Review – Natural Shampoos
My hair has been quite weird since we arrived! I don’t know exactly why, but I’ve been testing some different shampoos to see if it gets better. I have a very thin hair; it is a mixture of lace and wavy; it has always been a normal type, but I can’t really define it at the moment; and with a lot of volume that – ok, judge me – I do not like!
The weather here is very dry and with the heating on at all times, it gets worst! It’s been a while since my husband and I have had dandruff. It’s horrible, I hate to see those little white things on my scalp and I’ve been battling against it. We’ve tried anti-dandruff shampoos that we bought here, we used one that my dad brought when he came over and nothing worked!
I believe that using a hat has also helped to make my scalp worst! We have heavy winters here and my head freezes if I don’t cover it, but at the same time, I think that keeping it muffled has not been good either! I try to stay as long as possible with my hair down at home; my washing routine depends on each week, because if I get late back home, I will not wash on that day, but basically I wash one day yes and the other no. Just as I used to do when living in Brazil.
I’ve been avoiding using my hair dryer too. I use it once in a while when needed or in bad hair days (hehe), but in general, it dries on its own! I’ve been also doing the last rinse with cold water. I have to admit that I’vebeen brave in this one, because with the negatives degrees out there, the only thing I wanted was to bathe with really hot water!
And mentioning about the water. They say we have soft water here, because they do some type of treatment to it, but I think it still not totally soft. I’ve notice that the water outlet of the shower gets white from time to time and it can be due to the mineral residue that it still has.
Anyway, after all my drama, I realized that for now – or until we stop with the heaters and wearing a hat – I won’t be able to eliminate the dandruff completely. I have done everything I could until now and I have even washed it with apple cider vinegar, because I read somewhere that it would help my scalp! But what has helped a bit with this, is that I am using natural shampoo’s.
It’s been a while since I’ve been using two different products and both brought some good results! So I decided to share them with you! They can be bought over the internet or even at a market or drugstore depending where you live!
Timoteí Pure – Normal to Oily Hair
Timotei Pure is a natural, British brand part of Unilever. It has no silicon, parabens or colourants and has 100% organic green tea extract in its composition. It has a very smooth and delicious smell of green tea too!
What do I think of it?
I’ve been using this shampoo for a while now. It was the first one I bought after trying to use the anti-dandruff shampoos. I did not know most of the natural products brands here, so just picked one up at the time. I wanted to test it, to see if it could solve my problem and decided to go for the one that was more affordable!
Turns out it was better than I expected for cleaning. It did not solve my problem with the scalp, but cleaned the hair well. I notice that my hair would be with too much volume at the beginning, but using it consistently, it stopped behaving the same. I do not know if it’s just because my hair got used to the product or if it was getting too dry.
I think it’s more like a cleansing shampoo than a moisturizing one. At least thinking in a long run. When I use it, I always need to give it some extra moisturizing apart from the conditioner, while I am showering or with a leave-in afterwards!
Do I recommend it?
Yes, I do, but not for continuous use – unless your hair is super oily and has different characteristics from mine, so then it’s worth testing if it behaves differently with you. Today I intercalate this one with the other that I’ll show below and the result have improved! It actually cleans my hair, but as how my scalp is today, sensitive and peeling, it has not been that good to use it all times for now! So I have been washing my hair with it once every two weeks!
SANTE Naturkosmetik – Repair Shampoo
Sante is a German-branded natural silicone-free shampoo with organic nutrients! In addition to the Bio-Ginkgo and olive, it has coconut and aloe vera in it’s ingredients, plus several other things!
What do I think of it?
It actually cleanses my scalp and it is necessary to wash it at least two times to remove all impurities. I’ve also noticed that when my hair dries out, it actually stays nice and neat! He’s not the type of shampoo that cleans and makes your hair dry, you know?
Finding this shampoo was great indeed, since I had been using the other one for a longer period. I wanted another option to merge, and among the ones available at the supermarket, I chose this one! And I’m quite happy with it, because it is really helping to improve my hair! I also don’t feel my head itching at all times because of the dandruff, only when I spend a lot of time with a hat! But even though, it has decreased considerably! Besides that, I have noticed that my scalp is peeling less!
Do I recommend it?
Yes, I do. At least for me, it has helped a lot to keep my scalp clean and moisturized. Besides it has a delicious coconut smell and the lid pump is very convenient to dosage the amount of shampoo and not exaggerate when washing your hair. Because in addition to waisting product, from what I have learned and read on many websites over the internet, too much shampoo also ruins both scalp and hair strands!
Did you like this kind of post? I can review other products, test new ones and even show you different things we have around here! And if someone has already gone through this dandruff situation; lives in a cold and dry region like me and you have tips in what to do about ir, please share them with me too!
Let me know them in the comments!
Lili is half Peruvian, half Brazilian, a dreamer Pisces kind of girl, curious, life lover and travel addicted! She`s been to 53 countries, loves to explore different cultures and to travel to the most unusual destinations. Currently lives in Finland, is a monthly columnist for the website Brasileiras pelo Mundo (a Brazilian platform of expat women) and founder of Hey, I am Lili. She believes that the most important things in life are to laugh out loud, a good wine and people she loves always around anywhere in this world!