St Botanica Moroccan Argan Shampoo & Conditioner | Review
Managing my manes get tough for me during the changing weather as I end up with a lot of hairfall, dandruff and an itchy scalp which often lasts me a couple of weeks. Also, those of you who follow me on Instagram : @the_glitterati_affair know that I have dry,frizzy and chemically treated hair.
You must have noticed that I never discussed much about haircare on my blog ever. This was because I generally do not experiment much with haircare. I had already accepted that my hair would never change and was tired of shuffling with my hair care routines. It was like a dead end for me concluding with a shampoo & conditioner that no matter what left my scalp itchy after a day or two and my manes dry, rough and frizzy from the ends.
I thereby thought of switching over from regular haircare products to more sustainable and sulphate free products to see whether they could help me over in changing the texture of my hair and scalp. And for the first time, I’m not disappointed with my new haircare routine. It’s like a revelation for me
The St. Botanica Moroccan Argan Range
The St. Botanica Moroccan Argan range claims to have the nourishing properties of Moroccan oil along with other oils such as :
- Almond oil
- Clary Sage
- Rosemary oil
- Jasmine oil
- Jojoba oil
- Ginkgo bolona
- Green tea
The brand also claims the product to be
- Free from harmful chemicals
- Free from sulphates
- Free from mineral oils
- Free from silicones
- Free from parabens
- Contain pure oils
Packaging & Pricing :
The Shampoo and conditioner come in a blue coloured, see-through plastic bottle with a pump carrying about 300 ml of product each and retailing for Rs 1099 in a combo box. Though separately the shampoo and conditioner retail for Rs 600 each. I grabbed the duo at a discount for about Rs 699 from their site which was a steal deal.
The St. Botanica Moroccan Argan Shampoo :
The shampoo has a medium to think consistency and is white in colour with a mild and soothing fragrance that stays on my hair for a day or two.
I observed that this shampoo cleared up the greasiness and flaky built over my scalp, leaving it fresh and breathable after such a long time. Despite having an array of oils and many other nourishing agents in it’s ingredient list, my scalp did not feel oily for about 5 days which is a record as I end up washing my hair after every 3 days. Also my hair felt nourished from the first wash itself. After initial 2 washes, I noticed that they also became a bit manageable and smoother than before thereby reducing their frizziness and dryness too. By the end of the 6th wash they were way manageable and sorted. The shampoo lathers well on the hair and comes off easily too. I haven’t tried the shampoo on oiled hair though.
The St. Botanica Moroccan Argan Conditioner :
The conditioner from this duo definitely came as a surprise to me. I was expecting something like a regular conditioner that we usually use but this one on the contrary was medium consistency just as the shampoo. The conditioner too is white in colour and has a mild fragrance.
This one doesn’t feel smooth over the hands due to the absence of regular silicones that are usually found in conditioners. Also,while applying this over, it didn’t feel as silky smooth due to the absence of artificial smootheners that generally end up clogging up our hair strands. Even while washing, I did not notice any unusual lather coming off that generally comes off while using a regular conditioner. I felt my hair smoother and strands frizz free.
This conditioner can be applied and massaged well onto the scalp. I avoided though as my scalp turns greasy over time. But any of you with a dry scalp can definitely give this a try.
My Thoughts :
Overall, this Moroccan Argan duo from St. Botanica is a great option for those looking over for sustainable haircare sans sulphates, parabens or silicones. Those of your who’re switching over to sulphate free haircare options for the first time, I’d advise you to give any new product sometime before casting your opinion on it. Switching over to chemical free options will cause a change in the texture of the hair and scalp since they are used to the chemicals and artificial smootheners. This particular variant is a great option for dry frizzy hair with a medium oily scalp. You may find many other variants from this brand, depending upon your scalp and hair type.
Have you thought of switching over to sulphate free haircare products? If yes, then which one’s have you tried?