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I have been dying my hair for years now and thought it might be time to put something backinto my hair after all the years of taking it out with bleaches and chemicals, so a few weeks ago I went into Boots chemist and browsed the shelves until I found this Organix Vanilla Silk Shampoo and at £5.25 for a 345ml bottle and I thought it might do my hair some good and put back the shine and softness that had been taken out with recent dying.
Although it was a large price to pay the bottle is quite a simple design with a flip up lid and a squeezable amount of the shampoo can be put onto the hand easily when washig the hair.
The shampoo inside is a rich thick creamy white shampoo which you only need a small amount for it to lather up nicely.
The scent of the shampo is Vanilla and it is a lovely scent which lingers on the hair, for the price though it should do and delivers the scent nicely to last for a few hours over the course of the day after washing your hair.
It advertised the blend of Tahitian vanilla bean oils to instantly nourish and moisturize, while silk amino proteins strengthen and seal hair's cuticles. So does it actually work ?
Well after the first wash I could feel a difference in the condition of my hair, with dying my hair for so long it has become brittle and dry and breaks easily. At my age this has to be corrected as I have to dye my hair to cover greys so with this shampoo I can put the nourishment back into the hair which has been taken out with dying.
The hair after the first wash felt smooth and soft and now after using this shampoo for a few weeks I have noticed a different condition to my hair, it is shiney looking and softer not as brittle as before I started using the shampoo. I have noticed that not as much hair falls out when brushing and myhair is looking good.
You can buy a conditioner to go with this shampoo but for my type of hair I have never really got into using conditioner as I find it makes my hair more greasy and has to be washed everyday. With this shampo alone i just have to wash it every other day.
I am happy with the purchase and even though it is expensive I will buy it again, not evrytime i need shampoo as i just can't afford to but will buy it when I notice my hair is getting in a bad ciondition as i could tel the different to my hair then its worth buying occassionally to help my hair to look good if it needs a helping hand.
you can also buy the shampoo online and from Amazon, it is not suitable for all types of hair but if your hair is dry and need nourishment then its worth purchasing to help the hair get back to its natural condition.
I am forever trying to find the perfect shampoo for my hair, which is long, very thick and with a real tendency to frizziness. I also want to use natural products with no SLS or parabens.
This shampoo is a great option for me, as it is a high quality, all natural product, but not too expensive and readily available on the high street. There is something very stylish about the compact design of the bottle too, but the real high point (of both this shampoo and the related conditioner) is the absolutely gorgeous smell!! You can't be in any doubt, as soon as you open the bottle, that some real vanilla has gone into this. It smells like the finest ice-cream and I can still smell it on my hair today after using it yesterday morning.
So it's lovely to use, foams up well and, unlike some shampoos, I didn't need to use oceans of it before all of my hair was properly clean. It's also easy to rinse out.
After following with the related conditioner, my hair was left clean and soft. There's no residue to weigh your hair down and it smells lovely!! Highly recommended.
Just recently when I had my usual highlights and hair colour, I decided to have a subtle change to the style I normally choose, that being one length to the shoulders. Feeling for some time a desire to grow out my fringe, which was high maintenance and prone to not lying flat, together with an urge to put in a few longer layers, I asked my hairdresser for some advice. She was excellent and with a few snips here and there and not much hair on the floor, thank goodness, a lighter feeling came over me and my hair was more bouncy and less heavy.
She also produced a new shampoo for me to try called Organix which I had noticed in Boots the previous week. She told me that she had been using it on many of her clients with good results, and after she used it on my hair I decided to buy some for myself, as I was impressed with the feel of my hair after shampooing. I have had the same hairdresser now for many years, and she is an excellent source of knowledge, and will only recommend products which are salon quality as in general she uses professional products only. With my new style I was pleased to try a different shampoo, as I thought it might help to enhance the layers I had been given.
The shampoo I chose in Boots was the Vanilla Silk variant. They actually stock three, Coconut Milk and Pomegranate Green Tea being the other choices, although after some research I determined that these shampoos are made in America, and are actually available in many alternatives, many of these are available through Amazon and I have also seen a selection in TK Maxx.
What really appeals to me about these shampoos is that they are paraben and sulphate free; so to see these on the shelf with mainstream products is very exciting, as normally I would venture into a health food store to seek out items in this category from manufacturers such as Weleda and Lavera. What isn't quite so exciting is the price, however, as a 385ml bottle retails for £5.25. This is par for the course when compared to other producers of natural products, and I did purchase mine on an offer which Boots were running recently. It does prove quite costly however if you also purchase the matching conditioner.
The container itself in which the shampoo is presented is a very classy looking bottle, which wouldn't look out of place in a hairdressing salon. It has a bronzed gold top and a vanilla exterior. The flip top lid allows the scent of vanilla to escape, and it is absolutely gorgeous. It is reminiscent of a bottle of real Madagascan vanilla extract I have in my cupboard at home for baking. It is a rich and delicious fragrance, and it suggests that the shampoo is going to be a luxury product.
They actually use vanilla bean oils from Tahiti, which is why this smells so exotic. The shampoo is aimed at the purchaser who seeks silky smooth hair, which is me as I have a constant battle with the frizz, as my hair is thick and can be difficult to control. It also contains amino acids which help to seal and strengthen the cuticle of the hair to keep it smooth.
So I applied the shampoo to newly moistened hair. It is a gloopy clear gel like liquid and it bubbles up quickly. I was impressed how little I needed to ensure an application sufficient to do the job, and immediately I thought this was not going to be the expense I first thought, as a little goes a long way. It smells divine, rinses out with ease, and leaves hair soft and moisturised. I did buy the matching conditioner and before applying it combed my hair through, and it was at this point that I determined the conditioner was not absolutely necessary, as the hair was already soft and moisturised with no tangles.
Drying my hair afterwards was easy and the end result was a soft head of hair, which really didn't need much time with my straighteners to complete the look I wanted. The fragrance lingered in my hair all day and my husband commented on this that evening.
The shampoo is presented in a bottle which is eco friendly as it is made from materials which contain post consumer resin, all the labels are printed with environmental ink, and the label film is produced from corn and not from petrochemicals. The company also ensure that none of the ingredients they use have ever been tested on animals, which is of paramount importance to me.
Since purchasing this initial bottle I have been so delighted with the results that I have gone on to purchase the Coconut Milk variant, which I have to say is also equally good.
Many people now are seeking out more natural toiletries, and it is encouraging to see this product available in general stores rather than just in more specialised outlets, as it does provide consumers with a choice which is easily available.
I would say don't be too put off by the price tag as a little really does go a long way, and it is a natural paraben free product which produces outstanding results.
I can also highly recommend their website at www.organixhair.com. It has some excellent advice as to which variant to choose for which type of hair you have, as well as a comprehensive presentation of the products they produce.