“ Brand: Daniel Field / Type: Hair Shampoo / Subcategory: Moisturiser / What it does: Moisturizes / Quality Standard: No Animal Testing „
I've been colouring my hair for more years than I care to count and as a consequence of slapping on all those chemicals, it can sometimes appear to be something less than my crowning glory. In fact, on occasions it has resembled nothing more than a mouldy haystack. Desperate action was required and I decided it was time to try to remedy the damage caused by all those chemicals. Enter my saviour, Daniel Field.
It was actually my hairdresser who recommended trying this product when I went for my last cut and blow dry. I'd told her that although I wasn't prepared to go granny grey and would continue to colour my hair, I wanted to find something to give it a treatment that would improve its condition and bring it back to gleaming good health with the results that I always had following a trip to the hairdresser. She told me that Daniel Field is well respect in the hairdressing industry but that his products can only be bought online unless you happen to be a customer of Mr Field's hairdressing salon in the appropriately named Barnet or know a salon who stocks them. Luckily for me, my hairdresser is one of the select few who use his products and she was willing to sell me a bottle of the Plant Remoisturising Shampoo. She also advised that I check out their website as Daniel Field markets a very effective and completely natural hair colourant which doesn't contain peroxide or ammonia.
Daniel Field is a pioneer of organic and mineral products for both hair colouring and hair care and he only uses natural ingredients in all his products. However, I should warn you, these products are not cheap.
Price and availability:
I bought this shampoo through my hairdresser for £4.95 and as she's a trade customer, I'm assuming she made a little something on the transaction. However, this can be bought directly from Daniel Field's website for a similar price.
I better mention here that there can be some confusion when buying Daniel Field products on the internet. Due to some sort of legal error, the registered name Daniel Field Organic and Mineral Hairdressing passed out of the "real" Daniel Field's ownership and is now owned by a company called KFV Cosmetics who, because they own the name, can sell whatever they like under that name. I would advise extreme caution when purchasing these products. Although many of the same ingredients are used, these are not all approved for use by vegetarians or vegans. Details of the correct web address is given at the end of this review.
As to price, the Plant Remoisturising Shampoo is £4.95 for 250ml plus a postage and packing charge of £1.50. This is a basic charge and covers the first three items ordered so it works out cheaper to buy in bulk. For any additional items, postage is charged at 50p per item.
This shampoo doesn't use any harsh chemicals, contains no ammonia, hydrogen peroxide or parabens, and all the ingredients, despite some long scientific names, are natural and come from sustainable sources. They contain no animal derivatives and neither have they been tested on animals. All Daniel Field products are suitable for vegetarians and are approved by the Vegan Society.
The Plant Remoisturising Shampoo contains: Aqua, Decyl Glucoside, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Phenoxyetol, Xanthan Gum, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Mel (Honey), Yucca Schidigera Stem Extract, Rosewood Wood Oil, Panthenol, Linalool, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Polyquaternium-4/Hydroxypropyl Starch Copolymer, Sodium Chloride, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Powder, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Gluten, Hydrolysed Corn Powder, Hydrolysed Soy Protein, Hydrolysed Wheat Protein, Sodium Hydroxide, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, Quaternium-15, Sodium Benzoate, Benzoic Acid.
As I had bought my bottle of this shampoo from my hairdresser, I decided to invest in a couple of boxes of Daniel Field's Watercolour hair colourant (another product I highly recommend) and some revitalising conditioner via the website. The ordering process is very simple and the items arrived within a few days. For the benefit of this review, however, I'll restrict my opinions to the shampoo alone.
The bottle is very simple being white and opaque with plain lettering plus the Daniel Field signature common to all his products. The bottle bears the legend "For naturally dry and chemically treated hair" which about summed up the state of my hair at that time.
The shampoo itself is creamy and feels quite silky to the touch. The scent is pleasant without being overpowering and has a very non-specific sort of smell. By that I mean that no one scent predominates and the overall perfume is lightly floral.
The shampoo is applied to wet hair and massaged into the hair and scalp. Although it doesn't produce a huge amount of lather, it certainly seems to leave hair feeling squeaky clean and sweet smelling.
The result of using this shampoo, plus the replenishing conditioner has been remarkable. My hair is softer, smoother and definitely shinier plus my scalp feels much better than it has in ages. I used to find that after a couple of days, my scalp became quite itchy due to various sprays and styling products that I use, which left my head feeling anything but clean but since using this shampoo, that itchiness has become a thing of the past.
I should add that to minimise damage, my hairdresser recommended allowing my hair to dry naturally whenever possible rather than using the hair dryer and I'm sure doing so has also helped improve my hair condition.
I've been using this shampoo now for about five weeks and during that time the improvement in the condition of my hair is very noticeable. Most evident is that my hair has acquired a softness and sheen it hasn't had in a long time.
Daniel Field's Plant Remoisturising Shampoo is definitely a five star product, although I'm deducting one star because of the difficulty in sourcing it and for the fact that his products are being sold by a rival using his name, which is bound to cause great confusion for buyers. However, if and when you get hold of the right Daniel Field, you'll be suitably impressed not just by this shampoo but all his products.
Web address: www.danielfield.net
For mail order: www.danielfieldmailorder.com
Plant remoisturising shampoo for dry & chemically treated hair / No animal testing or animal products used /