Matrix Biolaw R.A.W.* is a range of haircare products which aims to take natural origin haircare to a whole new level by offering professional quality products that are 97% natural in origin. With R.A.W. standing for Real, Authentic, Wholesome, Biolage R.A.W. haircare products promise to be great for you and the environment, with no sulfates, silicones, parabens, or artificial colourants.
You may be familiar with Dermalogica as a skincare brand, but did you know that they now do shampoo and conditioner? I recently tested the range out so read on to find out how I got on.
My hair can be very temperamental when it comes to shampoos so when I decide to change hair products I approach it with some trepidation. In the past SLS-free shampoos especially have not always agreed with my hair, leaving it lank, greasy and feeling straw like, but knowing the benefits of ditching the sodium lauryl sulphates I have been determined to find a brand that suited my hair, so when I was invited to try DGJ Organics I had my fingers crossed.
The hairdressing world has gone crazy for the revolutionary Nanokeratin System, a scientifically proven hair repair system that uses micro size molecules which are able to penetrate even the smallest hair fibres where they activate the inner hair cortex, creating a non-soluble, long-lasting shield against environmental elements. This salon treatment smooths the hair shaft, reducing frizz and enhancing shine. Straighteners and lengthy blowdrys can become a thing of the past, even months after your treatment.
At around £150 the Nanokeratin treatment isn’t cheap, so you’ll want to maintain it at home with the right products, developed by the same experts and using the same pioneering technology, and that’s where the Nanokeratin shampoo and conditioner I’m featuring today step in.
The SheaMoisture haircare range is designed to give to upmost care to dry, coarse or transitioning hair. Utilising raw Shea Butter, Argan Oil, Avocado Oil and extracts of Sea Kelp it helps restore moisture, elasticity and shine to dull and damaged hair. Until now only available in the USA, the range will be hitting Boots shelves here in the UK from October, and I’ve been lucky enough to have had a sneak peek at their Repair & Transition Kit!
The SheaMoisture Repair & Transition Kit* contains everything you need to care for your tresses naturally, with the Moisture Retention Shampoo, Restorative Conditioner, Deep Treatment Masque and Reconstructive Elixir. As my hair has been misbehaving recently – feeling rough and looking lifeless – I was excited to see if this kit would infuse my hair with some much needed vigour!
First let me explain; I hate writing negative reviews, very little else gives me as much angst as sitting there deciding how I should express my negative opinion in as constructive a way as possible, or whether I should even post the review. But then I had a disappointing experience with quite a high-end hair range recently and I wondered if I was the only one, so I consulted Google only to find 4 and 5 star reviews. Surely I was not alone in not getting on with this product, I wondered. Then it struck me, perhaps people aren’t posting their less than glowing reviews (this is a subject that’s come up time and time again in Twitter chats with many Bloggers stating they don’t publish negative reviews) but surely in order for shoppers to get a balanced view we owe them the bad as well as the good? So putting my reservations aside here goes with my honest review…