I have soft spot when it comes to Josh Rosebrook’s skincare: it is excellent. It is not a suprise that I decided to try also the shampoo and conditioner. I have a slightly oily scalp and drier ends so I need products that do not weight my hair down and, at the same time that help keeping the leghts in good health.
I tried the Balance Shampoo and the Nourishing Conditioner. Due to the price tag I decided to start with the travel versions.
The Balance Shampoo is very light and does not lather that much (good sign as it means it does not contain harsh tensioactives). It leaves the hair soft and shiny and it does not weight my hair down at all. The Nourishing Conditioner is very light and does an OK job with my chemically treated hair. Also in this case the hair is shiny and not greasy.
However, I find that the John Masters Organics Rosemary Shampoo and the Apricote Rose Leave in Milk do a very good job for a fraction of the price (especilly the milk that is one of my HG products).
Balance Shampoo: *Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Aqua, *Black Soap, Saponified Coconut Oil, *Camelina Oil, *Hemp Seed Oil, *Jojoba Oil, *Coconut Oil, *Grape Seed Oil, *Apricot Kernal Oil, *Evening Primrose Oil, *Vegetable Glycerin, *Calendula, *Nettle, *Catnip, *Alfalfa, *Rose Hips, *Flax, *Dandelion, *Rosemary leaf, *Linden flowers, *Burdock, *Horsetail, *Sage, *Chamomile, *Ginseng, *Oregano, *Thyme, *Lavender, *Peppermint, *Goldenseal, *Cinnamon, *Cayenne, §Xanthan Gum, §Potassium Sorbate, †Lavender Essential Oil, †Lemon Essential Oil, †Rose Essential Oil, †Rosemary Essential Oil, †Grapefruit Essential Oil.
Nourish Conditioner: *Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Water, *Camelina Oil, *Coconut Oil, *Meadowfoam Seed Oil, *Olive Oil, *Hemp Seed Oil, *Shea Butter, *Rosemary, *Calendula, *Nettle, *Catnip, *Alfalfa, *Rose Hips, *Flax, *Dandelion, *Linden, *Burdock, *Horsetail, *Sage, *Chamomile, *Ginseng, *Oregano, *Thyme, *Lavender, *Peppermint, *Goldenseal, *Cinnamon, *Cayenne, †Sustainably Sourced Palm Kernel Extract, *Guar Gum, §Xanthan Gum, §Potassium Sorbate, *Vinegar, †Lavender Essential Oil, †Orange Essential Oil, †Rosemary Essential Oil, †Ylang Ylang Essential Oil.
Both products have a slight citrus scent, very mild and not persistent.
HOW TO USE IT
Wet your hair and divide it in 6 to 8 sections. Apply la mall qualtity of shampoo and masage it in. Leave the shampoo on for about 1 minute to let the enzymes work their magic. Rinse and repeat.
After having shampood your hair get a 50cent equivalent of Nourish Conditioner and apply it on th lenghts (not the roots). Leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes, rinse and style your hair as usual.
Balance Shampoo has a clear colour and sort of runny gel consistency.
Nourish Conditioner looks like a light lotion and is rather liquid.
CONTENT AND PACKAGING
It comes in two sizes: 60ml (travel version) and 236ml (full size). The shampoo and conditioner are contained in a plastic botle with a flatcap. Th eproblem is that the flat cap tends to get very disrty and the product gets stuck.
In the US you can find also the 480ml version (Josh Rosebrook should open the EU headquarter in Dublin in a couple of months).
I purchased the product with my money. It was NOT sent by PR and I did not receive any money to post this review.
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