for people with sensitive skin and made using only pure and natural ingredients including organic plant oils, herbs, fruit and flower extracts.
There are no parabens lurking in their formulas and no synthetic preservatives. Their creations are free from artificial fragrances and colouring so any aroma that you smell and any colour that you see will be completely natural. Lavera never test their products on animals.
One of their delicious creations is the Mango Milk conditioner and it is suitable for vegans to use too. It is specifically designed for people with colour treated hair and promises to prolong the life of your colour while protecting it from the elements. Lavera claims this product will nourish the hair, leaving it with a healthy shine.
How does it work? The conditioner is made using a peculiar group of ingredients that seem better suited to a body butter. It contains Mango Milk and other plant based milks which give the hair its shine and freshly fruity fragrance.
There is Shea Butter in the conditioner which moistures dry and damaged hair from root to tip. The butter is enriched with Vitamins A and E which enables it to nourish hair and to repair breakages and split ends. It also moisturises the scalp and protects the hair from a variety of weather elements including radiation from the sun. Shea Butter will restore your coloured hair with its moisture and vitality.
The Cocoa butter in the formula works in a similar way to the Shea Butter and helps to detangle coarse hair. It performs a nourishing treatment for the hair and moisturises dry hair leaving it soft and shiny.
The conditioner is enriched with organic oils too. The Jojoba Oil offers a highly effective conditioning effect on the hair. It nourishes the hair from root to tip and also nourishes the scalp. It is a non greasy substance which prevents hair from becoming dry and brittle and it stimulates the development of new hair cells.
The Avocado Oil is packed full of vitamins, nutrients and proteins. It is highly moisturising. The Soy Bean oil penetrates the strands of your hair deeply giving it an intense nourishment. It also contains vitamins and nutrients and will leave you hair more manageable. The protein in the oil strengthens and protects your hair, meaning less breakages and split ends.
The conditioner also contains Wheat Protein which gives the hair back its elasticity and stops it from snapping. It strengthens and thickens the hair while improving its body and shine. And finally, the conditioner contains Vitamin B5 which coats each strand in a protective film and seals in the moisture, preventing it from becoming dry.
You use this product in the same way that you would use your normal conditioner. After shampooing the hair, apply the conditioner to damp hair and massage in the formula paying careful attention to the scalp. After a few minutes, rinse the hair thoroughly and then dry and style as normal.
The product comes in an olive green tube which stands on its lid. This is useful when the product is running out. To use the conditioner, it has a lid which clicks open and shut. It costs around £7 for 150ml so it is fairly expensive. You can buy the conditioner from many online websites. If you like this product, then also available is the Mango Milk Shampoo and the Mango Treatment Milk which provides a weekly intensive treatment for the hair.
This product is amazing if you have very dry and coarse hair. If you have fine to normal hair then this conditioner will be too heavy and leave your hair looking greasy. It doesn't strip the colour of your hair and enables it to last longer. The conditioner smells deliciously sweet and coats your hair easily. As the formula contains natural ingredients after some time, the ingredients start to expire so don't hang onto it for months and months!
All in all, this is a handy conditioner for taming the most dry and unruliest of hairs. You hair will be left soft, shiny and nourished after one use and you can rest peacefully in the knowledge that it is all completely natural.
Water, Grain Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Soybean Oil, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Sodium Lactate, Jojoba Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Cocoa Seed Butter, Shea Butter, Lauroyl Sarcosine, Mango Fruit Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Rice Extract, Cotton Extract, Rice Bran Wax, Biotin, Panthenol, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Hyaluronic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Vitamin E, Vitamin C Ester Natural Oils: Limonene
Just to follow on to my Lavera Mango Milk Shampoo here's its sister product, yes you have guessed it~
Lavera Mango Milk Conditioner~ for coloured hair and colour protection.
I do like to use the same shampoo and conditioner, because I feel its better for my hair almost giving you double strength qualities and up to now it seems to have worked well for me.
Lavera Mango Milk Conditioner is a Natural product from a very reputable German company who have been trading since 1987, mostly on-line but lately seems to be finding their way into our shops.
Within the last couple of weeks I have seen their Suncream and Aftersun range in Holland and Barrett stores, so Im hoping we may see the shampoos and conditioners featuring aswell in the near future.
Theres lots of company info in my two other Lavera reviews, so I don't want to bore anyone and risk stopping them from reading my reviews by repeating myself again.
Lavera Conditioners~ available~
Mango Milk~ coloured hair
Apple milk~ normal hair
Rose Milk~ dry hair
Lemon~ oily hair
Almond~ sensitive hair
Orange~ fine hair
Cornflower~ dandruff control
They also offer Hair Styling Gel, Hair Spray and Hair Mousse.
Mango Extract~ wraps a protective film around each hair strand.
Green Tea Extract~ has strong antioxidant properties and protects the hair shaft.
Jojoba, Avocado and Soybean Oils~ protect and support the hair.
Cocoa and Shea Butters~ seal in moisture.
Shea Butter~ also protects against UV rays, so halting the process of colour fading.
Wheat Protein~ has a tightening effect, improving elactisity and tone.
Pro Vitamin B5~ seals in moisture.
Cotton Flower Extracts~ has a smoothing action on stressed hair and so improves the hairs shine.
Added to the 18 essentaial oils and vitamins to preserve the conditioner and stop bacteria growth, giving the conditioner a shelf life of 2 to 3 years.
It comes in a lime green tube with a slice of orange mango pictured and a slightly darker green flip top lid that the tube stands on.
Lavera is in silver writing.
Hair and Mango Milk Conditioner- for coloured hair & colour protection are all in white writing.
Its a 150ml (5.0 floz) tube and is suitable for vegans.
The tube is housed in a box supporting the same colours and writing.
As with the corresponding shampoo it smells divine, heavenly.
The main fragrance you can detect is mango especially as its always a strong aroma. Its very fresh and clean smelling even though its strong its not heavy as such.
On having a sniff you can just imagine a fresh juicy mango recently peeled, waiting to be devoured.
Its fairly thick in consistency and white in colour very creamy looking not unlike a mango mousse(could just eat one now).
How to use~
The same as most conditioners~ after washing and rinsing hair thoroughly, apply the conditioner massage in and leave for a couple of minutes and rinse out thoroughly. Dry and style as normal.
What I do is~ apply the conditioner, massage well in then comb through and leave it on for 10 minutes. Then I rinse thoroughly.
I have found this increases the intensitiy of the moisturising properties and seems to inject more life, bounce, shine and softness into my unruly mop of curls.
The colour is lifted and doesn't seem to fade quite as quickly although nothing totally stops the fading.
In general since I have been using this conditioner over the last 2 years I have seen a marked improvement in the behaviour of my mop and anything that helps in my quest to tame it gets my seal of approval.
People talk of "bed hair", on a bad morning mine can resemble the after math of a explosion in a mattress factory, so you can appreciate the task I have to under take.
Available on- line from various sites ie ~www.lavera.co.uk. and www.theorganicskinstore.com.( I haven't bought from either so can't comment on them)
Also various health food shops such as "As Nature Intended".
Prices vary from £5.67 to £6.30, so please shop around. Im going to keep my eye on Holland and Barrett incase they start to stock it.
In my opinion, a fabulous, fruity, rich conditioner that has the ability to detangle, moisturise and add shine to my unmangeable mop whilst lifting the colour and protecting against fading.
It also smells delicious, but the scent doesn't linger on your hair too long which I think is a good point, as we can have too many different scents "going on at one time" with hair products, perfume, body lotion etc....
A heavy duty conditioner that has to be awarded 5, shiny stars from me.
Thankyou for reading my review.
For Coloured Hair / Mango milk, Shea and Cocoa butter protects against sun radiation reducing the risk of your hair colour fading / letting the colour last longer.